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The Worst Tours
Ranked #15 of 174 Tours in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 2013 - Austerity Killed the economy. 3 out of work architects facing sudden economic destruction refuse leaving Porto and decide to open an unlikelly walking-tours-agency - Architecture, History, Politics, Urbanism, Slow food, and Hearsay. 'these are not the guides you were looking for'... but now that you found us, book a tour!!
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We really enjoyed that tour around Porto! Thanks to Gui we could see nice and uncommon spots in the city. The tour was more like conversation about all issues connected with life in Porto and also Portugal country. Gui had a vast knowledge about politics and economy too which made the tour even more special.

We highly recommend that tour to everyone who would like to spend couple of hours in Porto walking around and listening to true interesting stories.

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

A portuguese friend of mine told me about the tour, and when I read the description, I thought it was exactly what I was looking for.

I usually explore cities I’ve never visited by walking around randomly and aimlessly, often stumbling upon random interesting sites. This tour takes you to (seemingly) random places, with the added benefit of actually explaining what you’re seeing, and how it got that way.

The tour had a fairly set route (a mix of several of the tours offered), but was very flexible to change when something else interesting came along. The tour was thorough, in-depth, insightful, and entertaining (even in the rain!) and helped me get a much better understanding of Porto.

I highly recommend taking the best “worst” tour in Porto.

1  Thank Sven K
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Young architects propose you their own guided tour of the town and reveal the underside of the postcard : hidden treasures, forgoten paths, but also the devastating effect of the economical crisis....
Un unforgettable experiment we wanted to share to support them : we learned so much in one afternoon and we had such a good time, following Guy in her city !

Thank Mariana2406
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

These guys are different. They are different from all the "normal" tourist guides by... everything.
They are different from the "unprofessional" free and pseudo-free tours because they are... professional.

Our guide, Pedro, was a professional architect with a passion for his city. Do you think anyone can have a bigger passion and love for their city than architects? Well, maybe poets, but poets' love is transient whereas architect's love is everlasting.

In his bag Pedro had a folder with clipouts of old papers, copies of books and extracts from scholarly research. The folder was shuffled all the time, revealing the history of the city, ideas behind urban planning and current developments. All this expanded our view of Porto.

Pedro brings your attention to the details you would never see otherwise, he shows exciting parts of the city that are not on the map in Lonely Planet. This city of Porto story is spiced by the socioeconomic, political and historic discussion.

This tour has more in common with talking to a tipsy philosophy prof in a bar rather than organised tourist grazing. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Roman L
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