Vintage Food Tour

Duration: 3.5 hours

Location: Tour starts near Bolhão Metro Station (exact location provided with tickets)

Adult

72€

Child

42€

<13 years

All sales are final & Non-Refundable. Tours occur Rain or Shine.

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All daily experiences are hosted in small groups.

See, feel, and taste the revival of Porto’s food and culture. Guided by a local, experience the best of the past with a modern twist.

  • Fall in love with Porto’s past by discovering its traditional cuisine
  • Taste classic Portuguese foods & drinks that travelers rarely discover
  • Receive a mini-masterclass in Port wine
  • Meet the new generation of locals that is reviving Porto's gastronomy
  • Learn first-hand about Porto's emergence as a top culinary destination
  • Discover the hidden stories of some of Porto's most famous sites
  • Give back with a charitable donation included in your ticket

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

A one of a kind food tour in Porto!

Get off the well-worn tourist path and join us for peek at a side of Porto that travelers rarely see. Experience how the city’s past is influencing its future in terms of local cuisine, as well as, its architecture and cultural.

With us you will experience the revival of Portuguese cuisine, the best of the past with a modern twist. You will taste traditional Portuguese dishes, regional table wines, local pastries, and, of course, Port wines.

Be treated like family. Expect to see not only places & food, but also meet and be welcomed by local families in their small, authentic restaurants, cafes, and bars. Expect your tour to be hosted by a passionate, Porto native who will want you to love Porto as much as we do.

Our Vintage Food Tour is loved by first-time visitors to Porto, as it not only takes you off the beaten path, but also hits several highlights of the city, including plenty of must-sees for a first time visit. It is the perfect experience for families, friends, couples, adventurous foodies or solo travelers who want to encounter Porto like a local.

We can also arrange a private tour for groups, please see more details here.

What is included in the tour ticket price?

  • 3.5 hour guided walking tour in Downtown Porto
  • A visit to 7 unique family-run tasting locations
  • All the food & drinks offered on our hand-selected tasting menu
  • A passionate and experienced, English-speaking, local guide
  • A charitable donation to a local NGO, you will help us to feed the poor of Porto

Why choose us?

We aren’t like other tour companies in Porto, we see our guides as hosts – or better yet, culinary ambassadors of the city – and you as our guest. Our experiences, feel less like tours and more like taking a walk with a local friend. On all our experiences we aim to show you the very best of our city, its history, culture and cuisine. Forget about eating a pastel de nata with us – they are originally from Lisbon! – and no, you won’t eat a francesinha sandwich with us neither – it’s an experience that deserves to stand alone. Instead, let us take you to our favorite spots, the places where we go with our friends on a Saturday night and with our families for Sunday lunch.

We are the oldest food tour in Porto and with all the heart and passion that we put into our work it is no surprise that our guests adore us. We are consistently rated 5 Stars on TripAdvisor & Google and there are some passionate people who have seen us in action and also love what we do – Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, to name a few.

We are socially responsible. We aren’t just passionate about our beloved Porto, its people, and its food, we also care deeply about our impact. Taste Porto Food Tours was established as a socially responsible business and we continue that mission today. We only work with locally owned and operated establishments. We concern ourselves with food waste and are consistently working with our partners to minimize it. In addition, a portion of the ticket price we donate to a local charity that helps feed the poor of Porto. We believe deeply in tourism having a positive impact on our community and with you as our guest we can make it possible.

 

Taste vintage Porto cuisine, the best of the past in the present that the city has to offer.

Mercearia do Bolhão

Vintage at its best, you will start the experience with tasting cured neck ham paired with cheese and quince jam.

Confeitaria Moura

Since 1892 Moura family holds the recipe to a unique pastry: Jesuita!

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.

Tascö

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.

Taxca

Savor this locals-only spot with a cured pork sandwich and a glass of the oh-so-typical espadal.

Touriga

Finish off your tour in style with a Port wine masterclass and 3 types of Port tasting, including a vintage Port, of course!

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

How long is the tour? What is the pace?

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.

I have mobility issues, can I still do 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.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

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 Vintage Food Tour we are unable to accommodate vegetarians, vegans, gluten or dairy intolerance.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

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.

Are babies and young children welcomed on a tour?

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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