Lisbon is one of the world's greatest food cities, and you'll experience the very best of it. Visit markets and farms, meet fishermen and bakers, learn to make Portuguese specialties, and eat and drink glorious delicacies, all while getting the chance to explore one of Europe's most beautiful cities. 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. At far-flung farms and vineyards, we’ll get our fill of the region’s famous salt-cured ham and local wines. This six-day journey will be a feast for your all your senses.INTRODUCING OUR PARTNER: CULINARY BACKSTREETS
Atlas Obscura has partnered closely with Culinary Backstreets to create and curate this unique experience. Culinary Backstreets is 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.
For flights in and out of Lisbon International Airport (LIS), we suggest you arrive anytime before 3 p.m. on June 24 and depart anytime on the morning of June 30. We are happy to book you extra nights at the group's hotel and provide suggestions for things to do and see in the city on your own.
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!
We'll be staying at Le Consulat, a contemporary, 18-room boutique hotel in the Chiado district.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, 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.