Here at Catavino, we’re prone to boast of a city’s food and wine culture, especially when it’s spectacular. Here in Porto, with the help of a enthusiastic foodie guide, you’ll experience plenty of unique ingredients to tantalize your appetite, such as: octopus, tripas à modo do Porto – tripe cooked with dried beans, vegetables, pigs’ trotters and offal and served with rice – and francesinhas, bread topped with steak, sausage and cheese and a beer-flavoured sauce. Fish and seafood are wonderfully fresh. Portugal is renowned for its cafes serving fresh, gooey and delicious pastries that can paired with a quick cafe (espresso), let our guides help you discover the absolute best local jaunts! If you’re craving additional mouthwatering descriptions of Porto’s gastronomy, check out our book, “The Undiscovered Food Stories of Northern Portugal.” Inspired by the alluring grandmother stories in a 100-year-old open-air market, the book delves into the interconnection of people and the food they eat.
As for wine, there is no shortage of bars, cafes, and of course, port wine lodges to experience a wide range of both dry and fortified Portuguese wines. However, rather than roam aimlessly, why not have a wine loving guide to get you into once-in-a-lifetime tastings, either at the undiscovered lodges of the Vila Nova de Gaia district or by whisking you off on day trips to nearby wine regions, like the Douro Valley, to truly experience the heart and soul of Portuguese wine.
Below find our current list of recommended food and wine activities and excursions to be enjoyed in and around Porto, or book a customized tour just for you!
Portugal not only lays claim to founding one of the very first demarcated wine regions in the world, the...Learn More
For thousands of years, Portugal has not only made wine but has been very natural in its production. It...Learn More
This delicious food tour is more than a culinary experience, it’s a love letter to Porto highlighting the city’s history, architecture and...Learn More
Eager to taste a wide range of spectacular Port wine with a Knight of the Port Wine Brotherhood? Are you...Learn More
Catavino's Harvest Tour showcases the world renowned wine regions of Central and Northern Portugal with us as your guides!...Learn More
The Douro Valley is by far one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world and a incredible destination...Learn More
With the vast Atlantic to the west, crystalline rivers to the North, soaring mountains to the east: Porto is...Learn More
On this full-day tour, you’ll not only explore the waterfalls, cliffs and rivers that make Gerês Natural Park exceptional, but you’ll...Learn More
Right at the heart of Portugal lies one of the most beautiful regions in Portugal, called Beira. It also...Learn More
Whenever a conversation veers towards Portuguese white wines, the lush green region of Vinho Verde is inevitably spoken, where...Learn More
Among the cobblestone streets adorned with endless rows of vibrantly painted tiles, you’re just as likely to run into...Learn More
Portugal is a land of unexploited adventure, dramatic beaches, unique cuisine and a people with a seemingly limitless supply of...Learn More