LEGENDS & MYSTERIES
Terreiro da Sé
Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun
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Legends & Mysteries Free Tour
An enchanted, obscure and sometimes terrifying Free Walking Tour
Our Legends and Mysteries Free Tour is a journey to the hidden Porto, its best kept secrets and most fascinating legends. Do not miss the hidden and mysterious side of Cidade Invicta, in an entertaining journey through the most enchanted, obscure and sometimes terrifying stories. The Legends and Mysteries Free Tour is all that and much more.
The millennial history of Portugal is intertwined with the history of the city of Porto. The best example is the origin of the country's name! Porto, this ancient city in the north of Portugal, is full of myths and legends that often support modern beliefs. Our Free Legends and Mysteries Tour invites you to learn about some of the best stories of this city and decide if they are real
or just part of our collective imagination.
We will start our Free Legends and Mysteries Tour where the city began, at the top of the famous Pena Ventosa hill, Porto Cathedral. You will hear that the city's most popular saint is Saint John, but did you know that th...
The Cathedral and the City's Patron Saint
The ghost of São Bento Station
The Dark Crime of Rua das Flores
The Headless Bodies of Cardosas Palace
The Origin of the Name Tripeiros (Tripe Eaters)
The Hanging Man Tree and the Garden of Cordoaria
The Jail of Relação and Zé do Telhado
The Dragon of the City of Oporto
The Virtudes Belvedere and the Legend of Pedro Sem
Gardens of the Palace of Cristal and the Legends of Miragaia
Jardim dos Sentimentos and the Baron of Gold
...and much more!
GROUPS OF 8 OR MORE ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED. IN THIS CASE, WE REQUIRE A PREPAYMENT OF 10€ PER ADULT AND 5€ PER YOUNGSTER UNDER 18. CHILDREN UNDER 14 ARE FREE OF CHARGE.
This principle results from the need to protect and value the level of quality and dedication we demand of our Take Porto local guides.
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 city 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 Porto 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 Porto Free Tours and prove in practice that this is one of the best and richest ways to get to (really!) know a city.
HOW LONG DOES THE FREE TOUR TAKE?
The Free Tour lasts around 2h30.
IN WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE TOUR?
The tour is exclusively in English.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
The tour includes a local English-speaking guide expert in our history and ready to give you great tips to make your stay in Porto unforgettable.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?
The tour does not include transportation, entrance to monuments or meals.
HOW DO I BOOK THE FREE TOUR?
You can book your Free Tour by clicking the Book Now button on this page, then choose the date and complete the booking form. You will receive your confirmation immediately. If you have any difficulties please contact us by email, phone or Whatsapp:
| +351 914 059 080
IS BOOKING MANDATORY? WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
Booking is not mandatory you can just show up at our meeting point and join the Free Tour.
Although it is not mandatory it is recommended especially during public holidays and festivities, at such dates you should book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.
HOW DO I GET MY TICKET?
Once you book the Free Tour a Booking Confirmation is sent by email. If you do not receive the confirmation email check your spam or contact us.
You do not need to print the confirmation, you can present it to our team on your phone/tablet at the beginning of the Free Tour.
IS THE FREE TOUR ACCESSIBLE?
No. This Free Tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility.