Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Take
Quality Verified Registered on February 19, 2020

Take is a small local company that wants to show its cities to the world. We have a team of talented and passionate guides who want to show you the nooks and crannies, secrets and stories of our unforgettable city. Come and discover Lisbon, Porto, Braga and Guimarães and all the charms and charisma of Portugal. 2018, 2019 & 2020 Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The most magical Porto Free Tour starts where the author herself admits to have written chapters of the first book of the Harry Potter series, the Café Majestic. Joanne Rowling lived a short but very intense period of her life in Porto and when she arrived to be a teacher she could never believe she would depart with a daughter and a manuscript that would change her life forever. Her life and the life of millions of readers. Throughout our Harry Potter tour, we will discover many places that were an inspiration to the author. But more than that, we will try and see the city through J.K.Rowling’s eyes.

Did you know Joanne Rowling got married in Porto? She fell in love with this enchanted city and the charms of a local journalist and some of the book’s most famous references came from the streets of Porto. We will wander around the city and discover places like the beautiful São Bento train station and the inspiring bookshop Lello, two of Porto’s most distinguished places. We will also get the opportunity to know more about the city and the country’s symbols like the ever present Dragon, the universities’ black capes or the name of Portugal’s infamous dictator. 

There’s much more to discover in this one of a kind tour where even the less familiar with the sorcerer’s universe might be enchanted by the stories and anecdotes of our guides. Open your heart to magic and let the spell of Porto enter your life! 

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  • Meeting point:
    São Bento Station, Praça de Almeida G...
    São Bento Station, Praça de Almeida Garrett, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal
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    Café Majestic

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Anastasiia 19 Sep 2022
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

That was a nice tour. It took even longer than 2 hours and after the tour you may sit near the Bolsa Palace and watch the seagulls flying near the river. There were se...

LLANOS 11 Mar 2022
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Travelled in couple - Feb 2022

El free tour de Harry Potter en Oporto el 11 de marzo a las 15 h, ha sido Genial y el guía Espectacular , me ha encantado

elena 16 Jan 2022
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Travelled in family - Nov 2021

Nos lo pasamos genial. El guru encantador y muy pendiente de todos. A mí me gustó mucho incluso sin ser muy fan de Harry Potter Y a mi hija la encantó. Recomendado 100%

Meghan 04 Oct 2021
New York
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Travelled in group - Sep 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed Vini and his amazing Harry Potter tour. His energy, knowledge, and thoughtfulness were contagious. It was quite a fun and informative tour - cert...

MOUAD 17 Sep 2021
Sant Vicent del Raspeig
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Travelled alone - Sep 2021

Un tour mágico, como no. Trato muy cercano por parte del guía Vini, una estupenda persona que hará florecer tu lado más friki de Harry Potter, enseñandote cada detalle...

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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