Wonderful Vintage Food Tour in Porto | Taste Porto Food Tours

First-time visitors love our Vintage Food Tour in Porto

The best of the past with a modern twist. Join our Vintage Food Tour and experience how the city’s past is influencing its future in terms of local cuisine as well as its architecture and culture.

This Vintage Food Tour takes 3.5 hours and explores the revival of Porto's cuisine, combining the best of the past with newer locations that are putting fresh spins on traditional Portuguese dishes. It covers 3km, taking place in the heart of downtown Porto. It's an authentic introduction to Porto's gastronomical scene, using history, architecture, and culture as background.

Our Vintage Food Tour is loved by first-time visitors to Porto, as it not only takes you off the beaten path but also hits several highlights of the city, including plenty of must-sees for a first-time visit. It is the perfect experience for families, friends, couples, adventurous foodies, or solo travelers who want to encounter Porto like a local.

During this Wine & Food Tour, you will taste traditional Portuguese dishes, regional wines, local pastries, and, of course, Port wines. In total, you will experience a well-balanced gastronomic tour of 11 different foods and 6 different beverages.

Expect to see not only places & food, but also meet and be welcomed by local families in their small, authentic restaurants, cafes, and bars. Your Porto Food Tour will be hosted by a passionate Porto native who wants you to love Porto as much as locals do.

Travel slow, skip the tourist traps, and taste the real Porto while making a positive impact on our community.

Tour ticket price

  • Adult ticket: 72€

  • Children under 13 years old: 42€

What is included in the tour ticket price?

  • 3.5 hours guided walking tour in Downtown Porto

  • A visit to 5 unique family-run tasting locations

  • 11 food tastings (a perfect balance of sweet and savory)

  • 6 wine tastings from Portugal's many undiscovered regions

  • A mini-masterclass in Port wine

  • A passionate and experienced, English-speaking, local guide

  • An exclusive Free Guide where we point out the best places to eat, drink or visit in Porto

  • Unique access to an online show cooking class: once you book your Food Tour, you'll receive an email with the class link

  • A charitable donation to a local NGO, you will help us to help the ones in need

Good to know

  • We can accommodate the following food restrictions on this tour: No Beef, No Nuts, No Alcohol, Shellfish Allergy

  • Tours run daily: Monday to Saturday at 10:00 am & 4:15 pm

  • The tour starting point is located a short 1 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

  • Tours are provided in English (PT and ES upon request)

  • Tickets must be purchased by 8:00 pm WEST the night before

We can also arrange a private food tour for groups, please see more details here.

List of measures to keeping you safe

  • Before each tour, your tour guide will proceed to a safe and health briefing with all the information on how to comply with basic infection prevention and control precautions

  • In Portugal, masks are no longer mandatory on the streets. However, the General Directorate of Health (DGS) recommends continuing to use a mask in certain situations. Masks must still be worn in indoor public spaces: public transport, senior housing facilities, shops, commercial spaces (like the cinema), and healthcare locations

  • 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

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 3 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 tour. Book your place today and let's see if you agree with us.

Local food

We only work with locally owned and operated food establishments.

Oldest Food Tour in Porto

Tens of thousands of happy guests, including Anthony Bourdain and Rick Steves.

Experienced Tour guide

We see our guides as culinary ambassadors of the city and you as our guest.

Socially responsible

A portion of the ticket price is donated to a local charity that helps the ones in need.

Trip Itinerary

Stop #1 – Mercearia do Bolhão

Vintage at its best, you will start the experience by tasting cured neck ham paired with peasant cheese from Sicó and a very traditional quince jam.

Stop #2 – Bolhão Wine House

Enjoy a glass of wine from Vinho Verde wine region along with some traditional canned fish. As a meal or as a snack. Can't beat our Portuguese canned sardines.

Stop #3 – Confeitaria Moura

Since 1892 Moura family has held the recipe to a unique pastry: Jesuita! At this tasting location, we will get our sugar levels back up, sampling two pastries at a bakery with a 120-year-old tradition.

Stop #4 – Taxca

Savor this locals-only spot with the very famous "Bifana" and a glass of the oh-so-typical espadal. A mix of flavors that will make your taste buds spin.

Stop #5 – Mercearia Virtudes

Finish off your tour in style with a Port wine masterclass and 3 types of Port tasting, including a vintage Port, of course! Perfectly paired with hand-selected cheeses and a curated selection of cured pork.

Reviews

The best of Porto one bite & glass at a time! A full-on fun tour of the real foods of Porto! Our knowledgeable and entertaining guide Miguel kept us fully engaged with his weaving of the history & food of northern Portugal and personal stories of Portuguese family life. Delicious food and wine tastings, authentic venues, and an intimate group made 3 1/2 hours fly by!!
Harrell, USA
We took the Vintage tour and it was wonderful. The food stops were carefully chosen and Miguel, our guide, was amazing. He knew so much about the city and about Portuguese culture, he shared stories from his own personal life and experiences and was so generous and welcoming. 5 stars experience. Highly recommended!
Asaf, Israel
We booked onto the 10 am food tour with Andre. It was fantastic! We couldn’t have asked for more. There is so much food/wine and history on the tour you certainly don’t need lunch after. Each stop was different - we had a selection of pastries, Sandwiches, traditional Portuguese food and also a port tasting session at the end. Way more than we expected. Thank you so much for a fantastic experience!
Jessica, UK
Great experience thanks to Miguel and the owners of the spots we visited: a little bit of everything from Bifana to Jesuitas and from Vinho Verde to Fortificados... an excellent way to place yourself inside the food map in Porto. Eskerrik asko! (= Obrigado!)
Oier, Basque Country
We did the vintage food tour with Miguel and were blown away by his enthusiasm and local knowledge. Left feeling very satisfied and enjoyed each stop we had. Only regret is to have done this tour at the end of trip rather than the beginning to tap into his tips for Porto. Very much a must-do when visiting and will be recommending to friends when they come here.
Oonagh, Ireland
Very interesting tour! I had the opportunity to taste some traditional portuguese food that I did not yet know. Very good food and the tour guide, Rita, was very nice! I will repeat for sure!
Rute, Switzerland
Absolutely fantastic tour with Miguel, an excellent guide. It was like meeting a group of friends, enjoying the best food in Porto and hearing fantastic stories. Highly recommended when you visit Porto.
Tara, Ireland
We had a great tour! Miguel showed us the less touristic food spots of the city. He did the explanation in a very authentic way and encouraged us to ask many questions. Definitely recommended when you visit Porto!
Ewoud, The Netherlands
We went on the Vintage Food Tour in March 2020 and would thoroughly recommend it. Things we liked:
  • It’s a great price for 3.5 hours of entertainment (or longer? – I lost track of the time we were having so much fun), loads of food (it was much more than a taste each time – we didn’t need dinner and I think we just had a snack in the evening afterwards!) and drinks (quite tipsy by the end!)
  • Everything was perfectly organised. All the venues were ready for us and everyone was really friendly.
  • All the places we visited were different in terms of the type of bar, restaurant etc. and we had different types of food in each one – charcuterie, sardines, patisserie and so on.
  • We felt like we were going out of the main tourist streets somewhat. It was the first thing we did on our holiday and really helped with orientation.
  • Also in terms of orientation – it’s more than a food tour. Our group asked so many questions on all sorts of things and our guide knew everything – local attractions, history, culture, architecture, production methods, economics and politics, geography etc. His language skills were impeccable.
  • Although we were there before the pandemic was official, it was reassuring that they were already thinking about safety.
  • The local guide leaflet we were given was really useful for finding other places to try out. We went to one of the restaurants recommended and it was amazing.
  • We met some lovely people on the tour.
  • I really like the fact they support a local homeless charity.
I really can’t think of any negatives. A few small points of advice:
  • There is a bit of up and down and cobbled streets. I was glad I wore sensible shoes.
  • If you want to buy something in one of the shops, do it there and then – we tried to go back to the port wine specialist and didn’t catch them open.
  • Don’t have too big a lunch!
Jennifer, UK
It is the second time I have done a Taste of Porto tour - the first with Andre on City Tour and this time with Maria on the Vintage Tour. Maria is extremely professional, friendly and knowledgeable - and can hold her own when explaining the architecture, history, culinary and viticulture against the hustle and bustle of busy Porto streets. Each of the stops we made was an experience until itself. Delicious food, drink and of course Port Wine and regional white, rose and red wines. Altogether an excellent experience.
Eric, UK
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