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Amazing tour!

Pedro was a great guide with a huge amount of knowledge about the city, its structure, economy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
poupetteone
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London, United Kingdom
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Fascinating insight into social and cultural history illustrated with buildings

Working down literally and figuratively from Brazilian mansions to the river, discover the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liza W
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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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2013 - Austerity Killed the economy. 3 out of work architects facing sudden economic destruction refuse leaving Porto and decide to open an unlikelly walking-tours-agency - Architecture, History, Politics, Urbanism, Slow food, and Hearsay. 'these...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pedro was a great guide with a huge amount of knowledge about the city, its structure, economy, history and of course architecture as he’s an architect himself! We started near Marques square and went down to the river going through the “islands”, an old washing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Working down literally and figuratively from Brazilian mansions to the river, discover the hinterland of Oporto and learn about policy and history through housing. A really interesting morning.

1  Thank Liza W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I were looking for a tour that showed the 'real' Porto as opposed to an obvious shlep around the main tourist attractions and were not disappointed. We absolutely loved our afternoon with Margarida, who is highly engaging and gave us some wonderful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The worst tour are literally the most passionate people I’ve seen and for a country like Portugal, where everyone is so open and friendly - that’s quite the feat! I would highly recommend them to people of all ages!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've taken this tour twice and most likely will take it a few more times when I have visitors to Porto. If you are interested in learning more about the culture and daily life of the Portuguese that is outside of the tourist zones this...More

1  Thank edwardmtobin
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

The back lanes, the empty shopping center which is now a rehearsal and studio venue for bands, the ‘islands’ of what was once workers’ housing, abandoned factories and a walk along train tracks high above the river Douro - what a fantastic tour of behind-the-scenes...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

My two teens and I had a most interesting and enjoyable morning with Pedro as our informative and fun guide. We enjoyed how he took us to different unique spots of the city and had such an in-depth grasp of many different areas of politics,...More

1  Thank wendyfreedom51
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We had a great tour through parts of town where the usual tourist don't really go. Pedro knows a lot about the history of Porto, its buildings, the people, daily life and he likes to have talks and discussion - all in a friendly way...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Pedro was a brilliant tour guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. He gave a fascinating perspective into the evolving history and architecture of Porto - a completely unique experience, unlike any other ‘touristy’ tour that I have been on; he will take you behind the scenes...More

1  Thank Y4424MYrobert
Reviewed June 13, 2018

It’s a curious concept and a very interesting experience to enjoy a tour shedding light for the tourist on the challenges and possibilities that a city like Porto is facing. It supplies the missing pieces of the jigsaw for travellers who want to get to...More

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drleanna
August 23, 2016|
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Response from Bernadette O | Reviewed this property |
I contacted them via email - my tour left from near fountain at Marquis station around 3pm - sorry if I'm too late for you !!
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RKTrip1
August 14, 2016|
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Response from Zingho | Reviewed this property |
Hi Robin, We were a group of four and I paid €50 for our tour. Our guide, Gui, said that it was too much but I thought it was reasonable. Our tour was eye-opening and we were happy to support a group of devoted... More
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Dafydd3
March 10, 2016|
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Response from Liza W | Reviewed this property |
As a group of three we paid €50
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