Porto Free Tour
Great city and tour!
CLARA, BARCELONA, SPAIN
Loved all of it
AMANDA L, CALGARY, CANADA
Time flew away!
LINNA, HELSINKI, FINLAND
Porto Free Tour
See all you can’t miss in Porto! Discover its 3.000 years of history in this tour through the most important sites of the second city in Portugal.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
We’ll start our Porto Free Tour with an introduction to Porto, right to the liberal wars and why is there a heart in King Pedro IV statue. Your guide will take you outside Bookshop Lello, one of Porto’s gems and reveal how a famous young magician gave fame to this wonderful place.
We’ll venture into the Carmo and Carmelitas churches and admire the beautiful Clérigos tower, 76 meters-tall and with its 49 bells over the Clérigos church. We will learn about Porto’s narrowest building and a statue that many say was a warning of the dictator Salazar to Porto’s inhabitants.
In this Porto Free Walking Tour we can’t miss the São Bento train station, one of the most beautiful stations in the world and where we will be amazed by the over 20.000 blue and white tiles that depict Portugal’s history, which artist Jorge Colaço took over a decade to place. Speaking of scenic beauty, we will also take you to one of Porto’s most iconic viewpoints where we’ll see picturesque neighborhoods, the bridges and the Douro River below.
This Porto Walking Tour will end at the very heart of the city, the Cathedral, and the descent to the Ribeira district by the ancient neighborhood of Barredo. We will tell all about dishes like francesinha and tripes before finishing right at the bank of the Douro River, to admire the Eiffel Bridge of Dom Luís I while talking about the many cellars of Port Wine on the other side of the troubled waters.
Highlights of the Porto Free Tour
Dive into the more than 3.000 years of history of this city
See the city from one of its best viewpoints
Marvel at thousands of tiles depicting the history of Portugal
Walk Porto’s many neighborhoods, from the highest point to the Douro River
Learn as much as you can about the famous Port Wine
What we’ll see in the Porto Free Tour
Ribeira and Barredo
University of Porto
Churches and Convents
Meeting Point: Fountain of Youth, Menina nua
At the Avenida dos Aliados. Look for the blue umbrellas!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can your tours be free?
Our Free Tours are based on tips only! Part of this will go to cover marketing and operational expenses. In this way we achieve great quality in the tours, immense guest satisfaction and that we also make sure that, regardless of the budget, everyone can enjoy Lisbon as much as we do.
In which language is the tour?
The Porto Free Tour runs in English and Spanish.
When does the tour run?
The Porto Free Tour runs every day, in English, at 10:30 and 15:30.
In Spanish it runs every day at 10:30, 11:00, 15:30 and 17:00, and also at 18:30 from Thursday to Sunday.
The Porto Free Tour doesn’t run on the 25th of December and on the 1st of January.
How long is the tour?
The Porto Free Tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it can be a little longer depending on the rhythm of the group.
Is it suitable for people with reduced mobility or babies in a stroller?
No, the Porto Free Tour is not recommended if this is your situation.
We're a big group. Can we still join?
We always try not to leave anyone out but, sometimes with large groups, it is difficult to organize the tour and the guides. Groups of 7 or more are always welcomed, but we require a prepayment of 10€ per adult and 5€ per youngster (14 – 18 years). This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication of our guides.
You set the price!