Guided tour

Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)

Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)

From US$ 31.19 per person

Join a local guide in a walking tour and discover the best of Lisbon’s gastronomy, culture, and history. Visit a typical Portuguese market and taste a range of traditional dishes at the best local haunts.

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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese


  • Explore Lisbon's downtown area
  • Learn the history of the Portuguese capital
  • Visit traditional shops and the fish market
  • Taste local delicacies like a Pastel de Nata and Ginjinha
  • See the day-by-day life of locals
Full description
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.
  • Tastings of Lisbon's traditional delicacies: Pastel de Nata, Ginjinha and Bifana
  • Small-group tour (12 people max.)
  • Professional but informal local guide
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point for this tour will be at Largo do Camões (near the statue)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please wear tennis shoes or other appropriate footwear for the tour and bring along a bottle of water. In summer, bring your sunscreen and in winter, it gets cold, so make sure you bring a jacket
    • There's a considerable amount of walking during this tour, please be advised
    • There may be more than one language spoken during the tour (maximum two languages)
    • If you have any food restriction, please inform in advance so we may have time to make necessary arrangements
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 27 reviews

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    Alexandra, our guide, was terrific! She was very well prepared and shared a diverse amount of commentary and information about the various food types, markets and food itself. She really knows the local places well from a small restaurant with bifuna to the pastries and espresso at the cafes and of course, the Time Out Market. She was unhurried and happy to answer our questions. She shared her personal experiences learned through her lifetime and was also a great companion.

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    October 23, 2022

    We loved our tour with Marianna. She was very knowledgeable and took the time to point out interesting places and facts and explain the significance of certain monuments and food. It was the perfect way to spend our first day in Lisbon - 10 out of 10. Would definitely recommend.

    October 20, 2022

    Miguel was super friendly and informative. He even wrote a Whatsapp 2 hours before the start of the tour so that we also have his number. He waited for us because unfortunately we arrived later because of a traffic jam on the A2. The tour was great, he showed us many sights and told stories about them, also made comparisons with other countries. The food and drink was awesome. He himself studied in Lisbon (history and tourism) and knows many good places and gave us tips for the next few days. We were also allowed to write to him afterwards for tips on what else we could visit. Great experience, recommend it

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    September 20, 2022

    Product ID: 195632