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Lisbon Metropolitan Area Culinary & nightlife

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Melides: Horse Riding on the Beach with Wine Tasting

1. Melides: Horse Riding on the Beach with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a horseback ride that will connect you with nature. Breathe in the fresh sea air under an immense sky. Explore the woods of Grândola near the coast and discover the local wildlife. Pass through dunes and pine forest of the protected area of Melides. Ride along a beach that stretches out for over 60 kilometers with the ocean at your side. After the beach, you will ride close to the Melides freshwater lagoon, where you will be able to spot a variety of bird species. If selected, at the end of your activity, enjoy a wine tasting session of three different types of wine produced in the region or a barbecue lunch. You can also opt to book a private instructor and enjoy a memorable day with a group of your friends or family.

Lisbon: Tastes and Traditions Food Tour

2. Lisbon: Tastes and Traditions Food Tour

Follow your guide on a tasty adventure through the streets of Lisbon. Eat your way through the city with 7 stops and 9 tastings of some mouth-watering local cuisine. Relax along the way with three drinks along the way, including a glass of sour cherry liqueur. Start your morning among the locals at the oldest pastry shop in Lisbon. Taste a delicious selection of homemade sweet pastries while sipping a classic Portuguese-style espresso. Next, you’re off to the only traditional Portuguese grocery store left in Lisbon. Your guide will explain Portugal’s obsession with salt cod. Try another beloved local product, acorn-fed Iberian ham. Enjoy a glass of Lisbon’s signature sour cherry liqueur at the 130-year-old family-run stall that does it best. Make your way to a no-frills bar serving up the best bifana (marinated pork sandwich) in the city. This buzzing bar is constantly packed with locals who can’t get enough. Next, it’s about time for lunch, and there’s no better place to enjoy it than among Lisboetas at a traditional Portuguese tasca. Here you’ll the have home-cooked classics of Portuguese cuisine with your choice of beer or wine. Discover one of the hidden gems of Portuguese food, gourmet canned seafood. Learn about the history of canning in Portugal and sample some delicious preserved goods for yourself. Last but not least, you’ll finish on a sweet note with Portugal’s most famous pastry, the pastel de nata (custard tart). learn all about their surprising history and get an up-close look at these sweet treats being made.

Lisbon: Food and Wine Walking Tour

3. 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. Learn about the importance of coffee in Portuguese culture. 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. Try the famous Portuguese codfish cake with a glass of refreshing green wine. Learn about the historical center of the city which is 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 favorite 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: 2-Hour Pastel de Nata Cooking Class

4. Lisbon: 2-Hour Pastel de Nata Cooking Class

Roll your sleeves up and get ready to make your own Pastel de Nata, Portugal's famous egg tarts. Join the chefs in the kitchen for a 2 hour hands-on cooking class.  With origins from the 19th-century, Pastel de Nata was created in monasteries and is probably Portugal's most iconic pastry and has become a national symbol. Loved by all, this pastry is becoming popular worldwide. Learn the secrets of this sugary temptation and take the recipe home with you to amaze all your family and friends. During this cooking class you will have the chance to make your own Pastel de Nata as well as another traditional Portuguese treat. Enjoy tea, coffee, and a light meal to share after cooking.

The Lisbon Pub Crawl

5. The Lisbon Pub Crawl

Discover Lisboa after the sun sets and watch the city transforming into a playground of music, tapas, and lively parties. Get to know other travelers before setting off into a night full of fun and excitement. Meet fellow travelers and like-minded locals as you mingle with people from all over the world in a city known for its warm nights and wild parties. Your guide is a professional party planner and a local, so you can definitely trust them to show you a good time. Enjoy a welcome drink at each bar, one-hour open bar for beer and sangria, and finish your crawl as a VIP guest in a venue prepared for all the groups to converge and have a party together. Expect shots along the way and end in one of Lisbon's most popular clubs with skip-the-line access. Enhance your experience by choosing to add gin and vodka mixers during the power hour.

Lisbon: Pub and VIP Club Crawl

6. Lisbon: Pub and VIP Club Crawl

Discover Lisbon's nightlife scene with the help of local guides, and get to know fellow travelers from around the world. Take part in Lisbon’s first and biggest pub crawl, visiting 3 clubs and bars throughout the night. Start the night with an hour of unlimited free beer or sangria to get the party started. Then enjoy exclusive discounts on cocktails. Meet party-loving travelers from all over the world as you visit different bars with different types of music. Visit 3 bars in Bairro Alto, the most iconic nightlife district in Lisbon, and finish your night with free entry to a local club. You will be led by at least 2 local identified guides, who will provide you with a great introduction to the local nightlife.

Évora and Megaliths Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

7. Évora and Megaliths Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

Explore the history of Portugal on a tour of Évora and the Megaliths of the Cromeleque dos Almendres. Following pickup from your hotel in Lisbon, make your way to Évora, the historic capital of the Alentejo. Start the day with a tour of the Almendres Cromlech. Older than Stonehenge, this megalithic complex reveals some of the secrets of ancient civilizations and their knowledge of astronomy. Admire the circle of stones, mysteriously aligned with the sun and stars. Next, explore the UNESCO-classified city center of Évora. See remnants from Roman through Renaissance times. Visit the Temple of Diana and learn how cork is extracted from Cork Oak Trees. Visit the medieval Évora Cathedral and climb to the roof to admire the golden plains surrounding the city. Continue to the Renaissance Church of St. Francis to see the Chapel of Bones, covered in human skulls and bones, before returning to Lisbon.

Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

8. Lisbon: From East to West Private Tour by Tukxi

Explore Lisbon from East to West in a Tukxi, a small vehicle that's a mix between a tuk-tuk and a 3-wheeled scooter. This private tour combines a visit to 3 historical neighborhoods with an exploration of Belem (optional), one of the most popular districts in the city. Your tour starts in the Old Town, where you’ll travel back in time and fall in love with the colorful neighborhoods of Alfama, Mouraria, and Graça. Stop along the way to discover all that Lisbon has to offer, which is made especially easy by the Tukxis.   As an extra you can chose to add an extra hour to your tour an follow your guide over to the west of the city along the glittering river Tejo to arrive at Belem, where many of the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages.  Here, you can admire Belem Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries, 3 of the most astonishing buildings in Portugal. If there’s time, end your tour with a visit to the world-famous Pasteis de Belém and try some of their delicious custard tarts.

Lisbon: Pastel de Nata Baking Class

9. Lisbon: Pastel de Nata Baking Class

Learn all about the delicious Portuguese Pastel de Nata by baking yourself a batch of these local pastries with the help of chefs and instructors in a pastry class. Make your way to the cozy and inviting kitchen, and be guided through the entire process from start to finish. Feel the soft texture of the dough in between your fingers, and smell the delightful aroma once your pastries are in the oven. Finally, tuck into your homemade Pastel de Nata, savoring its sweet flavors. During and after the class, sip on a variety of local beverages, to perfectly complement your gastronomical journey.

From Lisbon: Day Trip to a Wine Cellar and Vineyard

10. From Lisbon: Day Trip to a Wine Cellar and Vineyard

Explore the town of Torres Vedras on a guided day trip to the Lisboa Wine Region. Visit a traditional wine cellar and taste some delicious local wine as you learn about local history and gastronomy. Meet your guide in central Lisbon. Travel to the town of Torres Vedras located in an area of amazing landscapes and gastronomy. Visit a prestigious wine cellar where you will meet a local guide and viticulturist. Discover more about the history of the cellar that has its origins as a simple wine press. Then learn about the contemporary winemaking process at the cellar. Continue through the vast vineyards onboard a 4WD convertible car for approximately 40 minutes to enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape. Discover fascinating facts about grape varieties, vine growing, and winemaking. Enjoy a wine tasting while enjoying the sun and fresh air from the region. Continue the tour by going to an ancient Lagar' (old wine press house) surrounded by picturesque houses and gardens. After this, it's time for another wine tasting of 4 different wines made from the same grapes of the vineyards you have explored. Then, relax on the journey back to Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Small group cooking together. The flavor of the ribs was very new to my tastebuds. We were given just the right amount of instruction to participate. It was not too complicated but also we learned somethings... the perfect balance for a vacation activity. For Solo travelers just jump in and introduuce yourself.

Ana was a great tour guide! It was nice to get an idea for food in the area and she even left us with suggestions on where to go for the rest of our time here. Highly recommend!

Sophia was absolutely fantastic! It was a great experience. She introduced us to the local food and wine, which was all fantastic!

Educational and above all delicious - highly recommended, but plan the way back on foot, because there is a lot to eat...

Great fun, really nice wines, lovely atmosphere. Recommended