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Address: Lisbon 1100, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 912 079 343
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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One day in Lisbon? Shall we visit Sintra as well? Up to a picnic lunch in...

One day in Lisbon? Shall we visit Sintra as well? Up to a picnic lunch in the wine country? Or do you have time to explore the whole country? Name a place or an interest and Lisbon Stories will turn that into a private tour. 100% customizable, always led by a licensed guide who also drives, Lisbon Stories tours are the best option for those who want to take the maximum out of their (short) time in Lisbon!

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Day trip from Porto to Lisbon

Thank you Catia Luis. We had a great day traveling from Porto to Lisbon. Catia drove us to Lisbon stopping in 3 towns where we got the flavor of Portugal, its history and present... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ellen S
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Marlboro, New Jersey

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Catia Luis. We had a great day traveling from Porto to Lisbon. Catia drove us to Lisbon stopping in 3 towns where we got the flavor of Portugal, its history and present day experience. She is very informative and a pleasure to spend the day with her. She was flexible and knows her country. I recommend this for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a delightful day with Catia. It was a combination driving and walking tour, which was perfect for us. Catia took us on a fascinating drive through various neighborhoods of Lisbon. Saw many monuments, the world's oldest bookstore, and the site of the 1506 massacre of Jews - monument memorializing it. Walked in downtown area and... More 

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Thank KR S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Catia, a beautiful young lady, met us at our hotel (Vincci Baxia - very central) and took us on an amazing and informative tour of the streets of Lisbon featuring many colors and styles of ceramic tiles. She also took us to some hidden gems in old buildings and we visited shops that had a huge variety of tile and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Catia was a breath of fresh air - very informative, knowledgeable and witty. She's a certified tour guide--this makes a difference folks; it's a rigorous test and certification process requiring thorough knowledge of Portugal and Lisbon's history, government, topography, etc. She took us through four of Lisbon's neighborhoods in a morning tour -- with our teenager (!). We learned not... More 

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Roslyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Catia is a Portuguese gem. Warm, always a smile, Catia is well schooled and licensed. Among other things,licensed means you get into places quicker. If there is a priority line, you're in it.She knows all the tricks of getting around, where to park, pick you up, where to go. She knows her history.....names, dates everything you want in a guide.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This was our first trip to Lisbon. We'd used guides before for trips to Rome and Ireland and liked doing a tour to 'get oriented'. But we wanted a more personalize tour this time, since we brought our teenager and wanted to be sure she'd enjoy learning about the city. Catia was very helpful when I asked about a personalized... More 

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Baldwin, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

We toured with Catia Luis for two days and learned more about Portuguese history than we could have ever hope. We started at the Monastery of Jeronimos. Catia really made the Monastery come alive with her commentary and was able to answer any questions we asked. Of course we had to stop for the famous custard tart, which is worth... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Our guide Catia Luis was most acommodating in arranging for our desire to visit a fish market in Cascais along with a visit of the surrounding countryside. A wonderful three hour seaside lunch at Restaurant Adraga near Colares gave us four retirees from the USA a chance to learn as much as possible about about life in Portugal from Catia.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We decided on a last minute trip to Portugal and after reading the great reviews about Lisbon Stories decided to try and book a tour with Catia. Catia was very quick to respond back to us. Unfortunately she was already booked for the day we had in mind, but was very helpful with suggestions about the itinerary and offered another... More 

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LisbonStories, Owner at Lisbon Stories, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful words. Silvia told me what a pleasure it was to tour with you and share your fascination for gardens and the landscape you admired during that day. Please let us know next time you come to Portugal as hopefully I may be available. Best wishes, Catia More 

Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful day exploring Lisbon and Sintra with Catia. We had never booked a private tour before but it was well worth it. Catia picked us up near our hotel and away we went. Our first stop was in Sintra. Before visiting a historic manor house and gardens we strolled along one of the quaint streets in... More 

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LisbonStories, Owner at Lisbon Stories, responded to this review

What a pleasure it was to feel like part of your family for one day! Thank you for a delightful day as well as for your wonderful words. Best wishes and see you soon, Catia More 

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