Wizard for a Day: Harry Potter’s Inspiration Tour

Wizard for a Day: Harry Potter’s Inspiration Tour

Spoken in: English, Español, Português

( 312 reviews ) star Family Friendly Porto 1 - 8 watch_later 3 hours
  • Visit the cafe where Harry Potter was created
  • See the places that inspired J.K. Rowling
  • Discover the “Gryffindor” fountain
  • Enjoy a tasty Portuguese eclair
  • Privately guided by a magical local
  • Be a wizard for a day!

You will meet here: São Bento

What you can expect

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 Port and reveal secret stories with the help of a friendly local. Remember, you have to say: “I solemnly swear that I’m up to no good” for the secrets to be revealed!

Time for your Hogwarts adventure! Visit the Sao Bento station, admire its beautiful tiles and find the magical platform 9¾, don’t be late or the wall will bounce you back to the muggle’s world! Go straight to the source of inspiration, the place where J.K Rowling wrote down on a napkin the beginning of the famous sorcerer's boy, a café on an incredible Art Deco building. It’s truly magical!

A true wizard should dress like one! Visit a shop that sells the university uniforms that inspired the student uniform at Hogwarts and you’ll immediately see the resemblance. If you are from the house ‘Gryffindor’, you’ll be proud to visit the ‘Lions Fountain’ to see the house insignia & to see the inspiration behind it.

If you are a true Potterhead, the Lello bookshop will brighten up your day. This magical shop is believed to have inspired multiple places in the Harry Potter world, let’s see if you can find out which ones! And while you might not have a ‘butterbeer’, you will enjoy a tasty pastry that is equally delicious at the best bakery in town.

The magic of Porto inspired J.K Rowling in plenty of ways, even at one of the saddest moments in the books. At Clerigos Tower you’ll see why, because here there is no spoilers allowed! Remember the famous Azkaban prison, the jail of the wizarding world? Check out the place that was J.K. Rowling's source of inspiration and find out the dark history of the fortress that not many fans know about.

After this experience your kids will be waiting for their letter of acceptance to Hogwarts! Take your family on this magical experience, just pick your favorite local and let them create an enchanting tour for you and your loved ones.

This is the plan

Meeting point
Sao Bento Metro station
First stop
Admire the tiles at Sao Bento station before departing for your Hogwarts adventure!
Second stop
Visit the cafe where Harry Potter was created
Third stop
Peek into the shop where the uniforms are sold
Fourth stop
Visit the Lions Fountain to see the Gryffindor's house insignia
Fifth stop
Pop into the magical Lello bookstore
Time for a break and enjoy a Portuguese eclair
Sixth stop
Listen to the story about Clerigos tower
Seventh stop
Get to know all about the Prison of Azkaban

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Family Friendly details

Private Family Friendly
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
São Bento
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checka Portuguese eclair
checka Hogwarts surprise for the kids
check1 non alcoholic drinks

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.