You have seen Ribeira, Luis I Bridge, Clérigos Tower and have tasted Porto's cholesterol bomb (Francesinha). 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 Porto.
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 of the area while you walk around the charming streets of Porto.
Our Downtown & Bolhão Market Food Tour was designed to welcome as many travelers as possible so it's where we can accommodate more dietary requirements. Tickets tend to sell out.
Downtown Porto & Bolhão Market tour ticket price
Adult ticket: 65€
Children under 13 years old: 42€
12 Reasons Why People Love this Food Tour in Porto
3.5 hours guided walking tour in Downtown Porto
Small group tour
A visit to 5 unique family-run tasting locations
A hand-selected tasting menu: 9 food tastings (a perfect balance of sweet and savory) and 5 beverage tastings
Great insight into Porto's food, history, architecture, and culture
An overview of the old Jewish Porto History
A wine tasting led by a wine expert
A visit to the bustling Bolhão Food Market
A passionate and experienced, English-speaking, local guide
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
A charitable donation to a local NGO that helps the homeless people in Porto
Good to know
Tours run daily. Monday to Saturday at 4:00 pm
All tastings listed below are included in the price
Please advise of any dietary restrictions on booking. We can accommodate some food restrictions on this Downtown & Bolhão Market Food Tour: Vegetarians, Pescatarians, No Pork, No Beef, Gluten or Dairy intolerants, No Nuts, Coriander or Cilantro intolerants, Shellfish Allergy, No alcohol
Babies and toddlers are welcome to join in and not take part in the tastings, but their attendance must be communicated for logistics and insurance purposes
Tours are for all age groups and all fitness levels
Experiences happen rain or shine
Restrooms are available during the tour
The distance walked is 3 km/1.9 miles
Bring good shoes and an appetite
The tour starting point is located a short 3 min walk from Bolhão metro station (exact location provided with tickets)
Pickup not included
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]
Advanced purchase of tickets is required: we don't accept walk-ins
Tickets must be purchased by 8:00 pm WEST the night before
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
If you'd like to upgrade to a Premium Drink Package, we invite you to request a Private Downtown & Bolhão Market Food Tour. Please contact us for more details at [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.
Cancellation requests submitted until 72h before the tour start will be fully refunded (minus the processing fees);
Cancellation requests submitted between 72h and 24h before the tour start will be refunded in 80% of the total purchase value (minus the processing fees);
Cancellation requests submitted 24h or less before the tour start are not eligible for any refund.
Refunds can only be processed back to the original credit or debit card used in the purchase. Processing fees: 1.4% + 0.25€ for European Union cards and 2.9% + 0.25€ for non-European Union cards.
As part of our "Peace Of Mind Policy", the first two cases listed above are eligible to be converted into Gift Cards. These are issued with the same purchase value, free of processing fees penalty, and two-year validity. They can be used and topped up for any Taste Porto product. They can be redeemed by the customer or regifted.
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.