- 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
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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.
Wound up being the only couple on tour. Ricardo our guide revamped a lot of his itinerary to include more of his own choices, adding additional places to sample wine and food.
Despite landing in Porto on a holiday, and many places closed, my guide Emma brought me to many interesting restaurants, I had my very first tasting of bacalao, ate Portuguese egg tart, and drank ginginha in a chocolate cup, and brought to every historic place in Porto. Emma knew her facts well, and gave me a history lesson of Porto. I didn't feel bored, and I would recommend this tour to anyone who goes to Porto.