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  • Location:Porto, Portugal
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Porto Food and Wine Tasting Tour

Savor foods at the best cafés and markets during this 4-hour guided food and wine tasting tour in Porto. Eating Portuguese culinary delights and sipping Port is a sure way to enjoy Porto. Try regional delights, from sweet custard tarts at the stunning Café Majestic to savory classics like a ‘Francesinha’ sandwich. Taste northern Portugal’s world renown export Port and learn its intriguing history and cultural impacts. With interesting gastronomy facts alongside your local guide this food and wine tasting tour in Porto will keep you completely satiated.

Highlights

  • 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

Porto Food and Wine Tasting Tour

Sample delicious Portuguese snacks on your Porto food tour!

Meet your guide at Gomes Teixeira Square in central Porto and begin your guided food and wine tasting tour. Over the next four hours prepare yourself as you uncover Porto’s gastronomic heritage. Kick off your tour with a rich coffee to power you up at Café Progresso, the city’s oldest coffee bar. Then, learn why northern Portugal’s best traditional cuisine is in Porto as you head to Bolhão Market. Enjoy the ambiance of this cheerful two story open-air arcade where farmers sell colorful produce and clean fresh fish to order.

Wander along cobblestone roads to the stunning Café Majestic. See its ornate decor and detailed chandeliers. Relax here and try a delectable Portuguese custard tart as you gaze at the intricately carved wooden archways. Listen as your guide gossips about J.K. Rowling writing parts of “Harry Potter” and the “Philosopher’s Stone” here. Then, savor a bolinhos e punheta de bacalhau, a classic Portuguese cod fishcake.

Next, walk to Restaurante Regaleira and loosen your belt for their award-winning Francesinha. Indulge this over-the-top sandwich filled with ham, sausage and steak. Adapted from the French croque-monsieur, this snack creation is not complete without melting cheese over the bready outside and covering it in a thick beer and and tomato sauce. Served with chips, grab plenty of napkins and dig in!

After you’ve tasted a spicy samosa-like pastry called a chamuça pull-up a seat for a Port wine and regional olive oil tasting. Learn about northern Portugal’s famous Douro Valley which produces the grapes of this famous fortified wine. Then, take a break from your taste buds with a trip to the charming Riberia neighborhood home of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Riberia Square. Walk off your food coma along Flores Street and observe elegant architecture as your four hour food and wine tour comes to a close. Wish your guide a farewell at Vila Nova de Gaia in the center of town.

Customer Reviews

Lisa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I absolutely loved this tour. Virginia our tour guide is from Porto and has a degree in Archeology. She was full of information about the city and the local foods. The food and wine we had was outstanding and I enjoyed everything I tried.

Roger B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We, my wife and I had a thoroughly great tour with our guide for the day. We also met two other couples on the day, and ended up all meeting the next day for a further , homemade wine and tasting!

We would recommend the tour highly and thought the tour was interesting and personalised, by our local guide.
thanks
Roger Brockbank

Steven A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Awesome food with some awesome people! This made our Porto trip!

Jing-Yan Charles W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fantastic guide Sid made our day truly memorable! We sampled a whole range of food, and enjoyed his company and enthusiasm! Sid was knowledgable, considerate and flexible. We spent ages trying Port and ham, and must have overrun the tour time, but Sid didnt' rush us at any point! Simply awesome!

Keely H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was fantastic - Sid, the local guide, really felt like a friend, and my husband and I had a great time spending the afternoon walking around the city with him. We were both defeated by the franchesinha, haha! It was exactly what we were looking for, he took us to places we would not have found on our own.

Bren T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I booked this tour the same week I headed to Porto and was really happy with everything about it except the rain :. The gorgeous Virginia is a wonderful ambassador for the sights, food and wine of this beautiful city and it was great value. I thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Porto!

Ashlee R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

BEST trip EVER!!! Our tour guide was wonderful and the entire group really enjoyed themselves! A

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Had a great tour with Virginia. She was very informative and took us to places we wouldn't have found on our own. The food and wine was fantastic especially the port tasting. Would recommend to anyone visiting Porto.

Jason V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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!!!

Dennice M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guide Sid was amazing. Would highly recommend it

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