Guided tour

Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

Activity provider: PortoLocals
Guided tour

Porto: Historical Center Walking Tour

Activity provider: PortoLocals

From US$ 8.58 per person

Learn all about the history of the city and its monuments. Discover medieval buildings, the Clérigos Tower, and one of the world's most beautiful bookshops.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Get to know the most emblematic sites and monuments of Porto
  • Discover the narrow and medieval streets
  • Finish your fantastic tour with a toast of Porto wine and an olive oil tasting
Full description

Explore the historical center of Porto on a guided walking tour. Visit the Sé neighborhood, wander down narrow alleys, and see the area's highlights. Opt to end your tour with a picnic in the scenic Virtudes Gardens.

Meet your local guide and discover the neighborhood of Sé. Get lost in the small alleys and narrow streets of the medieval part of the city. After that, make your way to the most beautiful train station in the country. On the way, discover where the city's nightlife takes place.

Next, marvel at some beautiful art nouveau buildings until you reach the famous Lello Bookshop. Discover one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal rated among the top bookstores in the world. After that, pass by Clérigos Tower. This church can be seen from various points of the city and is one of its most characteristic symbols. Finally, get an astonishing panoramic view of the downtown, the river, and Vila Nova de Gaia.

At the end of the tour, hang out with your group and enjoy a little surprise. If you choose to have a picnic in the beautiful Virtudes Gardens, you'll also enjoy a picnic box with bread, cheese, hams, fruit, 1 bottle of wine, Portuguese pastries, and a traditional Portuguese picnic blanket.

  • Tour guide
  • Porto wine
  • Bread, olives and homemade olive oil
  • Picnic (if option selected)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with low level of fitness

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Meeting point

Meet your guide near the Statue of Vímara Peres. Your guide will be holding a plastic hammer.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must be willing to walk to explore the city.
  • Prepare yourself for weather conditions and bring comfortable clothes and shoes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 119 reviews

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Wonderful tour! Our guide Joao was phenomenal. We walked through the main attractions at Porto (note: you don’t go inside the sites since this is only a 3hr tour). The pace was really nice, and the storytelling of our guide was spot-on. We decided to end the tour with the picnic option and walked to the Jardim das Virtudes (highly recommend if it’s not raining). Plus, after the tour they give you an extensive list of sites, restaurants and foods to check out during your visit.

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March 11, 2023

Historical city walk in the center of Porto We met our guide Tiago, who was very friendly, passionate, born and raised in the city and had a great knowledge of everything there is to know! We got a 2.5 hour tour around where we were described big and small! I would recommend everyone to take this trip☺️

September 11, 2022

Great walking tour! We were looking for something that did not include the stop in the cellars since we had already visited a couple and that was on foot. This tour met our expectations and even surpassed them! Giulia, our Italian guide, accompanied us on a fascinating journey showing us not only the main attractions (without dwelling too much), but also the more local and less touristy things. I highly recommend!

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August 25, 2022

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