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Lisbon, Portugal

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Tiago Neiva

What is this?

This tour offers an immersive exploration of Lisbon's rich history and how it has evolved. You'll delve into its 18th, 19th and early 20th century bourgeois ambiance, following the rebuilding of Lisbon after its destruction in the tragic earthquake of 1755. During this period, Lisbon came to be designed as the home of the bureaucrat, the merchant, and the middle-class, and later, the financial elite. Some of the iconic squares, architectural landmarks, historic old-world shops, and restaurants from this period remain, to be rediscovered by you with the guidance of Tiago Neiva. "Where Time Has Paused" captures the essence of exploring historic neighborhoods with several hidden gems, shops and boutiques where the ambiance and charm of past eras are still very much alive. It’s an experience that is both reflective and immersive, appealing to those who are interested in history, culture, gastronomy and the timeless beauty of the city.

What makes this unique?

Old Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is older than Rome by 400 years, which makes it the second oldest capital in Europe, after Athens. Both physical and cultural artifacts of its history remain intact. This experience offers a deep dive into Lisbon's architectural and gastronomic heritage, narrated by Tiago Neiva, who brings a local's insight and passion to the tour. This comprehensive tour promises a rich blend of Lisbon's history, architecture, culture, and gastronomy, making for an unforgettable experience. Between the main stops identified in the “Experience Details”, you'll explore a variety of historic and unique old-world shops, showcasing Lisbon's rich retail heritage such as haberdasheries, antique shops, and specialized stores in tiles, hats, and jewelry. These shops are integral to understanding Lisbon's commercial and cultural heritage. The tour also includes visits to historic restaurants and coffee shops, each offering a unique taste of Lisbon's culinary traditions.

What is the profile of the host?

Born and raised in Lisbon, Tiago Neiva has an extensive background in Architecture, and a master's degree in the Teaching of Visual Arts. Tiago's guided tours are known for their depth and insight, covering aspects like Lisbon's architectural heritage, its cultural, artistic and social context, and the unique characteristics that define the city.

What to bring?

Comfortable walking shoes, a camera, and an eagerness to explore! [Photo Credits: José Vicente. Lisbon Shopping. Lojas com História. Pedro Sá da Bandeira. Reinaldo Rodrigues. Tiago Miranda Neiva. Unsplash: Paulo Evangelista, Reiseuhu, Vladan Raznatovic. Visiting my Lisbon. Wikimedia: Bznein, Correia Pm, Deensel, Rehman Abubakr, Simon Burchell.]

How do we get there?

Lisbon is easily accessible from the airport, cruise terminal, and train stations, with the historic center reachable by walking or using public transport, taxis, or Uber.
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EUR 375
per person
Private experience
7 hours
This rare and exclusive experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people to make base costs and logistics work. Included are: Access to special locations and old-world stores, lunch in a traditional restaurant and afternoon snacks.
Offered in English, Portuguese, Spanish
Private experience
7 hours
This rare and exclusive experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people to make base costs and logistics work. Included are: Access to special locations and old-world stores, lunch in a traditional restaurant and afternoon snacks.
Offered in English, Portuguese, Spanish
calendar
EUR 375
per person
Private experience
7 hours
This rare and exclusive experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people to make base costs and logistics work. Included are: Access to special locations and old-world stores, lunch in a traditional restaurant and afternoon snacks.
Offered in English, Portuguese, Spanish
Private experience
7 hours
This rare and exclusive experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people to make base costs and logistics work. Included are: Access to special locations and old-world stores, lunch in a traditional restaurant and afternoon snacks.
Offered in English, Portuguese, Spanish