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What is the sweet of Porto?

Discover one of the most famous sweets of Porto. What is it made of? And what is the best place to get it?

Why are there so many skylights in Porto?

One of the distinct characteristics of Porto is its abundance of skylights. Discover why there are so many skylights in Porto.

Why are Portuguese obsessed with cod?!

Codfish in Portugal: discover the historical reasons that help to explain why cod is central to Portuguese traditional food.

Where can I buy good chocolate in Porto?

Discover the best shops to buy high quality chocolate in Porto, to take back home as a souvenir or to simply enjoy it right now.

What is the meaning of the Portuguese ceramic swallows?

Forget about the sardines - instead, learn all about the traditional Portuguese ceramic swallows hanging on all the Portuguese walls!

Why is Dark Street, in Porto, called that way?

Discover the history of Rua Escura, also known as the Dark Street, one of the most famous streets in Porto, since the medieval ages.

Ultimate Guide to Understanding Port Wine

Introduction to the wonderful world of Port wines and its different styles: Ruby, Vintage and Tawny. This article is useful for beginners.

The story of Bolhão market in Porto

Discover the story of the iconic Bolhão market in Porto, and the plans for its renovation, that shall be completed by 2021.

Who was Duque da Ribeira?

Discover the fascinating story of the Duke of Ribeira, one of the most important characters in the history of Porto.

What is the secret of Francesinha?

We went to one of the best cafes in the city to unveil the secret of francesinha in Porto, our most iconic dish. Let's go on this culinary adventure!

Our Tours

Avoid tourist traps and discover authentic places with our local guides.

Wine tour in Douro Valley

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

/ From 129€ / person
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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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River cruise and wine tour in Douro Valley

Enjoy a Douro river cruise after a fantastic wine tasting.

/ From 109€ / person
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Half day tour in Porto

Discover the secret stories of Porto.

money From 49€ / person
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We booked Sara when we first arrived. We saw things we never would have found on our own and Sara helped us to understand the "heart" of Portuguese people. It was a great start to our Porto visit and we were fortunate to have Sara share the time with us!
Brenda Tully
Private tour in Porto