Historical Centre Porto Free Tour
When: Every day
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2,5 hours
Join our Historical Centre Porto Free Tour and discover the hidden charms and incomparable beauty of a city chiseled by age on the steep hills that grow from the magical Douro river. Understand the motives that brought in succession Celts and Romans to build settlements in a highly strategic enclave. A brave fortified city which has been the object of desire of countless invaders – Barbarians, Christians and Muslims- and all who succeeded fell hopelessly under its spell. Admire the city’s dazzling panoramic views from its pinnacle, the Pena Ventosa Hill, crowned by the majestic Porto Cathedral which dates back to the 12th Century, an ancient temple which tells stories of times past through each of its stones. Discover the secrets of its walled medieval town which gave its name to Portugal, one of the oldest countries in Europe.
Carmo and Carmelitas Church
Virgin Francis Church
Cathedral of Porto
Ave. Aliados, next to the Garrett Monument, just in front of the Porto City Hall. (See map)
The Historical Centre Porto Free Tour runs every day at 10.00 & 15.30 from Ave. Aliados, next to the Garrett Monument, just in front of the Porto City Hall. No tours on the 24/12, 31/12, 23/06 in the afternoon and 25/12, 01/01 and 24/06 all day.
In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of 8 people or more to join the regular tours. For larger groups, please contact us previously.
The Historical Centre Porto Free Tour lasts for around 2.5-3hrs.
Yes we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.
Go to the meeting point and look for the guide carrying a blue umbrella. If you have any problems please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the high demand of the tours, you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute. Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on the regular tours, for larger groups, please contact us previously.
We believe that everyone, no matter their budget, should be able to experience and enjoy what Porto has to offer. We also believe that the price of the tour should correlate with your budget and how much you enjoyed it. Therefore, our tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis. So at the end of the tour everyone can choose to contribute with what they thought it was worth. Our Tour Guides work for tips only and receive no other compensation for running the tour.
The Historical Centre Porto Free Tour ends around the District of Ribeira.