Lisbon's Best Food Tours
Lisbon is the stunning capital city of Portugal, and one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Western Europe. It is a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and liberal thinking. As a holiday destination, Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, lively nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year round climate. Lisbon city perfectly reflects the Portuguese culture, which embraces modern culture while maintaining its unique heritage and traditions. Lisbon is constantly recognized as one of the greatest cities in the world. Surprisingly enough, it still is one of the least visited capital cities in Europe. It's a friendly city with a cosmopolitan population, welcoming to all visitors and families with children. It's one of the world's great historical cities, with characteristic and surprising sights, cultural treasures, and a beautiful setting that make it a paradise for walkers and photographers. Lisbon also offers great choices for dining. Portugal's cuisine is a balance between centuries-old traditions and modern, international influence. With so much to do, see, and taste, Lisbon is a great place to experience, and there are several options for food tours in or near the city.
Learn everything about Lisbon's culinary delights on this private 3-hour tour. Discover dried and salted cod and try delicious codfish cakes with a refreshing glass of wine. Enjoy a glass of port wine accompanied by delicious cheeses as you learn about their production and history. Visit the district of Bairro Alto, home to some of the best restaurants, fado houses, bars, and nightclubs in the city. Stop at a local wine bar and enjoy tapas and a glass of local white wine. Stroll down the stairs of Calcada do Duque past the hidden restaurants with beautiful views of Lisbon. Sample a glass of delicious port wine accompanied by cheese and ham. You can also enjoy tasting a typical Ginjinha (cherry liqueur). You will end the tour with a final tasting of Portuguese bread and chourico (pork sausage) accompanied by delicious Alentejo red wine.
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Meet your guide in central Lisbon and begin your small-group gourmet food and wine tour. Throughout the tour you'll meet locals and learn about traditional Portuguese dishes and culinary culture. Warm up your taste buds during a visit to a local restaurant, with petiscos - Portugal's version of tapas. Learn about Lisbon's cafe culture with visits to the 18th-century Cafe Nicola, a terrific spot for tertulias, and discover why Pastelaria Suica is another landmark of Rossio. You'll also have a chance to try the famous Portuguese Codfish Cake with a glass of refreshing vinho verde (green wine). Continue to a wine bar in the Bairro Alto quarter for tapas and a glass of local white wine. In the 20th century, the Bairro Alto became Lisbon's bohemian quarter and the center of its nightlife. Visit one of the most famous restaurants in Lisbon, Cervejaria da Trindade, known for its seafood and steaks. Then head down the steps of Calcada do Duque, where you'll find a variety of restaurants with great esplanades and music. The area is especially popular during the summer months because of the views over Castle Hill. Then discover the 100-year-old secrets behind Lisbon's most delectable sausages, salted Bacalhau, hams, and cheeses at local gourmet shop. At a nearby bar, sip a classic Portuguese cherry brandy and note its similarities with Port, Portugal's famed fortified wine. Learn about the history of the sweet drink as you taste it alongside a piece of Sao Jorge cheese. Learn the history of Ginjinha, the favorite liqueur of many Portuguese, and try it at the first place that started to sell it in 1840. Afterward, go to Portas de Santo Antao Street, one of the city's main entrances, where part of the old Fernandine wall once sat. Finish your gourmet Portuguese food and wine tour with a meal at the Neo-Moorish Casa do Alentejo, a gorgeous 17th century palace. Taste chourico sausage, bread, and other local products served with a glass of delicious red wine while admiring one of the most captivating Lisbon interiors. Your tour will conclude here.
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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, to beers, ice cream, 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.
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In the morning, meet your guide at your centrally located Lisbon hotel and head by air-conditioned vehicle south for your wine tour. As you cruise towards the Alentejo region, learn about this region's viticultural prowess. Hear about the vastness of this region which links the Algarve in southern Portugal all the way to the edge of Spain. At the first winery, taste a variety of red and white wines and savor delicious local products such as cheese, chourico (smoked pork sausage), smoked ham and bread. You will then enjoy a relaxing 2-course lunch at the first or second winery depending on the group size. Prior to arriving at the second winery of the day in Alentejo, discover the historical significance of winemaking and learn how this region has gained such a superb reputation for full-bodied reds. Then, stroll into the expertly maintained vineyard and listen to your guide explain how each grape is affected by climate. After getting to know the varietals it's time to taste, so grab a glass and indulge fruity flavors with complex bodies. After your tasting, hop back in your vehicle and admire splendid views on your return trip to Lisbon. End your day in the afternoon back at a choice of two centrally located drop off points.
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