Private tour

Porto: Harry Potter’s Inspiration Tour

4.6 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: Withlocals

Porto: Harry Potter’s Inspiration Tour

Activity provider: Withlocals

From US$ 82.96 per person

An insightful walking tour into the sights and monuments of Porto that inspired the legendary Harry Potter chronicles.

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Duration 3 hours
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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
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Entrance tickets to Lello Bookshop (5 EUR)
  • Extra food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In the hall of São Bento train station, under the clock.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 44 reviews

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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

We hired the tour in English because it gave no choice of Spanish. But the guide turned out to be Spanish-speaking. Carlos quickly connected with the children and explained things that they could easily understand. We also went to places a little less touristy but also very interesting. The guide was only for us, 3 children and 2 adults so it could be adapted at a pace for everyone. He gave each one a Harry Potter badge, pictures were taken in disguise as Harry Potter. And we also entered the Lello Bookstore without waiting for a line (August 14 and the line was kilometric).

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August 15, 2019

Product ID: 168547