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Lisbon: Tastes and Traditions Food Tour

Activity provider: Devour Tours

Lisbon: Tastes and Traditions Food Tour

Activity provider: Devour Tours

From US$ 82.82 per person

Explore Lisbon and savor traditional delights at the best know establishments and lesser-known local gems. Taste Lisbon's delicacies, recommended by one of the world's most renowned chefs

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Sample iconic Lisbon foods like salted cod to cherry liqueur
  • Try one of Portugal's most famous dishes in a traditional tasca
  • Discover how each bite has been influenced by global exploration
  • Learn how to eat and drink like a local, and learn Portuguese culture
  • See the sights of the old city and the historic port’s influence on Lisbon
Full description

As you weave through the historic neighborhoods of Baixa, Chiado, Bica, and Cais do Sodré, enjoy shops with histories that date back more than a century, iconic dishes prepared by the best of the best, and Portuguese pastries that are known the world over.

Your expert guide will lead you through the complete Portuguese food experience. By the end, you’ll know exactly how to eat and drink like a local.

Start off at an iconic pastry shop that’s been open for close to 200 years. Learn how to prepare coffee the Portuguese way as you enjoy yours with a selection of sweet and savory local pastries. Then, you can pay a visit to the oldest traditional-style grocery store in the city. 

You’ll discover the importance of bacalhau (salt cod) in Portugal and sample melt-in-your-mouth acorn-fed Iberian ham. Before the next bite, visit one of Lisbon’s principal churches, where you’ll glimpse the city’s dark past.

Next, you’ll be off to sample Lisbon’s famous cherry liqueur. This tiny, 180-year-old family-run shop is exactly where you need to try one of the city’s most locally-loved drinks.

Stroll to one of Lisbon’s central squares where your guide will bring more of the city’s history to life. From the 18th-century earthquake to a fountain dating back to the same time, find out how history has shaped the city over the years.

Then you’ll wander down to try what Anthony Bourdain considered the best Portuguese pork sandwich there is, prepared by those who have done it best for over 50 years.

Continuing downhill through the hip and trendy neighborhood of Bica, you’ll arrive in one of the favorite watering holes of the Cais do Sodré neighborhood. Here you’ll sample expertly-prepared codfish and regional cheese and olives paired with local wine or beer.

Wander over to the Instagram-worthy “pink street” to learn more about one of Portugal’s more interesting exports: canned fish. This staple of Portuguese cuisine will have you marveling at just how much flavor can be packed into a tin can.

Lastly, no Lisbon food tour would be complete without sampling a pastel de nata, one of our famous custard tarts. You’ll get to try one at the original pastel de nata places in the city before the tour ends.

Includes
  • 8 tasting stops with 10+ tastes
  • 4 drinks
  • English speaking history guide gourmet expert
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • People with gluten intolerance
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

In Praça da Figueira in front of the statue of Dom João I (King John I).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour can be adapted for pescatarians, dairy-free, non-alcoholics, and pregnant women
  • If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please let us know when you are booking
  • You are required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test at the start of the tour
  • Guests with serious food allergies will need to sign an allergy waiver at the start of the tour
  • Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease
  • The tour is not suitable for vegans or vegetarians nor those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease
Customer reviews

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Goncalo was excellent- super friendly, knowledgeable and happy! Very informative and the food was great! Highly recommend!

June 19, 2022

Ruth was an excellent guide!

June 8, 2022

Good guide, clear English. Delicious snacks and lunch. Drink well.

May 26, 2022

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