Porto Private City Walking Tour: Highlights, Hidden Gems, and Local Secrets
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810 Ratings
Porto
Discover the best of Porto on a private city walking tour that takes you to the highlights, hidden gems, and local secrets. Avoid the crowds and experience the city through the eyes of a knowledgeable local guide.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Sao Bento Railway Station - Discover the historical essence of Porto at Sao Bento Station, acclaimed as one of the globe’s most exquisite train stations. The beaux-arts style Sao Bento, completed in 1903, transports you to the elegance of past rail travel eras. It appears as though it has been transplanted directly from 19th-century Paris, and you’ll have the opportunity to explore every corner.

  • Torre dos Clerigos - Explore the iconic Clerigos Tower, a quintessential architectural symbol of Porto, which is an integral part of the Clerigos Church. Standing as the highest structure in Portugal, it’s a must-visit landmark.

  • Rua das Flores - Stroll through a charming lane brimming with blossoms en route to your next destination. This renowned street, established in the 16th century, is aptly named ‘flower street’ due to its proximity to the bishop’s gardens.

  • Igreja dos Carmelitas - Your tour may also include a visit to this site, depending on the preferences of your guide and the chosen itinerary.

  • Igreja do Carmo - This location might also be part of your tour, subject to the discretion of your guide and their selected path.

  • University of Porto - This educational institution could potentially be a stop on your tour, depending on the route your guide opts for.

  • Fernandine Walls of Porto - Your guide may choose to include this historical site in your tour itinerary.

  • Praca de Carlos Alberto - This public square may be a stop on your tour, contingent upon the route chosen by your guide.

  • Livraria Lello - This famous bookstore might be included in your tour, depending on the itinerary your guide selects.

  • Ponte de Dom Luis I - This bridge could be a feature of your tour, should your guide decide to include it in the route.

  • Pelourinho Se Catedral Porto - This landmark might be part of your tour, based on the route your guide chooses.

  • Funicular dos Guindais - Your tour may also feature this attraction, depending on the tour route your guide selects.

What's Included
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • 1 local drink/tasting
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup / drop-off
  • Entrance to attractions - we will visit them from the outside
Additional Information

This is more than just a common city tour; it’s the finest Porto has to offer, unveiling hidden treasures only a local can reveal. Discover Porto through a comprehensive city tour that provides the perfect snapshot of culture, history, and local lifestyle - this excursion is a complete package!

Abandon the idea of being in large tourist groups and crowded places; it’s your turn to experience Porto at its finest with the insights and stories from your local guide. Visit key landmarks such as the Sao Bento Train Station, Clerigos Tower, Rua de Flores, and unearth city secrets that will enable you to view the city from a unique angle. As the saying goes, nobody knows better than the locals!

Our Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Porto Tour™ is a signature offering by Withlocals, available in major global cities. We collaborate with enthusiastic local guides who receive fair compensation. We bolster local economies by exclusively offering locally sourced products and prevent overcrowding by limiting our groups to small sizes. Our tours are carbon-neutral and deviate from the conventional tourist paths.

  • Private tour: only you & your local guide
  • CO2 Neutral: tour’s carbon emissions are offset
Location
Praça de Gomes Teixeira 10
Praça de Gomes Teixeira
At the lion's fountain (Fonte dos Leões) - IMPORTANT - this is the meeting point of the "Private Highlights Tour - 3h" option
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Whitney_s
May 27, 2024
Nice tour - Our tour guide was very friendly and enthusiastic about showing us around Porto. We like Harry Potter, so he made sure to drop in several little rumors and guesses about connections between Porto and the HP series. Great way to quickly orient to the city!
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Bobq356
May 26, 2024
The Only Way to Start Your Visit in Porto - Andre was a superb guide. We selected him because of his expertise in history and archeology, and he did not disappoint. "The rocks tell stories".
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S8209yspaulb
May 26, 2024
Highlights of Porto. - Our guide Jorge took us on a journey of history and culture through the wonderful city of Porto. His knowledge on the city and its history was extensive being 4th generation from the city. The pace of the tour was perfect allowing us plenty of time to stop take photos and engage in conversation. Jorge was the perfect guide.
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O4234kfjennad
May 23, 2024
Amazing Porto Tour! - My family and I feel lucky that Mayumi was our guide! She was cheerful, informative, and organized. We learned a lot about Porto and shared a delicious pastry at the end! She aIso shared some recommendations after the tour that were great! I highly recommend Mayumi
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Gailci4819kr
May 22, 2024
Great history walking tour of Porto. - We had a great tour with Andre. He is smart, knowledgeable and funny. He was patient and helpful with our group of 5 and answered all of our questions. I recommend the history walking tour with Andre
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Ruthie_m
May 22, 2024
A+ Tour... Don't miss this one! - We absolutely loved our tour of Porto with our guide, Carlos. It was 3 hours, very well spent. Carlos kept us fully informed and engaged & even entertained, the whole time! He took us to places that we wouldn't have known about otherwise, which included great city views from up high- the best vantage points. Also stopped at a couple of places to get a taste of authentic Portugal, which was very welcomed by our group. We highly recommend this tour to anyone new to Porto who wants to learn about city center highlights. Very enjoyable.. A+!
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Fran_l
May 22, 2024
Our guide was a wealth of... - Our guide was a wealth of knowledge! Warm. Personable, and filled with great facts!!!! We had a great tour
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Escottblair
May 21, 2024
Porto - Victor was a terrific guide! He is very personable, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, and we learned many interesting facts and saw many places we would never have found on our own while visiting Porto!
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Martin_k
May 18, 2024
Ask for Katarina - Excellent guide, knowledgeable and very professional. Showed us many interesting parts of old town Porto and Gaia.
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Charlotte_t
May 19, 2024
Great walking tour! - Victor was so nice and friendly and did a great job showing us the highlights of Porto! He clearly was very knowledgeable about the history of the city as well as its architecture. He was a fabulous tour guide!
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