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Custom & Multi-Day Tour of Lisbon

Explore Lisbon your way
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About the Tour
Duration
From 1 Day to 6+ Days
Location
Lisbon
Photos & Highlights
  • Private tour of Lisbon completely customized to your interests and schedule
  • Led by PhD and MA-level art historians, historians, and other local experts
  • Your choice of sites
Tour Description
Tour Experts
Bert
Bert
Patricia
Patricia
Estela
Estela
12 Reviews (5.0)

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Pedro was flexible with my request to focus on wines in addition to food (pesticos). He curated the best local winebars/tabernas, and led us on a good walk uphill before our final stop to burn off calories (much appreciated the walk and extending the three stop tastings to four hours). All of the restaurants were spot-on and noteworthy for foodies- and we appreciated learning about local wines. Going off-topic made Pedro uncomfortable- a day tour guide pointed out the square that memorialized the 1506 Jewish / new Christian massacre- and discussing this historical event was not in Pedro's sweet spot. Most walking tour guides are prepared for off-topic discussions, but Pedro, a native of Lisboa, was less comfortable than other tour guides I encountered in my trip to Portugal (three other tour guides were much more open to cultural and historical discussions). That said, I would not disregard Pedro's knowledge of food and wines of Lisboa.
Ian, our guide, was knowledgeable about his field of study, archeology, as well as the cultural, political aspects of Lisbon. We appreciated his willingness to go off topic, and to allow us to set the tempo of the tour. Excellent guide!
Our customized tour with Ian comprised the Roman Ruins of Conímbriga and Coimbra. Ian is clearly very passionate about Roman history and about sharing his extensive knowledge on the subject, thus enabling us to understand the historical reasons for the Roman presence in that region. It was the same with Coimbra. His explanations flowed naturally, not as a lecture or a rehearsed speech, making our tour anything but “touristy”. He made interesting connections among the subjects, and the way he explained everything made it easy to understand. Equally important, he gave us information in the right measure, always allowing us time to process the knowledge we were receiving. Furthermore, he was always glad to answer our questions, and seized those moments to add interesting pieces of information or to make a witty remark. He organized our time and the itinerary of our tour quite efficiently, which can be quite a challenge when it comes to customized tours.