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Porto - Porto's River of Gold

Porto's River of Gold

(38 reviews)
Riverside, Porto, Portugal
45 mins

About the tour

On this tour we will explore the riverside area of Porto known as Ribeira - heart of the UNESCO world heritage site. Here arrived boats with goods of different colours and smells, making this the liveliest part of the city. Here mothers washed their clothes in the river while their children swam in it. Here lived and still do the original "portuenses". Let me explain to you why we are known as "tripeiros" (tripe eaters) and share with you few more of our peculiar yet delicious dishes. If you want to understand the real Porto and its people you will not want to miss this tour. (Include sights as the XIV century customs building, "alminhas" - memorial of the french invasions, the Eiffel bridge - Maria Pia and many more).

Meet your local guide


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.

Claudia has been guiding since Jun 2003

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 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.

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 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.

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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

Teresa B.

31 March 2021

Another great tour with claudia.

Loni 🎀(Virginia) ..

26 March 2021

Claudia in Porto: Another stellar tour performance. Thank you for always sharing with passion and a wealth of knowledge.

Mitzi B.

26 March 2021

So delightful, arm and informative.

Christine B.

26 March 2021

Really enjoyed my tour...can't wait to travel again...Claudia so good and informative

Mena W.

25 March 2021

Very interesting. Clear dialogue.

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