Generally speaking, food and drink in Portugal often focus on a wide selection of grilled fish and rich meaty stews and casseroles. Although as an alternative, join one of our food and drink tours for an authentic experience. As such, you’ll get to know other delicacies. such as the popular salted cod (bacalhau), often served with rice, potatoes and salad.
As for fine-dining restaurants, alongside international cuisine, you may well find traditional Portuguese crispy suckling pig. Meanwhile, a ragout of wild boar creates an authentic food experience in the home. Whereas on the sandy beaches, nothing beats sardines delivered straight from the fishing boats and cooked on an open barbecue!
The Portuguese wine (not to be confused with the regional Port) is now getting a worldwide reputation. Wine connoisseurs will often recommend a local Vinho Verde (white) to go with your grilled fish. Although traditionally it’s a rich Alentejo red to enjoy with meat dishes.
Food and Drink Tours in Portugal
No visit to Portugal would be complete without indulging in traditional Portuguese food and drink. As such, take a look at our selection of food and drink tours in Portugal:
Food and Drink Tours in Lisbon
This amazing tour takes you outside of busy Lisbon – to discover stunning ocean bays, with outstanding scenery and views. You will visit the statue of Christ the King and Arraabída Natural park. Afterwards, you will visit one of the regions oldest wineries and sample their unique wines accompanied by cheeses and pastries.
Here we take you to one of the most renowned wine producers in Portugal at the “Adéga Regional de Colares”. The building is stunning with various wooden casks that give the wine in this region a distinctive flavour. After the guided tour of the wine house, you can choose a lunch served in a restaurant overlooking the sea or a picnic in the beautiful woods of Sintra.
Enjoy the superb scenery in the region of Alentejo. Visit the “Herdade da Calada” a traditional farmstead and wine-house. Enjoy sampling the various wines whilst admiring the beautiful landscapes. Lunch is your choice – either a picnic or in a local traditional restaurant.
Learn more about food and drink in Lisbon here.
Food and Drink Tours in the Algarve
This is a fabulous adventure day out! You will enjoy a boat ride, jeep ride and then lunch and a winery visit. Along the way, you will visit the Fort of Santa Catarina in Praia da Rocha. Your trip continues to the pretty fishing village of Ferragudo. Explore the narrow streets and then cool off at Algar Seco in Carvoeiro, inside a natural pool.
Food and Drink Tours in Porto
Here you will travel to northern Portugal, to the old town of Ponte de Lima. Explore this beautiful town and admire the Lima River and the old Roman bridge that dates back to 1AD. The Lima Valley produces the Loureiro grapes, that in turn, produce the Vinho Verdes wines.
Are you looking for an authentic food and drink experience in Portugal, that lasts for the duration of your holiday? Then how about a 3-day food and drink tour, sampling the very best in local produce. As well as majestic views across the Douro River and sightseeing in nearby destinations, such as Amarante and Régua.
Food and Drink Experiences in Portugal
For all you foodies visiting Portugal – discover the best spots to enjoy the local cuisine with our exciting food and drink tours in Portugal.