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  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Chow down on some of Portugal’s signature dishes on a small-group food tour of Porto! The 3.5-hour morning walking tour takes in the cafes and bars around the pretty neighborhood of Miragaia, known for its tangle of picturesque alleyways. While exploring with a local guide, learn of Portugal’s culinary history, hearing stories of the 1,001 different ways to prepare salted cod and discovering favorite local hangouts. Samples include coffee, a Portuguese custard tart, ‘Franceshina’ sandwich, cherry liquor, Port and more!

Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group food tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

Highlights

  • 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

Small-Group Porto Food and Wine Tour

Taste local pastries on this exciting food tour of Porto!

Meet your guide near Bolhão Metro Station, and then set off on your 3.5-hour walking tour of the city to learn about its culinary roots while seeing some of its most beautiful sights. Stroll through the neighborhood of Miragaia, gazing at its gorgeous riverside house and exploring the off-the-beaten-path alleyways that many visitors fail to find.

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.

Customer Reviews

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This was one of the best food tours I've ever taken. The pasteis de Nata we tried was one of the most delicious I've ever tried, and we went back to that cafe twice. The guide was incredibly kind, down-to-earth and easy to get along with. She brought us to a food market, took us to one of the best bifana spots in Portugal. We also went back there twice, and it was the best thing I ate in Porto! We tried some delicious cherry liquor in a chocolate cup, as well as port tastings with three kinds of cheese, plus meat and bread. We ended the tour with a hearty portion of francesinha and a pint of beer. We had so much delicious and tasty food, I was stuffed and feeling terrific at the end of the tour. Our guide showed us so many spots around the city, and gave us lots of insider tips.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This tour was one of the best tours I've ever taken. We learned SO much about Porto's history, culture and food and our guide Virginia was amazing. It was a very small group (just two of us) so we had a very personalized experience and were able to ask lots of questions. On the tour we tried the best Portuguese egg tarts I've ever had, port wine with cheese, a bifana (spicy pork) sandwich, codfish with an anise liquor, ginja berry liquor in a chocolate cup, and the famous francesinha sandwich. We liked the stops so much that we went back to a few of them two more times! I highly recommend this tour - it was a great introduction to Portuguese food and culture.
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