Ultimate Lisbon Food & Wine Walking Tour

Sample ginjinha, bifana and codfish cake, while uncovering tucked-away taverns in Baixa and Rossio

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 2 Reviews · 3.00h · Lisbon, Portugal

Eager to discover where Lisbon locals go to indulge in mouthwatering, authentic Portuguese cuisine but need a helping hand to find authentic eateries tucked off the tourist trail? That’s why we’ve enlisted the help of passionate foodie experts, who’ll lead the way on a food and wine walking tour featuring classic codfish cake, bifana, green wine, port, and plenty. Over three hours, you’ll pick up unique insights from your guide while diving into taverns in the charming Baixa district.

  • Ultimate Lisbon Food & Wine Walking Tour
  • Eat a bifana
  • Get insider's tips
  • Porto wine with creamy Sao Jorge cheese​
  • Explore local bars and streets
  • Delicious Porto Wine
  • Chouriço in a local venue​
  • Intimate experience

After meeting your food-loving group and expert culinary guide in the afternoon at the bustling Rossio Square, you’ll kick off your Lisbon adventure with a tasting of the iconic codfish cake paired with refreshing green wine. Then, make your way along the cobbled streets of the Baixa’s district to an authentic eatery serving up perfectly prepared bifana (pork sandwich) paired with a delightful cold draft beer.

Your next stop promises to be just as mouthwatering, with a visit to an authentic gourmet shop treating you to tastings of decadent port wine, creamy São Jorge cheese, and the potent ginjinha. Lastly, round off the tour by indulging in Portuguese bread, chouriço, and a glass of rich red wine—all while picking up insightful culinary knowledge from your expert guide.

Ultimate Lisbon Food & Wine Walking Tour

Your 3-hour tour includes:

  • Local, English-speaking guide

  • Guided walk through Baixa and surroundings

  • Codfish cake and green wine

  • Bifana and draft beer

  • Port wine, marmalade, and cheese

  • Ginjinha liquor tasting

  • Bread, chouriço, and red wine

  • Intimate group experience with max 14 people

Start with a Sparkle at Rossio Square

Your delightful foodie adventure begins at the iconic D. Pedro IV statue in Rossio Square, right in the centre of Lisbon . Surrounded by ornate 18th-century buildings and the buzz of locals chatting away at colorful cáfes, you'll meet up with your expert guide and fellow foodies and enjoy a brief overview of the flavors you'll be tasting and sights you'll be seeing over the next three hours. Then, it's time to indulge!

Your first sample is a Portuguese delicacy, the famous codfish cake, paired with a glass of zesty green wine. These cakes, known locally as "bolinho de bacalhau," are a perfect blend of shredded salt cod (bacalhau), potatoes, onions, and parsley— deep-fried to golden perfection. Between glorious bites, listen as your guide shares stories of Portugal's seafaring past and its influence on the country's cuisine, particularly its love affair with codfish.

Savor the Bifana in Historic Baixa

Next, head deeper into the cobbled streets of Baixa, a district known for its elegant architecture and welcoming atmosphere. Here, you'll indulge in one of Lisbon's most beloved snacks: the bifana. This simple yet mouthwatering pork sandwich, seasoned with traditional spices and served with a draft beer, is a staple of Portuguese comfort food. As you enjoy your bifana, tune into your guide sharing helpful hints about the local way of ordering beer in Portuguese and insights into Lisbon’s Tasca (traditional tavern) culture.

Sip Traditional Drinks

Your journey continues to an authentic gourmet shop, where you’ll be introduced to time-tested culinary specialties. Taste the legendary port wine, perfectly complemented by the creamy São Jorge cheese, and browse shelves lined with intriguing products, like dried, salted Bacalhau and specialty sausages, hams, and cheeses.

Of course, no visit to Lisbon is complete without experiencing ginjinha, the city's cherished cherry liqueur. So, tuck into a locale dating back to 1840, where you’ll learn about the origins of this sweet, potent drink and its significance to Lisbon's identity. Then, the choice is yours, savor it "with or without".

Wrap up with Bread, Chouriço, and Red Wine

Your tour might be winding down, but there's still time to indulge in the easily loveable combination of Portuguese bread and chouriço, complemented by a glass of red wine. This simple yet flavorful pairing is quintessentially Portuguese and, paired with your guide's insights, is the perfect way to end your tour. Savor the last moments as a group, embracing the warm hospitality Portugal is renowned for, and be sure to ask your guide for more local recommendations to enjoy on your own. Tchau!

Please note that he itinerary provided above is a sample and subject to change. The sequence of stops or the specific restaurants visited during your tour may vary. Therefore the ending point might change but it's usually downtown Lisbon, close to the original meeting point.

What you get with this tour
Local, English-speaking guide
Guided walk through Baixa and surroundings
Codfish cake and green wine
Bifana and draft beer
Port wine, marmalade, and cheese
Ginjinha liquor tasting
Bread, chouriço, and red wine
Intimate group experience with max 14 people
Guide gratuities
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Filipe was fantastic
30 May 2024
Reviewed by
Linda Garrity

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Filipe. He was knowledgeable and informative as well as fun and easy going. All the foods and drinks were delicious! Another great tour by The Tour Guy.

Ultimate Lisbon Food & Wine Walking Tour
25 May 2024
Reviewed by
Penny Zibula

This tour exceeded our expectations! The food and beverage offerings were ample and delicious, and Jose kept us well informed and entertained throughout. I would highly recommend this tour!

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Some comfortable shoes, a healthy appetite, and a valid ID

What to bring?

Some comfortable shoes, a healthy appetite, and a valid ID

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Lisbon

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. This Lisbon food and wine tour includes walking on uneven paths and navigating steep hills

What happens if it rains?

We run our Lisbon food and wine tours rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and a restaurant is closed, we'll replace it with an equal or better stop

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled?

On the rare occasion if the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund

Is there a dress code to enter restaurants?

While there is no specific dress code, we recommend wearing comfortable, casual, and respectful clothing that you're comfortable walking short distances in

Do restaurants in Lisbon ever experience sudden closures?

During adverse weather events or due to maintenance or safety reasons, restaurants in Lisbon may be closed unexpectedly and without much notice. If any pre-designated stops are closed, we'll replace them with a similar restaurant

Do the food stops on this tour ever change?

Yes! We're always on the lookout for new and exciting local food, so some of the dishes you're served today may differ from the description. Rest assured, your guide will ensure everything you try is utterly delicious!

How much walking is involved in this tour?

This is a walking tour but an easy one, with plenty of stops and a gentle pace

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

Yes. Throughout your food tour, you'll enjoy numerous complimentary food tastings. The majority of our guests find this more than enough food for a filling dinner

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our tour partners to provide you with an alternative when possible

What if I'm vegetarian?

No problem! A vegetarian option is available; please contact us after booking if this is required for any of your parties. Please note that not all stops will have alternatives for a vegan diet

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

Yes! Wine pairings are included in the price of this Lisbon food and wine tour. However, any additional drinks are not included in the price of the tour

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Of course! Just be aware that the food served is very diverse and sophisticated, so younger kids may not enjoy it. We'd generally recommend this tour for ages 12 and up, and they'll have to skip the wine, of course

Why do I have to pay for my child who's under 11 years old?

We offer a reduced rate for children . This is because same-sized dishes will be served to everyone during tastings

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

Hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You'll meet your guide in front of the D. Pedro IV statue at Rossio Square

Where does this tour end?

This tour finishes at a designated ending point. Our guides are happy to offer recommendations if you'd like to continue exploring Lisbon afterward

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