The Best Food and Culinary Tours in Portugal

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Are you a food lover with a passion for exploring different cuisines and flavors? Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and embark on a multi-day culinary adventure to Portugal like no other! We've meticulously analyzed a wide range of food and culinary tours from highly reviewed tour companies, considering essential factors such as price, guest ratings, quality, mouthwatering destinations, and engaging activities. Join one of these gastronomic journeys through the vibrant destinations of Portugal where you'll savor local delicacies, indulge in food tastings, uncover hidden culinary gems, and even participate in immersive cooking classes. Get ready to satisfy your cravings and discover the delicious flavors Portugal has to offer!

As a coastal nation, seafood here is fantastic, but it's not the only type of cuisine available. Popular traditional dishes begin with the small but famous custard tart known as Pastel de Nata. It's easy to get them at bakeries and street vendors. If fish is what you're after, try the bacalhau (salted cod), or any of the other terrific cod dishes such as a bras where it is mixed in with potatoes and eggs in a casserole. It's also popular to have cod (or other fish) fried, sautéed, or boiled along with potatoes and other veggies. Octopus is another favorite which you should try, as it's usually boiled or steamed and served with olive oil and potatoes. If you seek land food, try the Iberian black pork, the duck rice, or the Francesinha, which is a meat and cheese sandwich with an interesting variety of ham and pork. In addition to the traditional dishes, you'll find plenty of other European cuisines in restaurants around the nation, as well as global dishes. So, there's something for everyone. The local breads and cheeses are terrific, and it's quite easy to grab a breakfast at a local bakery or sit down for an affordable, casual, and delicious meal almost anywhere in Portugal.


The Top 3:

  • 5 Days, $1452.40

  • 10 Days, $4016.08

  • 6 Days, $1129.52

What are food and culinary tours like in Portugal?

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Here are the important factors:

  • 10 trip options analyzed
  • $312 average price per day (USD)
  • 5 to 12 days in length
  • 4.76 of 5 average rating
  • 26 people or less on average

You'll be surprised at the array of culinary tours in Portugal, as there is something for everyone. It's no wonder that visitors can't get enough of these tours, boasting an impressive average guest rating of 4.76 out of 5 stars. Picture yourself joining a group of like-minded adventurers, with an average maximum size of 26 people, ensuring a fantastic blend of social and personalized experiences. The average tour length spans 8 days, with tours ranging from 5 to 12 days long. Regarding physical activity, the tours are categorized as easy, relaxing, and moderate, with the majority being easy. With our thorough analysis of 10 culinary tours, we've found the best. So rest assured that Portugal has something to captivate every kind of traveler.

(All tour prices are in US Dollars before taxes, and come from a base price that is reported by TourRadar. Peak season prices can vary significantly, particularly in destinations where seasonal travel fluctuates dramatically.)

So, let's get to it and see...

The 10 Best Food and Culinary Tours in Portugal
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for culinary tours.
by Portugal Travel Center



5 Days Start/End in Lisbon 5 Destinations 8 People at Most Ages 1 to 88 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

This fantastic trip has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. This trip visits 5 destinations, including Sintra, Estoril, and Cascais along the way. Your adventure starts and ends in Lisbon. With an emphasis on local culture, wine tasting, family-friendly activities, and local cuisine, you know you'll have an amazing adventure. Lasting 5 days, the maximum group size is 8 people, and it's good for guests age 1 to 88. Organized by Portugal Travel Center, this is a great deal because it's only $290 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Wine tasting
  • Family
  • Food & Culinary
$1,452
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Portugal Travel Center



10 Days Lisbon to Porto 12 Destinations 7 People at Most Ages 4 to 100 Guest Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

With a stellar 4.8 out of 5 rating, this extraordinary journey is the perfect choice. And since the priority is on wine tasting, family-friendly activities, and local cuisine, this tour is a great choice. Experience a trip that takes you to 12 remarkable destinations, including Monsaraz, Coimbra, Lamego, and Douro International Natural Park. Begin your trip in Lisbon and complete it with a memorable finale in Porto. Spanning across 10 days, the journey accommodates 7 individuals, and is suitable for guests age 4 to 100. Offered by Portugal Travel Center, this remarkable journey is priced at just $402 per day. Don't miss out on this incredible experience.

  • Sightseeing
  • Wine tasting
  • Family
  • Food & Culinary
$4,016
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for culinary tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by 4youtours



6 Days Start/End in Porto 8 Destinations 25 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

This exceptional trip offering by 4youtours has received a 4.9 out of 5 rating. On this 6-day journey you can unwind while also making new memories. Explore 8 incredible locations on this trip, including Braga, Peneda-Geres National Park, Ponte de Lima, and Piodao. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Porto. With a group size of 25 people, it's suitable for guests of all ages. Rest assured, this trip is all about local culture, wine tasting, and family-friendly activities, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. This remarkable trip is priced at an unbeatable $188 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Wine tasting
  • Family
$1,130
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for culinary tours.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by 4youtours



12 Days Porto to Benagil 15 Destinations 25 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

Check out this voyage that has received rave reviews, earning a stellar 4.9 out of 5 rating. Discover a journey that spans 15 destinations, with notable stops in Ponte de Lima, Braga, Piodao, and Aveiro. Your journey will begin in Porto and end in Benagil. This extraordinary adventure also revolves around local culture, wine tasting, beaches, and family-friendly activities. Spanning across 12 unforgettable days, this voyage offers an intimate group experience with 25 participants, and it's great for guests of all ages. Brought to you by the renowned 4youtours, this exceptional opportunity is priced at an incredible $201 per day - an unbeatable value.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Wine tasting
  • Beach
  • Family
$2,407
TourRadar
  • Great Value: the daily price is lower than average for culinary tours.
by 4youtours



6 Days Lisbon to Faro 8 Destinations 25 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

This 6-day journey is ideal for guests of all ages. And priced at only $213 per day, it's a great value, too. This terrific trip also highights local culture, wine tasting, beaches, and family-friendly activities. This trip takes you on an adventure to 8 destinations, including Albufeira, Benagil, Peniche, and Nazare. Begin your trip in Lisbon and complete it with a memorable finale in Faro. It's offered by 4youtours, a very popular company with rave reviews and knowledgeable guides.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Wine tasting
  • Beach
  • Family
$1,278
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by EcoTrilha Portugal Tours



8 Days Lisbon to Porto 7 Destinations 10 People at Most Ages 9 to 79 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Priced at just $342 per day, this terrific 8-day journey is ideal for guests age 9 to 79. With 7 destinations to explore, you'll get the chance to see Nazare, Porto, Arcos de Valdevez, and Sintra, and more. Your journey starts off in Lisbon and finishes in Porto. Organized by the reputable EcoTrilha Portugal Tours, this is one of the best tours on this list.

  • Family
  • Food & Culinary
$2,737
TourRadar
by Intrepid Travel



8 Days Santiago de Compostela to Lisbon 6 Destinations through Spain, Portugal 12 People at Most Ages 15 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars

Check out this incredible voyage that has received a 4 out of 5 rating from previous guests, visiting Spain and Portugal. You'll love the emphasis on local culture and local cuisine, too. With a duration of 8 days, this journey ensures an intimate group size of 12 people, and is good for guests age 15 and older. Along the way, this journey encompasses 6 destinations, including Ferreira do Alentejo e Canhestros, Evora, Vigo, and Porto. Your journey will begin in Santiago de Compostela and end in Lisbon. This fantastic option, organized by Intrepid Travel, presents an unbeatable value at just $374 per day.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Food & Culinary
$2,992
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection



8 Days Start/End in Porto 8 Destinations through Portugal, Spain 130 People at Most Ages 16 to 100 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

Spanning over 8 days, this voyage, visiting Portugal and Spain, has a maximum size of 130 individuals. Welcoming guests age 16 to 100, it is organized by Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, a very popular company with plenty of great reviews. This itinerary covers 8 captivating destinations, with stops in Peso da Regua, Pinhao, Pocinho, and Vega de Terron, among others. Your adventure starts and ends in Porto. Available at an unbeatable price of only $427 per day, this option also has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars from previous guests.

  • Historical
  • Wine tasting
  • River Cruise
$3,199
TourRadar
by 4youtours



12 Days Lisbon to Porto 26 Destinations 13 People at Most Ages 1 to 99 Guest Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars

Here's your chance to take off on an exceptional journey that has garnered a 4.7 out of 5 rating. With a duration of 12 days, this jouney will have 13 participants, and it warmly welcomes guests of all ages. And since the priority is on local culture, wine tasting, and family-friendly activities, this tour is a great choice. Expertly organized by 4youtours, this amazing trip is an incredible value at just $328 per day.

  • Coach / Bus
  • Sightseeing
  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Wine tasting
  • Family
$3,936
TourRadar
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
by Portugal Travel Center



5 Days Start/End in Porto 2 Destinations 8 People at Most Ages 1 to 88 Guest Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

This memorable trip is offered by Portugal Travel Center which has received plenty of positive reviews. The trip itself has a guest rating of 5 out of 5 stars, and is priced affordably at $359 per day. Begin and conclude your remarkable journey in the gorgeous destination of Porto. Rest assured, this trip is all about local culture, wine tasting, and family-friendly activities, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure. The maximum group size is 8 people, welcoming guests age 1 to 88.

  • In-depth Cultural
  • Historical
  • Wine tasting
  • Family
$1,795
TourRadar

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How much do food and culinary tours in Portugal cost?

Average Daily Price Food and Culinary Tours
$312

Visitors will find a large range of terrific options for culinary tours when planning a visit to Portugal. The price of these specific trips can vary according to length, destinations, and travel style. The average price of culinary tours in Portugal based on data from 10 options is an affordable $312 per day. If you're interested in more information about tours here, see our guide to tour prices in Portugal.

And for more information on Portugal, see Portugal Travel Costs and Portugal Hotel Costs.


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