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“TREMENDOUS tour with Lilly.”

Lisbon Explorer Private Tours
Ranked #1 of 119 Food & Drink in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Trip advisor reviews are correct. This was one of the best private tours we did on our recent adventure. The bus that our group of 8 traveled in, was spacious with ice cold air conditioning. Lilly had a great way of knowing just the right pace, when to give more information, and when to move on. We fell in love with Portugal... thanks to Lilly!

Thank holidayaholix
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We recently visited Lisbon,Portugal seeking our possible Jewish roots there.
Paolo Scheffer is one of the most fantastic tour guides we have used. Aside from his being the only Jewish tour guide, he provided us with an in-depth visit covering art, history, and politics in Portugal. Many of the insights he gave us explained the larger picture of the Jewish experiences in Portugal.
Paolo was professional and passionate about the subject. We certainly benefited immensely from his expertise and would recommend him highly for the Jewish tour and for any other tour he would lead.
It was certainly one of the best tours we have been on. We lost track of time as it was so fascinating and fun to be with Paolo.
Bravo to Paolo and Lisbon Explorer!

2  Thank peninasotto
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is a bit late. We did the group walking tour of Lisbon in April 2014 which was fabulous. Lots of history, enthusiasm and hidden gems. We stayed on at the last minute and booked an evening culinary tour as we weren't ready to give up this wonderful experience. The "group" was small as their maximum is 8 which allows for a very personal experience. Highly recommended! if you are going to tour Lisbon, go with this guide.

Thank ela127
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We were lucky and fortunate to hire Paolo Scheffer as a guide in Lisbon. Not only is he full of information about the city and culture of Portugal .he made the tour interesting,exciting & explained what took place in the area & country.He has a passion of sharing his knowledge & deliveries the information in a way that you truly understand what you are seeing. You should ask & book Mr Schaffer as soon as you can since he is in high demand & very busy with private tours.

Thank Norman W
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

3 couples took a 3 1/2 hour tour of Jewish Portugal with Paolo Scheffer. He was amazing! Had us totally captivated with his story telling and abundance of knowledge. We could have spent hours more with him. I highly recommend him for an eye opening experience in Lisbon.

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