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Lisbon is one of the world’s greatest food cities, and you’ll experience the very best of it on this privately guided gastronomic adventure. Journey beyond the city’s tiled buildings and narrow streets to discover Lisbon’s long legacy and vibrant innovations in culinary inventiveness. Learn about the voyages and trade routes that stocked the city’s pantry with spices, and sample the contemporary fare that inflects traditional dishes with Goan influences. Enjoy iconic egg-custard pastries, baked in the shadow of historic convents, and venture far past the city center to get an insider perspective on fresh-from-the-water seafood at the city’s bustling ports. This week-long journey will be a feast for all your senses.
For a day-by-day itinerary description, either inquire with us directly or visit the group trip page, here. Note that the itinerary's pacing and inclusions may be adjusted depending on the size of your group.
Our partner, Culinary Backstreets: In order to create and curate this unique experience, we’ve partnered closely with Culinary Backstreets, a global guide to local eats that publishes restaurant reviews and features on local culinary culture. They bring these stories to life on culinary tours and special events, offered in 12 cities around the world, and have extensive international experience with all things gastronomical.
The cost of this trip is $4,820 per person, based on two or more travelers, and double occupancy at a four- or five-star hotel during low season. Hotel prices increase significantly during high season, which will influence the cost of the trip depending on your dates. For a single occupancy room, there will be a supplement (the exact rate will vary depending on seasonality). The maximum group size is eight people.
The starting per person price is based on six nights of accommodations at The Vintage Hotel (five stars) or a location of equivalent quality. If you're interested in a different level or style of accommodation, we'd be happy to discuss options and price points.
Travelers should feel comfortable walking three to four miles each day and remaining on their feet for longer periods of time. While we can tailor the pace and activity level to your group, it's impossible to avoid Lisbon's steep cobblestone streets, and many places are best reached by foot. Keep in mind that the city is a bustling and crowded place!
For flights in and out of Lisbon International Airport (LIS), we suggest you arrive anytime by 3 p.m. on Day 1 and depart anytime on Day 7. We're happy to arrange extra nights at the group’s hotel and provide suggestions for things to do and see in the city on your own.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can’t be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. Note that the food experiences on this trip are unfortunately not very amenable to vegan, vegetarian, and kosher diets. If you have a particular food allergy or intolerance, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.
Visas are not required for U.S. citizens visiting Portugal. If you’re not a U.S. citizen, please check the requirements or get in touch with us to ask.
Joining this trip directly supports the unsung heroes of the kitchen—hardworking, independent people running some of the most economically vulnerable businesses in the cityscape who, through their daily working life, preserve local traditions embedded in food. Aside from the financial support that comes from your trip fees, you can contribute to the preservation of community spirit and memory by sharing the stories of the places and people we visit, and honoring the traditions we encounter along the way.