Portugal Food Tours

Portugal Food Tours

Start: Lisbon, Portugal Finish: Porto, Portugal

Visiting: Lisbon, Sintra, Óbidos, Fátima, Porto, Arcos de Valdevez, Braga,


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Meat, Food allergies contact us

Tour code: 146399

Tour operator: EcoTrilha Portugal Tours

Group size: 2 - 10

Age range: 6-99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Come and experience Portugal on a magnificent food tour experience. Lisbon and Porto are magnificent and overwhelming with timeless magic, they are great places to visit at any time of the year! Along the way, savour deliciously authentic regional flavours, such as Pastel de Belém, chorizo bread, Piri Piri Chicken, Seafood, and Codfish plus enjoy an up-close and private hands-on cooking class! You will enjoy seamless travel in a small group, as you navigate your trip in comfort and style. You will explore the food, wine culture, and cuisine. Moreover, there are cooking classes in unique settings, all run by accomplished chefs.

Highlights

  • iconWalking tour of Porto
  • iconSaint George Castle, Lisbon
  • iconDemonstration and tasting of the famous ‘pastéis de Belém’
  • iconPena Palace, Sintra
  • icon Vinho Verde & Port wine tasting
  • iconCity tours of Lisbon, Sintra, Braga and Óbidos
  • iconCooking lesson at Casas da Li. The hotel’s owner is Lígia Santos, the first winner of Masterchef Portugal
  • icon A Taste of Portugal: olive oil, bread, sausages, cheeses, and one glass of wine or black tea or green tea from the Azores

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Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Arrive Lisbon

Location: Lisbon

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-Star Lisbon Hotel (Olissippo Marquês de Sá or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included from the airport to the hotel. There are no activities planned for this day. Lunch and dinner are not included. Overnight in Lisbon.

icon Day 2 : Lisbon - Sintra - Lisbon

Location: Sintra

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-Star Lisbon Hotel (Olissippo Marquês de Sá or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Meeting point at the hotel lobby – 09h00 am.

Sintra is 30 km from Lisbon and offers a foretaste of Paradise. The soft climate ensures a permanent freshness existence of luxuriant vegetation making Sintra a deeply romantic and mysterious place. Stand out from the Town Palace, the Pena Palace (Ticket entrance included). Visit Piriquita, the pastry of the famous queijada. See the 16th-century Jeronimo’s Monastery (UNESCO); the Monument to the Discoveries, honoring intrepid Portuguese explorers and their patrons; and the impressive Belem Tower (Tickets are not included).

Visit an old patisserie that has managed to hold on to the secret recipe of Portugal. This pastry exists for over 100 years. Enjoy a demonstration and tasting of the famous ‘pastéis de Belem.’ Visit the castle of St. George, considered the most emblematic monument of Lisbon. The Castle of St. George is relevant evidence of odd moments in the history of Lisbon and Portugal. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, conquered it by the Moors.

Overnight in Lisbon.

icon Day 3 : Lisbon - Óbidos - Fátima - Porto

Location: Lisbon, Óbidos, Fátima, Porto

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-Star Porto Hotel (Hotel Trindade Porto or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

The meeting point will be at the hotel lobby – 09h00 am.

Your day begins in the medieval walled town of Óbidos. This medieval village is surrounded by walls and by its whitewashed houses. Don’t forget to visit handicraft stores, bookstores and drink Ginja. Ginja is a Portuguese liqueur made by infusing sour cherry in alcohol (brandy is used) and adding sugar together with other ingredients. That is the second most popular alcoholic drink in Portugal after the Port Wine.

This tour also features the imposing sanctuary of Fátima, a center of Catholic faith and destination for pilgrims from across the world. Join the faithful at one of the world’s holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of Apparitions. The Sanctuary of Fatima is a pilgrimage place, motivated by the apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherds.
Lunch and dinner are not included. Overnight in Porto.

icon Day 4 : Porto

Location: Porto

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-Star Porto Hotel (Hotel Trindade Porto or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Meeting point at the hotel lobby — 09h00 am.
Elected Best European Destination 2012 by the European citizens, Porto is history, architecture, culture, gastronomy, trade, encounters, and discoveries. On this walking tour in Porto, you will visit the city’s historical centre of world heritage and monuments. On this 3-hour walking tour we will visit: Torre dos Clérigos, Livraria Lello e Irmão, Avenida dos Aliados, Saint Bento Train Station, Cathedral, Bairro da Sé, Ponte Luís I, and Ribeira. Tickets are not included.
We will then visit a small story in Porto and learn a few secrets about olive oil in Portugal. That is included a proof of three Portuguese olive oils. We will then taste some Portuguese products: cheese, sausage, ham, olive oil, wine, and bread. We will cross the Douro River and visit a Port Wine Cellars (Included: standard two great wines) in the afternoon.
Lunch and dinner are not included. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Porto.

icon Day 5 : Arcos de Valdevez

Location: Arcos de Valdevez

Accommodation: Hotel, Country House

Accommodation Name: Casas da Li

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Meeting point at the hotel lobby – 03h00 pm.
Free time in Porto in the morning. After lunch (not included), private transfer to Arcos de Valdevez (the rural village).
Today we will visit the countryside, the real Portugal without mass tourism. Therefore, the landscape will be different. You will sleep in the heart of Minho and at the door of the Peneda-Gerês National Park. We prepare adventures in nature! We will explore some of the greenest Portuguese regions, remote villages, and authentic cultural heritage!
Dinner in the rural hotel, you can help the chef Vasco prepare dinner (hands-on cooking class in Portugal). This hotel promotes slow food in Portugal. Slow Food promotes the use of local products and cooks traditional dishes. Slow Food started in 1986. Carlo Petrini had this idea, and he spread it worldwide. The aims are to promote local small businesses, and it is against the globalization of agricultural products. Overnight in Arcos de Valdevez (countryside).

icon Day 6 : Arcos de Valdevez

Location: Arcos de Valdevez

Accommodation: Hotel, Country House

Accommodation Name: Casas da Li

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the vineyard and learn more about Vinho Verde. Enjoy this beautiful landscape during the picnic lunch in the middle of nature. Dinner in the rural hotel, you can help the chef Vasco prepare dinner (hands-on cooking class in Portugal). The cooking classes will focus on seasonal produce and will be held in the hotel's working kitchen. At the end of the cooking class, dinner will be served in the nearby dining room. The meal will comprise the dishes prepared during the cooking class and complemented with local wines chosen by the chef. Overnight in Arcos de Valdevez (countryside).

icon Day 7 : Arcos de Valdevez - Braga

Location: Braga

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: 4-Star Braga Hotel (Mercure Braga Centro or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Bread Making. This hands-on cooking class has unique components: the traditional bread making, using several kinds of corn, and wheat is grown in the area and used in the typical local bread, like Minho cornbread, in Portuguese - broa de milho! This bread is a large, compact core and a little sweet (hands-on cooking class in Portugal with the chef Vasco).
In the afternoon, a guided walking tour of the historic towns of Braga. Dinner is not included. Overnight in Braga.

icon Day 8 : Tour comes to an end (Porto Airport)

Location: Braga, Porto

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport. End of Portugal Food Tours. There are no activities planned for this day.

What's Included

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Private Transportation from Lisbon Airport to Hotel in Lisbon Private Transportation from Hotel in Braga to Oporto Airport

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    Accommodation

    Seven nights in a twin or single room

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    Meals – Half Board

    Breakfast is included every morning, plus 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners

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    Entrance Fees

    Saint George Castle, Lisbon; Pena Palace, Sintra

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    Demonstration and tasting of the famous ‘pastéis de Belém’ (one cake and one coffee are included) in Lisbon

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    Fully Guided

    English-speaking guide

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    Activities

    Cooking lesson at Casas da Li; wine tasting; Portuguese product tasting

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    Olive oil presentation

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    Piriquita Pastry

    Queijada (one local cake and one coffee are included)

What's Not Included

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    International Travel

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    Local Taxes

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    Telephone & personal expenses

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    Travel insurance

Booking Notes

Included

  • Private Transportation from Lisbon Airport to Hotel in Lisbon
  • Private Transportation from Hotel in Braga to Oporto Airport
  • Seven nights in a twin or single room
  • Breakfast is included every morning in all multi-day tour packages
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • Lisbon: Saint George Castle (Ticket entrance included)
  • Lisbon: Taste the famous pastry ‘pastéis de Belém’ (one cake and one coffee are included)
  • The cooking lesson is in the country house, Casas da Li. The hotel’s owner is Lígia Santos, the first winner of Masterchef Portugal
  • Sintra: Pena Palace (Ticket entrance included). Explore the vibrant culture, cobbled streets, and old-world architecture in Sintra. Wander through the spectacular and colorful painted Pena Palace, perched high on a hilltop, and its grand gardens
  • Piriquita Pastry: queijada (one local cake and one coffee are included)
  • A brief presentation of the olive oil sector in Portugal. Technical proof of three Portuguese olive oils
  • Wine tasting: Port Wine Cellar and The Best Winery of Vinho Verde
  • Tasting of Portuguese products. Included: olive oil, bread, sausages, cheeses, and one glass of wine or black tea or green tea from the Azores
  • City tour in Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Braga, and Óbidos
  • Private transfers during the tours
  • Guide during the trips

Hotels

  • Olissippo Marquês de Sá or similar
  • Hotel Trindade Porto or similar
  • Casas da Li (country house)
  • Hotel Mercure Braga or similar

Not Included

  • Flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and meals not specified
  • Entrances other than mentioned
  • Tourist tax
  • Telephone and personal expenses

Notes

  • Room Twin Standard: it has two single beds. For an upgrade, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Take attention: While we operate successful tours in this region in Portugal throughout the year, some changes may occur in our tours due to inclement weather and frequent seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes.
  • Flights: Not Included. Travelers will fly into Lisbon Airport and out of Oporto Airport (OPO). That is included the transfer hotel to the airport. Sometimes, it is cheap to buy a ticket for flight arrival and departure from Lisbon. We advise you to buy a ticket on the speed train (Braga – Lisbon). That is comfortable and cheap (Price 1st/2nd: €47.80/€33.70 per ticket). Don’t worry. We can change your last transfer Hotel to Train Station.
  • You should bring with you comfortable footwear (please don't use slippers or high heel shoes), a camera, and a small bottle of water. When it’s hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a pair of sunglasses. During the colder seasons, it’s essential to wear and an extra layer of clothing.
  • Traditional Portuguese Cuisine is not suitable for vegans or vegetarians. We can accommodate dietary needs, such as food allergies.

The booking will be confirmed with you as soon as we get the final confirmation from the hotels' availability. Please wait for our confirmation before purchasing your air tickets.

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Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

Yes, please contact us for details.

Are flights included in this tour?

No.

Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

Yes. The tour is fully-guided.

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Company Instant Book

No. Our tours are on request.

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Lisbon: Saint George Castle (ticket entrance included) and Sintra: Pena Palace (ticket entrance included).

    Is this tour suitable for Vegans or Vegetarians?

    We are sorry but traditional Portuguese cuisine is not suitable for vegans or vegetarians. We can, however, accommodate other dietary needs, such as food allergies.

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, we accept children aged 6 years & older

    What is the tipping policy?

    At your discretion. Tips are not included but would be welcome.

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes. Private transportation from Lisbon Airport to the hotel in Lisbon and Private transportation from hotel in Braga to Oporto Airport

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    Euros

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    4* quality

    What is the maximum group size?

    10 persons

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    Minimum two passengers required to run the tour.

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

Reviews

Lizanne Fowler
My 24-year-old daughter and I spent a wonderful week in Portugal in January on the Culture and Cooking Tour, and are so grateful to Cristiane for putting together the perfect ....more My 24-year-old daughter and I spent a wonderful week in Portugal in January on the Culture and Cooking Tour, and are so grateful to Cristiane for putting together the perfect adventure.

We had so many experiences that we otherwise wouldn't have had on our own--a walk through the UNESCO neighborhood of Porto, olive oil and wine tastings, discovering some of her favorite historical and culinary places.

Because she hired drivers during some days, we could relax and cover a lot more territory than you would expect, and got to see Lisbon, Porto, Sintra, some small villages, the coast, and the mountains.

We'd love to take our family back for one of her Douro Valley tours as well.

Highly recommended!; ....less
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Cristiane

01-Mar-2018

Deanna Murphy
The tour was very organized. I would definitely recommend them, and I will use them again. The tour was very organized.

I would definitely recommend them, and I will use them again.

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Cristiane

15-Dec-2018

Bryan
We did the tasting tour and the cooking class with Eco Trilha. Great week, great tastings, and great cities tours! These were the highlights of our trip! We started in Lisbon ....more We did the tasting tour and the cooking class with Eco Trilha.

Great week, great tastings, and great cities tours! These were the highlights of our trip! We started in Lisbon and finished in Porto.

We cooked with chefs and learn the best of Portuguese cuisine.

We thank you, Cristiane for everything!; ....less
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Cristiane

12-Dec-2017

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