In this private 3 hour Lisbon food tour, experience the best traditional Portuguese dishes, learn its history, and also why they became icons of our gastronomy. You will understand how this simple traditional Mediterranean cuisine was influenced, and influenced cultures all over the world.
In front of the Santo Condestavel Church in Lisbon's Campo de Ourique neighborhood.
You will start the tour by meeting your guide in the Campo de Ourique in front of the Santo Condestavel Curch.
One of the most distinctive feature of Portuguese cuisine comes from the ocean. While you enjoy a simple grilled fish, or the seafood that abounds along our coast, you can be sure that you are in Portugal! Also for meat dishes, we have excellent DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) meats. From north to south, whether it’s beef, pork or lamb. Finally, even vegetables and fruit preserve the taste of the old times. Hence some also having the DOP label, being many produced organically. The tour will be in one of the “more recent” traditional neighbourhoods of Lisbon, Campo de Ourique. Therefore, you will spend here your time with your guide, away from the usual mass tourism. Also, this tour is intended to be a foodie tour, for you to taste typical Portuguese cuisine. Above all, your guide will link Portuguese culture and history with its cuisine. Explaining the origin of these simple, but traditional dishes. Over the course of 3 hours, you will sample typical dishes of Portuguese cuisine. You will start to tantalize your taste buds with the most typical entrees in different locations in this neighborhood. Come and find out which they are. For this, you will go to the local, completely refurbished marketplace. Here you will have your more “refined” experiences.
Taste here some typical olive oil varieties, understanding all about their production, and products. To cleanse your palate you end with Ginjinha (cherry liqueur), which won the international 2016 “Great Taste” Award.
In addition, we cannot forget the Pastel de Nata. This will be in a bakery that was elected for several years as being the best of Portugal.
To wrap things up, you will have the Best Chocolate Cake of the World! This bakery actually won the international contest for the best chocolate cake in the world...
In Lisbon's Campo de Ourique neighborhood.
3 hour guided food tour in a calm Lisbon neighbourhood;
A local guide that has a passion for food, history and culture;
Tasting of traditional Portuguese dishes and deserts;
4 tasting stops;
10 tasting samples in total (entrees, main dishes, deserts).
Transportation & Pick-up; (A single ticket purchased onboard the tram costs €3.00. 24-hour public transport ticket, which includes the metro and all tram and bus services costs €6.40)
Drinks (alcoholic or none alcoholic);
Any other items not mentioned in the description.
Not available Saturday & Sunday!
Don´t expect a “sightseeing” tour in Lisbon. This is a tour designed for foodies, to learn and taste a small part of the traditional Portuguese gastronomy. Your guide will be able to give you all the information you need for your stay in Lisbon, places to go, to visit and to eat.
It´s a good idea to make this one of your first tour for your stay in Lisbon.
If you have any dietary restriction (Kosher, Halal, Vegetarian, etc.), most dishes you will not be able to taste.
Please advise if you have any type of allergies! This is very important so we can know what you will be able to taste or not.
From the very beginning to the end of our tour we were blown away with how well everything went. We were 8 adults with a 1 year old on this tour. Our guide Maia and driver Pedro were so accommodating and flexible. We had a full day of touring and saw everything we had planned to see and more. Our whole group would not hesitate to book another event with this company.
I work with Joao to develop a 2 day tour for my group - 6 senior women age 71 - 81. Joao and I talked about the physical abilities of our "band of sisters" - his suggestions were thoughtful and we ended with a trip that synched well with our varied interests and strengths. Maia was our guide for both days and she was wonderful - full of history, stories, and much love for her country. My personal favorite place was Cascais, a perfect beach town situated between Lisbon and Sintra - I could easily spend a week exploring, using Cascais as my base. Thank you Joao and Maia for giving us so many memories - safe to say we will all be back!
Thank you so very much for your review, dear Lynn. It was a joy building and making the tour for you. Our guide Maia also loved her “Golden Girls” group… :-) Glad you enjoyed your stay in Lisbon! Hope to have you back soon to our Portugal Warmest Regards, Joao Dickmann
Joao was so helpful and accommodating in helping me create a custom private Sintra sightseeing tour for me and my husband. He gave us great recommendations on the best time to go to each place we wanted to visit. Rodrigo, our guide for the day, was also wonderful. He was incredibly friendly and extremely knowledgable on the history of Portugal. We had a wonderful tour and were so appreciative of his time. We would highly recommend Joao and his team for your sightseeing tour.
Thank you very much for taking some time to write a review, dear Jessica. It is always important for us to know how we are doing. Glad that our guide Rodrigo gave you a good time in our beautiful Lisbon and Sintra. Hope to have you back soon to explore other locations and experiences. Warmest Regards, Joao Dickmann
... then explore Sintra with Joao. We could not have immersed in the beauties and the history of the places we visited if we tried to do it ourselves. With our fantastic private guide, Joao, we learned a lot about the places. Absolute flexible guide, excellent speaker, you won't miss a word. Definitely recommended.
First of all, thank you very much dear Csaba for taking some time to write a review! I´m glad that you enjoyed your visit to our lovely Sintra. It was a pleasure making the tour for you, and hope to have you back in the near future. Warmest Regards and stay safe, Joao Dickmann