Meet your guide in central Lisbon (Praça de D. Pedro IV) and begin your small-group gourmet food and wine tour. Throughout the tour you’ll meet locals and learn about traditional Portuguese dishes and culinary culture. Warm up your taste buds during a visit to a local restaurant, with petiscos — Portugal’s version of tapas.
Learn about Lisbon’s cafe culture with visits to the 18th-century Café Nicola, a terrific spot for tertúlias, and discover why Pastelaria Suiça is another landmark of Rossio. You'll also have a chance to try the famous Portuguese Codfish Cake with a glass of refreshing vinho verde (green wine).
Continue to a wine bar in the Bairro Alto quarter for tapas and a glass of local white wine. In the 20th century, the Bairro Alto became Lisbon’s bohemian quarter and the center of its nightlife.
Visit a much-loved local restaurant, known for its seafood and steaks. Then head down the steps of Calçada do Duque, where you'll find a variety of restaurants with great esplanades and music. The area is especially popular during the summer months because of the views over Castle Hill.
Then discover the 100-year-old secrets behind Lisbon’s most delectable sausages, salted Bacalhau, hams, and cheeses at local gourmet shop. At a nearby bar, sip a classic Portuguese cherry brandy and note its similarities with Port, Portugal's famed fortified wine. Learn about the history of the sweet drink as you taste it alongside a piece of São Jorge cheese.
Learn the history of Ginjinha, the favorite liqueur of many Portuguese, as you sample it in a nearby bar. Afterward, go to Portas de Santo Antão Street, one of the city’s main entrances, where part of the old Fernandine wall once sat.
Finish your gourmet Portuguese food and wine tour with a meal at a gorgeous 17th-century palace. Taste chouriço sausage, bread, and other local products served with a glass of delicious red wine while admiring one of the most captivating Lisbon interiors. Your tour will conclude here.