1. Portugal
  2. Porto District
  3. Porto
  4. River Douro

Porto: Food, Wine and Canned Food Walking Tour

Product ID: 56045
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Find more about the tradition of Port wine, canned food and Portuguese gastronomy through all the tastings this tour has to offer!
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided visit to traditional market and grocerys of Bolhão
  • Enjoy commented canned food tastings
  • Enjoy commented Port wine tastings
  • Enjoy a regional tapas lunch/dinner on typical "Tasco"
Full description
Meet your tourguide and join him to experience the city's flavors: the wine, the gastronomy and the olive oils. First you will have the opportunity to meet one of the most emblematic markets of Oporto: The Bolhão Market, aimed for fresh products, mainly food. With four main entrances, its construction is characterized by its monumentality, typical of neoclassical architecture. Lose yourself in the aromas, colors and sound so typical of this city market.

A little further up, you will see the the renowned Café Majestic, revivalist style of French inspiration, an icon in the city. More than a cafe, Majestic tells the story of Porto in the twentieth century and it was home for political gatherings and debate of ideas. This was the "Belle Epoque" Porto of writers and artists. The S. Bento train station, Ribeira and the English Feitoria will be other passing sites where you can learn more about the city's history and how it mainly became a market town where Port Wine was a major contributor to its growth.

Arriving downtown, it's time to sample the best canned food and have a taste of the Portuguese way of leaving. Let yourself be guided in the sensorial analysis of olive oils from different regions, intensities and aromas.

Heading towards the other shore, did you know that Vila Nova de Gaia is the place with the highest concentration of alcohol per square meter in the world? The world famous port wine is produced exclusively from grapes from the region adjacent to the Douro and, even though it is produced with Douro grapes and stored in the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, it ended up being known as "Port Wine",  so you are in just the right place to drink this nectar. Here you will have the opportunity to taste 3 Port's (White, Special Reserv and LBV) on a commented proof in a place and brand of excellency. End the tour in a beautiful, typical and local tavern with authentic flavors for lunch. Here, taste the Portuguese delicacies on a platter full of "chorizos", "presunto", "alheiras", "cheeses", etc, accompanied with the best house wine. Bon appetit!
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Port wine tastings
  • Tasting of several canned foods
  • Tapas lunch or dinner (several samples of Portuguese tapas)
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

When you get there

Meeting point

Mercado do Bolhão (Bolhão Market) Entrance at Rua/Street Formosa, 4000, Porto

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Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes