Take was born from a powerful idea: to offer our guests the greatest number of free walking tours. Our roots are Portuguese, our DNA is Lusitanian and this knowledge is transmitted in every walking tour we do, in every story we tell.
In just over 5 years of activity we are already in 5 Portuguese cities and we offer dozens of unforgettable experiences. We have 5 certificates of excellence and were voted the most original free tour in the world. Thousands of guests, thousands of reviews but the bigger the numbers, the smaller we think. We were born a small local company and will always be a small business. It's no accident; after all, Portugal is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Our local guides think small because they recommend tiny restaurants or centenary corner shops. Our groups have a limit because our free tours are not lectures, they are experiences.
Basically, we are and always will be a small neighborhood company that gives importance to the smallest details (see? small is what counts) and will always prefer a homemade cake or a handcrafted tour. When you book your next trip to Portugal, think small, think Take.
Most Popular Free Tours
Sintra Free Tour
Want to see the best of Sintra in half a day? Our Sintra Free Tour is definitely the right choice for you. This free tour is a great introduction to Sintra and you’ll get to see the village center most important sites in one single tour. Take Lisboa’s free walking tour will take you through the birth of Sintra and its epic XIX century romantic expansion showing you many of Sintra’s attractions and offering you dozens of local tips and plenty of things to do in Sintra.
Porto Free Tour
If you want to see the best of Porto in one day, our Porto Free Walking Tour is definitely the right choice for you. This free tour is a great introduction to the city and you’ll get to see Porto’s top attractions in one single tour. Take Porto free walking tour will take you through 3.000 years of history showing you the unmissable Porto and offering you dozens of local tips and plenty of things to do in Porto.
Braga Free Tour
If you’re looking for the best of Braga in one day, our Braga Free Tour is definitely the best tour for you. This free tour is a great intro to this surprising city and you’ll get to see Braga’s historical center most important sites in one single tour. Take Braga free walking tour will take you through 3.000 years of history showing you the unmissable Braga and offering you dozens of local tips and plenty of things to do in Braga.
We Love That You Love Us
"These guys are simply the best! It feels like family among them. They will take you to discover different spots of Lisbon while narrating its history. They talk with such passion that it's impossible not to fall in love with this magical city. I absolutely recommend you taking every tour with them. It is money well spent."
"Best trip ever! Filipe knowledge and professional service are beyond any possible expectations! His passion throughout the Alfama tour was constantly felt in any single word or place he showed us. I wouldn't ever imagine a better tour. This fully accomplished panorama tour would cost a fortune."
"We took a Fado free tour with Mariana. We loved it. Mariana knows a lot about fado and can give you all the information in a very interesting way. She is a great guide but also a great singer. She sang to us a couple of fado songs and in the end also taught us to sing with her. We highly recommend this fado tour!"
"What a pleasure this walking tour. Sara's whole aura embodies what I now truly believe this country is and stands for - love & hospitality. I was so eager to learn about Portugal so I could understand the beauty I’ve seen in this country from the second I landed. I would do 100 more walking tours through this company!"
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What is a Free Tour?
Free Tour is a relatively recent concept and advocates the democratization of access to this type of touristic experience. We want to enable everyone to get to know our cities regardless of their budget.
Many people question how can a tour be free? The tour is free because there is no prearranged price, each participant will define the amount they consider appropriate according to their level of satisfaction and personal budget.
Our guides receive no salary of any kind other than what they receive from the guests who decide to join our Take Free Tours. As they only work for gratuities the trend is that Free Tours are significantly better than conventional paid tours. The guide will put all his energy, commitment and knowledge into each tour.
Now that you know the theoretical explanation of the concept it's time to join one of our Take Free Tours and prove in practice that this is one of the best and richest ways to get to (really!) know a city.
Join our Team
If you are passionate about the history of your city and the culture of our people and want to celebrate it every day with guests from every corner of the world, join us.
At Take Tours you will find a young, committed team, that wants to make a difference in every tour. We are a diverse team, where each element becomes fundamental so that we can show the true essence of being Portuguese.
You can join our Free Tours in Lisbon, Free Tours in Porto, Free Tours in Braga and Free Tours Guimarães Teams. If we haven't arrived in your city yet, just know that we love new challenges and are always thinking about the next destination.