Porto Food Tour
From Cod to Francesinha
Yes. If you have any specific allergies/intolerances, please indicate these in the Travel Notes section during booking. Your guide will do his or her best to accommodate, though please note that some shops we visit do use wheat flour and nuts in the kitchen for other items. Again, please make note of any dietary issues. If you are booking privately, we can customize a route that will avoid such items, something that we cannot fully do on our small group walks.
The walk begins near the town hall in central Porto, and stays within a relatively concentrated area. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and 24/7 phone number.
For private groups, yes. The content might be a little different but we can adjust. Please note your preferred start time in the travel notes section.
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your guide will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
We do cover quite a bit ground on this tour. Although we have designed it to move generally downhill, Porto is known for being hilly and many of the streets in the old town are cobbled. Some of the shops we visit are small and many will have a step up to access them. Please contact us with any mobility questions; we will be happy to advise if this tour will be appropriate for you or propose modifications where necessary.
This walk is not a part of our official family program. That said, we may be able to arrange a visit with a family-friendly guide. Please contact us.
Maria is a Portuguese native and professional chef. She has studied and worked as a chef in UK and has traveled extensively, giving her a very good sense of the comparisons between ingredients, cuisines and traditions. At the moment, she is doing workshops, catering jobs, baking, food events and restaurant adviser. She loves everything related to food ... shopping, cooking, sharing recipes and of course, eating.
Carolina is Portuguese and Brazilian, with deep roots in the north of Portugal. She has a Master degree in Gastronomy/Food Studies by The University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy. While most of her career she worked with Cinema and TV, she has a deep passion for food and culture. She recently completed her thesis on Port wine consumption and has found that it helped her pursue a career in the field, and to meet interesting people.
Maria João is Porto born and raised with a passion for the city. After working in the marketing area, she found her passion for wine and food and has never let it go. She has a WSET level 3 degree in wines, a cooking degree and many stories to tell. Get to know her combined passion for wine, food and Porto in a unique tour through Porto streets.
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