A Liberal Heart and 20,000 Unique Tiles

(53 reviews)
Aliados, Porto, Portugal
45 mins

About the tour

Let's go to the heart of Porto, the city's most central and busy spot: Aliados. We'll see the City Hall, the 1900's glorious buildings and discover the story of our loved King, that gave his heart to Porto and named us "Invictas". Then, we'll enter the old monastery that was turned into a train station, but looks more like an art gallery! With an amazing 20.000 blue and white Portuguese "azulejos" (glazed tiles), let's understand a bit more about tiles and also about the history of this country, "reading" together the gigantic historical panels, painted by the talented Jorge Colaço. Did you know that our Train Station of São Bento is considered one of the most beautiful in the world?! Get your cameras ready and let's go...

Meet your local guide


Sara has being working in Tourism since 2007 and became a Certified Guide in 2018. After working as a Lawyer, Economics teacher, Musical Public Relations and in the Port Wine Cellars, she found her true calling in Professional Guiding. And didn't hesitate to change her life to follow her heart and reach that goal! A passionate traveller herself, she gathered all of this vast professional experience to give a different twist and create city tours she would like to be part of! Living in Porto forever, you'll see the city in the perspective of a true local, that finds personal memories in every story, sight, colour or smell of this city she embraced as hers. She wants to take you by the hand and make you fall in love with this ancient UNESCO World Heritage gem. Meet its proud people and unique soul: after all, the city that gave Portugal its name!

Sara has been guiding since Jan 2018

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Porto with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Porto. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Tish B.

17 February 2021

Wow!! Just wow! That tile work was phenomenal. Thank you so much for a wonderful tour!

Nathalie P.

16 February 2021

Wonderful tour! Porto is one of my favourite cities in Europe and Sara was so passionate and knowledgeable about it. Thank you, I look forward to the next one!

Maria C.

16 February 2021

Great tour of Porto Sara. Loved it! So much to see in your beautiful city. Those tiles, the history they have! You are great at bringing history and interesting facts together. I look forward to more! Thank you and VT fir finding you!

s k.

16 February 2021

I can indulge 4 hobbies in Porto - photography, architecture, street art and railways!

Deborah S.

16 February 2021

Wonderful, informative tour. Learned a lot about Portugal today!

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