Lisbon Food Tour
Best Lisbon Culinary & Culture Experience
Want history and culture, but feeling hungry?
When you’re starting with one the largest squares in Europe and Confeitaria Nacional founded in 1829 and finishing with one of the largest food markets in Europe and Taberna da Rua das Flores, you know you’re in for a good time!
*Lunch, coffee and dessert are included.
*The tour can be modified to meet your preferences.
- Praca do Comercio
- Confeitaria Nacional (coffee + dessert, included)
- Praca da Figueira
- Praca Rossio
- Praca dos Restauradores
- Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
- Bairro Alto – Chiado
- Taberna da Rua das Flores? (lunch, included)
- Mercado da Ribeira
- Private Lisbon Food Tour with your friendly local guide;
- Explore the main Lisbon attractions and things-to-do;
- Get unique gastronomic experience tasting traditional Portuguese cuisine;
- Taste traditional desserts in one of the oldest pastry shops of the city;
- Stroll through the most popular Lisbon neighborhoods;
- Learn more about local lifestyle and gastronomic culture;
- Visit the most beautiful Lisbon squares;
- Enjoy amazing view of Lisbon from the best observation deck;
- Visit the largest food market in Lisbon.
Praca do Comercio
We are sure that you don’t mind to start our tour in one of the largest squares in Europe – Praca do Comercio. It will impress you with its vastness and magnitude and will give you a great opportunity to enjoy amazing panoramic view of Tagus River. The square is surrounded by beautiful buildings all erected after deconstructive earthquake of 1775.
One of the buildings houses the oldest café in Lisbon – Café Martinho da Arcada founded in 1782.
Baixa is a downtown neighborhood which goes up from Praca do Comercio and Tagus embankment to higher Lisbon neighborhoods. It’s a real pleasure to have a stroll along wide pedestrian streets looking at city attractions, showcases of shops and meeting smiling locals. Baixa combines the charm of old city and the modern spirit of Lisbon. This neighborhood will also delight you if you are looking for gastronomic experience: you will find hundreds of restaurants and cafes to satisfy any taste.
Pastry shops will make our tour sweeter. Confeitaria Nacional was founded in 1829 and since that time it has been keeping the best traditions of cooking pastries. Original recipes, high quality of products, extremely delicious desserts and beautiful stylish interior make locals and tourists come here again. The menu abounds with mouth-watering pastries: cakes, pies, éclairs, croissants, biscuits, meringues, truffles… Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? Don’t forget to taste traditional Portuguese dessert Pastel de Nata with a cup of flavorous coffee which is amazing here!
Praca da Figueira
This small square has a very lively atmosphere. The square is an important transport hub so here you take a look at famous Lisbon trams. In the center of the square you will see majestic bronze statue of King Joao I built in 20th century. Praca da Figueira is full of restaurants, cafes and shops selling local products. A real jewel here is legendary Ginjinha Espinheira Bar which is home for traditional cherry liquor called Ginjinha.
Come here after the tour and you will be taught how to drink Ginjinha in Portuguese way. Unique cultural and gastronomic experience!
The nearby significant place to Praca da Figueira is another famous square – Praca Rossio. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful squares in Lisbon and you will see it for yourself. Majestic statue of King Pedro IV, two amazing baroque fountains, neoclassical National Theatre create an iconic scene. That’s why the square is a popular gathering place where people like to meet and relax with a drink in a cafe.
By the way, the most famous restaurant here is Nicola Café opened in 1929 which used to be a meeting point for Lisbon bohemia.
Praca dos Restauradores
Another Lisbon square to catch your attention is famous Praca dos Restauradores. High obelisk in the center of the square reminds us about liberation of Portugal from Spanin 1640 and symbolizes victory and independence. The whole complex of the square with its nice buildings shows fashionable and luxurious life of Lisbon. The square offers a great amount of places to eat or to have a drink including world-famous Hard Rock Café.
On the square you have also an opportunity to see one of the main tourist attractions of Lisbon – legendary Gloria Elevator which is a National monument.
Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
What can be better than walking along Lisbon streets and exploring the city? Maybe to see the bird’s eye view of Lisbon? Let’s check it! Fortunately, Lisbon provides such an opportunity due to observation decks located on the highest points of the city. We are going to visit one of the most popular observation decks – Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara. The view will surely leave you speechless: panorama of Tagus River, tiled rooftops of old houses and main city attractions on your fingertips. Perfect landscape, huh?
And just next to Miradouro there is Port Wine Institute where you can taste more than 300 sorts of Port Wine including rare vintage ones.
Bairro Alto – Chiado
These two authentic neighborhoods are an essential part of any Lisbon tour. Both of them can be considered the main areas of the city and are at the top of must-visit places list. Bairro Alto is the highest neighborhood of the city. It is the heart of Lisbon nightlife which, as you know, never sleeps. Bairro Alto is also a great place to get gastronomic experience: here you can find anything you want from Michelin restaurants to street food kiosks. Chiado has a status of bohemian and artistic neighborhood. The atmosphere here is unique and inexpressible. It is famous by the highest concentration of fado clubs which offers you to listen to traditional music.
One of the highlights of Chiado is the oldest brewery and beer bar in the city called Trindade and founded in 1836.
Taberna da Rua das Flores
After a long walk you will surely have a good appetite. So how about having a lunch now? We are going to make a stop near lovely Largo do Camoes which is a popular meeting point among locals. You will see many kiosks with local refreshments offering to have a snack. We will have a lunch at Taberna da Rua das Flores with traditional Portuguese cuisine. This is not a touristy place and is a hidden local gem. And it is the best guarantee of quality, isn’t it?
You will try national traditional food in the best Portuguese traditions!
Mercado da Ribeira
This food market was founded in 13th century and is considered to be one of the largest and the most famous in Europe. Mercado da Ribeira is not just a place to buy food, it’s a part of national culture and lifestyle. All the best fresh local products like fish, meat, fruits and vegetables can be tasted and bought here.
In 2014 a unique project was launched at Mercado: now the most popular Lisbon restaurants and cafes have their kiosks at the joint food court. Just imagine that you can taste the most delicious food from all over the city in one place! Don’t miss a chance to get this unique experience.
- * The itinerary is subject to change
|Extra costs (per person):||
|Meet up & End location:||lobby of your hotel|
|Start time:||any time|
|Extra hours:||If you are having a good time and want your Lisbon Food tour last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged 25 USD per an extra hour.|
|Tipping suggestions:||If you feel like you had a good experience, your guide would appreciate a tip. It's not mandatory. It's your decision whether you want to give your guide a tip.|
What you get:
- + A friend in Lisbon.
- + Private & customized tour.
- + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
- + An authentic experience of local life.
- + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
- + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants.
- + A photo session amongst spectacular Lisbon scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
- + An expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time.
*This Lisbon foodie tour can be modified to meet your preferences.