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Lisbon Explorer Private Tours

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Address: Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
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+351 966 042 993
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Private Tours For the Culturally Curious! Perfect for travelers, foodies...

Private Tours For the Culturally Curious! Perfect for travelers, foodies and art lovers who want more than a mass tourism experience • Lively and knowledgeable experts • We are local scholars with a passion for the food, wine, culture and history of Portugal • Excellent English-speaking • Easy walks downhill, or luxury vehicles with heat and A/C • Insider tips on restaurants and places locals visit • FREE rides on historic trolleys • Access car-free historic quarters and go inside sights • No megaphones, headsets • Affordable.

----- To really know Lisbon one must go into the small maze-like streets of the city's old quarters, where automobiles are limited and real life unfolds in pedestrian friendly streets and squares. The young and vibrant guides and scholars who lead our tours are not part-time students or actors who memorize scripts, or offer free tours to large groups without advance reservations. We carefully choose historians who are talented at speaking on Lisbon's treasures, and the amazing stories beneath them. After each tour our staff is available to assist with free city maps, additional sights to see, and restaurant or shopping suggestions. We look forward to bringing Lisbon alive for you in truly amazing, historic and relevant detail.

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A tour jam-packed with insider tips to make you fall in love with Lisbon!

We don't normally do this kind of tour, preferring to wander around a city to discover things for ourselves, but since time was a bit tight in Lisbon, we read the reviews and... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2014

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

We don't normally do this kind of tour, preferring to wander around a city to discover things for ourselves, but since time was a bit tight in Lisbon, we read the reviews and decided we had to do a tour with Paolo. We are both delighted that we did as it was one of the highlights of our trip to... More 

Thank cerinamroth
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

The owner of the company, Antonio, set us up with Paolo for a walking tour back in time about Jewish Lisbon. It was amazing. We walked at our own pace over a 4 hour period. There was no subject that he could not address and Paolo was passionate about his city and this part of it's history. There were 6... More 

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

While stating in Lisbon we ( a group of 7) took combined Jewish Lisbon and Around Alfama Private Tours with Paolo Scheffer. We booked it through www.LisbonExplorer.com. I can not rate this tour higher. Not only was it informative, but Paolo's passion and desire to share the knowledge was quite remarkable. We prebooked this combined walking tour for 8 hours,... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

We are two couples who were lucky enough to have Paolo escort us for two days in Lisbon. We combined the "Hidden Lisbon" and "Around Alfama" itineraries. We are very well traveled, and all four agree that Paolo was the best guide we have ever had. If we could pack him up and take him with us on our future... More 

Thank 57TbirdLady
Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had a truly remarkable experience with Paolo Scheffer, who spent almost 4 hours recounting and showing us Lisbon's and Portugal's Jewish history, much of which was unknown to us. We could not have asked for more. The pace was very easy, although we covered quite a bit. On our subsequent 14 day tour, we heard several reiterations of parts... More 

Thank Billybob65
New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Took a walking journey through Lisbon with Paolo. What an extraordinary day! His knowledge of Jewish history in Portugal is remarkable. He was very knowledgeable, and his talks, gave a historical and a visual perspective of what we were seeing. He was quite enthusiastic and was responsive to all questions asked. I highly recommend him.

Thank MarleneL7
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Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend if you would like a detailed explanation of the history of the city. Stop at several sites so you can take in the beauty of Lisbon .

Thank cyrushfernandes
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Paolo Scheffer is an amazing tour guide and through him, my husband and I saw Lisbon as an insider. Our small group of 6 people took public transportation to get around the city. We sampled Lisbon's famous custard tarts and benefited from Paolo's extensive knowledge of Lisbon's history, culture and people. We travel often and this excursion was the best... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

A fellow traveler on the Adventure of the Seas had told us about booking the day with Paolo on our trip in Lisbon and we decided to go along. Paolo met us at the ship and said that he wanted us to experience Lisbon like the locals, so we started out taking a public bus into the center of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

We were a party of four with limited time in Lisbon. We wanted a tour of the capital, preferably with some Jewish history included. I found the reviews on paolo and succeeded in booking him at short notice. It was the best choice we could EVER have made ... Paolo does not only know the history of the Portuguese Jewish... More 

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