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2015
How it all started

Hi everyone! My name is Sara and I was born-and-raised in Porto. I graduated as an Industrial Engineer but I quickly realized that my true passion lies in writing about Portuguese culture.

2016
Our blog Portoalities was born

After some years working as an Engineer, I took a bold move towards the things I am passionate about and I became a blogger.

Contrary to just about everyone else’s expectations, this turned out to be a great idea – Portoalities was born and it soon became one of the most popular blogs about Porto.

2017
Premium tours in Porto and Douro Valley

Soon after I launched a private tour company in Northern Portugal – you can read about our tours as well as the amazing reviews of our clients.

Welcome to Portoalities!

A team of Porto experts
If there is one thing that truly differentiates us is our amazing team of Porto aficionados. They know the city like no one else and they will share the best tricks & tips with you. Come and meet us in Porto!

Sara

Founder

This adventure started with Sara, a proud Industrial Engineer from Porto. When she is not writing on the blog or showing her city around, you will find her studying military history (for real), hiking or endlessly discussing where to have the best francesinha.

Sara
Founder

This adventure started with Sara, a proud Industrial Engineer from Porto. When she is not writing on the blog or showing her city around, you will find her studying military history (for real), hiking or endlessly discussing where to have the best francesinha.

Tommy

Tour Guide

Tommy was born to an English father and a Portuguese mother, but don’t let his accent fool you! He’s as “Tripeiro” as they come. He graduated in International Relations, but Music is his true passion… well, that and Porto of course! He enjoys talking at great length about his hometown to other people… and loves to listen to others as well, making him a pretty good companion, especially if you are coming to visit his city!

Tommy
Tour Guide

Tommy was born to an English father and a Portuguese mother, but don’t let his accent fool you! He’s as “Tripeiro” as they come. He graduated in International Relations, but Music is his true passion… well, that and Porto of course! He enjoys talking at great length about his hometown to other people… and loves to listen to others as well, making him a pretty good companion, especially if you are coming to visit his city!

Joana

Tour Guide

Joana is an Art Historian and author, who soon realised that working at a desk for a museum or a foundation wasn’t for her. She’s a story teller, after all, and Porto (her passion) is full of stories to tell.

Joana
Tour Guide

Joana is an Art Historian and author, who soon realised that working at a desk for a museum or a foundation wasn’t for her. She’s a story teller, after all, and Porto (her passion) is full of stories to tell.

Pedro

Tour Guide

Pedro was born in Porto and graduated in Astronomy. He lived for a couple of years in Ireland – the rain and the heart of the natives always made him feel at home. But from early on he discovered the joy of being around people, and he became a very talented guide. He jumped on board when Portoalities was still a tiny project and his kindness, patience and sense of humour won him a steady place on this adventure.

Pedro
Tour Guide

Pedro was born in Porto and graduated in Astronomy. He lived for a couple of years in Ireland – the rain and the heart of the natives always made him feel at home. But from early on he discovered the joy of being around people, and he became a very talented guide. He jumped on board when Portoalities was still a tiny project and his kindness, patience and sense of humour won him a steady place on this adventure.

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We booked a tour in Porto with Portoalities and had Pedro as our guide. He was great and gave us a superb overview of Porto and Portuguese history. I highly recommend it – you will cover more ground and learn so much more than you will on your own!
Mitchell and Melissa
Half Day Private tour in Porto
What we have to offer
The best way to discover Porto and Douro Valley is to take a private tour with us – discover them below!

Our Tours

Avoid tourist traps and discover the local gems in Portugal.

Full day Private tour in Porto

Discover the historic sights in Porto, after a delicious Port wine tasting.

money From 89€ / person
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Full day tour in Braga & Guimarães

Discover the most beautiful cities in Portugal (besides Porto, of course!).

/ From 105€ / person
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Wine tour in Douro Valley

Discover the stunning Douro Valley, where Port wine is produced.

/ From 129€ / person
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Jewish Heritage tour in Porto

Discover the medieval secrets of Porto through its Jewish history.

/ From 49€ / person
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Do not hesitate to use Portoalities if you are thinking of a wine tour in Douro Valley. Sara is knowledgeable, friendly and went out of her way to create a memorable experience for our group. Thank you, Sara!
Robert
Private tour in Douro Valley

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Discover the best Porto neighborhoods for short stays. It also includes suggestions of best hotels & apartments of where to stay in Porto.

These are the best things to do in Porto

Learn all the tricks to avoid the queues (and save money on the tickets) to the monuments on this list of the top things to do in Porto!

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