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Portugal Food Tours

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Twin Room Price per Person | 2 Persons Per Room | Room With 2 Beds
2399
Double Room Price per Person | 2 Persons Per Room | Matrimonial Bed
2499
Single Room Price per Person | 1 Person Per Room | Room With 2 Beds
2799
Single Room DOS Price per Person | 1 Person Per Room | Matrimonial Bed
2899

Exquisite Culinary Journey: Food and Wine Tours in Portugal

wine tasting tours porto portugalThe foods of Portugal are diverse, ancient, and unique in their flavors. Our Tastes of Portugal tour allows guests to discover a variety of regions and flavors while immersing themselves in once in a lifetime experience across Portugal.

This 8-day small group tour begins in Lisbon and travels north through small towns, discovering local delicacies in each locale and expanding your palate. This tour is perfect for those looking to experience the country through its food while discovering other aspects of Portuguese culture along the way.

Looking to get your hands dirty and take some skills home? You will also take three cooking classes to hone your skills and wow your friends when you get back home. You will savor authentic regional flavors, such as pastéis de nata, caldo verde, chorizo bread, Piri-piri chicken, and grilled sardines.

This will be an immersive week into a culture with ancient roots. You will explore Mediterranean cuisine, wine, and culture. Join us as we taste the real Portugal on this 8-day journey.

  • Explore the vibrant culture, cobbled streets, and old-world architecture in Sintra. Wander through the spectacular and colorful painted Pena Palace, perched high on a hilltop with its grand gardens.
  • Lisbon and Porto are magnificent and overwhelming with timeless magic. These cities are great places to visit at any time of the year and offer a variety of culinary delights.
  • Enjoy three private hands-on cooking classes so you can travel home with new flavors to experiment with.
  • Seamless travel in a small group as you navigate your trip in comfort and style.

Cooking Tour Highlights

  • Visit Portugal from south to north, beginning in Lisbon and finishing in Porto via private minibus/van.
  • Enjoy a private guided city tour of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon.
  • Eat the authentic Portuguese custard tarts at Pastéis de Belém.
  • Visit the magical Pena Palace in Sintra.
  • Explore the city of Porto, one of the oldest European centers, with a private guide.
  • Enjoy a port wine tasting in a celebrated cellar in the home of the Port.
  • Appreciate each ingredient inside a can of sardines during the factory tour. This canned sardines factory opened in 1920!
  • Indulge in three hands-on cooking classes. Hosted in a countryside hotel, we hope to impart some of the country’s culinary knowledge to our guests. The cooking classes will culminate in a bread-making class using an authentic wood-fired oven.
  • Taste delicious olive oil in Porto! Learn how to recognize the best olive oils and enter the luscious world of liquid gold.
  • Learn about Portuguese wine when we visit small-production, local vintners that share their passion and knowledge about the fantastic Vinho Verde, the native wine of Portugal.
  • Discover the wonders of Bom Jesus do Monte, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Braga, a destination of the millennia-old Catholic pilgrimage.

a person sitting at a table eating foodHow large are the tour groups?

Our tour groups are deliberately kept small, with a maximum of 10 travelers. This design guarantees an intimate and personalized adventure, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the culture and flavors of Portugal. Secure your spot now for an unforgettable small group journey!

Looking to discover more of the Douro Valley?

Who doesn’t want to learn about the wine-making process while strolling vineyard grounds with a glass of these world-renowned wines in hand? Book an extra night with our Douro Valley Tour, offered as a post-tour extension. This is the perfect fit for those who are looking to discover more of the wine-making process and taste a few more delectable Ports.

Who will handle my inquiries and arrange the trip?

Rest assured. Your inquiries and trip arrangements will be overseen by our dedicated local guide residing in Portugal. Our expert guide, intimately familiar with the country’s culture and attractions, will be at your service to address any questions you may have about Portugal or to efficiently organize your personalized trip. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or WhatsApp for any assistance you require during your journey. We are here to ensure your travel experience is exceptional and worry-free.

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Read More About Our 5-Star Portugal Tours

Genuine Insight Into Portugal

One of our best trips ever. We had never been to Portugal, and we were looking for a small tour to give us a genuine insight into Portugal and the Portuguese. Cristiane gave us all of that and more. We experienced Portugal’s history, food culture, it’s nature, and experiences that we would never have found. The special outings to make traditional northern Portuguese corn/rye bread in a wood-burning oven in the middle of their National Park with horses and cattle running free, the sardine factory of one of the oldest still hand-done sardine factories, the olive oil tasting, the chocolate tasting, our stay at a boutique hotel in Arcos de Valdevez with a trained chef preparing delicious meals, the trip to Pinhao in the Douro with a visit to the famous Port Quinta and the boat ride down the Douro. I could go on and on. Cristiane wants to make sure you have an exceptional experience. We will never forget the incredible tour with Cristiane.

– Avram Goldman, Google Reviews
Incomparable Experience

Everything about the trip was wonderful. If you want an experience of the parts of Portugal the locals love, book anything with Eco Trilha. We went to the best restaurants and tastings. Our experience with chef Vasco in Arcos de Valdevez was incredible. He opened his doors and treated us like family. This is not a bus tour with a group listening on a headset. Cristiane is professional in every way and provided an incomparable experience.

– William Greaves, Google Reviews
"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 H. P. TripAdvisor
"FABULOUS holiday with Eco Trilha"

We enjoyed all of the locations we visited, the great food and wine, the rich culture & interesting history of Portugal... Have I mentioned that it was a FABULOUS holiday?! Thanks for coordinating, booking, confirming and generally taking care of our requests in planning our adventure. Highly recommended and I would definitely book Eco Trilha again.

– Debbie K., TripAdvisor
"Perfect Portugal Adventure"

My 24-year-old daughter and I spent a wonderful week in Portugal in January on the Culture and Cooking Tour and are so grateful to Cristiane for putting together the perfect adventure. We had so many experiences that we otherwise wouldn't have had on our own a walk through the UNESCO neighborhood of Porto, olive oil and wine tastings, discovering some of her favorite historical and culinary places. Because she hired drivers during some days, we could relax and cover a lot more territory than you would expect and got to see Lisbon, Porto, Sintra, some small villages, the coast, and the mountains. We'd love to take our family back for one of her Douro Valley tours as well. Highly recommended!

– Lizanne, TripAdvisor
Flexible with tour arrangements

Christiane is very professional, always on time, flexible with tour arrangements, and knowledgeable about different ways to experience Portuguese culture. I was impressed by the amount of personal assistance she offered us. She went the extra mile to make sure we were taken care of; for example, finding a place to get Covid tests. We would happily take another tour with her.

– Katie Lopez, Google Reviews
Amazing trip

The trip was a great combination of time on our own to explore and directed time with a guide. We visited things we would not have known about at all, and it was amazing! We loved trying the pastries in every town we visited as well. Porto was fantastic, and I would return gladly. The time at Casa de Li was wonderful and again something we would have never found on our own. Vasco was a great host and cook. Our pickup from the airport went very smoothly, we were shocked as our flight was 3 hours late! We were so pleased that our guide, Chris, met us at the hotel to be sure check-in went well, and to give a little help getting our bearings.

– Susan, Email
Portugal Lisbon to Braga with Cristiane / Eco Triha

We loved Braga and Cristiane loved sharing her hometown. Honestly, every city we visited with her was wonderful and she is very good about sharing a lot of interesting information and allowing you time to look and take pictures. We had 2 days in the country which was a wonderful surprise complete with a chef, bread making, wine tasting, and a 7-mile hike. Cristiane has a wonderful sense of humor, cares about her clients and pays attention deal. She even road to the airport when we left to say goodbye. It is obvious she truly loves what she does and it shows. We are wanting to go back and we highly recommend her and cannot say enough great things!

– Teddi L, Tripadvisor