Immerse yourself in Portuguese culture on our guided City Tours.
When you’re new to a city, a guided tour can be an incredibly useful introduction the layout, cuisine and culture of an unfamiliar place. Our friendly and engaging guides help to bring Portugal’s long history to life, whilst giving you an insight into daily life in modern-day Portugal.In the great northern city of Porto, you’ll learn about the six-hundred-year construction of the impressive Se Cathedral, and the historic events depicted in the blue and white azulejo mosaics which adorn the walls of the Sao Bento train station. You’ll also visit the Moorish-inspired Palacio da Bolsa and high baroque bell tower of the Igreja dos Clerigos for a 360⁰ view of the whole city.There’s also downtime to browse around one of Portugal’s oldest bookshops: the Livraria Lello, which helped to fuel J.K. Rowling’s imagination as she wrote her first Harry Potter book. No tour of Porto would be complete without a visit to the port houses of Vila Nova da Gaia and the city’s most-famous landmark: the Ponte de Dom Luis I Bridge.Our guides are passionate about their hometowns and love sharing their local knowledge. They’re experts on combining must-see sights with the secret spots you’d otherwise miss. In the capital Lisbon, you’ll visit the medieval district of Alfama, the riverfront Praca do Comercio with its grandiose Arco da Rua Augusta, the Manueline Jeronimos Monastery and the busy streets of Chiado, Bairro Alto and Principe – popular for their coffee houses, busy restaurants and late-night bars.You’ll often end a tour with a long list of new sights to see, restaurant recommendations, and an invaluable insight into the do’s and don’ts of Portuguese etiquette. You’re also supporting the local economy, with your money going back into local businesses, museums and galleries, and towards the upkeep of many of Portugal’s most-historic buildings.