In the upper part of Porto, outside the old medieval fortication, lays the most iconic tower of the city, highlight of our typical granite Baroque architecture. Come along with me to explore the gems of this neighbourhood: stories of cursed love, funny looking trees, churches that take your breath away, neoclassical masterpieces, old students tradition and a bookstore considered one of the most beautiful in the world! Are you going to miss the chance to discover one of the most eclectic parts of the "bourgeois" Porto?! Travel back with me to the 17th century all the way to the 1920's, and get to know one of the most popular sites of our city.
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 Mello has been guiding since Jan 2018
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 an 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.
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.
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.
20 March 2021
Wonderful tour ! Entertaining and educational. Love the book store surprise ! Sara is an excellent guide !
20 March 2021
A fine insight into a corner of Porto and an unexpected visit to a glorious bookshop.
20 March 2021
My third tour with Sara and they just keep getting better! The surprise visit to Lello bookstore brought a tear to this Harry Potter fans eye. I had plans to go there last October and hopefully September 2022 I will but this was probably better than the real thing when it’s full. Thank you Sara 😘😘
19 March 2021
Beautiful tour. I loved all the stories and what I loved most is the beautiful bookstore. Thank you for sharing
Maria (Ottawa) C.
19 March 2021
Sara, thank you for showing us Clérigos! How beautiful is this part of Porto. I was in Porto about 6 years ago but I didn’t know about this or the bookstore. Definitely I want to see all of this next time. Great guiding, great information and we always love your surprises. I’m taking this tour again just to see the bookstore and its stairs. Thank you Sara and thank you VT.
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