Lisbon is a vibrant city with an infectious charm and small town feel. With its cobblestone sidewalks, azulejo-tiled buildings, old-fashioned trolleys puttering down steep inclines, time becomes irrelevant. Lisbon abounds with quaint cafes run by grandmothers donned in lace aprons, chic lounges and charming traditional restaurants who have specialized in one individual dish for a century. Take a guided tour of the markets followed by a cooking class, or if you’re more of a restauranteer, choose a customized gastronomic tour where you can discover homemade cuisine such as bacalhau (salt cod); Carne de Porco Alentejana, pork cooked with clams that simmer in their juices and are served up with roasted potatoes; freshly grilled sardines or hundreds of different local cheeses. You could even join a cooking class where you learn how to prepare some of these dishes yourself.
If you’re an avid wine lover, you won’t lack in options. Lisbon is boasting of quality wine bars featuring wines by the glass from across the country. Eager for a glass of white Port? Maybe a powerhouse red from the Alentejo? Or possibly you’re more of a sweet wine fan from Setubal? Whatever your preference, Lisbon aims to please, and we have several wine tours that will introduce you to the history and culture of Portuguese wine!
Below find our current list of recommended food and wine experiences to be enjoyed in and around Lisbon.
Get the inside story on Lisboa’s food scene during this four hour tour in the company of an English-speaking local guide. You’ll start your hands-on exploration with a strong Portuguese-style pequeno almoço of coffee and a delicious pastry, before visiting a local bakery to discuss native pão (bread) with the people who make it. You’ll then walk to one of Portugal’s best food markets, where you’ll learn about the fundamental ingredients of Portuguese cuisine – and some of the traditional dishes in which they’re used. Finally you’ll get to test out Lisbon’s public transport system as you ride the bus to the hip neighborhood of Campo de Ourique, where you’ll eat a hearty lunch at an authentic tasca (tavern-style restaurant).
Combine the city, sea and countryside into one perfect day package for a wine and seafood lover. The Portuguese say the best time to eat marisco- shellfish is “in the months with an ‘r’ (September – April)”, so come enjoy Portugal in the off-season and take advantage of some delicious seasonal cuisine and regional wines.
During your exquisite day trip, you’ll not only savor sensational seafood, flavorful cheeses and ripe, juicy olives, but you’ll taste your way through some of the best Moscatel wines of the region. What better way to enjoy a wee getaway from the bustling city!
Just south of Lisbon, across the Tagus River estuary, you’ll visit the extraordinary villages of Sesimbra and Azeitão, renown for...Learn More
Your relaxing day trip to Azeitão and Palmela in the region of Setubal, will not only only take you to...Learn More
Meet the passionate people crafting old-school Portuguese food deep inside Lisbon’s traditional neighborhoods. Visit the traditional hole-in-the-wall bakeries famed for their...Learn More