The 10 Best Photography Tours in Northern Portugal, Portugal

February 23, 2022 Nicolette Lion

Brimming with both history and natural wonder, Northern Portugal is home to Porto, the city that gave the country its name, as well as the important ancient town of Braga. Also here is Peneda-Gerês, Portugal’s only national park, a gorgeous wilderness area of mountains, gorges, water features and wildlife. Many picturesque villages and manor houses dot the countryside. Two areas are UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alto Douro Wine Region, and the Paleolithic rock art in the Côa Valley.
Restaurants in Northern Portugal

1. Authentic Douro Valley - small-Group Tour (Max 6)

Oporto & Douro Moments
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We will take you to those places that only a local knows. Discover the astonishing landscapes of the Douro Valley with an expert guide and a small group tour until 6 people and only one language. Visit 2 different/small family Quintas/Wineries,where you will taste some of the great Douro DOC wines, as well as tawny and ruby ports. Discover Douro gastronomy in a beautiful scenery and make a river cruise in the traditional boats used to transport port wine to the cellars in Gaia. Here, at Pinhão, in the heart of Douro Valley, you will be able to admire the old terraces along the windy roads and have the opportunity to take photos in wonderful viewpoints. Get to know the locals and relax while finding unforgettable small villages on the way. We guarantee you won't feel the pressure to leave. A new experience to your senses!

Inclusions: Guiding visit and wine tastings, Expert driver/guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Small-group tour (6 people), Only 1 language guarantee, River cruise, Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Lunch at the winery (you will choose à la carte according to your interests), Gratuities

Reviewed By markgK7184CS

We had an unusual custom tour that had to be done over the internet because of travel restrictions. Oporto Moments were wonderful. They were quick to respond to our questions, they were pro-active in making arrangements. Very happy we found them.

2. Photo Shoot through the most beautiful spots of Porto

Tower of Clerics, Torre dos Clérigos, 4050-151 Porto, Portugal En Passant Photography
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Do you know those moments that you wanted to last forever? A family trip, a honeymoon, the first trip alone, a encounter with whom we love or an encounter with ourselves? Well I'll tell you: there is a "magic formula" that is called photography and, with it, we can perpetuate those moments that don't come back. Let's walk the streets of Porto, make amazing photos and share a unique experience. If you've never taken part in a photo shoot before, I can help you look natural and feel comfortable in front of the camera. And look, there's no need to worry or feel embarrassed about participating in the group experience. They are just normal people wanting good photos. ***This experience is private and if you come as a family, groups of up to 4 people or as a couple, you only need to reserve ONE place. If you have any questions, please, contact me :)

Inclusions: High resolution edited photos

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3. Photo Tour

Porto Cathedral, Terreiro da Sé, 4050-573 Porto, Portugal Oldtour
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Come see and photograph the Historical Centre of the old city of Porto and the city of Gaia in a different way, returning to the beginning of the 20th century, through replicas of the Ford T! The purpose of this tour is to offer you the opportunity to know and photograph reference points and beautiful landscapes of one of the oldest cities in Portugal.

Inclusions: Private transportation, Local Guide, WiFi on board

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Reviewed By nashadoh

Carlos is a great Tour guide, friendly well spoken and showed us around well. I can always recommend OLDTOUR. And if Carlos is ur tour guide u feel at home. Thanks Carlos and oldtour Nash/Geert Amsterdam

4. Douro as you´ve never seen!

Grapeland Adventure and Tourism
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It is an activity that is performed in a way that escapes the mainstream circuit, escaping the most known circuits, making the experience unique and completely different. Accompanied by local guides, profoundly knowledgeable of the region's traditions and customs,

Inclusions: Gourmet, traditional or picnic, Private transportation, Wine tastings

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5. Peneda-Gerês National Park - Nature & Tastings -

Welcomer Tours of Portuguese Authenticity
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It’s amazing how people adapt to the fascinating grandeur of Nature in this inspiring Nacional Park of Peneda-Gerês. Expect an enjoyable day diving into fantastic lagoons that will bring back that childlike wonder into your eyes and also partake in the tasting of the regional dishes in a delightful family environment. Together we will make a toast to life!

Inclusions: Coffee and/or Tea, Lunch, A tasty evening in a cosy family business!, Private transportation, Air-conditioned vehicle, Water & Free internet while on board., Car with infant-child car seat up to 12 years of age and stroller., Civil liability and personal injury insurance., All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Dinner, Excludes all else that is not stipulated in the Terms and Conditions of the Tour.

6. Shepherd's Trail

4880 Mondim de Basto, Portugal PorTrilhos
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With each passing day there are lost traditions and stories that are no longer told. For those who want to hear and share memories with our Shepherd, we have organized a walk where they will accompany you with your herd, have direct contact with the animals and hear amazing stories told in the first person. Along the way you will also have the opportunity to see the magnificent Cascades of Fisgas de Ermelo, the largest in the Iberian Peninsula. And if the temperature invites you, you can still dive in the refreshing Ergas Sea Ponds. A true emersive experience in local culture and cuisine.

Inclusions: At the beginning of the experience there is room for coffee and regional sweets. In the end we will make a Farnel of the Shepherd who will be lunch always accompanied with Vinho Verde from the Basto Region., Personal Accident Insurance

Exclusions: Extra breakfast and lunch reinforcements are not included., Private transportation

7. Porto Photo Private Tour

Private Tours Porto

We make the pick-up in your Hotel/Apartment in our Mercedes C220, during 2 hours you will visit the city and you can take your own photos, by the historic center, the little streets, have 4 stops: 1 Lello Library and Clerigos Tower 2 S. Bento Station and the Ardina Sculpture 3 The Cathedral and 2nd stage of D. Luís Bridge 4 Ribeira Pier and 1st stage of D. Luís Bridge

Inclusions: Hotel pickup, Private tour

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Lunch

Reviewed By Lgw313

Francisco met us at our boat. He couldn’t have been nicer. Drove us to meet Louis, our Tuk-Tuk driver who took us on a 90 minute tour of the city. We went to small neighborhoods and Louis gave us the history and sense of everyday life in Porto. We had been to the cathedral in the past so he suggested the railroad station. There we saw the most beautiful murals of hand painted tiles. I was mesmerized by the detail. Louis explained what these murals represented. Francisco than picked us up and we were off to the Mercado Market in Matosinhos for a delicious lunch where we picked out our fish and then dined on a delicious meal right in the market. Great local experience and wonderful food and service.

8. Tour Paiva Walkways - 1 Day from Lisbon

Angel Tours

Someone nicknamed Aveiro as “the Portuguese Venice”! We prefer to call it the city of Art Nouveau. Aveiro is a city of singular beauty. It is located by the sea and the river, with its canals and the traditional boats called “moliceiros”, fulfill the city with a unique and colorful beauty. Aveiro is charm! The Paiva Walkways is an 8 km boardwalk through ruggedly beautiful scenery in Arouca Geopark. Zig-zagging down rocky hillsides, hugging cliff faces and winding along the left bank of the Paiva river; The Paiva Walkaways were the winner of the World Travel Awards 2016 for the Most Innovative Project in Europe and Europe’s Leading Tourism Development Project 2017. Arouca Geopark is recognized by UNESCO as a Geological Heritage of Humanity

Inclusions: Transport by air-conditioned , Entrance fees to Paiva Walkways, Bottled water, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private tour

Exclusions: Lunch, Gratuities (optional)

Reviewed By Extraordinary181760

We had booked this trip months ago and were not sure what to expect. It was expected to be a small group and really lucked out when it turned out to be just the 2 of us!. We had the best driver Celso Araujo with his very confortable BMW and our very knowledgeable, polite and professional guide Gonzalo Murta. Celso was very cautious of the road as he drove us while Gonzalo gave us a very detailed history of how Portugal came to be throughout the years of wars and conquests, very impressive!. He really knew his stuff. Once in Porto we had of course a porto wine tasting which was included in our tour and it was really very interesting. Afterwards we had lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant(delicious) and then on to a 50 minutes river cruise also included in our tour. We walked the town as Gonzalo pointed out most of its landmarks, did some souvenir shopping and returned to the car which Celso had at the ready!. This was a very pleasant, informative and enjoyable tour. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to spend a great day in Porto. Hopefully you too luck out and get to meet Gonzalo and Celso!. They were amazing!!. ????????

9. Vacation Photographer in Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo, Portugal Localgrapher

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in Viana do Castelo to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Viana do Castelo vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Viana do Castelo has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!

Inclusions: A photo session for your party only, The best locations, outfits and other recommendations, Receive edited HD pictures within 4 work days, 100% money back satisfaction guarantee

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Reviewed By just_gavin_here

We booked a Localgrapher for a couples shoot in Arizona. The results were okay at best, and we regretted not seeking out an established local in the area. For the price, we received 60 very average choices and the ability to select 35 shots. We couldn’t even find 35 framed correctly. The localgrapher website is also a joke which requires a youtube video to figure out. The UI is terrible and the photos will disappear rapidly so do not wait to download (set aside a couple hours - that’s how bad it is). But really, just avoid. Hire someone directly.

10. Vacation Photographer in Porto

Porto, Portugal Localgrapher

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in Porto to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Porto vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Porto has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!

Inclusions: A photo session for your party only, The best locations, outfits and other recommendations, Receive edited HD pictures within 4 work days, 100% money back satisfaction guarantee

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Reviewed By just_gavin_here

We booked a Localgrapher for a couples shoot in Arizona. The results were okay at best, and we regretted not seeking out an established local in the area. For the price, we received 60 very average choices and the ability to select 35 shots. We couldn’t even find 35 framed correctly. The localgrapher website is also a joke which requires a youtube video to figure out. The UI is terrible and the photos will disappear rapidly so do not wait to download (set aside a couple hours - that’s how bad it is). But really, just avoid. Hire someone directly.

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