5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

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  • Location:Porto, Portugal
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Get to know the history of Porto on this 3.5-hour walking tour with an expert local guide! Explore the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, seeing Baroque churches and the incredible Porto Cathedral. Hear of Moorish invasions and see some of the city’s more modern highlights, like the wine cellars where its famous Port (fortified wine) is aged, and its iconic iron bridge – Ponte de Dom Luis I.


  • 3.5-hour Porto walking tour, led by an expert local guide
  • See top Porto attractions in the city’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center
  • Learn about Porto’s Roman roots and hear about the Moorish and Castilian invasions
  • Pose for photos in front of Porto Cathedral and then stroll along Aliados Avenue to see the monument to King Peter IV
  • Admire the eye-catching Ponte de Dom Luis I – Porto’s iconic iron bridge

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What You Can Expect

Porto Walking Tour

Sightsee around Porto on your historical walking tour!

Meet your guide near Gomes Teixeira Square in Porto, and set off on a walking tour around Porto’s historical center. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient city dates back to the 4th century and its rich history is set in its stones.

Hear how it originated as an outpost of the Roman Empire, growing to survive Moorish and Castilian invasions, before being largely destroyed by the French in the 19th century. See influences left by its different rulers as you walk around, admiring beautiful old palaces and Baroque churches.

See Porto Cathedral in all its Romanesque glory, and walk past the Church of Santa Clara – a gorgeous Baroque gem. Stroll along Aliados Avenue to see a monument to King Peter IV – a monarch held in high regard in Porto -- and soak up the bustling ambiance of Liberdade Square.

Alongside Porto’s historical sites, see some of the city’s more modern attractions like Ponte de Dom Luis I – a double-decker iron bridge that was engineered by an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel. Admire the classic Rabelo boats (flat-bottomed cargo vessels) lined up along the quay, and then walk past the Port cellars where the city’s famous fortified wine is aged and bottled.

After 3.5 hours of walking around town, continue on your own from Teixeira Square, where your tour finishes.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We booked this tour two days out and it was worth every penny. Virginia showed myself and two others around another couple didn't show up and it was easily one of the best walking tours I've been on. Virginia was not only personable but extremely knowledgeable about Porto and it's history - it was excellent to hear from someone who was passionate about the work she does telling the story of Porto and Portugal without us knowing much about Portugal's history, Virginia did a great job of context-setting.

Would highly recommend as a first-time tour to anyone visiting the city. We saw so many great places that we perhaps wouldn't have seen by ourselves and Virginia spent her own time afterwards pointing us in the direction of further spots to check out!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I highly recommend this local company for tours and bike rentals. Even in the rain, it was a wonderful tour of the city and a highlight of my stay in Porto. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and able to provide information about the sights, as well as make suggestions about other places to visit. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent walking tour- guide was great and we were very pleased with the tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A wonderful walk around Porto. We got to see both historic points and churches, but just as importantly the beautiful buildings around the city. Our guide Virginia is highly recommended. She is very knowledgable, and has a calm and empathetic personality. I would recommend the walking tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour and a wonderful guide. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Most excellent tour! I would recommend doing this as soon as you can after arrival. Forget the bus and train tours. For Porto this is what you need. Best part was our guide, Virginia. Superb knowledge and she really personalized everything. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was our first guided city tour and we would absolutely recommend it. Sid, our guide, was very knowledgable and entertaining and we had a great time discovering Porto despite the bad weather. Thanks again for a great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

A nice tour! Sid was very informative and attentive. Thanks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Virginia is the perfect tour guide - knowledgeable and enthusiastic, expertly taking us around Porto, answering all our questions and adapting the tour to the needs of the participants. Many thanks :)

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