Half Day private tour in Porto (4h)

The ideal blend of local specialties, must-see sites, and behind-the-scenes access to the Porto's most iconic buildings.

Tour overview

1.9 miles / 3 km
Meeting point: cathedral of Porto
English or Portuguese
Exclusively private tour
No solo travellers (we're sorry!)

You can book this tour directly for groups up to 8 members. If you are traveling with a larger group, contact us.

What is included:

  • Private guide.
  • Tickets to a secret church in Porto.
  • Fresh coffee and the best “pastel de nata” pastry in town.

What is not included:

  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Cancellation policy:

  • Free cancellation up to 48h in advance.
  • Tours run rain or shine.

Preço por pessoa

5 to 8
5 to 8

Tour overview

Indulge in a symphony of flavors as you sample local delicacies and share the warm smiles of the vendors in the bustling Bolhão Market. Have your breath taken away by the exquisite craftsmanship of the Clérigos Church. Listen to the echoes of your footsteps on the ancient cobblestone streets, where each step reveals a new layer of Porto's rich history. Smell the fragrant aroma of freshly baked pastéis de nata and breath in the rich, earthy aromas of freshly roasted arabica coffee. Feel the thrill of unraveling the hidden meanings behind the enchanting azulejos tiles at São Bento train station. In just four hours, embark on an adventure like no other and gain privileged access to Porto's most secretive stories.

Your Day. Your Way.

This tour is all about you! Our guide will make sure to listen to your every request, whether it’s a quick stop at a cute café or an impromptu photo op. Get ready to explore Porto your way!

Your personal Porto trip planner

Our team of local experts will help you make the most of your trip, with insider tips and recommendations to optimize your time in the city, making it easy and stress-free for you.

Porto’s Highlights & Hidden Gems

Our tour covers the must-see attractions and lesser-known hidden gems of Porto, saving you time and ensuring you don’t miss out on anything essential.

Secret Baroque Gem Unveiled

Discover Porto’s best-kept secret – a breathtaking church hidden from the public eye that only a select few have ever seen. With our insider access and expert guidance, you’ll be amazed by the stunning baroque decor that make this church a true hidden gem of Porto.

Best pastry in town

Indulge in Porto’s best pastries and freshly ground coffee at Bolhão’s market, boosting your energy levels for the rest of the tour. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you to the best places to eat and drink in the market, giving you a true taste of Porto’s culinary culture.

History geeks wanted

Our guides aren’t just your average tour guides – they’re history geeks who love sharing their passion for the fascinating stories and traditions of Porto and Portugal with you. With their in-depth knowledge and unique insights, you’ll get a fun and engaging perspective on the city’s rich history and culture that you won’t find in any guidebook.

What our guests are saying

Jennifer Bayat
Brisbane, Australia

Rodrigo was our guide and we could not recommend him more highly. He brought us around this beautiful city at our own pace, as we are all aged 60-70. His enthusiasm was infectious and his knowledge of both Porto and Portuguese history was impressive. He gave us tips on what to do and see for the rest of our stay, and he also booked a lovely seafood restaurant for our meal that evening. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and we will definitely be calling on Portoalities again when we return to Porto.

Alysa Castellano
Hamilton, Canada

Sara’s knowledge and passion for Portuguese history and culture were evident. We saw things we never would have found on our own and Sara helped us to understand the heart of Portuguese people and what makes them special. We saw lots of major sights and many sidelights, including an early fire warning system, and stopped for a cup of espresso in her favorite cafe. Moreover, in planning our trip I had several communications with her and she was very responsive and helpful – not to mention patient. It was a great start to our Porto visit and we were fortunate to have Sara share the time with us.

Warren Gebbet
Los Angeles, USA

From the organization with Sara to the tour with Pedro, everything was excellent. Sara was extremely responsive and clear to get us set up for the tour. Pedro’s passion, jokes, flexibility and knowledge made this tour a great experience. He also answered our questions and gave us some recommendations for the remainder of our stay in Porto, which we really appreciated! Thanks so much for teaching us about your city and your culture! We had an amazing time! 

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All your questions answered… and then some!

What if I need to cancel my reservation?

We understand that sometimes things don’t go as planned when you’re traveling, and you may need to cancel your reservation. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Our cancellation policy allows you to cancel up to 48 hours before the tour starts and receive a FULL refund. That way, you can book your tour with us without worrying about unforeseen circumstances.

If you need to cancel your reservation, just send us an email and we’ll take care of the rest.

What if I want to change the date of my tour?

We understand that plans can change, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request. If you need to change the date of your tour, please let us know as soon as possible and we’ll check our availability.

While we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to change the date, we’ll do everything we can to find a suitable alternative for you. If we have availability on the requested date, we’ll be happy to reschedule your tour.

Why should I choose your Porto tours over your competitors, if they are cheaper?

At Portoalities we believe that if you prioritize excellence over price, you should choose our tours. Here are a few reasons why:

  • With almost a decade in the business, we have established a strong track record of satisfied customers and have built a reliable network of partners to ensure a seamless tour experience.
  • We have the most knowledgeable guides; people who have a solid background in history, spend months in training (unlike other tour operators, that feed very inexperienced guides to the lions!) and have years of experience. They have lived all their lives in Porto, are passionate about our region, and unapologetically geeky about Portuguese culture, Port wine making, and Porto’s history.
  • We provide a comprehensive and immersive experience, including skip-the-line access to all monuments on the tour and a freshly ground coffee and snack at the famous Bolhão market.

So, while we may not be the cheapest option, we strive to provide exceptional value and ensure our customers have an unforgettable experience.

Can I customize the itinerary for this tour?

This tour follows a set itinerary that covers the city’s highlights and hidden gems.

However, we would be delighted to design a fully customized tour that fits all your travel needs and desires!

Please note that customized tours are always more expensive than booking standard tours.

If you’re interested in a customized tour, we’ll be happy to provide you with a quote based on your specific requests. Please email us at sara@portoalities.com to start planning your dream tour.

What if it is raining?

We always run our tours rain or shine, but we understand that some people might not feel comfortable walking in the rain. If that’s the case, we have a few options to make the tour more enjoyable for you. We can stop at a cozy café for a warm drink while we wait for the rain to pass, and we can also spend more time inside monuments.

We do recommend that you come prepared for the weather, as Porto’s climate can be unpredictable. It’s a good idea to bring a waterproof jacket, comfortable shoes or boots for walking, and a scarf to protect yourself from the wind.

If the forecast is for heavy rain and you prefer to reschedule the tour for another day, we’re happy to accommodate your request (subject to availability). Just let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Are restrooms available?

Yes, there are public restrooms available throughout the city and your guide will be happy to direct you to the nearest one during your tour.

Is the Half day tour of Porto appropriate for children?

While our half-day tour has a history-focused content that may not be ideal for very young kids, our guides are warm, funny, and great with children. We welcome families with kids to join us on our tours and make sure that everyone feels included and engaged.

Additionally, we always make a stop at Porto’s best ice cream shop during our tours, which is a hit with kids (and adults too!). So, bring the little ones along and let us show them the best of Porto!

Is transportation provided?

We don’t offer hotel pick-up services for any of our walking tours of Porto. However, we carefully choose meeting points that are easy to find and conveniently located. You’ll receive all the details about the meeting point in your tour confirmation email. If you have any questions or concerns about finding the meeting point, please feel free to reach out to us and we’ll be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.

What if I still got some questions?

Sure! Please email them to sara@portoalities.com – but please make sure that your question is truly not cover on this page 😉

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