This tour will introduce you to the Portuguese cuisine and its incredible mix of Mediterranean traditions and exotic influences from all corners of the World. Try the famous Portuguese Codfish Cake with a glass of refreshing Green Wine. Get to know the Bairro Alto, home to some of Lisbon’s most famous restaurants, Fado-houses, bars, and nightclubs. Go down the steps of Calçada do Duque, and admire the breathtaking views while you will pass some great hidden restaurants. Learn about Lisbon’s great Cafés and Portugal’s strong café-culture and have the chance to take a look at delicious and exotic products, from dried, salted Bacalhau to sausages, hams, and cheeses. Learn the history of Portugal’s famous fortified wine, Port, and then try some with delicious cheese. Hear about the only tea production in Europe, grown in the Atlantic Island of São Miguel, in the Azores. And finish your tour in style, in a palace that hides one of the most intriguing interiors in the city. Here you will sit down for a taste of Portuguese Bread and Chouriço, accompanied by a delicious Alentejo red wine.
What to expect ?
Enjoy the flavors of Portuguese cuisine on a small-group gourmet Portuguese food and wine tour of Lisbon! Visit traditional eateries and taste some of Portugal’s delicacies as your guide gives you tips on how to appreciate Portuguese wine and food. As you walk through the streets and visit the pastry, wine and cheese shops, sample some of the products and get advice from your guide on where to eat for the rest of your trip.
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. 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 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 one of the most famous restaurants in Lisbon, Cervejaria da Trindade, 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 a 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, and try it in the first place that started to sell it in 1840. 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 tasting chouriço sausage, bread, and other local products served with a glass of delicious red wine.
- Food tasting and wine tastings
- Local guide
- Other food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Where to meet ?
We will provide you meeting location after reservation is confirmed.
Inclusions: Food tasting and wine tastings; Local guide
Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified; Hotel pickup and drop-off