1. Portugal
  2. Porto District
  3. Porto
  4. São Bento Train Station

Porto: Harry Potter’s Inspiration Tour

Product ID: 168547
An insightful walking tour into the sights and monuments of Porto that inspired the legendary Harry Potter chronicles.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the cafe where Harry Potter was written
  • See the places that inspired J.K. Rowling
  • Discover the 'Gryffindor' fountain
  • Taste a delicious Portuguese eclair
Full description
Alohomora! Open the doors of this magical experience for the whole family. Explore the city of Porto through its charming spots that helped inspire the creation of the magical world of Harry Potter. Discover the story behind J.K Rowling and her time at Porto and reveal secret stories with the help of a friendly local.

After meeting and admiring the tiles at Sao Bento Metro Station, you will visit the very cafe where the legend of Harry Potter was created. Following this you will peel into the shop where Hogwarts uniforms are sold, before visiting the Lion's Fountain to see the Gryffindor house insignia. You will then visit Lello's magical bookstore, before taking a break and enjoying a Portuguese eclair.
Following the break you will hear the story of the Clerigos Tower, before the tour wraps up detailing the stories from the Prison of Azkaban.
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Portuguese eclair
  • Hogwarts surprise for the kids
  • 1 non-alcoholic drink
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Entrance tickets to Lello Bookshop
  • Extra food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Metro Sao Bento Station, Praça Almeida Garrett

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Live an exciting moment with the writer of Harry Potter and therefore with the Hero of young people, while discovering "big" and "small" things of Porto, with an interesting guide then this walk is for you. Dreams and realities served in friendliness and kindness what better to enhance your stay in Porto… ..

December 21, 2019

I went on this tour with my daughter. My prior knowledge of Harry Potter is limited to the films, but my daughter was there :-). Carlos was a great guide and we had lively conversations. From my point of view, on the tour you get all the relevant information about Harry Potter and his inventor. There was also plenty of information and good tips about what to do around the city

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October 11, 2019

This was a wonderful way to get acquainted with Porto!

October 30, 2019

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Product ID: 168547