Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group food tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
- 3.5-hour small-group food walking tour of Porto
- Hear stories of Portugal’s culinary roots from a local guide
- Visit one of the city’s oldest cafes to enjoy a coffee and Portuguese custard tart
- Learn about the 1,001 different ways to prepare salted cod
- Sample cherry liquor as well as signature Portuguese dishes such as the Franceshina
- Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a personalized experience
What You Can Expect
First stop is a 200-year-old cafe to start your day with a typically Portuguese habit: a strong coffee accompanied by a pastel de nata – a creamy custard tart with a crisp, caramelized top. As you enjoy your first sample of the tour, listen to your guide talking about some of the country’s dishes.
Bacalhau (dried and salted cod) is a Portuguese staple and is sold all around town. Hear of the fabled 1,001 different ways to prepare the versatile dish like boiling, frying or stewing, and then try a sample for yourself.
Continue walking around Porto, stopping at the bars and cafes favored by the locals. Down a shot of the local eduardinho – cherry liquor – as well as tripas moda do Porto, a popular tripe and white bean stew. Munch on a chamuça, Portugal’s answer to samosa, and try the eponymous Franceshina – an elaborate sandwich that based on the French croque-monsieur.
Your 3.5-hour tour finishes with a drink of Portugal’s ‘nectar of the Gods,’ Port! A glass of the country’s most famous export is the perfect way to finish your tour on a high note.
Great tour! Probably best to only have a very small or no breakfast before! Even then it might be too much food :
The guide was very knowledgeable. The places we stopped were great.
Laura All Over
First of all, a lot of food! I liked it! Nice tour with born and raised person in Porto. I didn't feel like a tour, more going out with somebody you know already a very long time.
Started in a café with coffee and Nata delicious! Then on to a bar for a beer and spicy pork sandwich tasty, then to a restaurant for chorizo, croque monsieur and a glass of Vinho Verde. Not very exciting. in Porto but no Port!! The tour guide was a pleasant local young man with excellent English. He answered our questions well but didn't seem to have much to say. Only 5 in the group which was good but didn't feel we got value for money given how cheap Porto is for food and drink