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Lisbon Explorer Private Tours

Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
+351 966 042 993
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Private Tour-Wine tasting, drive along the shore to Cascais, Cabo da Roca & Sintra...Fantastic!

Our driver picked us up at the hotel then took us along the coast to Cascais, where we got out for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pam S
United States
Highly informative

Extremely information and comprehensive of all the sights we wanted to see and learn about. We... read more

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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Lisbon 1300-044, Portugal
+351 966 042 993

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Reviewed yesterday

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 1 week 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

Thank glenside
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank eyegolfnj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lisbon Explorer set us up with Justin for a private walking tour. He was, hands down, the best tour guide we've ever had. He was knowledgeable, interesting, funny and knew Lisbon inside and out. Justin recommended several hidden restaurants and fun spots for us to...More

Thank Mary Beth W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a walking tour of Lisbon with Paolo Scheffer on October 30th. We were a group of 7 friends. This was much more than just a Jewish tour. Paola taught us a lot about Lisbon and obviously about the history of the Jews of Portugal....More

Thank davidzT294CL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lisbon is best seen with a guide for an introduction. It is very hilly and local knowledge saves a lot of time and effort by choosing the best way to get around to all the sites .lisbon explorer did a great job taking us to...More

Thank wijey_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our first morning in Lisbon with did a tour with Justin that was fantastic, and felt almost tailor made to our interests. Justin’s wealth of knowledge was superb, and he was able to clarify centuries of history in just three hours. Frankly, this is...More

1  Thank Rob Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 8 people discovering Lisbon and Portugal and were fortunate to have Paolo guide us on a private tour. His knowledge of history and his love of Portugal are a perfect match. He made the history come alive and we all loved it. In...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
8 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