- 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
Malaysia, 05 2013
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
Malaysia, 05 2013
Lion Square, or Gomes ...Photo by: Anne S
Malaysia, 05 2013
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.
Our tour guide "Sid" was an absolute legend! He was more than capable of answering any questions we had and was clearly very knowledgeable about the history of the city. He read our group well and could tell that we weren't very interested in lots of historical facts so therefore tailored the tour to suit us.
The tour went on for much longer than 4 hours. At the end of the tour Sid kindly marked out the locations of popular bars and restaurants on our maps and provided us with public transport information for getting to the best beaches.
We had spent 2 days by ourselves sightseeing in Porto before we did the tour... we thought we'd seen it all but we were very wrong. He brought us down lots of side streets and alley ways off the beaten track that we would of never seen ourselves. This is a great way to see the city and I highly recommend it.
It was a nice food tour. Very personable and friendly tour guide. At times, it felt a little unorganized but We were the only couple on the tour, so who knows if it is always like that. I would recommend this food tour to anyone going to Porto.