Porto Expat Tour


Discover what it’s really like to live as an expat or digital nomad in Porto!

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Tour Overview

Are you thinking about moving to Porto in the near future? Did you recently move to Porto and want to feel settled in the city?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this is the tour for you!

The goal of this tour is to help you understand what your life will actually be like in Porto as an expat or digital nomad, so please understand that it will be very different from tourist sightseeing tours.

During this 2.5-hour tour, Expat Empire founder David McNeill will walk with you through some of the most popular expat neighborhoods in Porto so you can get a feel for the areas that you would be most interested in living in. He’ll point out important landmarks and locations along the way to help you get oriented.

You can take a break at a cafe midway through the walk to enjoy a free coffee, tea, water, or soda and ask any questions you have about the city or country to David. He will answer all your questions about moving to Portugal and living in Porto while sharing valuable insights and guidance to help you avoid the challenges that come with getting settled in the country!

Topics Covered

Some of the topics David can provide advice on include:

  • Immigration routes to Portugal (D7 Visas, D2 Visas, Golden Visas, Digital Nomad Visas, and more)
  • Real estate market for rent and purchase
  • Registering for the public healthcare system
  • Health insurance
  • Public transportation options
  • Nightlife in Porto
  • How to make friends in Porto
  • Learning Portuguese
  • Relocating your pets to Portugal
  • Banking and opening bank accounts as a foreigner
  • Cost of living in Portugal

… and anything else you want to know about!

Reservations: Tours start at 10:00 am and end around 12:30 pm. If you require a different time, please get in touch with us before purchasing so we can confirm our availability. Please purchase this service and reserve your tour date at least 1 business day in advance.


  • The tour price includes a private guide, one free coffee/tea/water/soda per attendee at the cafe, and a post-tour email with more information about living and traveling in Porto. It does not include hotel pick-up or drop-off, alcoholic drinks, or snacks.
  • There are two variations of this tour – 1) Downtown Porto and 2) Matosinhos and Foz do Douro. The Matosinhos tour is more expensive due to the additional travel time required.
  • While we have standard tour routes, we can also customize them, so if you want to visit particular neighborhoods or have other tour-related requests, please get in touch with us before purchasing. After purchasing this service, you will also be able to submit a tour questionnaire with your customization requests, but please understand that this questionnaire must be submitted at least 3 business days in advance of your tour date and that we will not be able to accommodate all requests.
  • Please know that we may not be able to accommodate last-minute reservations, so it’s best to book your tour date as far in advance as possible.