Harry Potter and the City of Porto

Porto, Portugal

Experience hosted by Vinícius

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.

What you'll do

*This experience is available in English and Spanish, in separate groups in different days/times. Please check the language of the instance to make sure you're booking the visit in the desired language. Contact me for Private and Portuguese instances.*

Lumos!

Your magical in-person experience starts at the beautiful train station of São Bento, to discover why train stations are so important for J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter. Up we go to the most beautiful café J.K. Rowling ever wrote, the Majestic, discovering her adventures and inspirations in Porto. Down to the Atlantic Palace, we'll meet some of the heroes from Porto, as Harry isn’t the only hero featured in this tour. We continue to the Liberty Square exploring the mythical origins the fantastic beast of Porto. The next stop is the Justice Palace, to meet the man behind the inspiration for the founder of House Slytherin. Going on to the University of Porto, let’s discover the Horcruxes that keep the Portuguese soul immortal through the centuries. The experience ends at the world’s most beautiful bookshop, Livraria Lello, to unveil the spells behind magical numbers and its connection with the saga (yes, even after the polemic from 2020!).

There will be curiosities about Porto and a quiz to test your knowledge with a special prize!
This experience is available as an Online Experience on Airbnb, check my reviews!
*This experience is available in English and Spanish, in separate groups in different days/times. Please check the language of the instance to make sure you're booking the visit in the desired language. Contact me for Private and Portuguese instances.*

Lumos!

Your magical in-person experience starts at the beautiful train station of São Bento, to discover why train stations are so important for J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter.…

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Vinícius

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 166 Reviews
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I'm a muggle-born Brazilian, proud Ravenclaw, currently living in Porto where I’m studying Communication Sciences at the University of Porto. When I arrived in here, I fell in love so much with the city that I became a local guide! Since 2019 I've been introducing this beautiful city to both wizards and muggles alike in partnership with TakePorto, the number #1 free walking tour in Porto (check my reviews in its TripAdvisor page!). I stopped counting how many times I read Harry Potter books after the 20th reading, so I had no choice but to create a magical tour to connect the saga, J.K. Rowling’s adventures in the magical city of Porto with Portugal’s rich and ancient history.
I'm a muggle-born Brazilian, proud Ravenclaw, currently living in Porto where I’m studying Communication Sciences at the University of Porto. When I arrived in here, I fell in love so much with the city that I became a local guide! Since 2019 I've been introducing this beautiful city to both wizards and muggles alike in partnership with TakePorto, the number #1 free walking tour in Porto (check my reviews in its TripAdvisor page!). I stopped counting how many times I read Harry Potter books afte…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Porto
São Bento train station, Café Majestic, Plaza D. João I, Liberty Square, Justice Palace, University of Porto, Lello Bookshop

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 166 reviews.

  • Ayal
    January 2022
    Vinicius was personable, engaging, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He kept us all entertained with Potter facts and historical detail. He went above and beyond with recommendations to local restaurants and sites. Highly recommended.
  • Mike
    January 2022
    I have to recommend this tour, especially for Potterheads. Vini was an amazing tour guide, a huge Harry Potter lover and worked amazing ways to intertwine the stories with the amazing history of Porto. We took kids (10&9) on the two hour tour (at night!) and he did a phenomenal job of keeping them engaged the entire time. This is not a straight Harry Potter tour but he does use the stories as a segway to help kids and adults learn the history in a fun way.
  • Amy
    January 2022
    What can I say? Vini certainly knows his stuff! We had an amazing time exploring and discussing together. Make sure that you brush up on your Harry Potter knowledge as there will be questions along the way and even a quiz at the end! I totally love the way that the guide has incorporated Harry Potter into Portuguese history and drawn similarities between the books and the city. He also has an iPad with presentations and images to help you learn along the way. This tour is EXCELLENT value for money and I highly recommend it.
  • Elsa
    December 2021
    Vinicius is a great storyteller and we had the most amazing time with him, exploring Porto and Harry Potter facts. He has a very interesting way to captivate his guests attention, using multimedia to explain his points or to show photos and, always providing you with a quiz and a reward for the winner at the end. Another differentiator fact is he sents all the tips and relevant information by email afterwards. He is a very guifted wide and we really enjoyed our experience!
  • Vira
    December 2021
    It was amazing! If you’re a fan of Harry Potter world — just stop wasting your time and go for it. But you’ll definitely enjoy it even if you are not so into this saga. Vinicius creates a great storytelling experience, blending facts from the wizarding world, J.K. Rowling's biography, the history of Porto and even some philosophical aspects. Also, he creates a friendly, engaging, and fun atmosphere, so you’ll think, talk and laugh a lot!
  • Ting An
    December 2021
    Wonderful experience for anyone who loves Harry Potter and want to learn about porto at the same time. A few things stood out: his passion for Harry Potter and his love for porto. I can definitely tell that he loves Harry Potter and has designed each stop very thoughtfully, every stop is a surprise. To take it to next level he intertwined the history of Portugal and porto into the Harry Potter themes to make us learn not only about Harry Potter but also about porto. Highly recommended and we had a wonderful time!

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