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Essential Porto Free Walking Tour

20 Reviews
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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

Non refundable - This activity can't be cancelled / refunded


  • 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 20 Reviews
great !!!
I received a lot of information in a great way- story, explanations, sightseeing. Both adults and kids enjoyed the experience. She is a great guide. Highly recommended
anca v. – Romania
Fantastic into to Porto
Our guide Zampia was excellent and gave incredible recommendations which we used for the rest of our time in Porto. The tour was a great way to see the highlights of Porto and explore the city. Highly recommend!
Aleisha H. – New Zealand
Fun and Informative
Our tour guide- Barbara was energetic and full of interesting information about Porto. We really enjoyed this tour.
Leigh R. – United States
It is great idea.
It was interesting walk with Barbara. I know more about Portugal history. Thanks. I recommend it to all visitors of nice Porto.
Pavel K. – Czechia
Great for an overview of the city
Very pleasant young lady, Barbara told us about lot of extra things about Porto. The history was very interesting
Ann M. – United Kingdom
Very good overview about the main sights
Hidden corners as well as the hot spots to get an overview over the city. Historic overview with a great sense of humor.
Irina S. – Germany
Barbara was friendly and very knowledgeable...more talk than walk.
Lots of chat about Porto and it's history. The only place we entered was the railway station. No comfort breaks. Nice walk around in the sunshine though. A bit disrupted in Porto at the moment due to a new Metro line being built.
Brian C. – United Kingdom
Very informative
Well done, probably only half the number would have been better
Josephine W. – Australia
This was a goid introduction to Porto
This was a leisurely walk and fun.
Robert L. – United States
Fabulous and informative fun tour
William the tour guide was lovely, so friendly and happy to answer questions. It was great learning more about Porto and get an idea of what to visit. Great way to spend an afternoon
Nikki K. – United Kingdom
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