Tours & activities in Porto

3-hour Porto Private City Tour

Enjoy a comprehensive overview of Porto's fascinating history and must-see sites with your private tour guide

ABOUT THE 3-hour Porto Private City Tour

This 3-hour private tour will show you Porto's top attractions and take you through the history of Portugal's second largest city. Your local private tour guide will take you to must-see spots such as Clerigos Tower, the Lello Bookstore, Dom Luis I Bridge and much more!


Discover Porto’s rich history

Walking through Porto’s historic center is like travelling back in time. This UNESCO World Heritage Site houses the impressive Clérigos Tower, the beautiful blue-tiled São Bento station and J.K Rowling’s favourite hangout; the Lello Bookstore. Your private guide will show you all the most iconic spots in Porto and take you through the history of this important coastal city.

Your private tour will also stop at some amazing viewpoints that overlook the Douro River that launched many global explorations during the Age of Discovery and was also where the Portuguese Navy first started. Have your cameras ready to take pictures of the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge and the colourful houses of the Ribeira district. 

Explore Porto at your own pace

This 3-hour private tour covers all the must-see sights of Porto at a leisurely pace and you even have the option of stopping for a break in between. More time with your expert local guide means that you can get great insider tips to make your trip to Porto a memorable one. Come enjoy the real Porto experience on our 3-hour private city tour!

Only have time to see the top attractions in Porto? Choose our 2-hour Highlights Private Tour instead!


Is your preferred starting time or date not available online? Do you have something more specific in mind? Do not hesitate to contact us here

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Your 3-hour Porto Private City Tour starts at the statue of Bishop António Ferreira Gomes, opposite the Clérigos Tower

  • Clérigos Tower
  • Lello Bookstore
  • Porto's iconic blue tiles, or "azulejos"
  • São Bento Station
  • Douro River viewpoint
  • Dom Luís I Bridge
  • Porto City Hall
  • Porto Cathedral
  • Learn about Henry the Navigator
  • Rua de las Flores
  • Portuguese Centre of Photography


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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Private walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
Additional Information
  • Most popular starting times available online
  • We can adapt the tour for you, even when booking online! You will be asked some questions during the checkout process to help us better tailor the tour to the needs of your group
  • Full refund for cancellations with more than 72 hours notice
  • Invoice available after tour date
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With a private tour, you're the boss!


Whether you’re travelling with a group, or simply want your own private guide, SANDEMANs private tours offer you the flexibility to name your time, meeting point and what you specifically want covered, all at some of the best prices in Porto.

We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Porto's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style.

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Tailor your experience with a SANDEMANs private tour

  • Expert guides
  • Regular and bespoke options available
  • Pick-up service from your hotel or hostel available
  • Variety of languages available
  • Excellent customer service support


Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.


I am travelling alone; can I book a Private Tour?

Yes, absolutely!

Is there a maximum capacity per group?

Yes, for us to guaranty the quality of the tour, each tour guide can take a maximum of 30 people.

Larger groups can book two private tours online or contact us at for further quotations.

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