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food • 7 days, 6 nights

Private Trip: Tracing the Roots of an Imperial Cuisine

Lisbon, Portugal
food • 7 days, 6 nights

Private Trip: Tracing the Roots of an Imperial Cuisine

Lisbon, Portugal
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  • Group Size 8 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
    Moderate
  • Travel Style
    Urban Exploration
from $4,820 USD per person
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Trip Overview
Overview

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 BackstreetsIn 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.

Highlights
  • Culinary workshops and wine tastings
  • Market tours and vineyard visits
  • Performances and demonstrations
  • Agriculture trips outside the city
  • Privately guided experience

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
Culinary Backstreets
In Partnership with Culinary Backstreets

Trip Leader

Célia
Célia, Culinary Backstreets' Lisbon bureau chief, is a freelance journalist, writing mostly about travel and food. She is the co-author of the book Eat Portugal, winner of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award. Her work can also be seen in The Guardian and Eater, and she has appeared on television productions including the Netflix series “Somebody Feed Phil." Célia wrote the Portuguese entries for the book 1001 Restaurants you Must Experience Before you Die, and has been leading culinary tours since 2014. She keeps searching for the best pastéis de nata so you don't have to. 

Additional Info

Pricing

The cost of this trip is $4,820 per person, based on 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.

Accommodations

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.

Activity Level

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!

Arrival & Departure

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.

Included
  • Six nights of hotel accommodation (4-star or 5-star level).
  • Meals and transportation during the trip, including in a private coach for visits outside the center city. Travel within the city will be by foot and public transportation.
  • An experienced, local English-speaking guide to accompany you throughout the trip.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, provided by Global Rescue.
Excluded
  • Transportation and flights to and from Lisbon.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Baggage charges.
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings.
  • If applicable, applying for a Portuguese visa (not required for U.S. citizens).
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Trip FAQ

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.

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