Join our British Porto tour and find out why you feel strangely at home in Porto!
Portugal and England are tied by one of the oldest political alliances in the world. Throughout time this bond permitted Porto to permanently have an English community living in the city, and its presence was felt, and still is, in many aspects of everyday life. This is why this British Porto tour is for you!
Discover the origin and the role of this community that helped shape the future of the country many times.
The British fought side by side with Portugal over wars against mutual enemies, had strong commercial connections and were also responsible for creating and developing the Porto wine business. From the Royal Wedding of our King D. João I with the British princess Philippa of Lancaster that took place in the city, to habits such as drinking tea or Port, this walking tour will show you how strong the British Heritage is felt in Porto!
Book this Porto British tour and walk around Porto discovering organizations, churches and cemeteries, gentleman clubs, learn about the work of famous english architects and other prominent British that left an indelible mark in the city and helped “shaping” the landscape of Porto. Learn where they lived, worked, studied and had socialized.
Get to know the most famous British personalities over centuries in Porto and how the community contributes nowadays for an emergent rebirth of this vibrant city!
- Local expert guide
- Amazing views
- Alternative route
- First Crusades
- Henry, grandson of the Duke of Lancaster
- English cemetery
- Old English Club of Porto
- Anglican Church
- Taylor’s Port
- The Methuen Treaty
- Baron José James Forrester
- New Street of the English (The Rua Nova dos Ingleses)
- architect Barry Parker
- Guided Tour
- Visit in English, Spanish or Portuguese
- Casa Tait