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The Worst Tours

Praca do Marques de Pombal, Porto 4200, Portugal
+351 924 312 575
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Urban tour with insight

The back lanes, the empty shopping center which is now a rehearsal and studio venue for bands, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tracy M
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Best Worst Tour

My two teens and I had a most interesting and enjoyable morning with Pedro as our informative and... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
wendyfreedom51
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Porto, Portugal
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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!!
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“real porto” (16 reviews)
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Praca do Marques de Pombal, Porto 4200, Portugal
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+351 924 312 575
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"real porto"
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"urban planning"
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"thought provoking"
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"modern cities"
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"disused railway line"
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"economic history"
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"tourist map"
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"graffiti art"
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"eye opening tour"
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"ford factory"
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"left field"
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"walking tour"
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"fascinating insight"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The back lanes, the empty shopping center which is now a rehearsal and studio venue for bands, the ‘islands’ of what was once workers’ housing, abandoned factories and a walk along train tracks high above the river Douro - what a fantastic tour of behind-the-scenes...More

Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

My two teens and I had a most interesting and enjoyable morning with Pedro as our informative and fun guide. We enjoyed how he took us to different unique spots of the city and had such an in-depth grasp of many different areas of politics,...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We had a great tour through parts of town where the usual tourist don't really go. Pedro knows a lot about the history of Porto, its buildings, the people, daily life and he likes to have talks and discussion - all in a friendly way...More

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Pedro was a brilliant tour guide, very friendly and knowledgeable. He gave a fascinating perspective into the evolving history and architecture of Porto - a completely unique experience, unlike any other ‘touristy’ tour that I have been on; he will take you behind the scenes...More

1  Thank Y4424MYrobert
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

It’s a curious concept and a very interesting experience to enjoy a tour shedding light for the tourist on the challenges and possibilities that a city like Porto is facing. It supplies the missing pieces of the jigsaw for travellers who want to get to...More

1  Thank JandBPGB
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The other five-star reviews sum it up well. A thought provoking walk full of places I otherwise wouldn't see and ideas I otherwise wouldn't get to discuss on a vacation. And plenty of fun in the process. The walks *are* long (with a coffee break)...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

The big takeaway for me was "How can we tourists do our thing without being part of the problem?" Not that we have figured it out, but we really got some insight into the growth of this city from an architect's point of view. Also,...More

2  Thank kayaklady2
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The concept of Worst Tours is different - not about check marking all the sightseeing places and get a history lesson, but show you how Porto has developed during the years, what influence architecture has and the influence of the recent economic crisis and growing...More

1  Thank GSPhoney
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

The Worst Tours with Pedro was one of the highlights of our trip to Porto. Pedro was passionate, energetic, friendly and funny as he guided us around a Porto that we would not have known about without him. It was an invaluable experience to having...More

Thank CyclingReader
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

This was an amazing tour. I learned so much about the history and development of Porto and how it impacts on what you see as you walk around. It lasted for six hours (with a beer/coffee break) - and is free. You can make a...More

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drleanna
24 August 2016|
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Response from Bernadette O | Reviewed this property |
I contacted them via email - my tour left from near fountain at Marquis station around 3pm - sorry if I'm too late for you !!
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RKTrip1
14 August 2016|
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Response from Zingho | Reviewed this property |
Hi Robin, We were a group of four and I paid €50 for our tour. Our guide, Gui, said that it was too much but I thought it was reasonable. Our tour was eye-opening and we were happy to support a group of devoted... More
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Dafydd3
10 March 2016|
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We went in March! But thanks anyway. I think we tipped £50 also actually.
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