The oldest Food Tour in Porto
You have seen Ribeira, Luis I Bridge, and Clérigos Tower, now let us take you beyond the tourist attractions for a taste of the real Porto with our Downtown & Bolhão Market Food Tour – the oldest Food Tour in town.
Like taking a walk with a friend, your tour guide will introduce you to 5 unique tasting locations. At each tasting location on our Downtown & Bolhão Market Food Tour, you will taste an important element of the cuisine of Porto and the North of Portugal. You will also learn about the families and the history behind each of the restaurants, cafes, and specialty food shops that you visit. In between tasting locations you will hear about the history, architecture, and culture while you walk the streets of this beautiful city called Porto.
We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary needs on this Downtown & Bolhão Market Food Tour in Porto. Reserve your spot today!
Downtown Porto & Bolhão Market tour ticket price
9 Reasons Why People Love this Food Tour in Porto
3.5 hours guided walking tour in Downtown Porto
The Downtown Food Tour will provide you with an overview of the old Jewish Porto History, along with a historical visit to downtown Porto
A visit to 5 unique family-run tasting locations
All the food & drinks offered on our hand-selected tasting menu: 9 food tastings (a perfect balance of sweet and savory) and 5 beverage tastings
A visit to the bustling Bolhão Food Market
A passionate and experienced, English-speaking, local guide that will take you to Porto's back streets and will tell you everything about a food culture that borders on religion
An exclusive Porto Free Guide where we point out the best places to eat, drink or visit in town
Unique access to an online show cooking class: once you book your Porto Food Tour, you'll receive an email with the class link
A charitable donation to a local NGO that helps the homeless people in Porto
Good to know
We can accommodate some food restrictions on this Downtown Food Tour: Vegetarians, Pescatarians, No Pork, No Beef, Gluten or Dairy intolerants, No Nuts, Coriander or Cilantro intolerants, Shellfish Allergy, No alcohol
Tours run daily. Monday to Saturday at 4:00 pm
Our great relationship with local entrepreneurs allows you to access their specialties at the best price. All tastings listed below are included in the price.
The tour starting point is located a short 3 min walk from Bolhão metro station (exact location provided with tickets)
Tours are for all age groups and all fitness levels
Restrooms are available during this gastronomic experience
The distance walked is 3 km/1.9 miles (wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking)
Experiences happen rain or shine
All our tours are run in English but we can provide Portuguese or Spanish speaking guides upon request, for closed groups. Feel free to ask us about this and more at [email protected]
Tickets must be purchased by 8:00 pm WEST the night before
Advanced purchase of tickets is required. We don't accept walk-ins
Our food tours are run with a minimum of one guest, and a maximum of ten. On one hand, we have the utmost respect for solo travelers, so we will never cancel a tour due to low attendance - every single visitor in our city is special and welcome. On the other hand, a maximum of 10 people per tour allows us to get to know our guests individually; it enables you to get to know each other; and it allows us to collaborate with partners whose establishments are small - and cosy, and beautiful, and genuine. We are entirely convinced that small is big
We can also arrange a private food tour for groups, please contact us for more details about our Private Downtown Food Tour: i[email protected]
List of measures to keep you safe
No physical contact with guests (hand-shakes, kisses, or hugs), which includes a safety distance of 1 meter when possible; even though we are a nation that loves hugs, kisses, and handshakes, we’ll have to keep a safe distance this time
Disinfection of all guests’ hands with alcoholic gel before entering the restaurants and after a meal - feel free to bring your own hand sanitizer, but please notice that all restaurants will be able to offer you this
According to the DGS (Portuguese CDC), masks are no longer mandatory, except in health care facilities and care homes
Peace of mind policy
Let's imagine that you are unable to make the tour. Can you have a refund? The answer is yes.
- 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 Gift Card 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 Gift Card that is valid for 2 years. If you decide to proceed with the refund, a processing fee will be charged.
We've worked hard on making this a 5-star Food Tour. Book your place today and let's see if you agree with us.
Went on a 3,5 hour downtown tour with André (the founder and owner), easily the best money I spent this year!
We had a 6-month-old in a stroller, so naturally we were concerned about the narrow Porto streets, hills, and smaller restaurants. But that was not an issue! Each area had enough room for us and the overall tour was amazing. Props to Ricardo as a great and knowledgeable guide!
My husband and I don't typically seek out many tours when we travel but it came recommended by someone who is actually from Porto. We are so happy we obliged!
It was a wonderful opportunity to go into small hidden gems and try traditional Portuguese dishes (including dishes that aren't obvious to those visiting). Sergio was our guide and he was absolutely lovely and knowledgeable. He gave a short history and background about each food we ate. Loved that we also got to go into the food market which was an authentic experience and likely would not have found it on our own. Had a great variety of places and types of foods to try-- eat light that day beforehand! We had such a blast with our small group that we ordered a bottle of wine and stuck around for 2 more hours!
Also, they are conscious of COVID-19 precautions which is greatly appreciated.
Are you an Expat/Immigrant looking for a Food Tour? DO THIS ONE! I did the Porto Food Tour with Andre! Andre is the founder of Taste Porto! What a great experience! Not only did I learn about wine, cheese, pastries but also about the history and the PEOPLE who contribute/create these wonderful epicurean delights! I would suggest this tour to anyone who not only wants to eat great food (BTW - you will eat a LOT of yummy food) but also to any Expat/Immigrant who has landed in Porto amongst all of the restaurants! Being an Immigrant (Expat) myself and living in Porto it has been intimidating to try and narrow down which restaurants, bakeries, markets, etc. to go to! Andre was SO HELPFUL that he actually catored (pun intended) the (end of) the tour to ME, and MY NEIGHBORHOOD. He introduced me to a local shopkeeper, showed me which restaurants in my neighborhood to go to - AND even wrote up and emailed me the list!
The Downtown Tour was a great intro to Porto and Miguel was our friendly passionate guide. We enjoyed the morning tasting our way around streets to foodie places we would never have found without him. Miguel knows everyone and it made the tour more of personal experience to meet up with his food partners and share their stories. All the food was delicious. The tour was well-paced and we learned so much more from our own guide rather than a travel book.
Sergio was an awesome guide and the whole experience was really fun- super glad we picked this tour over the others!
I wish I did this first on my trip. You get to taste a lot of great food but also get a lot of great recommendations for the rest of your trip.
We’ve just had the most fantastic morning with Miguel. We read about this food tour which was recommended in the latest Sunday Times Travel Magazine. If you look at the website it honestly delivers and more! Miguel was so passionate about his city and all the fabulous places we visited. The best bit is we’ve got another 3 days to go back and visit all the amazing places we visited. If you get the chance book the DownTown Food Tour.
Book this tour! It was our 2nd time in Porto and the first time we did a food tour...it was excellent! We choose the Downtown tour and we had food we would not have experienced any other way. The food was delicious and fun speaking to the owners of the restaurants.
Joana our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us the history not only of the food, but its origins as well. She was funny, nice and just great to be with. She even contacted her company to give us recommendations on restaurants (we wanted a really special Michelin Star Restaurant and they sent us a list).
When we come back to Porto, we plan on booking again. Thank you, TastePorto!
They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and Taste Porto takes this saying to another level! These guys are super professional and will go out of their way to answer questions you might have about the city or the food that you are tasting. We absolutely loved our downtown tour and enjoyed every bit of our time. Highly recommended!
We did an amazing food tour in downtown Porto with another couple it was a slow Saturday for some reason, it is usually up to 10 people. We ate specialties from Eastern Portugal. We went to the market. I enjoyed an amazing coffee at one of the oldest cafes in Porto. We meandered to a very old jamon (ham specialty house) and drank special red sparkling wine from Portugal and delicious ham on rolls, done in several layers. We went to "All in Porto" which is an excellent wine bar and ate a charcuterie plate with some local Douro wine, and then finally we went to had a special liquor and a Christmas Dessert. All carefully selected locations. Led by the amazing Gregorio. If you are reading this Gregorio, I hope you are doing well!