Porto Guides - Explore Porto

Immerse yourself completely in the magic and culture of Porto with a private guide that will lead you through this city and teach you all there is to know about the history, culture, traditions and customs of the city. A local guide is an expert at this because this is what they do and love, so come with your questions and prepare to be informed of all kinds of fun facts about the city.

Withlocals experiences in Porto are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Local Guides in Porto

By having a local guide point you in the right direction, you’ll be exposed to hidden gems that you wouldn’t have known existed had you been on a regular tour. Your local private guide has grown up in Porto and truly knows the routes and attractions like the back of their hand. It’s the ultimate way to kickstart your trip, as you’ll get the chance to orient yourself around the city for your own navigation and the insider tips that only locals could provide could end up saving you lots of time avoiding areas crowded with tourists or money spent on expensive restaurants when there’s some local alternatives.

In Porto, there are so many hidden gems and treasures to be sought out that it would be a shame to miss out on them. We know that the best insights and advice when traveling in a foreign city always comes from someone that has lived there their whole life. The same way that you may be able to easily list off the best coffee shops of your neighbourhood, a private guide can give you the suggestions you need that are 100% genuine, since they talk from experience!

The local guides are always friendly and welcoming, so you’ll immediately feel at home- even if you just got there. The private tours are very flexible and easily customizable to suit your needs and itinerary. They’ll gather information of your interests and work around that, because who likes a tour that visits attractions you have no interest in? We want your journey to be unforgettable so our private guides strive to make the tour and destination choices as authentic and culturally- attuned as possible. Whether you’d prefer to visit the picturesque natural landscape of parks and beaches or go back in time, visiting museums and historic attractions, the itinerary is completely up to you! In addition to visiting top attractions like the Sao Bento or the Dom Luis bridge, a home cooked meal prepared and shared with your host is one of the best ways to get a true taste of authentic culture in Porto-literally!

Top private tours in Porto

Porto’s Vibes: Tiles, Local Life & Must Sees



€7.50 p.p.

The Best of Porto: Highlights & Hidden Gems



€13.00 p.p.

Porto-licious! A Family Friendly Food Tour



€26.00 p.p.

Top benefits of having a private local guide

  • Flexibility – you choose the hour, the day, the place.
  • Locals know their city – they were born or lived there for many ears, they know it by heart.
  • You can set your own itinerary – you pick what you’d like to do, everything can be personalized.
  • See hidden attractions – that only locals know about.
  • Get local tips – where to go, what to do, they know it all!
  • Saves time — no waiting for others, like on a regular tour group.
  • Cultural insights – learn more about the local lifestyle

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Lesley Thune Vera

Family Cooking Masterclass: Portuguese Specialties!

Vera is the perfect host and chef for a master cooking class for children. She has a good sense of humor, is very open and friendly, and has a lot of knowledge and a great passion for Portuguese food. All this she shares more than willingly with us. The kids just loved it! We really felt like going local being invited to her home and experiencing her food and hospitality.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Nadine Joao

Cool Street Art Tour in Porto

My family booked a street art tour with João in early July 2018, and we thoroughly enjoyed it! João was very informative, giving us a brand new appreciation for street art, while keeping everyone interested every step of the way. Most of us, having been in Porto for a few days, we’re already familiar with the area, but it was super cool to see all of the things we didn’t notice before. An added touch was an interactive component, as well as how it was evident that João was not only familiar with the works in the city, but the artists as well! Thank you! Would definitely recommend.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Natalia Katerina

Porto's Fitness Experience: 10 Km Walking Tour

What a day we had with Katerina! It was one of the best days of our trip to Portugal and definitely a highlight of our stay in Porto. She is very knowledgeable and you can tell she really enjoys showing her city to visitors. The route she chose was perfect! We covered so many things and learned so much about different places and the history of Porto and tried some local treats. We picked a fitness tour and it was great, not too slow not too fast. Just perfect. Highly recommend!

Natalia & Osar from New York