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 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!
Everything you need to know about the Portuguese Cuisine:
Food Tour and Culinary Holiday in Portugal ~ Book Now
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.
From 25€ per person.
Braga Food Tour
Food Tasting! Guide and amazing 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 1 hour (the ticket price: 3,30€ per person)
- Small-Group Foodie Walking Tour.
- Sangria and Petiscos (Petiscos are a generally small version of large plates).
- Eat like a local in Portugal.
- Four-hour culinary walking tour of the vibrant Portuguese city.
- Guide throughout the tour.
From 39€ per person.
Culture & Cooking Classes 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 tasty egg tarts inspired by nuns.
Guiding foodie travelers and explorers by the paths to let them discover the real food, people, culture, architecture and history of Lisbon, Sintra, Porto and of Portugal countryside lifestyle and food culture.
You will have the opportunity to understand Slow Food. Do you know what’s that?
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.
What is included in a Culinary Holiday in Portugal?
- Accommodation included (7 nights).
- Small-Group. Tour groups are limited to 10 passengers.
- Private Transportation by minibus/van.
- Meals: Daily breakfast, 1 Port Wine tasting, 2 lunches, 1 Vinho Verde tasting, 2 dinners, 1 tasting of Pastel de Belém.
- Activities: cooking classes and wine tasting.
- Explore Porto, one of the oldest European centers, with a private guide.
- Enjoy a private guided city tour of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon.
- With a private guide, visit the coastal gems of Portugal, including Sintra
- The ideal way to explore Food Tour and Culinary Holiday in Portugal.
From 1699€ per person in Twin Room.
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 wonderful chef.
Save up to 800€ on holidays to Portugal
Traveling with friends and family is rewarding. Bring your friends or family with you on our Portugal Food Tours and save up to 800€!
Why you should take a Food Tour and Culinary Holiday 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.
Testimonials – Food Tour and Culinary Holiday in Portugal
Melissa and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Portugal. We enjoyed stopping at Obidos on the way to Porto, the bakery alone made it worthwhile! Oh yes, we loved having the pastries in the different towns. I loved Porto. Casas da Li was wonderful, the food was great and Vasco made it a lovely stay even though the weather did not cooperate. (Susan Wright)
A most enjoyable holiday in Portugal with Eco Trilha. Cris our guide was excellent, gave personalized and friendly service. We were given ample time to discover the places we visited and Cris was there with us all the way. Highly recommended for tourists who wish to discover Portugal off the beaten tracks. The visit to the hotel owned by the 1st Masterchef of Portugal was memorable, especially the cooking workshops. Thumbs up!! (Poc Huck Poh)
Rosemary and Claire from Authentic Food Quest visited us. Read here:
- How to Taste Porto With a City Walking Tour
- Top Authentic Foods You Want to Delight in Porto
- Delight in a Braga Food Tour for your day trip from Porto