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Sweet Porto Food Tour

Portugal is renowned for its centuries-old pastry and confectionary traditions.
Let us introduce you to the fabulous world of Porto's sweets!

Baixa

3 hours

8 sweets

Includes drinks

Guided sightseeing

Walking tour

Outline

Portugal’s pastry and confectionary are of almost unmeasurable richness and diversity. From the centuries-old conventual tradition of eggs and sugar, to unconventional contemporary creations, us Portuguese just can't satiate our hyperactive sweet tooth: we want it all. In Porto, you will be able to sample some of the country’s revered sweets whilst surrounded by a vivid culture and history. In this tour we will reveal some of the Porto's best bakery and pastry shops, while uncovering their background, specialties, and perhaps even some of their secrets. Along the way you’ll taste national and local staples, like the buttery pastel de nata, the puff-pastry delight called jesuíta, an incredible pudding, and much more.

Your guides are award-winning food bloggers, that will help you understand the Portuguese sweet making tradition—and obsession! During the trip you’ll also be able to appreciate and learn about some of the Porto’s main monuments and streets, and feel immersed in the local hustle and bustle.

Highlights

With this Sweet Porto food tour, you will...

– Taste 8 emblematic sweets in Porto's best specialty pastry shops.
– Enjoy a fully custom and unique experience.
– Learn the stories behind Portuguese pastry and confectionary with award-winning food bloggers.
– Discover the history and culture of Porto's downtown.

Details

AVAILABILITY

Monday through Saturday

DURATION

3 hours

GROUP

Minimum: 2 pax* | Maximum: 10 pax*

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

TASTINGS

8 sweet tastings (plus beverages) at 6 stops.

INCLUDED

✔ Private expert food guide
✔ Incredible sweets
✔ Refreshing beverages
✔ Great 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 Sweet Porto Food Tour?

Usually we keep the tour around 2.5 km (1.24 miles). This distance will be covered during 3  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.
This sweet tour is not suitable for people who follow vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free diets. The tour is suitable for vegetarians.

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.