Whether you’re interested in learning more about the history of Porto or its most notable landmarks, there are several free walking tours available in this city that we will cover in this post.
WHAT IS A FREE WALKING TOUR?
These outings are pay-what-you-wish tours, which means that you can decide what the service was worth after the tour is over and pay your guide however much you feel their information was worth.
You are not obligated to pay anything, but most people will give their guide at least a small tip to show appreciation for the tour they provided.
Most of these tours are focused on orientation, offering several important details about the city centre and nearby neighbourhoods, including both historical information and facts about the architecture and cultural sites.
In addition to fully guided tours, there are also self-guided tours you can use to explore the city at your own leisure.
Tours are typically offered in English, Spanish, and sometimes other languages such as French and German.
FREE WALKING TOURS OF PORTO
This section lists the pay-what-you-like guided tours available through the city.
Take Porto True Tours
Take Porto offers a 2 ½ hour tour that gives you an overview of the city.
The Porto Centre tour runs every day at 10:30 am and again at 15:30 (3:30 pm) and includes some of the following highlights:
- Carmo and Carmelitas Church
- Infant Henry Gardens
- Liberdade Square
- Clerigos Tower
- Lello Bookstore
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Whether you’re interested in learning about the history of this city or you want to discover more about the lifestyle of people who live in Porto, this company offers two free walking tours worth considering.
The Classical free walking tour is offered every day in English at 10:45 am and 1:45 pm.
Sandemans New Europe Tours
This is one of the most popular tour companies in all of Europe, and they currently offer one of the best free Porto walking tours.
During this 3 hour outing, you’ll have an opportunity to see and learn about several notable sites and landmarks including the following examples:
- Douro River
- Dom Luís I Bridge
- Azulejos (blue tiles)
- Porto Wine Cellars
- Clérigos Tower
- Porto Cathedral
- City Hall
This tour is available in English and Spanish, and it is offered 5 times per day at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.
Learn more about Sandemans New Europe Free Porto Walking Tour or book your outing today.
City Lovers Tours
Much like the other companies we’ve mentioned, this tour company has both a historical tour and a cultural tour in Porto which cover different aspects of the city.
The free Porto Historical Tour covers is provided in English, Spanish and Portuguese every morning at either 10 am or 11:30 am, and it covers some of the following locations:
- Sé Cathedral
- Clerigos Tower
- Sao Bento Station
During the afternoon, you can take their free Cultural Porto Tour in English, Spanish or Portuguese at 4:30 pm, and it includes these subjects among many others:
- Street Art
- Harry Potter Influences
- Santa Catarina Street
- Gardens and Viewpoints
- The Commercial District
SELF-GUIDED TOUR OF PORTO
If you’d rather explore the city at your own pace, there is a self-guided tour you can take for free which does not require you to make a booking ahead of time or seek out a guide for your trip.
This tour covers several notable locations including the following excellent stops:
- Porto City Hall
- Praça da Liberdade
- Clerigos Tower
- Cordoaria Garden
- University of Porto
There are more than 15 sites in total to see on this self-guided Porto tour, and all you have to do is follow the map and read the details provided!
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