Introductory Walking Tour of Porto
Tiles, Train Stations and the Porto Cathedral
Waterside and Ribeira
José was born in Porto where he has lived most of his lifetime. His connection to Porto and Douro wine dates to 2004, when he started working as a tour guide at the Sandeman and Offley Porto Wine Cellars. He has published several papers about Wine History in Northern Portugal. He is a Fellow of the Portuguese Association for the History of Wine. He is a Graduate in History and holds a master in Tourism and Regional Development. He is also a researcher of heritage tourism performed in Portuguese Manor Houses. He has completed his PhD in 2016. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Tomar. During his career he teached, among other disciplines, History of Art, General History of Civilization and Portuguese Cultural History. So, alongside with his knowledge of Porto and Douro’s Wine History, he is also an enthusiast of Porto’s historical roots, and he is keen show you the city’s most hidden secrets.
Nadia was born in Porto and has studied both in Portugal and in India, for her Masters thesis. She has a Masters in History of Art, Heritage and Cultural Tourism. Digging into Porto history became a pursuit and spreading its uniqueness a hobby. With a small group of friends and family, she started to put into practice her knowledge and later she took the chance to do it with foreign visitors. Her curious and inquisitive personality allows her to discuss wide-ranging topics when it comes to Porto: Medieval, Romantic, Jewish and Contemporary.
Constança studied Modern Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto, later completing her MA in Text and Performance Studies with Distinction at King's College London and RADA. Her artistic training covers a wide range of areas, theatre criticism included. She is most often commissioned translations, dramaturgical adaptations and essays, both for the National Theatre and for independent theatre companies. A keen traveller and photographer, whether in Poland or Crete, Constança loves to mesh with the local ways of being while keeping her eye out for the uncanny, hidden beauty of each place. Born and raised in Porto, she's an entertaining insider who's willing to share what she loves and knows best about her city.
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