Frequently Asked Questions | Taste Porto Food Tours

Tour Info

How long is the tour? What is the pace?

The Food Tour is 3.5 hours and covers 2 miles/3 kilometers of food, history, architecture, and culture, which we walk at a moderate pace. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to sit down, at least, at three of the tasting locations for about a total of 40 minutes during the tour.

Do we only walk around and sample food?

Absolutely not! Our Food Tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3.5-hour experience. Imagine walking through Porto eating our local artisans' most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals.

Does the tour come in other languages?

Yes! Our tour is in English, but we can do Portuguese or Spanish upon request.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, tickets must be purchased in advance of the tour. Our Food Tours tend to sell out and we do not take walk-ups nor do we accept cash. This is because of the agreement we have with our partners and the insurance company. Please click on ‘Book Now’ on the right-hand sidebar of this webpage to purchase your tickets. Please notice that we do not have a waiting list. However, if a date you prefer is sold out, please email us at [email protected] and we will try to find a solution.

Preparation

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction or allergy when you purchase your tickets. On the Downtown Food Tour we can accommodate vegetarians, gluten or dairy intolerances, but not vegans. On the Vintage Food Tour, we are unable to accommodate vegetarians, vegans, gluten or dairy intolerance.

What do we do in case of bad weather?

Tours are held rain or shine. That’s how much we love food! We ask you to check the weather beforehand and dress appropriately. And don’t worry, the tasting will occur indoors if needed as things don't taste as good soggy.

Are babies and young children welcomed on a tour?

Yes, babies and children are welcomed on our Food Tours. However, we ask you to use your judgment to determine if the tour is appropriate for them. Please take into consideration that the tour is 3.5 hours long during which time we are either walking or standing for the majority of it. We have designed most of the tour to go downhills, however, due to steep inclines, tiny cobblestone streets and inaccessibility of the tasting locations, the tour is not baby stroller accessible. We recommend using the carrier. Babies and small children who will not be joining the food tastings do not need a ticket.

I have mobility issues, can I still do the tour?

In total, the tour covers 3 kilometers/1.9 miles. However, this is walked at a leisurely pace over the course of 3.5 hours. During the tour, we have 6 stops and at least 3 of them will have opportunities for everyone to sit down and rest a bit while eating. By far the longest distance from one sitting point to the next is during the second half of the tour and it is a stretch of 1.2 kilometers that we walk in about 40 to 45 minutes. This is not a straight walk, as we do have one tasting stop, which is standing, and three points were we pause for some historical explanation and picture taking. That said, please allow us to offer an overall warning for the city. Porto is a medieval city with cobblestone streets and can be hilly in places. At Taste Porto we do our best to accommodate all of our guests and have designed our Food Tours to be accessible to people of all ages and mobility levels. Due to steep inclines, ancient, cobblestone streets and inaccessibility of the tasting locations, the tour is not wheelchair nor baby stroller accessible.

Policies

I am unable to make my tour, can I have a refund?

If we are notified within 72 hours of the tour we will be happy to offer you a refund or reschedule you on a tour anytime over the next year. We can also generate a voucher so you can book it at a later time - for free. Please note that, unless you are rescheduling for a specific date, we will issue a certificate that is valid for 3 years.

If you decide to proceed with the refund, a processing fee will be charged.

Do you have an offer for corporate or private events?

We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate and more) with our Private Tours. Just bear in mind we have limitations in terms of group size. Contact us ([email protected]) to talk more about this possibility.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes, bathrooms are available during the Food Tour at selected food-tasting locations.

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