Explore the city of Porto and discover the places that inspired J.K. Rowling when writing one of the world's most famous literary sagas: Harry Potter.
Harry Potter Free Tour
We'll meet at the agreed time at the emblematic São Bento station to begin our magical free tour of Porto, the city that was a source of inspiration for one of the world's most iconic authors: J.K. Rowling!
First of all, we'll admire the famous tile decoration next to the platforms, reminiscent of platform 9 and 3/4! Then, we'll head to Café Majestic, a place the writer visited almost every day to write Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Afterwards, we'll pass by the Palácio Atlântico to admire the murals of Jorge Barradas and find out all about the dragon mythology that appears throughout the Harry Potter saga as we head to our next stop: Praça da Liberdade.
Then we'll make our way to the Palace of Justice to find out all about António de Oliveira Salazar, a Portuguese politician who it is rumoured was the inspiration for the founder of Slytherin House! Our next stop will be the University of Porto, where we'll see seven emblems of Portuguese culture, on which J.K. Rowling is said to have based Lord Voldemort's seven horcruxes!
Lastly, our tour wouldn't be complete without a visit to the iconic Lello bookstore, world-renowned for its Harry Potter likeness. We'll marvel at its magnificent facade as we find out all about its role in the books!
Our tour will end here following two hours of magic.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide specialising in Harry Potter.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
São Bento station.