Private tour

Porto: Secret Food Tour

Porto: Secret Food Tour

From US$ 218.62 per group up to 2

Join a local guide for a 3.5-hour culinary tour through the narrow streets of downtown Porto and the Ribeira neighborhood. Experience some of the best local food, from an old nun’s recipe for sponge cake to Atlantic sardines.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the culinary secrets of downtown Porto and the Ribeira neighborhood on a 3-3.5 hours guided walking tour
  • Learn from a passionate and experienced local foodie and guide
  • Discover the local food, history, and culture of Porto
  • Enjoy a signature secret dish at the end of your tour
Full description
Taste the flavors typical to Porto and try local wines on this 3.5-hour culinary tour. First your local guide will take you to a confeitaria for a pão de ló (Portuguese sponge cake) and an espresso. Stop at a market to try sardines served with olives and tomato sauce and a glass of vinho verde, a white wine from northwest Portugal. Then head to the heart of the city for the best bifana (a sandwich filled with thin slices of pork) in town. Next taste a unique dish from Porto called francesinha. This appetizer is made with beef, melted cheese, and a spicy sauce. It is served with a small glass of lambreta (Portuguese draft beer). Explore the narrow medieval streets before stopping to discover the tour's signature secret dish. At the final stop, sample 3 types of Portugal's famous Port wine as you enjoy scenic views of the Douro River. Enjoy an authentic Portuguese food experience as you discover the history and culture of Porto.
Includes
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • 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

Meet in front of Coliseu Porto Ageas. Your guide will be holding an orange umbrella with the local partner's name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • If you have special dietary needs, please contact the local partner at porto@essor.co.uk prior to booking to find out if this tour can accommodate your needs.
  • Occasionally tours can run up to 30 minutes longer.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Loved the tour, Alexandra was great. Introduced me to food, Drink and places which are a must See! I particularly liked that the tour was informativ in passing local Icons. And at the end of the tour I had experienced loads, but wasn't over eaten.

May 28, 2019

God Way to Explorer local cousine.

September 25, 2019

Fantastic day!

We had a wonderful day with a knowledgeable and pleasant guide. Har was fnlink to tell and took us to many interesting places where we got narrow on a lot of good food and good drinks.

September 13, 2019

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