Guided Tours

Porto and North are now an international brand. From here Talkie-Walkie plans a set of travelling from Portugal to Iberian Peninsula. Each tour is inspired on different perspectives that brings (e)motion to the journey. 

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1 City 3 Pritzkers

From 1750 to our days, Porto has always been a city where international architects left their print. Nasoni pointed the sky with the Clérigos Tower and Eiffel linked Douro River's banks with a steel bridge.
This tour, escorted by an architect from the Talkie Walkie team will lead the visitant trough modern architecture.
The Serralves Contemporary Art Museum, Torre do Burgo and Casa da Música are buildings signed by the three Pritzkers Prize Laureates: Álvaro Siza, Souto de Moura and Rem Koolhaas.

    




[O]Porto & England - Portugal in the making

Co-curated with ANNO - The Splendor of Northern Portugal (Raúl Pereira)

A tour around Porto's historical center focusing on the role of British presence in the city and the importance of the Anglo-Portuguese alliance along the centuries. A true story about the friendship between two old countries, narrated while staring at places of great beauty and historical significance, at heroes, remembering battles and wars, disasters, treason and literature. One must also keep in mind the ambrosia carried from the mountains down the river, the nectar that made the British fall in love with Northern Portugal.

    




Atlantic Coast

"Oh salty sea, how much of your salt, are tears of Portugal!" in Portuguese Sea by Fernando Pessoa
Viana do Castelo, Vila do Conde, Aveiro and Ílhavo are all seaside cities, their urban evolution can be seen by the Vauban style fortifications built in the 17th century, by the fishermen's houses and by the best offer of grilled fish in the world.
More recently the seaside has been urbanely requalified with cultural centres design by renowned architects and ecological routes with fluvial and dunar landscapes.

    




Porto Photo Tour

Photographic experience stroll in the Atlantic seaside. This workshop is a walk through the historic fisherman’s neighbourhood and the old harbour, its renaissance forts and baroque churches. Visit the seaside and beaches were wealthy English families built their villas in the early XXth century. There will be enough time to witness the more recent urban transformations, where the city park meets the sea and to see the sculpture known as “Jellyfish”, from the American artist, Janet Echelman.

    




Pastry Party Tour

Let’s celebrate together with ancient convent’s pastry and trendy cake designers! We’ll unveil delightful secrets in each corner of the historical cafes and chocolate shops and have a toast at the local Champagnerie. The day will finish with a confectionery workshop in Rosa et Al - TownHouse.

    




Arts & Books Tour

Since the XIXth century, Porto became an important literary centre for the Romanticism style. Camilo Castelo Branco is the most known writer from that period. Today, Porto is considered an important European art and architecture centre. Through visits from old books shop to modern art galleries, we propose an unusual way to discover the city and its historical secrets.

    




Douro Archiwine Tour

During a wine tasting you comment the wine's complexity, appreciate its character and admire its colour.
The same thing happens when you truly experience architecture.
"Douro Archiwine" tour offers in each wine tasting a different landscape as well as author's architecture from the baroque era to the present day.
Enjoy a boat ride through Douro river and visit one of the most magnificent landscapes of the Douro Wine Region with a visit to Foz Côa Museum. End your tour with a train ride whilst you listen to poems by Miguel Torga, an author of the region.

    




New Old – Braga & Guimarães Heritage

We say that Portugal was born in Guimarães, and Braga is where Portugal prays.
Today, these two cities, 30 minutes far from Porto are much more than that!
Guimarães is UNESCO Heritage, it has an handsome medieval center and an International Art Center with a collection from José de Guimarães. Braga it has the Bom-Jesus Baroque Sanctuary, an expected art gallery Mário Sequeira and the Stadium projected by Souto de Moura.

    




Aveiro

Aveiro is one of the main Portuguese cities of the north coast, marked by its gastronomy and the presence of a saltwater estuary, which has given it over the years traditions associated with its use and a natural environment of its own.
It is also characterized by the abundance of architecture works of Art Nouveau, and has a good amount of projects of contemporary architects, many of which give life to the university pole of this city. There are contributions by Álvaro Siza Vieira, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Adalberto Dias, Joaquim Morais Oliveira, Victor Figueiredo, Carrilho da Graça and Aires Mateus. The buildings present in this pole give the city a particular presence in the panorama of Portuguese architecture. Here the unity of the spaces is guaranteed by the regular placement of the various buildings (with slight exceptions) guided by a central distribution square. The use of identical hights and similar materials reinforces this overall cohesion.
Closer to the beach is the city of Ílhavo where it is also possible to visit a good number of works of renown Portuguese architects, mainly from the ARX Portugal duo from Lisbon, and Ilídio Ramos.
    




Coimbra Tour

Once upon a time there was Conímbriga, a prosperous Roman town, which existed thanks to the Lusitanian peace from II B.C. to the decline of IV A.D. Until one day, the Sueves plundered and almost destroyed Conímbriga and some settlers moved north to create what is now known as Coimbra. Coimbra was occupied by the Moors till the VIII century, and only became fully Christian by the end of the XI century.