Food Tour and Culinary Holiday in Portugal
Portugal is blessed with sunny weather, beautiful countryside, beaches, historic cities, ornate churches, typical villages, and some of the best food and wine in the world. The Portuguese take their meals seriously, but having a relaxed, impromptu meal is part of the culinary scene. For the Portuguese, cooking, drinking, and eating is a philosophy, a way of life and an expression of self.
Excellent seafood and cured meat, delicious bread and pastries and a deep understanding of flavors put Portugal at the top of the gastronomy ladder.
Portuguese cuisine has evolved over the centuries of social and political changes. In the 15th century, Prince Henry the Navigator ordered his explorers to bring back to Portugal any exotic fruits, potato, cinnamon, and plants from new lands. As a result, the Age of Discovery dramatically affected cooking in Portugal.
Over the centuries, the national cuisine developed primarily in Lisbon with the chefs to Portuguese royalty. But eventually, it spread throughout the new colonies and was even exported overseas.
Do you want to learn more about Portuguese Cuisine?
We offer cooking classes for foreigners in which we take a tour of the culinary history and culture of our country. A unique experience that could start with a visit to a local market, followed by hands-on cooking. In addition, we will end this experience of eating what we cook!
Eat and drink your way through Portugal! Take cooking classes, drink the Port Wine, explore Lisbon, Sintra, Óbidos, Porto, Braga and so much more!
Take your taste buds on the adventure of a lifetime!
Culture & Cooking Holidays in Portugal
Olive Oil Tasting in Porto
Let’s go to discover the luscious world of liquid gold!
- Small-Group Tours.
- Explore Porto and learn the olive oil flavors.
- Tasting of Portuguese products: olive oil, bread, sausages, cheeses, and one glass of wine or black tea or green tea from the Azores.
- At the end of the tour, you can buy some olive oil and other Portuguese products.
Price from 25€ per person.
Braga Walking Food Tour
Food Tasting! Guide and fantastic food throughout the tour. You can go by train from one of Porto’s railway stations, São Bento or Campanhã, with a journey time of just 54 minutes (the ticket price: 3,30€ per person).
The Food Tour has a 3-hour introduction to the fantastic City of Braga and its most authentic food. The tour will be followed by some delicious tasting of the most authentic dishes because we want you to get a real experience of Portuguese cuisine.
Includes different Petiscos (tidbits)
- Three Portuguese cheese, olive oil, bread, and a glass of Port wine.
- Gizzard, Bifana (the Portuguese sandwich based on pork meat) with White Wine – Vinho Verde.
- Bolhinho de Bacalhau, Olives, and lupines with White Wine – Vinho Verde.
- Tíbias and Fidalguinhos with coffee or tea.
Price from 39€ per person.
Culinary Vacations in Portugal
It is impossible to think about Portugal and not think about its food. Each city offers a different tasty perspective from the coastline’s delectable seafood and Porto’s aged Port wine to delicious egg tarts inspired by nuns.
They are guiding epicure travelers and explorers by the paths to let them discover the real food, people, culture, architecture, and history of Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, and Portugal countryside lifestyle and food culture.
You will have the opportunity to understand Slow Food. Do you know what that is?
Slow Food promotes local food and traditional cooking. It was founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1986 and has since spread worldwide. Above all, that is an alternative to fast food. In conclusion, the goals are the promotion of local small businesses, and it is against the globalization of agricultural products.
Why do we include the cooking class in Arcos de Valdevez?
Because of the benefits that tourism brings to this destination. From conservation, cultural heritage preservation, and revitalizing the city.
Eat local food. It can be expensive and wasteful to produce food in climates where it is not usually grown. This attitude defines sustainable tourism.
Price from 1699€ per person.
Food Tour and Culinary Holiday in Portugal are perfect for those who are lovers of all that is Portuguese – the charming medieval towns, the centuries-old traditions, the people and their culture, the art and of course, the great food and wine! You will enjoy hands-on cooking courses learning the art of Portuguese cuisine from our excellent chef.
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Why should you take a Food Tour and Culinary Vacation in Portugal on your next trip?
Our tours are immersive and curated for small groups, not exceeding twelve travelers. It is where the love for cuisine, architecture, art, and history seamlessly come together in each unforgettable journey.