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Porto Food Tour

Come and discover a city that revolves around food, Portugal’s very own
gastronomical capital: Porto. The epicenter to the gastronomic culture of the North,
Porto is a fusion of ingredients, tastes, and family recipes.

Baixa

4 hours

14 food tastings

6 drinks

Guided sightseeing

Private walking tour

Outline

Your private guides will show you the beauty of local markets, the bewitchment of oriental-inspired specialty grocery stores, and finally, the most wonderful eateries in town. Meet the people behind the counter, and stumble upon delightful cured meats, luscious cheeses, glorious meat-laden sandwiches, hearty stews, delicious conventual pastries, and much more. And when there’s food, there are drinks. Discover the fresh and vibrant vinho verde, the elegance of the Douro wines, the gripping local craft beers, and the stories and flavors behind the world-famous port wine.

Your private guides will be yours truly, Maria and Bruno. As award-winning food bloggers and authors of the Porto Food Guide, we will personally ensure you have an amazing experience. This Porto food tour will delve into the roots and history of local cuisine and plunge into genuine and charismatic restaurants but is also enhanced with architectural, historic, and social insights. Plus, the occasional comical parenthesis.

Highlights

With this Porto food tour, you will...

– Come in contact with the places that matter, from market to table.
– Taste a delicious and diverse selection of the city’s staple food and drinks.
– Have a unique and personalized experience.
– Find the genuine spots that locals praise and love.
– Learn the story behind the city and its gastronomy.
– Feel immersed in local culture and customs.

Details

AVAILABILITY

Monday through Sunday

DURATION

3 to 4 hours

GROUP

Minimum: 2 pax* | Maximum: 10 pax*

* For solo travelers or bigger groups, please ask us for a quote

TASTINGS

19 food and beverage tastings at 6 stops.

INCLUDED

✔ Private expert food guide
✔ Delicious food
✔ Amazing beverages
✔ Awesome fun

NOT INCLUDED

✘ Transportation
✘ Personal expenses
✘ Gratuities
✘ Boredom

FAQ

Should I book the tour in advance?

Yes. In order to guarantee our availability and also of the places we will be visiting, we ask you to book the tour with a minimum of 3 days in advance. If you book in shorter notice than 3 days, we may not be able to accommodate your request, however, do not refrain from contacting us.

What is the price of a tour?

Please ask us for a quote. Prices may vary according to customizations and the number of guests.

Are the tours private?

Yes. Our tours are private and only include you and your guests.

What language is the tour given in?

The tours are provided in English or Portuguese.

What is the usual distance walked in your Porto food tours?

Usually we keep the tour around 3 km (1.86 miles). This distance will be covered during 3 or 4 hours, at a medium pace. Guests will have the opportunity to sit at most tasting locations.
However, if a guest has impaired mobility the distance may be reduced or be done in a larger amount of time.

How is the tour given?

Our Porto Food Tour is a gastronomical and also cultural experience. You will be walking through some of Porto’s most interesting neighborhoods, thus our guides will talk about contextual historical, social, and architectural facts. Before, after, or during the tasting our guides will approach insights about the tasting location, and also about the making and history of the food itself. Our guides will happily answer all your queries.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Please indicate all dietary restrictions in the form, including allergies.
Our regular tour destinations are not suitable for vegans. Vegetarian options may be accommodated into the tour.
We cannot guarantee fully gluten free experiences due to the possibility of cross-contamination, however, the guides may provide gluten-less options,  if guests are aware of the latter fact.
Dairy-free options may be provided upon request.

What if it rains?

The tour will be pursued even if it rains. We ask you to bring adequate clothing for rainy weather, and an umbrella.

Can I postpone my tour?

A tour may be postponed only once, with a minimum notice of 7 days. The possibility of postponing is dependent on availability.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes. Bathrooms are available at selected tasting stops.

Is the tour baby or children friendly?

Please indicate if you’ll be bringing children or babies, and their ages. We will try to accommodate them with maximum comfort during the tour, however, please take in mind that the tour may last 4 hours and may be tiresome for young children. Also, please remember that the tour will be done walking, and that Porto is slightly hilly, so there may be some extra effort involved. Some streets and locations may not be stroller friendly, so baby carriers are ideal.

Babies don’t have to pay a fee, and the same goes for young children who will not be tasting the food.

May I ask for a refund?

We do not refund tour reservations. The tour may be rescheduled to another date, whenever possible, or we may emit a voucher you may redeem during the following year.

Terms and Conditions

PRIVACY

We value your privacy and do not share your private information with any third party entities. You are free to request the deletion of your data at any time.

LIABILITY

We are not responsible for situations caused by Third Party services that occur before, during, or after the tour.

TAXES

All prices are exclusive of VAT (when applicable).

MORE INFORMATION

Any additional questions may be placed using the “Contact Us” form.