We believe that the best way to discover our culture is through the taste, sitting around at a table, sharing stories, learning about our history, enjoying our local delicacies and tasting the best wine produced in the region. Join us in a walk through the old town where you will discover the most authentic taverns, get in touch with the saleswomen of our traditional fresh goods market, and feel like a local.
After meeting your guide near the Bolhão market 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 sweet, the 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 tavern, one of the oldest, sample the 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 near Aliados Avenue.