The city of Porto is full of wonderful sights and historical monuments as well as delicious wine and food. Learn about this incredible city whose origins predate the Romans. Resting on rolling hills and hugging the famous river Douro, Porto is a city with so much to offer. Learn some of the highlights and must-sees of this romantic city.
PORTO FOOD & CULTURE TOUR
This food and culture tour will take you on a journey of discovery through the streets of Old Town Porto. You will visit small restaurants, cafes, the most famous monuments and sights and the oldest specialty stores and grocery stores in the city. Porto, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a city of contrasts where monuments, palaces and historic churches coexist in perfect harmony with small and quaint houses and traditional stores and the beautiful river Douro to tie it all together in harmony.
COOKING AT HOME WITH A LOCAL FAMILY
Join a local influential family from Porto society at their house for a cooking class and dinner. The lady of the house is the most wonderful cook and she is happy to share with you the tricks and specialties of traditional regional cuisine. During the cooking class you will learn how to make three traditional dishes and afterward enjoy lunch/dinner comprised of several additional delicacies, accompanied by some of the best wines and Ports from Douro. This is quite a unique experience as this family will exceptionally welcome you into their home as if you are family!
DAY IN THE DOURO
On this one-day tour, you’ll revel in the Douro Valley’s creased and folded mountain slopes, combed with verdant vines that craft juicy Douro table wines and legendary ports. After meeting your driver in your hotel lobby, you’ll be swept off to the heart of the Valley where you’ll visit a family-owned winery who has redefined Douro wines internationally. Renowned for their warmth and charm, you’ll be given an exceptional private tasting of both their port and still wines. Lunch will be hosted inside a cozy little restaurant, tucked away inside the narrow streets of Ervedosa, whipping up mouthwatering regional dishes sourced a stone’s throw from their kitchen. But be careful, because these lovely women will remain true to their Portuguese roots by filling your plates well beyond your physical boundaries – but there are far worse things in life (not included). After a one-hour boat cruise coasting along the Douro River, revel in a premium wine tasting and vineyard tour perched just over River Tavora.
PASTEL DE NATA WORKSHOP
Pastel de nata is a sweet treat that is common and appreciated throughout all of Portugal, not just Lisbon. If you are visiting Porto you may want to embark on a journey and learn how to make this delicious sweet pastry from scratch from a professional chef. Learn the tricks of the trade, the pastry, the custard and oven times. For two hours you will be hands-on making the pastries but you will be able to taste them warm right out of the oven with some tea or coffee.