- 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
Visit Café Progresso, the city’s oldest coffee bar, and hear how the coffee scene in Porto has changed since the early 19th century. Sample its much-loved brews, and then walk to Bolhão Market – a colorful open-air arcade that sells nearly every food under the sun. Breathe in the aroma of freshly baked bread, and browse stalls selling artistically arranged cheeses and glistening mounds of fruit.
Continue to Café Majestic, a beautiful Belle Époque café with elaborate décor, that’s frequented by Portuguese dignitaries and locals alike. Rumor has it that J K Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone here, so follow in her footsteps and sit down to eat a Portuguese custard tart amid sumptuous surroundings.
Inside the café, sample a classic Portuguese fishcake made of cod called bolinhos e punheta de bacalhau, and then walk to Restaurante Regaleira to try their award-winning Francesinha – an extravagant sandwich adapted from the French croque-monsieur. Consisting of ham, sausage and steak wedged between slices of bread, the impressive ‘snack’ is topped with melted cheese, drenched in a thick tomato and beer sauce, and then served with chips; it's the sandwich of all sandwiches!
Try chamuça – a spicy samosa-like pastry – and then sit down for a wine-tasting session to sip glasses of Port and taste regional olive oil. In between visits to cafés, stroll through some of Porto’s prettiest areas, like the charming Riberia neighborhood and Flores Street with its striking architecture.
After four hours of eating your way around Porto, your tour finishes at Vila Nova de Gaia in the center of town.
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
This tour was exceptional. Our guide was wonderful. Very professional but also very warm and friendly. We sampled some superb food. This tour is a must, not only for the food and wine, but for the general history and culture lesson. We went to some diverse and very interesting parts of Porto. A fascinating place, which this tour showcases in an exemplary fashion.
Virginia was a delightful host making a great day very special.
A must while in Porto. Virginia was our amazing guide and did such a fantastic job sharing Porto with us. This tour is a great way to enjoy the culture and tasty samplings of their delicious foods. She took us to places I would never have know about on my own. I have nothing but great things to say about this tour. I will be back to beautiful Porto again someday,
Great tour guide Virginia took us to oldest cafes, deli and other special places in Porto to sample the local foods and try various combos of wines and ports that went with each petite treat and all on foot.
The whole tour group was English speaking so she may have been frustrated with her little entourage at times given we were all happy to speak in our native tongue after being in various parts of Portugal and not speaking the language.
A fun time had by all