Porto was the last trip I took before the world came to a grinding halt. Andre Apolinario, the host of my Taste Porto food tours and as effervescent as the Porto Tonicos I’d been enjoying regularly, delivered the tiny bag with a knowing smile.
The best tours will whet your appetite and teach you about the city you’re in – take them early in your stay so you’ve got time to return to places and areas you like. They’re sociable and easygoing mixers for solo travellers, or those who don’t like talk-heavy historical tours.
Get into the city’s foodie groove on Taste Porto’s three-and-a-half-hour walking tour. Guides take you everywhere from retro-cool conservas (tinned fish) shops to patisseries making traditional conventual sweets.
Our Downtown Food Tour was with our Guide Joanna from Taste Porto. Joanna explained that part of the ticket costs goes to the homeless people of Porto for food and shelter. We love working with companies that ‘give back’.
They were not only intent on showing me how to eat like a local in Porto, but also gave me plenty of suggestions on the best things to do in Porto to make sure that my entire visit would be just as memorable.