Porto - Crystal Palace & Gardens - The Before and After

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Crystal Palace & Gardens - The Before and After

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(45 reviews)
Centre, Porto, Portugal
45 mins

About the tour

Gardens have the ability to stand as references of some of the most important moments of our lives. Who doesn't remember picking flowers for mum? Sharing a giggle with grandpa while rolling down the grass? Playing ball with a brother at the park down the road? In Porto's case, the Crystal Palace gardens retain a special place in the inhabitants' hearts. Allow me to share them with you. To explain what motivated their creation, how they were conceived and together with the Crystal Palace how they have been transformed and adapted to new times and needs. Hopefully at the end of our journey you'll understand the importance of this historical place to Porto and its people.

Meet Claudia Macedo

Claudia Macedo

Claudia was born in Porto and in love with it ever since. Because she was raised up there she knows Porto's streets as the palm of her hand. In 2003 Claudia finished her degree in tour guiding and got her licence that same year. She has a short masters in wine and loves to try and discover new Portuguese wine always (of course!) along with the unique local gastronomy. Come and join her walking up and down the streets of steep Porto and be mesmerized by its beauty.

What to expect

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 content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator 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 content creator 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.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

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.

Reviews from travellers

Terry W.

30 June 2021

I loved this! Such interesting history in a real local place. Good job Claudia!

Alba S.

30 June 2021

I thought I was going to see mostly a pretty green garden. Instead, I learned quite a bit about the history of Portugal, and the evolution of local life across 170 years - art, politics, history - and how local people in Porto enjoy their free time nowadays. Really a lot more than I bargained for. Thank you Claudia!

Adrian C.

29 June 2021

Gardens were fine, view was the best part.

Faith 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🌅 M.

29 June 2021

Another fabulous tour with Claudia. Lovely scenery, great information and history, great postcards... Claudia is a joy to take tours with 🙂

Heather F.

28 June 2021

Thank you for the tour.

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