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Lisbon Explorer Private Tours

Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
+351 966 042 993
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Just what we wanted

We booked a trip to Barcelona with a 14 hour layover in Lisbon. This would give us enough time to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
East Providence, Rhode Island
via mobile
Great tour with fantastic story teller and very knowla

We visited Bario Alto and Chiado walking and talking about history, philosophy and the Jewish... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
olga s
Saratoga, California
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 14:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
+351 966 042 993

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a trip to Barcelona with a 14 hour layover in Lisbon. This would give us enough time to do a couple of tours and get some photos, which was our main goal. Our guide Daniel was on time, very professional, and very informative....More

Thank simonemelo24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Bario Alto and Chiado walking and talking about history, philosophy and the Jewish influence. Daniel made the area came alive and we enjoyed his company and his stories even if the start was on a pouring rain. The 3 hours passed like minutes...More

1  Thank olga s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paolo took us on an incredible walking tour, and taught and inspired us so much, by his depth of knowledge, generosity, passion for his work and for the historical experience of the Jewish population of Portugal, and Lisbon in particular, throughout the ages. He also...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lisbon Explorer provided us with two excellent tours with two different guides. The second day of our trip we met up with our first guide, Daniel at a lookout, high up in the Bairo Alto vicinity. He then gave us a very engaging walking tour...More

Thank jazzdr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our communications with Lisbon Explorer tours were prompt and courteous. We had an afternoon tour with Paolo on Tuesday, November 14. Paolo is, first of all - Jewish, and extremely knowledgeable about Jewish history in Portugal. He was easy to understand, as he had spent...More

Thank LA_Travelers_1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our driver picked us up at the hotel then took us along the coast to Cascais, where we got out for a short stroll along the beach. We got just enough of a history lesson- but not too much as we took it all in....More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Extremely information and comprehensive of all the sights we wanted to see and learn about. We covered all parts of Lisbon. The driver was excellent and made it easy to cover the city in one day and was always there to pick us up after...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Booked a private tour of Sinatra with Lisbon Explorer some months before travelling to Portugal. Fairly straightforward website, prompt response but I was a bit unnerved when advised to have a back up plan just in case things went wrong. In the event it all...More

Thank GH24
LisbonExplorer, Manager at Lisbon Explorer Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Dear GH24, We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour of Sintra with and the service that we provided to arrange for your excursion. I am sorry that you felt "unnerved" about the sentence in the Tour Confirmation reminding guests to have a back-up...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

An excellent and competent guide will give a thoroughly engaging and fascinating tour, answering questions, leaving tourists satisfied. Such a guide will always be working against a clock, especially for tours originating from a cruise ship. A truly extraordinary guide will leave his clients begging...More

1  Thank Charley44
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

If you are going to Lisbon and want what is without a doubt the best tour guide anywhere (not just Lisbon) you must go with Paolo Scheffer. We spent from 9:30-6:45 with him and it was like the movie or book you didn’t want to...More

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10 October 2017|
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Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
The tour meeting point will depend on where your hotel is located. You sign-up for the private tours by visiting the Lisbon Explorer website. You can click on the link to their website right here on the TripAdvisor page... More
7 March 2016|
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Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
Hi Seniordad, Please visit our web site and you can see all of our tours, the descriptions, photos, a list of highlights, as well as what is included. Yes, we skip the lines. We use authorized guides who can skip the ticket... More
26 October 2015|
Response from LisbonExplorer | Property representative |
Hi Eatwelloften, You have posted your tour request in a discussion forum for TripAdvisor. They do not allow the exchange of any personal data here. To reserve this tour, please visit the Lisbon Explorer website and reserve... More