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PORTO TOURS

PORTO GUIDED TOURS FOR POTTERHEADS

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PORTO TOURS

PORTO GUIDED TOURS FOR POTTERHEADS

On november 1st, book the day for a guided tour of J.K. Rowling's Porto. Hard Rock Café Porto prepared a special Potterheads Menu for all the wizards.

Legendary Burger or Caesar Salad or Cauliflower Burger + Non Alcoholic Beverage + Potterhead Cake

BOOKINGS

november 1st

Guided tour (10h30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

november 1st

Special Halloween guided tour (10:30 a.m. – 1p.m.) + Menu Hard Rock Café Porto

december

new schedules to be announced

DECEMBER SCHEDULES: TO BE ANNOUNCED

INFORMATION

the route

A guided tour of Porto, passing by its emblematic monuments and locations, pointing out connections between the city, J. K. Rowling’s biography and the characters and memorable episodes from each of the seven books.

TICKETS

  • ADULT: 30€
  • ADULT + MENU: 45€
  • 6 - 12 YEAR OLD: 24,90€
  • 6 - 12 YEAR OLD + MENU: 34,90€

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

O the distance is estimated at about 2km, an owl would do it in a split second.

The tour is considered to be on the easy level (extra easy if you are a Quidditch player).

Yes. The tour is better suited for children over 3 y/0, but is open to potterheads of all ages. However, it is mandatory that minors be accompanied by an adult. Alternatively, they may bring a consent form signed by their legal guardian. 

Yes, it is. There will be no inappropriate languege used nor improper scenes. That being said, as it is a walking tour, it’s important that you be mindful of the fact that we will be walking 2 km for 3 hours, which may be tiring for the little ones.

Yes, there are. The usual ticket is 30€, but children up to 5 y/0 (including) can join in for free and for children between 6 and 12 y/0 (including) their ticket will only cost 24,90€.

There will be butterbeer for sale separately, for those that don’t have a ticket but still want to have a full potterhead experience. 

We advise, onde again, that you must take into account thatthe younger potterheads may not enjoy the tour as much if they are sleepy or if the walk proves to be too much for them.

The tour includes a “butter beer” for those with a ticket.  It is made with ingredients with gluten and lactose. At the moment, there are no alternatives, but we are always looking into finding suitable solutions for the diet of all wizards. We are going to be serving two versions of of the “butter beer”, so no one feels left out: alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

If the weather is that bad in midsummer, first of all: damn it!; second of all: get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Do like Hagrid does and don’t leave the house without your pink umbrella.

If we are forced to cancel the tour because of unforeseen extreme weather conditions, we will suggest an alternative date or a refund will be issued, through the same platform used to buy the ticket.

Yes. And if you find yourself in need of help, we’ll be there to lend a hand and get you past any obstacle in the way.

The Hogwarts uniform is always suitable for any given occasion. However, keep in mind the following advice: comfortable shoes, a hat or cap, light fabrics, sunscreen and plenty of water. 

Some tours will be held in English, others in Portuguese. Polyglot potterheads are at an advantage in the sense that they will be able to choose either. You should always check you ticket to be sure of the language of each tour. 

There is no limit to the purchase of tickets, but the tours do have a maximum of 50 participants each. If you have more than that number of close friends, congrats but someone will have to wait for a next time. If that’s not the case, then yes – bring all of your friends! Just remember that if you are a minor you will have to come with an adult. 

The meeting point will be at the entrance hall of the Bolhão metro/subway station (this one right here). The entrance is through the intersection of Santa Catarina St. with Fernandes Tomás St. or Alexandre Braga St. 

Right now, the tours are held in Portuguese and English. We are looking into expanding our offer.

Yes, please reach out to our team using the contact listed in our page to learn more. 

On november 1st, book the day for a guided tour of J.K. Rowling's Porto. Hard Rock Café Porto prepared a special Potterheads Menu for all the wizards.

Legendary Burger or Caesar Salad or Cauliflower Burger + Non Alcoholic Beverage + Potterhead Cake

BOOKINGS

november 1st

Guided tour ( 10h30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

november 1st

Special Halloween Guided tour (10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.) + Menu Hard Rock Café Porto

december

new schedules to be announced

DECEMBER SCHEDULES: TO BE ANNOUNCED

INFORMATION

TICKETS

  • ADULT: 30€
  • ADULT + MENU: 45€
  • 6 - 12 YEAR OLD: 24,90€
  • 6 - 12 YEAR OLD + MENU: 34,90€

THE ROUTE

A guided tour of Porto, passing by its emblematic monuments and locations, pointing out connections between the city, J. K. Rowling’s biography and the characters and memorable episodes from each of the seven books.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The distance is estimated at about 2 km, an owl would do it in a split second. 

The tour is considered to be on the easy level (extra easy, of you are Quidditch player).

Yes. The tour is better suited for children over 3 y/o, but is open potterheads of all ages. However, it is mandatory that minors be accompanied by an adult. Alternatively, they may bring a consent form signed by their legal guardian.

Yes, it is. There will be no inappropriate language used nor improper scenes. That being said, as it is a walking tour, it’s important that you be mindful of the fact that we will be walking 2 km for 3 hours, which may be tiring for the littler ones.

Yes, there are. The usual ticket is 30€, but children up to 5/o (including) can join in for free and for children between 6 and 12 y/o (including) the ticket will only cost 24,90€.

There will be butterbeer for sale separately, for those that don’t have a ticket but still want to have the full potterhead experience.

We advise, once again, that you must take into account that the younger potterheads ay not enjoy the tour as much if they are sleepy of if the walk proves to be too much for them.

The tour includes a “butter beer” for those with a ticket. It is made with ingredients with gluten and lactose. At the moment, there are no alternatives, but we are always looking into finding suitable solutions for the diet of all wizards. We are going to be serving two versions of “butter beer” so no one feels left out: alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

if the weather is that bad in midsummer, first of all: damn it! second of all: get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Do like Hagrid does and don’t leave the house without your pink umbrella. 

If we are forced to cancel the tour because of unforeseen extreme weather conditions, we will suggest an alternative date or a refund will be issued, through the same platform used to buy the ticket.

Yes. And if you find yourself in need of help, we’ll be there to lend a hand and get you past any obstacle in the way. 

The Howarts uniform is always suitable for any given occasion. However, keep in mind the following advice: comfortable shoes, a hat or cap, light fabrics, sunscreen and plenty of water.

Some tours will be held in English, others in Portuguese. Polyglot potterheads are at an advantage in the sense that they will be able to choose either. You should always check your ticket to be sure of the language of each tour. 

There is no limit to the purchase of tickets, but the tours do have a maximum of 5o participants each. If you have more than that number of close friends, congrats but someone will have to wait for a next time. if that’s not the case, then yes – bring all of your friends! Just remember that if you are a minor you will have to come with an adult. 

The meeting point will be at the entrance hall of Bolhão metro/subway station (this on right here). The entrance is through the intersection of Santa Maria St. with Fernandes Tomás St. or Alexandre Braga St. 

Right now, the tours are held in Portuguese and English. We are looking into expanding our offer.

Yes, please reach out to our team using the contacts listed in our page to learn more.

A TOUR THROUGH THE CITY THAT INSPIRED J.K. ROWLING

Entertainment-filled tour of iconic sites

Come join us in a Porto walking tour, with obligatory stops at Majestic and Livraria Lello, among other not so evident sites that only the biggest potterheads will be able to connect to the magical universe from the saga. If you are feeling a bit lazy and don’t feel like walking around town, just remember what happens to those who try to get in the way of adventure (Petrificus Totalus!).

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Entertainment-filled tour of iconic sites

Come join us in a Porto walking tour, with obligatory stops at Majestic and Livraria Lello, among other not so evident sites that only the biggest potterheads will be able to connect to the magical universe from the saga. If you are feeling a bit lazy and don’t feel like walking around town, just remember what happens to those who try to get in the way of adventure (Petrificus Totalus!).

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Reading passages and meeting characters from the books

Just as the school of magic wouldn’t look like anything but a dilapidated castle to the average muggle, and we know very well that it is much more than that, so could Porto be an enchanted place inhabited by your favourite characters, imagining their own narratives set on the Undefeated city. Words are, indeed, our most inexhaustible source of magic.

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Reading passages and meeting characters from the books

Just as the school of magic wouldn’t look like anything but a dilapidated castle to the average muggle, and we know very well that it is much more than that, so could Porto be an enchanted place inhabited by your favourite characters, imagining their own narratives set on the Undefeated city. Words are, indeed, our most inexhaustible source of magic.

Fun among wizards

Share experiences with other fans of the saga that know exactly how you felt when Dobby died, when Ron and Hermione finally kissed or when the Weasley twins played a prank on Headmistress Umbridge. We solemnly swear we are up to no good and we hope you are not either.

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Fun among wizards

Share experiences with other fans of the saga that know exactly how you felt when Dobby died, when Ron and Hermione finally kissed or when the Weasley twins played a prank on Headmistress Umbridge. We solemnly swear we are up to no good and we hope you are not either.

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The tour includes...

GAME FROM THE SAGA AND BUTTER BEER

The tour includes...

GAME FROM THE SAGA AND BUTTER BEER

THE 7 MOMENTS

A guided tour of Porto, passing by its emblematic monuments and locations, pointing out connections between the city, J. K. Rowling’s biography and the characters and memorable episodes from each of the seven books.

1. The Philosopher's Stone

At 26 years old, Joanne arrived at Portugal with a dream. Even though J. K. Rowling isn’t Portuguese, it was on Porto’s cafés that she, as many other writers before her, found the inspiration needed to look in the mirror and immortalize the deepest, most desperate desires of her heart on paper. At the door of J. K. Rowling’s favourite café in Porto, there’s a never-ending rush of people and music, truly a magic beyond all others. Who wouldn’t be inspired?

2. The Chamber of Secrets

The dream was born on a train and, once it was brought to a city as culturally rich as Porto, it gained a solid platform of history, literature and mythology that transcends centuries and nationalities. But there is no fact without fiction, nor people without ghosts. And this city is full of ghosts. The most important thing is to not get left behind at the station and board the journey. If you don’t make it in time there’s no need to moan; you will find that help will always be given to those who ask for it.

3. The Prisoner of Azkaban

It was in Porto that the saga’s author met her friends and fellow English teachers to whom she dedicates the third instalment of the saga. The trio had many nights out swinging by different bars in Porto that were, at the time, an escape from the prison of daily grind. However, you need to be careful at all times as the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters, and danger can be hiding where you least expect it.

4. The Goblet of Fire

Lions, eagles, snakes and badgers, the four houses meet at the school’s staircase, but are never mixed up. Only when it’s time to compete with other wizards does everyone in Hogwarts come together for the greater good. You will soon find out that in Porto there are also certain places that tell tales of resistance in the face of dictators and heroes we take our hats off to, who knew they were only as strong as they were united, as weak as they were divided.

5. The Order of the Phoenix

Beyond the well-known and internationally acclaimed Porto, there is also a city in plain sight that goes unnoticed. Secret meetings require secret hideouts where the members can gather, get their plans in order and, in the face of defeat, be reborn from the ashes; However, we are unable to elaborate any further on this: ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies.

6. The Half-Blood Prince

The Forbidden Forest is one of the most frequent backdrops of the saga, being absent only from the sixth instalment. We’ll have to make up our own story then, hiding among the trees from those who watch from the top of the tower. Beware: ever since the dementors stopped guarding Azkaban, one never knows where you risk running into one of them. Nevertheless, let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

7. The Deathly Hallows

If you had to answer a potterhead quiz, could you list all the Deathly Hallows by heart? After all this time, J.K. Rowling’s books will always be remembered for its hero crossing the path of his own death and resurrecting. With Harry, Ron and Hermione, we learned that one needs to build bridges to cross over swampy rivers. Half of this game only happens inside our head, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?

THE 7 MOMENTS

A guided tour of Porto, passing by its emblematic monuments and locations, pointing out connections between the city, J. K. Rowling’s biography and the characters and memorable episodes from each of the seven books.

1. The Philosopher's Stone

At 26 years old, Joanne arrived at Portugal with a dream. Even though J. K. Rowling isn’t Portuguese, it was on Porto’s cafés that she, as many other writers before her, found the inspiration needed to look in the mirror and immortalize the deepest, most desperate desires of her heart on paper. At the door of J. K. Rowling’s favourite café in Porto, there’s a never-ending rush of people and music, truly a magic beyond all others. Who wouldn’t be inspired?

2. The Chamber of Secrets

The dream was born on a train and, once it was brought to a city as culturally rich as Porto, it gained a solid platform of history, literature and mythology that transcends centuries and nationalities. But there is no fact without fiction, nor people without ghosts. And this city is full of ghosts. The most important thing is to not get left behind at the station and board the journey. If you don’t make it in time there’s no need to moan; you will find that help will always be given to those who ask for it.

3. The Prisoner of Azkaban

It was in Porto that the saga’s author met her friends and fellow English teachers to whom she dedicates the third instalment of the saga. The trio had many nights out swinging by different bars in Porto that were, at the time, an escape from the prison of daily grind. However, you need to be careful at all times as the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters, and danger can be hiding where you least expect it.

4. The Goblet of Fire

Lions, eagles, snakes and badgers, the four houses meet at the school’s staircase, but are never mixed up. Only when it’s time to compete with other wizards does everyone in Hogwarts come together for the greater good. You will soon find out that in Porto there are also certain places that tell tales of resistance in the face of dictators and heroes we take our hats off to, who knew they were only as strong as they were united, as weak as they were divided.

5. The Order of the Phoenix

Beyond the well-known and internationally acclaimed Porto, there is also a city in plain sight that goes unnoticed. Secret meetings require secret hideouts where the members can gather, get their plans in order and, in the face of defeat, be reborn from the ashes; However, we are unable to elaborate any further on this: ask us no questions and we’ll tell you no lies.

6. The Half-Blood Prince

The Forbidden Forest is one of the most frequent backdrops of the saga, being absent only from the sixth instalment. We’ll have to make up our own story then, hiding among the trees from those who watch from the top of the tower. Beware: ever since the dementors stopped guarding Azkaban, one never knows where you risk running into one of them. Nevertheless, let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.

7. The Deathly Hallows

If you had to answer a potterhead quiz, could you list all the Deathly Hallows by heart? After all this time, J.K. Rowling’s books will always be remembered for its hero crossing the path of his own death and resurrecting. With Harry, Ron and Hermione, we learned that one needs to build bridges to cross over swampy rivers. Half of this game only happens inside our head, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?

EXPERIENCE PORTO LIKE A TRUE WIZARD

BAIRRO DOS LIVROS AND THE EVENTS FOR POTTERHEADS

Bairro dos Livros consists on a team that is professional, dynamic and passionate about the cultural sector. Today, having been for eight years on the market, we are a brand synonymous with creative projects of great success and notoriety, firmly entrenched in the cultural and business fabric of our city and country. We didn’t choose to be the cooperative that produces events for Potterheads in Porto, we were chosen because of our love for books and because we know of the magic that throbs in them.

CHECK OUT A TV PIECE ON THE POTTERHEADS PORTO TOURS

The 31st of july is the day potter fans all over the world celebrate the birthday of the most famous wizard. Porto had two dedicated tours and it was a blast! 

more media coverage of our tours

Check out what the press had to say about our Potterheads Porto Tours:
Expresso, 11/07/2019
Jornal de Notícias29/07/2019
Antena1, 31/07/2019
TimeOut Porto, 29/07/2019
Nit, 15/07/2019
Evasões, 30/07/2019

 

what the fans had to say about the experience

“Adorei este dia! Obrigada ao Bairro dos Livros pela dedicação e imaginação incrível. Que mais eventos como este se repitam no Porto. ” – Cute Study 

BAIRRO DOS LIVROS AND THE EVENTS FOR POTTERHEADS

Bairro dos Livros consists on a team that is professional, dynamic and passionate about the cultural sector. Today, having been for eight years on the market, we are a brand synonymous with creative projects of great success and notoriety, firmly entrenched in the cultural and business fabric of our city and country. We didn’t choose to be the cooperative that produces events for potterheads in Porto, we were chosen because of our love for books and because we know of the magic that throbs in them.

CHECK OUT A TV PIECE ON THE POTTERHEADS PORTO TOURS

The 31st of july is the day potter fans all over the world celebrate the birthday of the most famous wizard. Porto had two dedicated tours and it was a blast! 

more media coverage of our tours

Check out what the press had to say about our Potterheads Porto Tours:
Expresso, 11/07/2019
Jornal de Notícias29/07/2019
Antena1, 31/07/2019
TimeOut Porto, 29/07/2019
Nit, 15/07/2019
Evasões, 30/07/2019

WHAT THE FANS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE​

“Adorei este dia! Obrigada ao Bairro dos Livros pela dedicação e imaginação incrível. Que mais eventos como este se repitam no Porto. ” – Cute Study 

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