- Get the full picture of Lisbon with your interests in mind from art, culture, history, and architecture including insider tips along the way
- Led by a expert local guide or scholar
- Praça do Comércio, Rossio Square, Church of São Roque, São Jorge Castle, Bairro Alto Neighborhood, Alfama Neighborhood, Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa), Baixa Neighborhood, and Miradouro das Portas do Sol
Lisbon in a Day
Bairro Alto, Chiado and Baixa
Heading into the Hills - Alfama
Born in the North of England, Ian was raised around the historic docks of Liverpool where a love of Maritime history was born. He went on to study Archaeological sciences with the aim of specialising in Marine archaeology. His four years of study saw him divert from his original aim and concentrate on Roman imperial architecture and Urbanisation in the Ancient world. Working as an archaeologist for a number of years across Italy and the UK, Ian has spent 7 years working as a tour guide in Rome before the lure of the sea and sunshine brought him to Lisbon where he continues to research the urban landscape and the city’s vital relationship with the sea.
Marco António Noivo was born in Lisbon. He has been an official tour guide since 1996, passionate about history and art for as long as he can remember. He has a college degree in tourism and a Masters in history of art. He specializes in cultural touring and historical/military tourism, particularly the Napoleonic period. He is also a university lecturer in the areas of patrimony and dedicates himself to the training of future tour guides. His adventurous spirit and passion for knowledge create experiences that rediscover the soul of Portugal and Portuguese culture.
A Lisbon native, Francisco has spent most of his life in the city. This didn’t stop him from living in 5 countries on 3 continents for a total of 13 years. After 1 year of Archaeology at the BSc level he switched to History, a Bachelor’s degree with a specialization on the History of Portugal which he completed in Lisbon with a year spent studying abroad in London. He completed his Master’s thesis, on recent Portuguese politics, in the summer of 2019. Francisco’s deep knowledge of Portuguese narrative history, bridged into more recent times with his postgraduate foray into the founding of the current regime (1974-6), allows him to seamlessly cut through the layers separating first-timers from an intimate contact with his native land, its culture, and character.
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