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Essential Porto Free Walking Tour

12 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 12 Reviews
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
The tour was fantastic; very informative and very enjoyable.
This is the best way to learn all you need to know to familiarise yourself with Porto and to learn about it's history. Barbara was a superb deliverer of the tour and very enthusiastic.
Michael A. – United Kingdom
Good tips for city
Worthwhile tour with lots of great information about the city
Laura F. – United Kingdom
Insightful walking tour around the centre of Porto from a knowledgeable guide
Really enjoyed the walking tour and got recommendations of where to eat and drink in Porto. I think there should have been halfway 20 minute break in a cafe to get water or use the toilet as it was a hot day.
Tara G. – United Kingdom
Very informative and engaging.
Barbara is a great tour guide, full of information and also very engaging. She also got the kids involved which was fantastic.
AC – United Kingdom
Great activity for your first days in Porto
Great way to learn all the basic info about Porto
Elena M. – Greece
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Theresa K. – Ireland
The tour guide provided us with really useful information and improved our knowledge on the country and its wonders!
The guide had incredible energy and it was truly a pleasure to participate. We had the best time
Nina Felicija K. – Slovenia
Very Informative and easy to do
Great experience.
Michael P. – Australia
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