Private Food & Wine Walking Tour in Lisbon, Portugal

Tasting
Wine, Local Food, Cheese
Activity
City Tasting, Food Tour, Walking Tour
Included
Tour guide
Languages
English
French
Spanish
Italian
Portuguese
German
Theme
Private, City, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
46
70
/ Person
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Activity Overview
Enjoy the flavours of the Portuguese Cuisine in Lisbon traditional places. The guide will give you lots of inside tips on Wine, Petiscos, Food, Fado and Good Company! Bring your appetite! Districts we visit: Baixa – Chiado – Bairro Alto. 

Find out about Lisbon’s great Cafés, such as the 18th-century Café Nicola and Portugal’s strong café-culture. Try the famous codfish cake with a glass of refreshing green wine at Rossio Square. Learn about the Bairro Alto quarter, home to some of Lisbon’s most famous restaurants, fado-houses, bars and nightclubs. Stop at an atmospheric wine-bar in the Bairro Alto for tapas and a glass of our local white wine. Go down the steps of Calçada do Duque. At this steps you can find a variety of restaurants with great esplanades and music, which are very popular especially during the summer months, because of the great view over the Castle Hill. Take a look at all the delicious and exotic products on display at an old gourmet shop, from dried, salted Bacalhau to the sausages, hams and cheeses, and learn all their secrets. Learn the history of Port, Portugal’s famous fortified wine, and then try it with the delicious cheese and marmalade. Learn the history of Ginjinha, the favourite liqueur of many Portuguese and a typical drink in Lisbon, and try it at the first place that started to sell it in 1840. Finish your food and wine tour in style, in the Neo-Moorish 17th-century palace, unassuming on the outside, hiding one of the most intriguing interiors in the city. Time for the last tasting of Portuguese bread and chouriço, accompanied by delicious Alentejo red wine.
 
Included
  • Codfish cake & green wine
  • Tapas & white wine
  • Port wine, marmalade & cheese
  • Ginja liquor
  • Bread, chouriço & red wine
Not Included
  • Dinner
Group-size:
Max 14 Persons
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Group
$
300
25
Price for private group of 1-6 persons
Person
$
46
70
Price per person for a group of 6 or +
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday4:30 PM
Duration
3 H
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Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration:
5 Days
The old and the new, the past and the present, the huch huch of a cosmopolitan city and the old quiet re-invented neighbourhoods side by side. Every stone around you tells the great ... morestory of an even greater Lisboa with its relation with the sea, the palaces, the revolution, and the big earthquake.

Indulge yourself in a Pastel de Nata – you will never forget them – and a typical Ginginha. Then we will go walking around Lisbon. Get ready to explore the uniqueness of the natural parks of Sintra and Arrábida. Each of them with its own wonders, totally different and both so close to the city!

HIGHLIGHTS

The great city of Lisbon, easily one of the prettiest capital cities of Europe

Discovery of the Natural parks of Sintra and Arrábida

Combination of coastline and city landscapes

Walking around Lisbon

ITINERARY

Day -Arrival

Transfer : Transfer to hotel in Lisbon not included.

Dinner: Not Included

Accommodation: hotel will depend on date and availability. We have included the price for the Zuza Bed B&B, but there are so many different possibilities in the city that we will send you a list and you can pay for an upgrade if you prefer a fancier accommodation or a more traditional hotel.

Day 2 -Lisbon City Centre
Lisbon old quarters are fascinating to discover on foot. This walk will take you through the centuries, since the Phoenicians have settled here, almost 3000 years ago. For 3 hours we will explore the picturesque neighbourhoods around the Downtown area including Alfama, the Castle of S. Jorge, Chiado and Bairro Alto. Discover all about the tragic earthquake that changed Lisbon forever in 1755 and delight yourselves on a Ginginha and the Pastel de Nata, two delicious Portuguese specialties.

Meeting point: Rossio Sq. (D. Pedro IV) – we can include transfer to meeting point (extra price) if the hotel booked for you is too far to walk.

Location: Lisbon
Distance: 6 km’s
Difficulty: Easy
Meals: Not Included
Accommodation: Same Hotel

Day 3 -Sintra Hike
In only a few hours, you will see and experience the World Heritage Site of Sintra in a way almost no visitor does: not only will you visit the village with its old palaces and manor houses but also the natural and exotic environment that surrounds it. Sintra is a prime Portuguese highlight. Since the ancient times its nature and beautiful rock formations have been attracting many people. It has always been a favourite spot for Romans, Arabs and the Portuguese Aristocracy.
The local pastry is simply delicious and off course you have the right to taste one! 

After the visit to the village we will head on to the trails of Sintra Natural Park. Here we’ll find superb hiking among dense forests and with astonishing sea views. Lunch will be at a bar on the fabulous Guincho beach, the wildest beach around Lisbon and favourite stop for surfers and windsurfers.

Location: Sintra
Distance: 7 to 12 km’s
Difficulty: Easy or Medium
Meals: Not Included
Accommodation: Same Hotel

Day 4 -Arrábida Hike
The day starts the day by visiting the castle of Sesimbra, with stunning views over the village and the ocean. The mountain hiking trails of Arrábida Natural Park follow a true Mediterranean environment mixing vineyards, cork tree forests and dramatic views over steep limestone cliffs. You will be involved by an outstanding nature with great ocean views yet not missing the rich history of this once a Moor state. Time for a local pastry, you deserve it by now! In the end we are a short drive away from a beach where you can have lunch in a beach-view restaurant. After lunch there is some time to enjoy the beach, a swim or a stroll along the shore.
Then it’s time to visit a local winery and enjoy a wine tasting.

Location: Sesimbra
Distance: 7 to 11 km’s
Difficulty: Easy or Medium
Meals: Not Included
Accommodation: Same Hotel

Day 5 Departure
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3,297
22
/ Person
Palmela, Setubal, Portugal
Duration:
8 Days
 (1)
Are you fit? Do you like riding and enjoy climbing? Looking for a hard level bike tour? If so this is the tour for you! If not, choose one of our easier tours.... more

This 8 day Cycle ride will take you through some of the wildest and beautiful Portuguese landscapes between pristine natural parks and the cool blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, taking some easy dirt roads occasionally. This is our most challenging bike tour.

Experience the irresistible Portuguese gastronomy with awarded Alentejo wines and enjoy a picnic, in the sands of secluded beaches…there is nothing quite like it!

Learn and live the traditions and culture of our heartwarming people so simple and true and know our ways about olive oil, cork extraction, and its many uses, rice fields, pine forests, the dictatorship, and many other intriguing historical facts.

Safe routes with a challenge here and there will make for a relaxing and fun ride while you live the present, learn the past and discover the future of one of the oldest and sunniest countries in Europe.

Sleep in an array of historical buildings, charm hotels, and agro-tourisms.

Highlights

Very active and challenging days – hard level bike tour

Ever changing landscape: cork oak forests, rice fields, sand dunes, high cliffs, white sandy beaches and coves to explore.

A gastronomical paradise for the palate. The wines, the food, the sweets…

Tasty picnics served at the beach or at local restaurants

Algarve’s picturesque and lively historical centers

Cycling through incredible and wild scenery on the coast of the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina NP

Very nice hotels, including a night in a convent

ITINERARY:

Day 1 Arrival
Arrival to airport and transfer to Palmela 30 minutes away from Lisbon.
6 p.m. – Welcome drink and first briefing of your active tour, followed by a superb freshly caught fish dinner at local restaurant.Welcome drink and dinner included only in van guided and guided tours.

Accommodation: Pousada de Palmela, built in a convent

Day 2 The Arrábida Natural Park
Cycling from Palmela to Setúbal.

The morning light will lead to Sesimbra’ s castle, built in the 12th century to watch over the port, followed by a visit to the picturesque fisherman’s market down in the small village and perhaps a quick dive at the local beach.

Then the green lust of Arrábida Natural Park will keep you company until Portinho da Arrábida beach, the perfect place for a drink and a swim. Last stop Setúbal, the day’s destination, a vibrant and prosperous city.

Distance: 65 km
Total ascent: 1485 mts
Difficulty: Difficult
Terrain: Hilly
Optional easier level: skip the visit to Sesimbra’s village.
Optional challenging level: if you feel super fit you can cycle more on a mountain route: 13 kms with extra ascent of 250 mts.
Picnic and dinner included only in van guided and guided tours only.
Accommodation: Hotel do Sado, 4*

Day 3 The Wine and Rice Fields Tour
Cycling from Setubal to Santo André.

After breakfast, the visit to Setubal downtown will make for an easy start followed by the ferry crossing of the Sado river, home to a healthy resident dolphin population.

Riding in the peninsula of Troia, surrounded by sand dunes of this once island, you will get to the wine tasting. Then choose a beach in this 50 km long white sandy stretch to relax and enjoy. The wild egrets and storks will keep you company through the rice fields, a prosperous Moorish heritage.

Near the end of the ride, there is still time to explore a couple of fresh water lagoon ecosystems and a unique outdoors library made of marble. Enjoy the scenic easy road to Santo André.

Distance: 71 km
Total ascent: 540 mts
Difficulty: Medium
Terrain: flat, 6 kms of dirt roads.
Wine tasting, picnic and dinner included in van guided and guided tours only
Accommodation: Hotel Vila Park, 3*, with swimming pool.

Day 4 The Mountain and the Sea
Cycling from Santo André to Vila Nova de Milfontes.

After the initial warm up reach Santiago do Cacém, an interesting old small town with great aristocratic architecture and a castle with views to the past and future. Before leaving visit the last operating wind mill and head out towards the coastline through a lush green oak forest.

The Blue Ocean and schist cliffs will frame the arrival to the fisherman’s village of Porto Covo. On the way check out a fortification that used to protect a natural bay from pirate attacks. Soon after the opportunity to walk into the ocean, watch the unloading of the fish and the lamprey drying in the sun.

Later relax at the beach or snoop around the small streets and shops of Vila Nova de Milfontes followed by the perfect end of the day at the romantic river side agro-tourism.

Distance: 70 km
Total ascent: 1240 mts
Difficulty: Difficult
Terrain: flat roads and some dirt roads
Picnic and dinner included in van guided and guided tours only. Dinner will be at the hotel: Monte do Zambujeiro
Accommodation: Monte do Zambujeiro, a lovely farm with swimming pool.

Day 5 The Cliffs Route
Cycling from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Aljezur.

Set the camera to landscape mode and through roads only used by locals, mostly dirt roads with some bits more challenging frame the rocks sticking out of the ocean ornamented by stork’s nests, frame the unexplored hidden coves and small beaches with an impressive array of colors and contrasts. Capture all these moments and share them… yes, it’s selfies time.

Wild hidden beaches will pop up during the day to surprise and invite you to a moment of leisure and relaxation, enjoy them. Odeceixe and its famous beach, one of the Portuguese 7 wonders is a good place for a coffee stop.

The ride ends in one of the last villages conquered from the moors, Aljezur.

The local artist shop and gallery deserve a visit, as well as the local museums.

Distance: 87 km
Total ascent: 670 mts
Difficulty: Difficult
Terrain: Some dirt tracks, riding along some water channels and undulating secondary asphalt roads.
Picnic included in van guided and guided tours only. Dinner not included.
Accommodation: Vicentina Aparthotel, 4*, with swimming pool.

Day 6 From Impressive Cliffs to Charming Valleys
Cycling from Aljezur to Sagres.

From the Castle of Aljezur, witness the quilt like landscape over the village and its neat and tidy vegetable gardens. As you cycle keep your eye out for the impressive “needle rock“, an imposing rock standing in the middle of the ocean. Soon after you can choose between following the undulating asphalt road or a dirt track adventure through wild and breathtaking valley’s full of life.

At Carrapateira’s village visit the fisherman’s museum. Learn about the ways of the people that risk their lives to catch the best fish for your meal! Now you get to choose whether you prefer to ride in an asphalt road or a dirt track through a lush valley to reach the village of Vila do Bispo.

Before reaching the most SW point of Europe, S. Vincent cape, named by the Romans as the end of the world you’ll have a chance to enjoy a couple of beaches and small villages. The cliffs here are huge, go down to a beach and feel the enormity of the setting. Now only the visit to the Fortress of Sagres, the first school of mariners ever created, stands between you and the hotel on the edge of the cliffs.

Distance: 85 km
Total ascent: 1150 mts
Difficulty: Difficult
Terrain: Good dirt tracks, mostly flat, with a couple of short climbs.
Picnic included in van guided and guided tours only. Dinner not included.
Accommodation: Charming “Pousada“, with swimming pool.

Day 7 Beach Roller Coaster!
Cycling from Sagres to Lagos.

Today, as we move east, the landscape will be predominantly the south coastline with its cliffs turning from black schist to orange sandstone and calmer and warmer waters. There will be lots of opportunities to enjoy these magical spots. You may choose to do this day in 100% asphalt or using the more scenic ocean side and more challenging dirt tracks.

You will also notice a change in the atmosphere, something feels different, the villages are bigger, more touristic, many cafés, restaurants, and shopping opportunities.

On secondary roads or cycling through the cliffs witness the sea’s marvelous erosion architectural-creations on sandstone.

Lagos is a hub of life, a city with a pulse and charming architecture.

Visit the local museum, the beautiful church, the downtown area with its cosmopolitan atmosphere or book a boat trip for a different perspective.

Distance: 55 km
Total ascent: 720 mts
Difficulty: Medium +
Terrain: You may choose to do this day in 100% asphalt or have a dirt track adventure.
Picnic and dinner included in van guided and guided tours only.
Accommodation: Hotel Tivoli, 4*, with swimming pool.

Day 8 Departure
Transfer to Lisbon airport (3 hours)
Tour extension: Continue Cycling south, on our gorgeous Alentejo inland and do the Castles and Wine Tour.
$
53
37
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Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration:
2 H
Welcome to our pastry shop "Casa dos Ovos Moles em Lisboa". You Learn to cook the divine centuries-old portuguese pastries: like pastel de nata, pudim abade de priscos, ovos moles ... morede Aveiro, pão de ló de ovar, pão de rala, pastel de santa clara, pastel de tentugal, and more!
It´s a hands-on class. The participants choose 2 recipes they want to learn from a selected list. First we prepare the recipes and in the end we taste it with Porto whine or Ginja liquor, tchim, tchim!

The portuguese divine pastry "Ovos Moles" it´s a tradition with 500 years old, was created inside the convents by the nuns in the 16th century. This pastry is very rich, there are dozens of recipes from north to south of Portugal, the most famous abroad it´s the Pastel de nata (portuguese custard tart).