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Lisbon: Food and Wine Walking Tour

1. Lisbon: Food and Wine Walking Tour

Enjoy the flavors of the Portuguese cuisine in Lisbon’s traditional places. The guide will give you lots of insider tips for wine, petiscos, food, fado and good company. Just bring your appetite! Find out about Lisbon’s great cafés, such as the 18th-century café Nicola (this café was opened in 1787 by an Italian man, one of Lisbon’s most literary cafés and a place for tertúlias) and discover where you can find another coffee landmark in the city. You will know more about Portugal’s strong café-culture. Try the famous Portuguese codfish cake with a glass of refreshing green wine. Learn about the historical center of the city, also the center for the nightlife, full of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Take a look at all the delicious and exotic products on display at an old gourmet shop, from dried, salted Bacalhau – now one of Portugal´s most traditional dishes - 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 São Jorge Cheese. Visit one of the most famous Tascas in Lisbon, where you´ll taste a typical Bifana (pork sandwich) watered down with a cold draft beer. Learn the history of Ginjinha, the favourite liqueur of many Portuguese, considered the drink of Lisbon, and try it at the first place that started to sell it in 1840. Learn tricks to climb the hills of Lisbon and enjoy one of the most fantastic views of the city, while your guide will explain what food to try and what restaurants to visit in each of the neighborhoods. Finish your tour in style, in a true local venue, with Chouriço, Portuguese bread and other local products served with a glass of delicious red wine.

Lisbon: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

2. Lisbon: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Lisbon's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Pastel de Nata and Pasteis de Bacalhau and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by your local guide passionate about food.  Visit Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Largo do Chiado, and Se Cathedral, plus other remarkable spots in between food stops, and learn about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Food Tour by Segway

3. Lisbon: 2.5-Hour Food Tour by Segway

Take a guided Segway tour of Lisbon and sample the flavors of Portugal on a unique mode of self-balancing transportation. Your 2.5-hour Segway adventure through the city will take you to Alfama, the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon and through the charming streets of the Bairro Alto. Lisbon is the perfect city to explore from one of these super cool vehicles. You will go beyond the monuments to get a real sense of what makes the city so great, exploring the lovely River Tejo, the city's myriad food offerings, and its friendly residents. All the essentials will be supplied to keep you going, from complimentary water, some different tastings and exquisite pastries. You will be provided with all the necessary safety gear, such as helmets, and get a brief orientation on how to use a Segway. An expert guide will be on hand at all times to share their passion for the city in a fun way, taking you to the best food stops to let you fill your stomach with some of the most delicious Portuguese food you've ever tasted.

Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

4. Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

Starting in Chiado, get ready to feel the 19th century Lisbon and it's classic cafés. Try the original Bica, Lisbon's local espresso. After this, don't miss the opportunity to delight your tastebuds with a delicious Portuguese Pastel de Nata — a custard tart to die. Going towards the riverfront you'll get to know the biggest market in Lisbon, the Mercado da Ribeira. It's one of the trendiest spots in the city, with some of the best Portuguese restaurants. On the way, you'll see the great contrast between the traditional tascas and the posh modern restaurants of Lisbon. You will wander around downtown to see some of the most iconic buildings and locations, but don’t worry you will continue to stop often to eat. Of course, you can’t miss a Ginjinha (liqueur) but you have many other surprises in store for you on this unforgettable tour around the heart of Lisbon. Last but not least, you'll finish with a traditional Bifana (pork sandwich) or an alternative option.

Lisbon: 2-Hour Wine and Tapas Tasting Session

5. Lisbon: 2-Hour Wine and Tapas Tasting Session

Travel from Portugal’s north to its south without leaving Lisbon on a tasting session with one of the best wine specialists in the city. This is the perfect option for gourmand travelers looking for a special food and wine experience in Lisbon.  On this 2-hour tasting session you’ll get to know boutique wines and small producers that still make wine the old-fashioned way. Your wine expert will carefully select 5 Portuguese wines for you to taste. The selection is always different and depends on the group, the temperature and the mood of the day. He’ll pair all the wines with artisanal cheeses, gourmet sausages, chorizo, and the very popular Portuguese pata negra ham that’s been cured for at least 36 months. The result is a memorable experience and a tasting that will make your stay in Lisbon that much more special.

Lisbon Wine and Food: Private Walking Tour

6. Lisbon Wine and Food: Private Walking Tour

Spend an enjoyable evening in some of Lisbon’s most desirable districts on a 3-hour walking tour, and taste some of the best Portuguese wines in some of the city's most hospitable taverns along the way. You will go to modern and traditional establishments, as well as one of Lisbon’s oldest cellars. Your guide will tell you all you need to know about the wines offered, as you savor them alongside servings of gourmet cheeses and prize-winning sausages. Soak up the atmosphere of the historic districts of Baixa, Bairro Alto, and Chiado, stopping for 4 wine tastings in a range of venues. Enjoy great flavors and good company, just like a local, and learn all about Portuguese wines with the help of a wine specialist.

Lisbon: Tuk Tuk Food and Wine Tour

7. Lisbon: Tuk Tuk Food and Wine Tour

Explore the culinary secrets of Lisbon on a private tour by electric tuk-tuk. Travel through historic neighborhoods to savor the traditional flavors of Portugal and learn the history of the city along the way. Travel the narrow streets with ease and stop to sample delicious food and drinks, served by the locals in typical shops, markets, taverns and viewpoints. Venture into the pretty neighborhoods of Alfama and Baixa and hear how the city was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755.

Lisbon Wine Tasting, Tapas and Old City Tour

8. Lisbon Wine Tasting, Tapas and Old City Tour

Who said old cities are nothing but history and crumbling monuments? On this tour, discover how an old city can offer an intoxicatingly great adventure! Visit the historical center, downtown, Chiado, Carmo and Bairro Alto. Explore the beautiful squares and the secret places loved by locals, with a charismatic guide who will show you the things you shouldn't miss, but also those special hidden gems that make this city even more special. After a short walking tour, go to a winery for a delightful, intimate wine tasting. Enjoy 5 great Portuguese wines, with tapas chosen especially to match each drink as a wine specialist tells you more about each variety, its stories, secrets, and flavors in a relaxed and informal setting.

Lisbon: Fado and Food Walking Tour

9. Lisbon: Fado and Food Walking Tour

Sailors, fishermen and sea merchants, often away from home, were the pioneers of this musical genre, and would sing this beautiful and yet melancholic music with a zest of "saudade", an emotion of longing or homesickness for their distant loved ones. Currently, Fado is considered part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is more than just a genre, it is a way of feeling and the sung expression of the Portuguese soul. You will pass by historical neighborhoods such as Bairro Alto, Alfama, and Mouraria, to learn more about the traditional aspects of life, so you can get a feel of the city like a true local, a ‘Lisboeta’. During the tour you will try a variety of food samples and wines and get to see real live performances from ‘fadistas’ alongside the traditional sound of the Portuguese guitar. You will start in Bairro Alto, one of the most traditional areas to enjoy Fado in Lisbon. Here you'll have some food samples and a glimpse of the Fado music genre. Afterwards, you walk towards downtown and go through Mouraria, one of the most traditional districts in Lisbon, where according to the traditions, the first lady who sang Fado for the first time was born: Severa. Discover the Mozarabian district and it's narrow streets, full of charm. Here you'll get a cultural insight into this music genre and some more food and drink samples. You finish this tour with a beautiful walk around the castle hill towards Alfama and you will have a diverse food tasting along with a Fado Show. You'll feel like a true Lisboeta.

Lisbon: Portuguese Petiscos Tasting Tour by E-Bike

10. Lisbon: Portuguese Petiscos Tasting Tour by E-Bike

Combine 2 activities in one tour on a food tasting tour of Lisbon by electric bike. Discover some of the Portuguese capital’s most enchanting areas, while exploring the food culture of the Portuguese “petiscos.” The petiscos are small portions of food that can make a full meal when served with rice or a salad. The list of petiscos is endless, but popular examples include salads of peppers, watercress, codfish, fish spawn, and pig ear; Bolhão Pato clams; Peixinhos da Horta (deep fried battered green beans); snails; shrimp stuffed patties; Pipis (chicken giblets stewed in a rich tomato, garlic and onion sauce); hot pork sandwiches; and the famous Pastéis de Bacalhau made with codfish. Meet your guide at a central location for a short briefing on how to use the bike. Then, glide off to taste ancient recipes that have been creatively adapted for more modern tastes. Go to the renovated Ribeira Market to find an abundance of traditional stalls selling fish, fruit, vegetables, and flowers. A separate area features more than 30 restaurants where you can taste petiscos recommended by highly regarded chefs. You will also discover the pedestrianized Nova de Carvalho (also known as “Pink Street”), known for its pubs and clubs, and named by the New York Times as one of Europe’s best streets. Continue to the renovated Ribeira das Naus waterfront promenade, where many of Portugal’s ships were built during the 16th century “Age of Discoveries.” Enter the Pombaline Downtown, rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1755, and explore wide streets full of restaurants and coffee shops, many of which have been there for centuries. Continue to the bohemian Chiado neighborhood for a 3rd petiscos tasting, before cycling through the historic Bairro Alto to experience 500 years of history and your 4th and last tasting experience.

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Ricardo was amazing! Very knowledgeable and passionate. Food was delicious and He was great explaining the food we ate as well as pairing it with the perfect drink and telling us about the culture. We were a group of 14 and everyone had a great time. Thank you

We enjoyed the tour and Alexandra was a delight to spend time with. She was able to answer all our questions. We enjoyed the balance of food/drink stops and talk. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We would recommend this tour and tour guide.

Luciana was a wonderful host from start to finish. The tour gave us a fantastic opportunity to sample local Portuguese food and learn more about their culture. The highlight of our visit to Lisbon. Thank you Luciana!!

Food tour on a Segway, Peter our guide was excellent, very informative and gave us lot of recommendations. Segway training was thorough and we felt very safe even though the conditions were not ideal.

Loved it, our tour guide was very informative and nice. Highly recommended!