Private tour

Porto: Harry Potter’s Inspiration Tour

4.6 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Withlocals
Private tour

Porto: Harry Potter’s Inspiration Tour

Activity provider: Withlocals

From US$ 81.90 per person

An insightful walking tour into the sights and monuments of Porto that inspired the legendary Harry Potter chronicles.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Visit the cafe where Harry Potter was written
  • See the places that inspired J.K. Rowling
  • Discover the 'Gryffindor' fountain
  • Taste a delicious Portuguese eclair
Full description
Alohomora! Open the doors of this magical experience for the whole family. Explore the city of Porto through its charming spots that helped inspire the creation of the magical world of Harry Potter. Discover the story behind J.K Rowling and her time at Porto and reveal secret stories with the help of a friendly local. After meeting and admiring the tiles at Sao Bento Metro Station, you will visit the very cafe where the legend of Harry Potter was created. Following this you will peel into the shop where Hogwarts uniforms are sold, before visiting the Lion's Fountain to see the Gryffindor house insignia. You will then visit Lello's magical bookstore, before taking a break and enjoying a Portuguese eclair. Following the break you will hear the story of the Clerigos Tower, before the tour wraps up detailing the stories from the Prison of Azkaban.
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Portuguese eclair
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Entrance tickets to Lello Bookshop (5 EUR)
  • Extra food and drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In the hall of São Bento train station, under the clock.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 42 reviews

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It was a nice relaxed way to see Porto and learn about JK rowlings Harry potter inspirations. The Lello Bookstore was definately a highlight. And the host was amazing and went above and beyond to give us a wonderful experience and special tour of Porto.

March 26, 2023

Vivre un moment passionnant avec l'écrivaine de Harry Potter et donc avec le Héros des jeunes, tout en découvrant des "grandes" et "petites" choses de Porto, avec un guide intéressant alors cette promenade est pour vous. Rêves et réalités servis dans la convivialité et la gentillesse quoi de mieux pour agrémenter votre séjour à Porto…..

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March 26, 2023

Ich habe diese Tour mit meiner Tochter unternommen. Mein Vorwissen zu Harry Potter beschränkt sich auf die Filme, aber dafür war meine Tochter ja mit dabei :-). Carlos war ein toller Guide und wir hatten angeregte Unterhaltungen. Auf der Tour bekommt man - aus meiner Sicht - alle relevanten Informationen zu Harry Potter und seiner Erfinderin. Auch rund um die Stadt gab´s reichlich Informationen und gute Tips was man noch machen könnte

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 168547