Porto - Baixa Walking Food Tour - Portugal

Tasting
Red Wine
White Wine
Wine
Beer
Coffee
Local Food
Cheese
Activity
City Tasting, Food Tour, Walking Tour
Included
Meal, Tour guide
Languages
English, Portuguese
Theme
Private, City, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
85
09
/ Person
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Activity Overview
Visit Porto's downtown, Baixa, and be amazed with the culture, the history, and most importantly, the food. Come with us and explore the city's markets, delicatessens, the most amazing eateries, and meet the people who make it all happen.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • 19 different food and beverage tastings
  • Learn about Portuguese ingredients and cuisine with award-winning food bloggers
  • Discover the history and culture of Porto's downtown
DETAILS
You'll taste your way through pastry shops, artisan cheese shops, hidden tascas, busy snack-bars, and more. As award-winning food bloggers, we'll let you in on the secrets behind the recipes and products you'll be tasting and observing throughout the tour. We'll also help you understand the city as we take you to the backstreets, but also the main monuments, where we'll give you insights on architecture, history, and of life as a Portuense.

On this tour you will taste at least 14 different foods and 5 wines/beers at 6 different stops.

Our tour will put Porto's food scene under perspective. You'll travel through busy pastry shops and try delicious conventual and pastries. The smells and flavors of the mountain will appear before you in one of the city's oldest cheese shops, where you'll taste four artisan cheeses and small-producer wines. We'll then skip into one of Porto's most celebrated eateries to try a mouth-watering sandwich and a comforting local soup. Through our way we'll stumble upon a hole-in-a-wall tasca that'll delight your tastebuds with savory charcuterie, regional breads, olives, a codfish delicacy, and an old-style regional wine, served in a bowl. Because dessert is calling, you'll be tasting another special pastry and a coffee. To finish the tour on a high note, you'll taste a couple of Port wines with dried fruits in a very special setting.

The tour may be customized according to personal preferences or dietary restrictions. The tastings and stops may vary according to the day of the week.


LOCATION
Baixa is Porto's downtown, a place filled with history and the city's gastronomical hub. It is rich in traditional restaurants, but also novel ventures. It's also home to Porto's largest food market, Bolhão, and many of the city's most iconic specialty grocery stores. Between tastings, we'll walk through the neighborhood and stop at important cultural marks so we can contextualize the people, the history, and also the food.
 
Practical information
Bring comfortable walking shoes.
If bad weather is predicted, please bring an umbrella and appropriate clothing.
 
Included
  • 19 different food and beverage tastings
  • Tour guide
Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Personal shopping items
  • Gratuities
Group-size:
2-10
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
85
09
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Daily10:30 AM
Duration
3,5 H, 4 H, 4,5 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Strict
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Porto, Porto District, Portugal
Duration:
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Portugal is renowned for its centuries-old pastry and confectionary traditions. Many recipes once held in the secret of convents are baked today in specialized pastries with lots of ... morelove, care and dedication. Come with us and explore the many sweets and pastries of Porto in traditional establishments.

HIGHLIGHTS

Taste 8 different amazing sweets in specialty pastry shops

Learn about Portuguese pastry and confectionary with award-winning food bloggers

Discover the history and culture of Porto's downtown

DETAILS
On this tour you will taste at least 8 different sweets at 6 delightful stops. During the tour you'll taste delicacies such as a (hot from the oven) pastel de nata, a puff-pastry delight called jesuíta, an unbelievable regional pudding, and other treasures from Portuguese confectionary tradition. The tastings include a refreshing beverage such as sparkling or still water, coffee, and perhaps a special surprise in between!

As award-winning food bloggers, we'll let you in on the secrets behind the recipes you'll be tasting and observing throughout the tour.

We'll also help you understand the city as we take you to the backstreets, but also the main monuments, where we'll give you insights on architecture, history, and of life as a Portuense.

The tour may be customized according to personal preferences. Unfortunately this tour cannot accommodate gluten-free, lactose-free or vegan diets. The tastings and stops may vary according to the day of the week.
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123
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/ Person
Porto, Porto District, Portugal
Duration:
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This full day tour gives you a chance to explore the emblematic Porto city. This city has been voted 3 times in a period of 6 years, as the leading Tourist Destination in Europe; - ... more2012, 2014 and 2017!
Following a high-speed train journey from Lisbon to Porto, you will get the chance to experience the heart of Porto’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will acknowledge the majestic buildings, monuments, and terrains that Porto has to offer.

HIGHLIGHTS

A sweeping exploration through the major attractions of the historic center, UNESCO World Heritage; - Santa Catarina Street, Majestic Café, D. Luiz I Bridge, Aliados Avenue, and Clérigos Tower!

Gain access to one of the excellent Port Wine Cellars, to enjoy a tasting session of three wines.

Interior survey of the Cathedral of Porto and the São Bento Station, regarded as one of the most attractive in the world.

Optional access to Lello Bookshop, an inspiration location for the movie “Harry Potter”.

A relaxing journey on the high-speed train, a perfect way to appreciate regions of Portugal's central territory.

DETAIL
This full-day tour to Porto begins with a relaxing journey in the Alfa Pendular Train; - the speedy train in Portugal, departing from the Oriente Railway Station in Lisbon, heading to Oporto Campanhã train station. Once you arrive, you will enjoy free time to have lunch in one of the various local eateries in the neighboring area. Note: Lunch is not included.
At around 2 pm, you will be picked up by your guide at the main entrance of Campanhã train station, to begin your amazing tour of this charming city. You will tour Porto’s Cathedral, one of the most attractive monuments, and the birthplace of the city. This Cathedral depicts an impressive work of the Romanesque era.
You will acknowledge Clérigos, the highest tower in Portugal, and a true baroque style landmark that characterize the landscape of the city. You will discover Lello’s bookshop, one of the most enchanting and ancient libraries in the world. It is in this library, that J. R. Rowling the writer, composed Harry Potter books. The library is currently an attraction magnet for Hogwarts fanatics!
Once you pass the popular Aliados Avenue, fringed by a monumental architecture, your next stopover is at São Bento Railway Station. You will be amazed by the dazzling tiles panels, that decorate the entire station. These tiles depict some of the most crucial phases of the Portuguese history. They also add extra value to this monumental building.
We will cross the emblematic Dom Luiz I Bridge, to reach Vila Nova de Gaia. Here you will take a break and acknowledge the breathtaking scenic views of the Old Town and the Douro River.
After appreciating the impressive landscape, only experienced in Porto, prepare yourself to explore one of the best Port wine cellars. At the wine cellar, you will enjoy an excellent Port Wine tasting session. You will also discover more about the production of this exquisite wine and its diverse flavors.
At the end of this amazing tour, your guide will drop you off at Oporto Campanhã Station, to board the train back to Lisbon.
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96
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Duration:
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You have the opportunity to combine a visit to the historic center of Porto with the traditional visit to a port wine cellar and a visit to the beautiful city of Aveiro.... more

Why not know the historic center and take a cruise in canals? Take a day to discover Porto and Aveiro with us!

HIGHLIGHTS 

Panoramic tour of the main attractions of the historic center, UNESCO World Heritage - Aliados Avenue, Santa Catarina Street, Majestic Café, D. Luiz I Bridge and Clérigos Tower!

Entrance with tasting of three wines in one of the famous Wine Cellars of Port Wine.

Interior visit of the Cathedral of Porto and of São Bento Station, one of the most beautiful in the world.

Learn about Aveiro city’s fishing culture and its traditional commerce.

Visit Aveiro in a different way from a moliceiro cruise.

Observe the typical colourful houses on the Costa Nova beach.

DETAILS

After your guide collects you from your hotel, the tour begins in one of the most enchanting monuments, Porto’s Cathedral, birthplace of the city, a magnificent work of Romanesque era.

Observe the most higher tower of Portugal, Clérigos, a genuine baroque style that marks the landscape of the city (no entrance).

Find out one of the most beautiful and oldest library in the world, Lello’s bookshop, which provided inspiration to the writer J.K. Rowling to wrote Harry Potter.

Crossing the famous Aliados Avenue surrounded by tremendous architecture, you will go to the São Bento Railway Station. Looking around you will discover the dramatic tiles panels which reveals some of the most important scenes of Portugal’s history, adding even more value to this majestic building.

After crossing the iconic Dom Luiz I Bridge, you will arrive to Vila Nova de Gaia. Take a break to see the stunning view of the Douro's River and the old Town.

After the admiring the amazing landscape that only Porto can provides you, you’ll visit one of the top Port wine cellarsand enjoy a finest Port Wine tasting, learning more about its production and different flavours.

After lunch (not included), the exciting Aveiro half-day tour departs from Porto after the guide picks you up in your hotel.

As soon as you arrive, enjoy a walking guided tour through the historical centre, a special city where the old and the modern are combined. Admire the charming residences with some Art Nouveau details and take some pictures to the beautiful Aveiro’s Cathedral and its Baroque style. As you walk, learn more about the city history: a fishing village, founded on salt production and trade.

The magic of this journey takes place on one-hour boat ride on a classic moliceiro (traditional boat) along the city’s dazzling canals. Relax and enjoy the landscape on this traditional boat used to collect sea grass in the lagoon.

After this delightful cruise, your guide will show you Costa Nova, a spectacular white sand beach. Discover the famous colourful typical fishermen’s houses typical painted with vertical stripes.

On the return, the guide will tell you more about Portugal’s history and its interesting facts.

By the end of this tour, the guide will drop you off at your hotel or, if you prefer, at some other address on Porto’s city centre.