Lisbon: Tracing the Roots of an Imperial Cuisine - October 14, 2019 - 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 $3,375 USD per person for 7 days, 6 nights
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  • Max Group Size: 12
  • Moderate
  • Road Trip

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.

Highlights
  • Engage your senses and your hands
  • Shop magnificent markets
  • See seafood as locals do
  • Experience one of the world's greatest food cities like a local

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

Arrival & Departure

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.

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!

Accommodations

We'll be staying at Le Consulat, a contemporary, 18-room boutique hotel in the Chiado district. 

Dates and Prices

Oct 14–Oct 20, 2019
Shared Room
$3,375 USD per person
Single Room
$3,900 USD per person
The total cost of this trip is $3,375. A $500 deposit is required to hold your space. The deposit is non-refundable after three days. The final payment of $2,875 will be due by July 14, 2019. 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 $525 will be due at the time of final payment. 
Included
  • Accommodation throughout the tour as listed in the itinerary. 
  • All meals and transportation during guided group activities, 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. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.

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