Lisbon: Tracing the Roots of an Imperial Cuisine - June 15, 2020 - Atlas Obscura Trips
Photo Credit: Rodrigo Cabrita
Photo Credit: Rodrigo Cabrita
Photo Credit: Rodrigo Cabrita
Photo Credit: Rodrigo Cabrita

Lisbon: Tracing the Roots of an Imperial Cuisine

from $3,820 USD per person for 7 days, 6 nights
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  • Max Group Size: 12
  • Moderate
  • Urban Exploration

Lisbon is one of the world's greatest food cities, and you'll experience the very best of it on this unique adventure in partnership with Culinary Backstreets. We’ll journey beyond the city’s tiled buildings and narrow streets to discover the city’s long legacy and vibrant innovations in culinary inventiveness. We’ll 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. We’ll 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. We’ll also be taking day trips to track down unique wines on the coast in Sintra and to meet farmers in the Alentejo region. This week-long journey will be a feast for all your senses.

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.

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

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

Additional Info

Arrival & Departure

For flights in and out of Lisbon International Airport (LIS), we suggest you arrive anytime by 3 p.m. on Monday, June 15 and depart anytime on Sunday, June 21. We are 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.

Activity Level

Travelers should be reasonably fit and feel comfortable walking 3 to 5 miles each day and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. Keep in mind that Lisbon is a bustling and crowded place!

Dates and Prices

Jun 15–Jun 21, 2020
Shared Room
$3,820 USD per person
Single Room
$4,500 USD per person
The total cost of this trip is $3,820. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit is non-refundable after three days. The final payment of $3,320 will be due by March 17, 2020. All reservations will be final after this date and subject to our cancellation policy. By submitting your deposit, you agree to the trip’s Terms & Conditions. For travelers wishing to have single accommodations during the trip, an additional $680 will be due at the time of final payment. 
Included
  • Accommodation throughout the tour as listed in the itinerary. 
  • All 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 guides to accompany you throughout the trip.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
  • A great group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers, excited to explore all that Lisbon has to offer!
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).

Additional Dates

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.