Your guide will lead you on a walking tour through town on the way the afternoon’s first restaurant. Learn about the particulars of Portuguese gastronomy and what has fueled its explosion onto the international stage.
Compared to neighboring Spain, Portugal’s bars and restaurants typically draw lighter crowds, and diners like to linger and enjoy their food at a relaxed pace. At some of the restaurants, you will share finger-food with your tour group. Although dishes vary by day, you can expect a selection of food ranging from niche regional specialties to longtime Portuguese classics.
Learn about Portuguese cuisine’s varied Mediterranean influences, driven by the Portuguese Colonial Empire’s overseas expansion beginning in the 15th century. Note the former colonies’ influence, particularly in the wide variety of spices used, observable in Lisbon’s famous pastries. You will also have the opportunity to sample local beer, Port Wine, and Lisbon’s most characteristic liquor, called Ginjinha.