Duration: 3.5 hours
Location: Tour starts near Bolhão Metro Station (exact location provided with tickets)
All sales are final & non-refundable. Tours occur rain or shine.
Tours take place rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking
Tours are provided in English (PT upon request)
Tours are for all age groups and all fitness levels. 10 people maximum
Tours run daily, Monday to Saturday, at 10:00am & 4:15pm
The distance walked is 3 km / 1.9 miles
Tickets must be purchased by 8:00pm WEST the night before and are non-refundable
We cannot accommodate vegetarians, vegans, gluten or lactose intolerances on this tour
The tour starting point is located a short 1 min walk from Bolhão metro station
Ready for an experience beyond the well trodden tourist path? Ready to explore a side of Porto tourists rarely see? Ready to look into Porto’s past to understand its present? Ready to know what makes Port wine a timeless classic? Look no further than the Vintage Food Tour.
On this tour you will taste vintage Porto cuisine, the best of the past that the city has to offer today. The Vintage Food Tour is a 3.5 hour guided walking food tour of historic downtown Porto. Guided by a Porto native, you will be led on an exploration of the renaissance that the city is experiencing. From the rebirth of specialty food shops, to the new restaurants adopting old ways, to traditional buildings finding new purposes, this tour is for those who enjoy experiencing the best of the past with a modern twist.
Enjoy seven vintage tasting locations, that will take you back in time to an era of high quality, simple products and recipes made by people who love what they do. Learn about the families that own these places and why they are an integral part of what makes gastronomy in Porto so unique. Witness first hand the revival of Portuguese cuisine while you explore local restaurants, cafes, and specialty food stores serving only the best of Porto. The tour of course would not be complete without an introduction to the famous drink of Porto, Port wine. While you taste three different Port wines, including a vintage Port wine, you will learn about the history of this drink and why it is a timeless favorite.
Taste Porto is a socially responsible business and a percentage of each ticket sold is donated to a local charity that helps feed the poor.
Mercearia do Bolhão
Vintage at its best, you will start with tasting of folar, a bread baked with chouriço and presunto, paired with goat's cheese and a sweet jam.
You will enjoy the best of the oldest chocolate producer in Porto while sipping coffee.
Loja das Conservas
At this tasting location you will experience the revival of the canned fish industry in Porto and enjoy a taste of the sea, perfectly paired with a young white wine.
The place for traditional petiscos, small plates that are best shared. You'll enjoy a delicious cod fish patanisca, game meat "sausage" and a glass of wine.
Here you will experience a few variations of conventual sweets. It's incredible what we can do with just egg yolks and sugar!
Savor this locals-only spot with a cured pork sandwich and a glass of the oh-so-typical espadal.
Finish off your tour in style with a Port wine tasting, including a vintage Port, of course!
The tour is 3.5 hours and covers 2 miles/3 km which we walk at a moderate pace. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to sit down at least at three of the tasting locations for about a total of 40 minutes during the tour.
In total, the tour covers 3 kilometers/1.9 miles. However, this is walked at a leisurely pace over the course of 3.5 hours. During the tour we have 6 stops and at least 3 of them will have opportunities for everyone to sit down and rest a bit while eating. By far the longest distance from one sitting point to the next is during the second half of the tour and it is a stretch of 1.2 kilometers that we walk in about 40 to 45 minutes. This is not a straight walk, as we do have one tasting stop, which is standing, and three points were we pause for some historical explanation and picture taking. That said, please allow us to offer an overall warning for the city. Porto is a medieval city with cobblestone streets and can be hilly in places. At Taste Porto Food Tours we do our best to accommodate all of our guests and have designed our tour to be accessible to people of all ages and mobility levels.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction or allergy when you purchase your tickets.
On the Downtown Food Tour we can accommodate vegetarians, gluten or dairy intolerances, but not vegans.
On the Downtown Vintage Food Tour we are unable to accommodate vegetarians, vegans, gluten or dairy intolerances.
Tickets must be purchased in advance of the tour. Our tours tend to sell out and we do not take walk-ups nor do we accept cash. This is because of the agreement we have with our partners and insurance company. Please click on ‘Book Now’ on the right-hand sidebar of this webpage to purchase your tickets.
Yes, babies and children are welcomed on our tour. However, we ask you to use your judgment to determine if the tour is appropriate for them. Please take into consideration that the tour is 3.5 hours long during which time we are either walking or standing for the majority of it.
We have designed most of the tour to go downhills, however due to steep inclines, tiny cobblestone streets and inaccessibility of the tasting locations, the tour is not baby stroller accessible. We recommend to use the carrier.
Babies and small children who will not be joining the food tastings do not need a ticket.
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