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Secret Food Tour Porto

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Taste savory francesinha, indulge in sweet Portuguese sponge cake, visit two historic neighborhoods and more on this exciting cuisine walking tour in Porto.

Secret Food Tour Porto

Step back in time to explore six stops in the historic neighborhood of Riberia and the UNESCO World Heritage site of historic downtown Porto. Be a part of this small group of no more than 12 guests while devouring authentic Portuguese dishes on this scenic walking tour. Your tour includes three and a half hours of an exciting cultural and culinary experience, where you'll get to taste delicious Portuguese desserts, appetizers, and more like francesinha and Portuguese sponge cake.

Your tour also includes a delicious mystery dish and an expert English-speaking, local guide who will take you on a historical journey through Porto's historic districts, including downtown Porto and the Riberia neighborhood. From seeing sites like the S. Bento train station and tasting Porto wine and traditional Portuguese food at local taverns and restaurants, this cultural walking tour is ideal for foodies and history buffs alike!

Begin this scenic walking tour by meeting up with your tour guide at the iconic Ageas Porto Coliseum, the famous concert venue and theater. Follow your guide to taste espresso coffee and traditional Portuguese sponge cake at a local confeitaria or pastry shop. Along the way discover the historic Riberia neighborhood where you will come across neoclassical architecture, vivid 18th-century townhouses, the majestic Luis I Bridge with its amazing riverside views, and iconic restaurants and bars in this part of town that hugs the Douro River. Walk with your guide to the city market to devour sardines with tomato sauce over olives, a traditional Portuguese appetizer.

Continue your walking tour to the heart of Porto and head to its historic center. With over 2,000 years of history, this historic district is designated as a world-famous UNESCO heritage site. Here you will taste some of the best, savory bifana in Porto, a delicious sandwich made with slices of pork. Next, your expert guide will take you to a part of town that transitions into a medieval city where you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind Portuguese appetizer made of a spicy sauce, beef, and melted cheese known as francesinha.

Wrap up your tour while taking in the captivating blue Portuguese tiles of the Sao Bento train station. This 20th-century train station is known for its architectural grandeur, including its French architectural style and blue tile murals that depict historical scenes, such as the Battle of Valdevez (1140) and the Conquest of Ceuta (1415). Conclude your tour by passing through the narrow medieval streets of the historic center of Porto to dine on your mystery dish before making your way back to the port.

Whether you're looking for a culinary experience with authentic Portuguese food or a way to see some of Porto's most historic sites, this exciting cuisine, walking excursion gives you the best of both worlds. Sign up for this exciting tour today to experience the tastier and historical side of Porto!

Please Note: The itinerary is subject to change, based on the locations and availability on a given day.

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from $99.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cuisine, Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Tour Duration
3.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Ageas Porto Coliseum, Rua Passos Manuel, 137. A taxi ride, approximately 25 minutes, approximately 25EURO (not included in the tour price) will be necessary to reach the meeting location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Snacks, Beverages (please see Tour Details for list of food included)
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and casual, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing. We also suggest a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer.
As this is a walking tour, guests should have good mobility. All guests must be a minimum age of 19 years old. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.