- 4-hour Porto food tour led by an expert local guide
- Learn about the history of Portuguese cuisine on a walk around town
- Sample traditional Portuguese dishes like the Francesinha sandwich and chamuça pastry
- Visit Café Majestic where Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is said to have been written
- Stroll through some of Porto’s best-looking neighborhoods like the historic Riberia district
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Porto overviewPhoto by: Anne S
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- Traditional codfish cakesPhoto by: Kalvin L
- Jackie Sid and PagePhoto by: Mark M
- Trip to Train StationPhoto by: Cynthia P
- Wine tasting in a family ...Photo by: Cynthia P
- Octopus Salad,Photo by: Anne S
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- Lion Square, or Gomes ...Photo by: Anne S
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What You Can Expect
Wander along cobblestone roads to the stunning Café Majestic. See its ornate decor and detailed chandeliers. Relax here and try a delectable Portuguese custard tart as you gaze at the intricately carved wooden archways. Listen as your guide gossips about J.K. Rowling writing parts of “Harry Potter” and the “Philosopher’s Stone” here. Then, savor a bolinhos e punheta de bacalhau, a classic Portuguese cod fishcake.
Next, walk to Restaurante Regaleira and loosen your belt for their award-winning Francesinha. Indulge this over-the-top sandwich filled with ham, sausage and steak. Adapted from the French croque-monsieur, this snack creation is not complete without melting cheese over the bready outside and covering it in a thick beer and and tomato sauce. Served with chips, grab plenty of napkins and dig in!
After you’ve tasted a spicy samosa-like pastry called a chamuça pull-up a seat for a Port wine and regional olive oil tasting. Learn about northern Portugal’s famous Douro Valley which produces the grapes of this famous fortified wine. Then, take a break from your taste buds with a trip to the charming Riberia neighborhood home of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Riberia Square. Walk off your food coma along Flores Street and observe elegant architecture as your four hour food and wine tour comes to a close. Wish your guide a farewell at Vila Nova de Gaia in the center of town.
This tour was fantastic - Sid, the local guide, really felt like a friend, and my husband and I had a great time spending the afternoon walking around the city with him. We were both defeated by the franchesinha, haha! It was exactly what we were looking for, he took us to places we would not have found on our own.
I booked this tour the same week I headed to Porto and was really happy with everything about it except the rain :. The gorgeous Virginia is a wonderful ambassador for the sights, food and wine of this beautiful city and it was great value. I thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Porto!
BEST trip EVER!!! Our tour guide was wonderful and the entire group really enjoyed themselves! A
Had a great tour with Virginia. She was very informative and took us to places we wouldn't have found on our own. The food and wine was fantastic especially the port tasting. Would recommend to anyone visiting Porto.
This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Portugal. Sid, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and really made the tour interesting. This tour is incredible value for the cost and we enjoyed full portions of a lot Porto's best known snacks and drinks. Highly recommended!!!
Our tour guide Sid was amazing. Would highly recommend it
Incredible tour for the experience, deliciousness and value for money - once again all down to our tour guide Sid, who we also had for the Porto Segway Tour provided by the same company. I also could not recommend this tour highly enough, as it provides you with the time to truly get to know the city from your tour guide, all while sitting comfortably eating delicious food and sampling excellent wine.
We sampled many traditional dishes during the course of the tour, which included: a custard tart covered in cinnamon, codfish cakes washed down with a shot of Eduardino a traditional Porto drink and the Francesinha, a packed meat sandwich covered in cheese and a fried egg with chips and spicy sauce.
Wine and cheese was also sampled at a local wine shop, with the locals there also incredibly friendly and happy to divulge information on the port wine and traditional cheeses we were being served.
This was our second tour with Sid, a true Porto local, who knows the city inside out. Any question we threw at him about the history of Porto, or the significance of the cafes and restaurants we were eating at, he answered and we remembered. His hilarious anecdotes and experiences of Porto made it so we felt like we were talking to a friend rather than a tour guide. He is one of the major reasons we had such a fantastic time in Porto, one that I am sure will not be forgotten for a long time :
P.S. Please read my review on the Porto Segway Tour, also provided by the local tour company. Would highly recommend it to get to know the architecture and history of the city whilst having loads of fun!
We ate, drank and saw a lot! Our guide Virginia did a great job providing historical background while walking to each location. She was very friendly, knowledegable and kept a good pace. My wife was the only Portuguese person on the tour but Virginia spoke English so everyone could be included.
We did this at the start of our trip and Virginia helped us by suggesting other places we could visit during the rest of our Holiday. She had lots of information about the City and tailored the tour to meet our needs. So glad we did this, I don't the holiday would of been as good as it was if we hadn't done this at the start.
Be hungry loads of food. Disappointed in Franchesine sandwich. Every thing else lovely.Our guide was very engaging