FADO is probably the most typical music in my country, Portugal. Born in the XIX century, in traditional neighborhoods of seafarers and humble people, singing was the way to exteriorize feelings like longing ("Saudade"), heartaches, lonelyness and the difficult life's of the working classes. That's why it gained the reputation of being heartfelt and mournful singing, when in fact FADO, which means "Faith" can actually be really cheerful and upbeating. It sings about life, with its ups and downs! Quickly it was transmitted to the burgoisie and aristocracy, and then to all of the society, imposing itself as the true National Song. Compulsory, if you want to know about Portuguese culture, as it is UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, since 2011. Accompanied by the Portuguese Guitar and the Fado Guitar, the singer transmits so much passion, that it doesn't matter if you don't understand the language, it's all about the sentiment. And know everyone, please, "Silence", because FADO will start... ("Silêncio, que se vai cantar o FADO!").
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!
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 60 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.
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.
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.
11 July 2021
Great tour again, thank you so much
10 July 2021
Another outstanding moment, this time with music, portuguese cultural heritage fado, very well preformed by Pedro and the musicians. Thank you Sara Mello
10 July 2021
What a marvelous hour spend listening fado in Porto with Sara, the great singer Pedro and the amazing musicians. Sara does everything for our pleasure and does it extremely well. ❤️
Richard 🇺🇸 G.
10 July 2021
Mesmerized moment! 🎶🎶🎶
10 July 2021
Lovely hour spend with Sara Mello and the Fado moment 🎶❤️🎶