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Porto Walls Free Walking Tour

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    It was amazing! Despite knowing Porto well, I learned a lot of new things. Best of all, was the guide (Virginia) who was really approachable and friendly. I highly recommend it!
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  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Tour the main sections of the old castle walls of Porto with this free tour of one of the areas with the greatest historical legacy of the city.

Tour the main sections of the old castle walls of Porto with this free tour of one of the areas with the greatest historical legacy of the city.

Porto Walls Free Walking Tour

We'll start this free tour of Porto by meeting at a time of your choosing in front of the church of São Ildefonso, located in the central Praça da Batalha. From there we'll go to the Guindais area to see one of the best-preserved sections of the so-called Fernandina wall.

The next stop will be next to Porto's cathedral, wherein the surroundings we'll see the remains of the primitive wall that protected the city. The route will then continue to the Praça da Liberdade and the Café de la Porta del Olival. Did you know that a section of the wall has been preserved in the toilets of this establishment?

From there we'll head over to the Parque das Virtudes viewpoint and at the nearby Club Inglés, which also houses various remains of Porto's walls. From there we'll continue to learn about the history of King Fernando I, the monarch who gives his name to these walls, at the Escadas do Caminho Novo and the Postigo do Carvão.

Very close to this old access to the walled enclosure is the Muro do Bacalhoeiros, another of the vestiges of the bastion built to defend the city from possible invaders who might cross the Douro River.

After two and a half hours, we'll finish the free tour in the picturesque area of Gaia.

Groups

On this free tour of Porto, reservations for more than 6 people are not allowed. If you wish to discover the city in a group exclusively for you and your partner, family or friends, you can book a private tour of Porto with an English-speaking guide.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English–speaking guide specialising in the history of Porto

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps to promote peace.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Iglesia de San Ildefonso (Praça da Batalha, Porto).

Av. de Diogo Leite

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Where does the activity end?

Av. de Diogo Leite