"We were so glad we booked this tour. We had never been to the city before and our guide shared so much invaluable information - even took us the grocery store so we could find lactose free milk. It was an excellent experience!"
Bem-vindo a Lisboa! (Welcome to Lisbon!)
Please do let us know in advance if you have specific questions so that your guide can come prepared with answers to your questions.
This tour focuses on the practical side of navigating a city like Lisbon and is based in the neighborhood where you're staying. If you'd like a historic overview, you may like our orientation tours.
We recommend organizing this tour as close to your arrival as possible.
Rita Alves is a native Lisbonian, however it seems that she has traits of Indian, or so people say. Her taste for travel probably came from her ancestors, who might have travelled to India or Goa. Despite her enormous sense of wanderlust and curiosity about other cultures, gastronomies, people and beliefs, Rita never forgets Lisbon, the city where her heart belongs and where she adores enjoying the light beautifully shinning on the river. She keeps travel journals from her journeys and shares some thoughts on her travel blog. She also writes about Lisbon for various online travel guides, and is the AFAR local expert for Lisbon.
Patrícia Gabriel is a creative and enthusiastic chef based in Lisbon since 2010. Having initially pursued a master in Computational Mathematics, Patrícia was a teacher and researcher before changing course to follow her true passion—food. In 2016, she completed a master in Sciences of Gastronomy at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She loves to cook with unique ingredients found in authentic shops here, and is always looking for the stories and history behind them. In addition to her work with Context, Patrícia offers tailor-made workshops, private chef services and develops menus for special events.
Gemma is an Australian shutterbug, foodie and freelancer with a fine arts and design background. A love for visual story telling, Gemma spent an inspiring six years living in Paris before packing her suitcase to move to Lisbon. You can keep up with her wanderings via her visual storytelling @gemmazu via Instagram.
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