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Essential Porto Free Walking Tour

46 Reviews
2.5 h
Printed or Digital Voucher

Let us take you to the most incredible places in Porto with an English speaking guide passionate about history. For two and a half hours you will visit the most essential places in the city while you discover the unknown and interesting history of Portugal.


  • Witness the most emblematic places in Porto
  • Discover the exciting history of Portugal
  • See the most beautiful sights of Porto
  • Learn about the origin of Portugal's name




The essential Porto Free Walking Tour is the best way to get in touch with the city and get to know its most important places. 

You will learn about the historical events that have defined Portugal, from the Reconquest to the Carnation Revolution, as well as the history behind its monuments, the character of its inhabitants and its traditions.

After meeting your guide at Praça da Liberdade, we will start a tour of the “Undefeated City”, as Porto is usually called. Get ready to witness the history of Portugal told through tiles at the beautiful Sao Bento Station and to marvel at the modernist charm of the Café Majestic, considered one of the most beautiful in the world and a place of gatherings of intellectuals and personalities.

We will stroll through the Bolhao Market, the liveliest and most important of Porto, and then continue along the Rua Galerias de Paris, one of the hotspots of Porto's nightlife. We will approach the Lello Bookstore, the magical place that inspired J.K. Rowling to write and create the Harry Potter universe.

Monuments such as the University of Porto, the Palace of Justice, the Carmo Church and the old Jewish quarter will also be included in the tour. We will be able to admire the best views of Porto from the Mirador da Vitória and we will reach the Clérigos Tower, the highest tower in Portugal that offers unparalleled views of the city.

The stories and anecdotes you will learn on this free tour will give you an insight of the essence of Porto. You will have a complete understanding of one of Europe's most beautiful cities and receive recommendations on what other places to visit, where to eat and what to do off the beaten path.

How much does this free tour cost?

You set the price yourself. At the end of the tour, each participant will pay a fair amount according to the level of satisfaction received. You will be accompanied by expert guides in history and art history.

Meeting Point

Calçada de Vandoma (in front of the Muralha Primitiva, next to the Porto Cathedral)


  • Guided tour of Porto of 2,5 hours
  • Local guide in English
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Tips

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation - If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking.


  • The use of comfortable shoes and clothes is advised. The entire tour is done on foot.
  • Group reservations of more than 6 people are not allowed.
  • The maximum allowed is 3 children per adult.


To enjoy this activity you will need to present the printed or digital voucher.


Total rating
based on 46 Reviews
Excellent guide knowledgeable and pasionate
V good
Jane J. – United Kingdom
Fascinating and great fun!
Great guide, very funny and informative. Porto is an extremely beautiful city! I would recommend doing the tour as soon as possible after arrival as it really helps you get your bearings and shows you what there is to see! We loved it!
Caroline M. – Belgium
Excellent tour with very engaging guide
Very worthwhile introduction for visitors to Porto
Sue G. – United Kingdom
Very informative
Great guide and we really enjoyed tour
Judy F. – United Kingdom
Great way to learn about Porto and the wider history of Portugal.
A wonderful walk around the historic centre of Porto with a knowledgeable and interesting guide, who really knew her history and was able to convey it in a fascinating and engaging way. I highly recommend this tour!
Penelope B. – Australia
Ines was very passionate and so knowledgeable. I learned so much. A fun afternoon with a delightful girl. She really knows Porto and it's history.
C W. – Canada
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Traci M. – United States
Essential introduction to Porto and its history.
Top marks to the guide, very informative and entertaining and full of genuine useful tips regarding local food and travel
John F. – United Kingdom
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Daisy C. – United States
Fantastic, william was very informative, and a gentleman.
Fantastic, would recommand. Exceeded my expections. Thank you for a fabulous experience of Porto. Many Thanks J Brophy
Jacinta B. – Ireland
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