It was recently inaugurated what promises to be one of the great attractions in Portugal in 2021. The 516 Arouca Pedestrian Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in the world, integrated in the already famous Passadiços do Paiva, is a fantastic work that promises to attract the interest of many visitors. We went there and were

This report on portuguese TV, gives a “sniff” of what Pictury Photo Tours can offer, not only in the city of Porto, but in any destination in Portugal. From 1/2 day to 1 day photo tours in Porto, or 1 day photo tours in nearby destinations, but, even better, a Custom Made Photo Tour wherever you want in

Pictury Photo Tours in Portugal is back. Now that Portugal is beginning to open its wonders to the world, after the critical period of the Covid-19 pandemic, here we are ready for you to recover Portugal’s (re)discovery through private photographic tours and travels and tailored to your expectations. Porto, Lisbon, Douro Valley, Ria de Aveiro,

In this interview with the legendary photographer Robert Holmes, Bob was very kind to mention me and the moments that we work together in Porto and Angeiras fishermen harbor last November.

In 2019, the charming city of Porto continued to deserve our special attention with dozens of day and night tours with guests from around the world. But this year also allowed to travel to other destinations also in Portugal. Lisbon, Sintra, Obidos, Coimbra, Aveiro and the Douro Valley to name a few. Was an opportunity

A beautiful journey through Portugal waits for you in the magnificent Douro Valley, situated 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of the Porto city. Amongst all the vineyards in the region, the oldest demarcated area around the world, Douro Valley paints an exceptional and absolutely lovely landscape.  The cultural and architectural heritage, the wines and food

PORTO … Strong Feeling! And… in the end, that big group of photography lovers, some who repeated, some friends, but mostly strangers gave a round of applause. Worth it!   Thank you all for your company, good mood and being so genuine in your thanks, my husband deserves it. We start the photowalk in New

Hi, It is already on October 5 that will be held in Porto, the PORTO CAN’T MISS IT Worldwide Photowalk, organized and led by the portuguese photographer José Manuel Santos. This Photowalk is FREE but you must register here because the number of places is limited. It is included in the 12th edition of what

The popular feasts of S. João are arriving to Porto on June 24. It is a unique opportunity to live an exceptional day with photographs of unique moments of celebration and fun having as one of the highest moments the fireworks from the river Douro and the bridge Luis I.

It was a big success the first Harry’s Fisch (from Nomad Photo Expedition) trip to Portugal. Harry invited me to organize his first trip to Portugal that took us to Lisbon – a big thank you to Miguel Helfrich from Lisbon Photo for helping me to prepare this part of the trip – Sintra, Óbidos, Coimbra

10 Tips To Help You Travel Together Without Killing Each Other BY SUSAN PORTNOY I invite you to take a look to this very interesting and useful article by the stunning travel photographer Susan Portnoy in her website The Insatiable Traveler, and take the opportunity to delight with Susan’s photos and follow on her must-see photography

Harry Fisch scouting in Porto   I was invited by the spanish travel photographer Harry Fisch, to help him to build the extension to Portugal of his first – SPAIN – From an insider’s point of view. A Very. Special. Trip – a Nomad Photo Expedition organization in April and May 2019. This two events are almost

Especially dedicated to traveling with family, this article from my friend Eric Stoen, also a fantastic photographer, on his popular blog Travel Babbo is fantastic. I hope to see Porto and Portugal soon in his list, because I am sure he and his family will love it. Good Travels!

Ryan, a nice young South Korean guy, had a dream and came to Portugal to realize it. He wanted to surprise his girlfriend Jolly with a surprise wedding proposal in a unique place in the world and chose Porto to do so. But, because he did not know the city yet, he needed help, so

Solidarity Photo Tour in Porto with Operação Nariz Vermelho. Join us in this solidarity event in this charming city with José Manuel Santos as Photo Tour Líder. See more in: https://www.facebook.com/events/205647020359661/

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Mary & Kin, a couple from Vancouver, Canada, they wanted to see as much as possible when they were passing through Porto. Unfortunately Mary had a problem with her knee that caused some difficulty to walk. But we did not want them to lose anything to see in Porto, and from there, we spoke with

Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk 2018 had an amazing turnout with over 900 walks worldwide and well over 15,000 walkers. Here in Porto, José Manuel Santos, Pictury Photo Tours leader, organized the Porto Can’t Miss It! Worldwide Photowalk with more than 40 photographers. This photowalk started in Passeio das Virtudes viewpoint, crossed the romantic Jardim das

By Elizabeth Gray If you’re like me, you’ve planned a trip, had visions of coming home with an SD card full of National Geographic images, but ended up with a hard drive full of vacation snapshots. What can you do to better prepare for a trip when you really want to spend some quality time

Announcing Scott Kelby’s 11th Worldwide Photowalk®, the world’s largest Photowalk. The event is happening October 6, 2018 in thousands of cities all over the world. I invite you to come to the one that I’ll leader in Porto city.   See here the details: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/porto-cant-miss-it/

What a wonderful day with my guest Rachel Garnick! This moments of pure joy is the most important reason that we exist. See for yourself. Porto, Can’t Miss It!  

One year later, during the S. João popular feast in Porto, there is the reencounter between two Josés, Santos (me) and Castelo, the man who made the “cascade” of “Ilha do Senhor Doutor”, on Rua de S. Vitor (which has the largest number of “islands” in the city). The moment is surprising, even for me, because

“Bem hajam!” (This expression so Portuguese and so little used is my favorite to thank). I can not help but write a few words after this tour that despite the rain (and, maybe, so) went so well. All the participants maintained their good mood and joy, as if it were a radiant sun. I felt

Of course, there can’t be only 7 reasons to visit and photograph Porto. There are so many and so good reasons that it was not possible here and now to list them all. It is, therefore, that we suggest “only” these 7 that already justify a visit that is a delight not only for photographers as for

What my dearest friend and famous photographer Trey Ratcliff says about Porto… (and Pictury Photo Tours!) Last year, our 80 Stays tour around the world took us to beautiful Porto, Portugal! My friend Jose took us all around… Publicado por Trey Ratcliff em Quarta-feira, 2 de maio de 2018

Pictury Photo Tours is crossing borders in the company of my friends Ugo Cei from Italy and Ralph Velasco from the USA, great photographers and Photo Tour international leaders who have been kind enough to interview me recently. You can listen below and follow us at www.picturyphototours.com TTIM 126 – José Manuel Santos in Porto

So says Sérgio Godinho’s song, singer-songwriter of Porto that I admire. Music is part of our lives, has an extraordinary effect on the awakening of emotions and the words sung in Portuguese are blessed. Today I write with a peace and a feeling that from now everything will go well. It feels so good …

Another sweet dawn and I’m sure that I will have a very well spent day and it will end in the best way, to see another theater play. Today our tour will be to the cradle of the nation, the city of Guimarães. For those who are lovers of the country, of this wonderful Portugal,

Nothing better than getting up in the morning with the joy of thinking that the end of the day will be toasted with another play, Cheers to the Theater (on this day that is his I have to celebrate it)! Thus, we have a good excuse to go early to Braga and enjoy the day

Oporto’s Winter Sun From the narrow balcony I feel the sun invade me. With eyes closed I see this beautiful city. The tower, of Teixeira de Pascoaes, arises proudly: “Oporto squeezed up”.   We descend the precious staircase lined with stained glass that leads to the street. Let’s start our crusade of accidental tourists. First

The choice of the winning city never has been so unanimous among travellers from all other the world. It is with the votes of worldwide travellers from 174 countries that Porto wins this European title again for the third time (2012, 2014, 2017). Travellers from the USA, the United Kingdom, France, Denmark, South-Africa, South Korea,

Once upon a time… get ready; I will try to tell our story of many years traveling around the country, one that was once so deep that no one could be seen. Now, it remains isolated, but despite everything, more known and accessible. I hope you like it because this cannot be done in a