Eat your way around Porto on this must-do 4-hour food tour, visiting the city’s top cafés and markets. Discover Portuguese classics like the ‘bolinho de bacalhau’ codfish, and sample seductively sweet custard tarts. With a local guide at your side, you’ll sample the city’s famous export — Port — while hearing the history of the country’s beloved gastronomy.
After meeting your guide near Gomes Teixeira Square in Porto, stroll around the city to learn about its gastronomic heritage. The best place to sample Portugal’s traditional cuisine is, of course, in Porto, and your guide will introduce you to all the locals’ favorite places.Start with a traditional Portuguese breakfast of coffee and nata in a spot near the busy commercial area. From there, head to Bolhão Market — a colorful open-air arcade that sells nearly every food under the sun. Breathe in the aroma of freshly baked bread, and browse stalls selling artistically arranged cheeses and glistening mounds of fruit.Continue to a shop that has specialized in cheese and smoked ham for more than 100 years, and then try a classic bifana (pork sandwich) with a beer.In nearby Leandro Café, one of the oldest local taverns, sample a classic bolinhos de bacalhau along with a shot of a little-known liquor. Learn about Portugal’s ‘nectar of the gods,’ Port wine, as you visit a specialist wine bar that has more than 230 different offerings. To finish your tour on a high note, visit a generations-old traditional tavern to sample some of Porto’s delicious tapas treats.Your tour finishes here in the center of town.