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 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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Pepi 10 Jan 2023
Alcala de Henares

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Travelled in family - Jan 2023
El tour de Harry Potter estuvo divertido y ameno para los niños, cierto es que para ver la ciudad se queda corto pero es diferente y los niños caminan con otra ilusión, nuestra guía fue encantadora, muchas gracias.
Manuela 12 Dec 2022

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
El tour no es muy distinto a un tour por la ciudad. La verdad he JK Rowling se ve que no hizo mucho en porto, no tiene mucho sentido. Creo que es mucho mejor hacer algún tour general sobre la ciudad
Ana 05 Dec 2022

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Travelled in family - Dec 2022
El tour ha estado aceptabe pero en mi opinión hemos estado más tiempo andado que escuchando las explicaciones, además no tenía altavoz y se hacía complicado de escuchar.
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 several stories about connections J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter books and Porto, nevertheless, the tour will be enjoyable for you even if you are not a huge Harry Potter fan. Recommend this tour if you want not just stories about the city. Joao is a great guide, he pays attention to every guest and genuinely asks questions and shares other stories🤗
LLANOS 11 Mar 2022

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Travelled in couple - Mar 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
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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 5 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.