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Lisbon culinary walks

Culinary Backstreets is proud to have Eat Portugal onboard to offer culinary tours highlighting the best of Lisbon as well as the city’s lesser-seen side. Building on more than a decade of experience, we’ve designed a selection of culinary tours offering visitors the chance to eat their way through the less-explored parts of this fascinating city. From traditional homestyle dishes to their contemporary interpretations, the age-old charcuteria to the backstreet tasca, these tours are an odyssey through Portuguese cuisine and the city’s living culture and offer a revealing brush with the charming inhabitants of one of Europe’s oldest city.  Click here to compare our Lisbon routes.

Song of the Sea: Fish, Seafood and Tradition in Lisbon’s Port Zone

Song of the Sea: Fish, Seafood and Tradition in Lisbon’s Port Zone

$135 US/person
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  • Fee includes everything consumed on the walk
  • Group Size: 2-7
  • Start/End: 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Duration: about 5.5 hours

 

Beyond the bustling districts of the centro, Lisbon’s port and the old neighborhoods clustered around it have always had a close connection with the waterfront and its industries, especially fishing. The city’s iconic varinas, itinerant fish vendors, lived and worked on the streets here until quite recently, selling their goods from a basket hoisted on their heads. Explore this Lisbon tour

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Lisbon Awakens: A Culinary Crossroads, Reborn

Lisbon Awakens: A Culinary Crossroads, Reborn

$130 US/person
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  • Fee Includes everything consumed on the walk
  • Group Size: 2-7
  • Start/End: 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Duration: about 5.5 hours

 

The oldest city in Western Europe, once the hub of a trading empire that connected Macau in the east to Rio de Janeiro in the west, Lisbon today feels staunchly Old World European, a sleepy town of nostalgic storefronts and scenic churches. But that’s only its façade. Explore this Lisbon tour

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Lisbon Eats: The Culinary Backstreets Essentials

Lisbon Eats: The Culinary Backstreets Essentials

$95 US/person; $110 US/person on weekends
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  • Fee includes everything consumed on the walk
  • Group Size: 2-7
  • Start/End: 10:30am-2:00pm; 5:00pm-8:30pm Sundays
  • Duration: about 3.5 hours

Blessed with some of the world’s best fish and seafood off the coast and the bounty of rich farmland inland, the Portuguese are spoilt for choice of great culinary resources. The cuisine of Lisbon, which draws from a diverse range of influences hinting at Portugal’s glorious trading past, is always based on the simple principal of supreme ingredients and a simple preparation that allows those ingredients to shine. Explore this Lisbon tour

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Hidden Algarve: A Hands-On Exploration of Southern Portugal’s Culinary Backroads

Hidden Algarve: A Hands-On Exploration of Southern Portugal’s Culinary Backroads

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  • Fee includes accommodations, ground transport, everything consumed, culinary lessons and excursions
  • Group Size: 4-6
  • $1,300 / Person (based on double room occupancy; $225 supplement for single)

The stunning Atlantic coastline of the Algarve is a world-renowned beach destination for very good reason, but few visitors step off the sand to head inland and see the “other” Algarve, one of Portugal’s hidden culinary heartlands. On this three-day/two-night exploration of the lesser-known Eastern Algarve region, we’ll visit farmers markets and a traditional olive press, see how the famous flor de sal sea salt is harvested and roll up our sleeves for a hands-on cooking experience with a local baker. Explore this Lisbon tour