Savor foods at Porto’s beloved cafés and markets during this 3-hour food and wine tasting tour. Try regional delights, from sweet custard tarts to savory classics like a ‘bolinho de bacalhau’ codfish. Taste northern Portugal’s world-renowned export of Port and learn its history and cultural impact. With interesting gastronomy facts from your local guide, this food and wine tasting tour in Porto will keep your appetite sated.
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 bolinho de bacalhau codfish and nata sweet pastry
Stroll through some of Porto’s best-looking neighborhoods like the historic Riberia district
Visit generations-old taverns and traditional cafes
After meeting your guide, kick off your tour with a rich coffee and nata (egg custard tart). 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 storey open-air arcade where farmers sell colorful produce and clean fresh fish to order. Wander along quaint roads to a shop that’s sold smoked meat and cheese for more than a century. Learn about the shop, and then try one of its classics: a hearty pork sandwich known as a bifana. Wash down the treat with a beer, and then continue your tour to Leandro Café. One of the oldest taverns in Porto, Leandro Café sells the signature dish of bolinhos e punheta de bacalhau, a Portuguese cod fishcake. Enjoy a sample of liquor alongside the fish and learn about the dish from your guide. Finally, it’s time for a sample of Port at a locally loved wine bar, which boasts more than 200 wines on its wine list. From there, continue to a generations-old tavern to enjoy some of the finest tapas in town.
While our tour guide was lovely, the food selections were not good. There were only 5 stops (the last without food). The wine portions were also very small. We ended up getting more food and wine afterwards elsewhere. Not worth the money.
We had an exceptional guide who was extremely knowledgeable about the food and Porto wine. We felt he went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and if we needed anything else he would do what he could to accommodate us. In addition, we had a great time with the people in our group. We are super happy we signed up for this tour!
This was a small group tour which is always the best to do. A much better experience. There were
six of us starting at a little coffee shop Every stop we made, we learned a little more about the culture and the food. We ended at a little port place and had port tastings All in all a great experience.
First of all I want to say that our tour guide Vania Oliveira is by far the best tour guide I have ever had. Not only do I love the City of Porto but Vania made sure that we knew the entire history of Porto and Portugal and she treated us like family. Even though I have been to Porto twice, I will definitely buy this tour again. I hope that someone at Viator or the tour company awards Vania for her excellence and amazing character.
our recent trip to Porto saw us deciding to explore the history and food of the area. So very glad that we did. Our guide Isabella was wonderful providing great information on the culture of Porto. The food that was introduce was terrific.
It truly was a great way to spend an afternoon in Porto. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys exploring a city and the real food .