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Gourmet Walking Tour – Lisbon

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Highlights

  • A mouth-watering, taste-bud tantalising tour!
  • The perfect tour for foodies
  • Learn about Portugal’s thriving café culture
  • Sample Port, cheese, codfish cake, the famous Pastel de Nata (custard tart) and much more
  • Hear about the only tea produced in Europe
  • Drool over delicious and exotic products at Manteigaria Silva
  • Learn about Lisbon′s lifestyle, history and culture from an expert local guide

Overview

This tour is the perfect introduction to the sumptuous flavors of Portuguese cuisine in Lisbon’s traditional places. The guide will give you several inside tips on wine, petiscos, food, Fado and good company.

You’ll learn about Portugal’s thriving café culture, a popular example of which is the 18thcentury Café Nicola.

You’ll sample Port, paired with delicious São Jorge cheese. Other delicacies awaiting you include cherry brandy, custard tart, and Alentejo wine.

You’ll visit Cervejaria da Trindade, one of the most famous restaurants in Lisbon and renowned for its seafood and steaks.

Venture into the Bairro Alto, Lisbon’s bohemian quarter and the center for nightlife.

Itinerary

For the mouth-watering Gourmet Walking Tour, you should make your way to Rossio Square to meet your guide.

Find out about Lisbon’s great cafés, such as the 18thcentury Café Nicola. Opened in 1787 by an Italian, it is one of Lisbon’s most literary cafés. Discover why Pastelaria Suiça is another landmark of Rossio and learn about Portugal’s strong café culture.

Take a look at all the delicious and exotic products on display at Manteigaria Silva (opened in 1908), from dried, salted Bacalhau – now one of Portugal´s most traditional dishes - to the sausages, hams and cheeses, and discover their secrets.

Learn the history of Port, Portugal’s famous fortified wine, and then try it with the delicious São Jorge cheese.

Marvel at the selection of Ports, chocolates and other delicacies at Casa Macário, then taste the typical Portuguese cherry brandy.

Pass by Confeitaria Nacional, the oldest confectioner’s shop in Baixa which opened its doors in 1829. Today, it’s a great place for lunch or afternoon tea.

Learn about Portuguese sweets and pastries and try the famous Pastel de Nata (custard tart), probably the most famous Portuguese pastry, in Casa Brasileira. Learn why many Portuguese sweets have names inspired by the Catholic faith and learn about the different kinds of bread.

Hear about the only tea produced in Europe, grown in the Atlantic Island of São Miguel, in the Azores.

Visit one of the most famous restaurants in Lisbon, Cervejaria da Trindade, renowned for seafood and steaks. Built in 1294, this was originally the Convent of the Most Holy Trinity, one of the most important convents in Lisbon.

Admire the beautiful views from the Garden of São Pedro de Alcantara and learn about the Bairro Alto quarter. In the 20th century, Bairro Alto became Lisbon’s bohemian district, a center for nightlife, with bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

Go down the steps of Calçada do Duque. With its restaurants, esplanades and music this street is very popular, especially in summer, because of great views of the Castle Hill.

Visit Portas de Santo Antão Street, the Gates of Santo Antão, once the site of one of the city’s main entrances. Today it is Lisbon’s Broadway and has lots of good restaurants.

Finish your gourmet tour in style in the Neo-Moorish Casa do Alentejo, a 17th century palace that hides one of the most intriguing interiors in the city. Here, in the upstairs bar, you will sit down for a light meal and your guide will introduce you to some of Portugal’s most famous delicacies, accompanied by a delicious Alentejo wine.

The tour ends in Restauradores Square. From here, you should make your own arrangements for returning to your hotel.

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Reviews

For my first night in Lisbon, I'd booked this walking tour to give me a bit of orientation to the city, but it was so much better than that! Meeting in the Pedro IV square in... John HG Lloyd

We had a great time. Very knowledgeable guide who showed the best and most interesting places to eat and buy food.... T L HIGGINS

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Start time

Start time: 1630h (4:30pm)
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Meeting point

Please make your way to Rossio Square at the statue of D. Pedro IV.
Please reach the meeting point 15 minutes earlier for pre departure briefing.

Ending point

THe tour ends at Restauradores Square.

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Inclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • Tastings including: Ginja liquor, Port wine & cheese, Codfish cake, Beer & lupin beans, Nata pastry, typical savouries, tapas & wine

Exclusions

  • Transportation

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable shoes. Don’t forget to bring a camera!

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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  • "Brilliant - a wonderful way to learn about Lisbon" For my first night in Lisbon, I'd booked this walking tour to give me a bit of orientation to the city, but it was so much better than that! Meeting in the Pedro IV square in...
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