Essential Porto

Porto, Portugal

Experience hosted by Tiago

3 hours, Hosted in English, Spanish and Portuguese
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Celts, Romans, French against British, Famous Wizards, revolutions, the heart of a king, a glass of wine.... Porto has a story in every inch of cobbled street.

What chapters of history lead to the vibrant city one can visit today? Filled with bars, restaurants, students and people willing to welcome each single visitor.

The last 100 years turning into the last 1000 years;
The main monuments;
The Great views that point to clay rooftops or to a river towards the sea;
Bookshops and Trendy streets;
Statues and Avenues;
Churches and Tiles
And a maze of narrow alleys and hidden squares;

I will try to make you love the "Unbeatable" city as much as I do.
We will walk in central Porto but hopefully traveling away from Hogwarts to Rio de Janeiro and from a small boat descending the Douro river to a fleet of Boats discovering the world.
Other things to note
Porto is a hilly city so there will be some climbs expected and we will also have some steps on the way
Celts, Romans, French against British, Famous Wizards, revolutions, the heart of a king, a glass of wine.... Porto has a story in every inch of cobbled street.

What chapters of history lead to the vibrant city one can visit today? Filled with bars, restaurants, students and people willing to welcome each single visitor.

The last 100 years turning into the last 1000 years;
The main monuments;
The Great views that…

Meet your host, Tiago

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 22 Reviews
  • Identity verified
A few years ago, after another day as a TV journalist, I decided it was enough. I was not happy with the job so that day, I made up my mind. I quit and left everything behind. The goal was to pursue my other dream: working in tourism!
Bags packed and plane ticket in my hand all the way to Mallorca, I started as a tourism entertainer, on a stage with a mic on my hand or dancing in really low-budget productions of famous musicals :)
Pretty soon I started managing teams in different locations in Spain and while back in Portugal during the Winter, I naturally thought about start guiding.
In 2011 I set up the first ever Free Walking Tour company in Porto and since then I worked for a few companies guiding many walking, cycling or Segway tours. At the moment I share my walking tours in Porto with my job as an international guide.
A few years ago, after another day as a TV journalist, I decided it was enough. I was not happy with the job so that day, I made up my mind. I quit and left everything behind. The goal was to pursue my other dream: working in tourism!
Bags packed and plane ticket in my hand all the way to Mallorca, I started as a tourism entertainer, on a stage with a mic on my hand or dancing in really low-budget productions of famous musicals :)
Pretty soon I started managing teams in different loca…
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/person

Where you'll be

Lions Square
Carlos Alberto Square
Carmo Church
Clérigos Tower (outside)
Vitória
Lello Bookstore (outside)
Galerias
Aliados
São Bento
Cathedral
Ribeira

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 22 reviews.

Tanja
August 2021
Die Stadttour war sehr liebevoll und detailreich strukturiert. Durch Tiago bekamen wir einen super Einblick in Porto und fanden uns rasch in der schönen Stadt zurecht. Tiago gab sich große Mühe, auf unsere individuellen Wünsche und Interessen einzugehen. Es war super!
Naomi
May 2021
The tour with Tiago was a delightful experience! Tiago is very knowledgeable, passionate about Porto and so much fun! The anecdotes he shares about Portuguese kings, writers, buildings, neighborhoods and the little "surprises" along the way, make spending time with him a pure joy. Take the tour with Tiago, you won't be disappointed!
Andrea
April 2021
Awesome tour! We loved this tour about Porto and would highly recommend it. Tiago was able to accommodate our last minute booking and gave us lots of great additional tips for what to do in the area.
Amanda
April 2021
Tiago made our trip to Porto! The pace was perfect for our family - the information was presented in fun and interesting ways - and we loved his use of props from his magic backpack which brought the experience to life. Great for the whole family - our 12 and 14 year old girls commented on how Tiago was a very fun tour guide. Also, Tiago provided us with all information requested regarding Porto - even in these challenging lock down times. Highly recommend this tour!
Helen
October 2020
Tiago's tour was fantastic. He is very knowledgeable about Porto and Portugal in general and is great at telling stories and sharing information in an interactive and interesting way. He also brought along some typical portuguese delicacies for us to try which gave a special touch to the tour. I would recommend to anyone visiting Porto!
Dudelange
October 2020
Tiago a connaissance de l'histoire de chaque monument de Porto. Il vous guide vers les principaux lieux de la ville et vous explique clairement l'importance des locaux. Vous laisse découvrir et apprécier selon vos envies. Il vous offre des délicieuses surprises du Porto. Recommandable.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Confortable Shoes

Appropriate outfit for the weather