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Taste Porto: Downtown Porto Food Tour – Porto, Portugal

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Highlights:

  • Enjoy sweet and savory tastings, with 10 food and 4 wine tastings
  • Visit the bustling Bolhão food market
  • Listen to stories about the city’s history
  • Discover Porto with your local guide
  • Taste wine from Portugal’s many regions
  • Feel good with a 5% donation to a charity

Details:

Our 3.5 hour Downtown Porto Food Tour visits seven tasting locations from Bolhão to Vitória allowing you the opportunity to experience downtown Porto with all of your senses. Your local guide will introduce you to cuisine of Porto and allow you to enjoy the city like locals do through small artisan shops, family-owned restaurants, and locally renowned cafes. In between tastings you will hear about Porto’s storied past, medieval architecture, and dynamic culture.

Our tour is for young and old, with the tour progressing at a leisurely pace and including opportunities to sit at most of the tasting locations. A perfect balance between sweet and savory tastings that will leave you pleasantly full and satisfied. We also do our best to adapt our food offerings to accommodate food allergies and vegetarians.

Morning tour: 10:30am (Tue to Sat)

Afternoon tour: 4:00pm (Tue to Fri)

Language: English (Portuguese by request)

Where: Start near Bolhão market

Duration: 3.5 hours

Cost Adults: €49 | Children: €39

Included: All food and drinks

Distance: 3 km / 1.9 miles

Weather: Rain or shine

Capacity: 10 people

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Eat Drink Walk Lisbon: Gourmet Tour – Lisbon, Portugal

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Taste some of the finest red and white wines, sparkling wines, muscat and port wines from Portugal, as well as some amazing traditional Portuguese food.

This tour takes place between Baixa and Chiado, two of the most emblematic sites in the historical centre of Lisbon.

We will enjoy petiscos (the Portuguese tapas), typically peixinhos da horta (deep fried green beans), pastéis de bacalhau with arroz de tomate (cod cakes with tomato rice), caldo verde (kale soup) with sausages, Iberian ham (you might know it as “prosciutto”), sheep cheese from Azeitão and tinned sardines in two of the best places in Chiado.

The next step in our tasting takes place in one of the finest cellars in Lisbon: there, we get to know two of  Portugal’s typical fortified wines, Porto or Moscatel  (a dessert wine made with muscat grapes). An expert explains to us the unique secrets of these wines.

We finish with a great custard tart.

Price: 80 euros (a 10 percent supplement may apply if a tour has only two persons)

Hours: Three and a half hours, Monday to Saturday.

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Eat Drink Walk Lisbon: Petiscos (Portugese Tapas) Tour – Lisbon, Portugal

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Tinned fish, wine and ginjinha, suckling pig and other “petiscos”

We will take you to taste some of the traditional specialities of the country. A journey through some Portuguese flavours.

Tinned Portuguese fish, internationally recognized for its quality, has inspired local chefs to create new recipes. On this tour, you will try what are considered great “petiscos” in a place whose owner is also the author of an award-winning cookbook. Sardines, mackerel or mussels, here you’ll find a range of different flavours.

Then you can sample traditional ginjinha (sour cherry brandy) and visit the old city market.

And to get an idea of the versatility of the wines of Portugal, we’ll visit a cellar for some wine tastings, namely Port or Moscatel.

Then we will take you to taste the liqueurs, jams and cheeses of the Azores islands.

And we will finish in a typical lisboan “tasca” to taste the traditional Bairrada suckling pig sandwich and another delicious savoury “petisco”, accompanied by draught beer (an imperial) or a glass of vinho verde, or as most locals do there with a lovely lemonade. And then a custard tart in one of the best bakeries in the city.

Price: 50 euros

Every day except Mondays, Sundays and holidays.

Departure: 11:30

Length: Three to four hours.

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Eat Drink Walk Lisbon: GinjinhaTour – Lisbon, Portugal

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In this tour we get to know one of the most traditional drinks of Lisbon, ginjinha, a liqueur made with aguardente and sour cherries.

Over the course of about three hours, we walk through some of the more famous areas of the city, including Rossio, Terreiro do Paço and Restauradores.

It is thought that ginjinha was introduced to Portugal by a Galician friar and continues to be a tradition in our country. It is especially popular in Lisbon and Óbidos.

We will visit the oldest and most iconic taverns, and also a place where ginjinha is served in edible chocolate cups, a new trend that started with the Chocolate Festival in Óbidos. We’ll have time also for a pastel de nata (custard tart).

In all locations you will taste a shot, com elas ou sem elas (literally with or without them, the cherries, that is).

And for “soaking up” this strong liqueur, we enjoy some true and traditional Portuguese delicacies, including suckling pig, in a old “tasca”, now renovated.

Hours: Monday to Saturday, around three hours.

Price: 45 €

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Eat Drink Walk Lisbon: Belem Tour – Lisbon, Portugal

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Belém is one of the highlights of any visit to Lisbon. The magnificent Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower, jewels of the Portuguese Manueline style from the early 16th century – both Unesco World Heritage sites – are located there. But Belém, besides the heritage, the museums and the gardens and parks, is also famous for being custard tart territory.

Home of the famous and unmissable café, Pastéis de Belém, the original place that started baking custard tarts (using a recipe from the nearby monastery) or as we say in Portuguese pastéis de nata, one of our most popular cakes and possibly our most famous food creation in the world.

It’s also a neighbourhood full of life and other delicious cakes, including other award-winning custard tarts that we will taste with a glass of moscatel.

In this tour we introduce you not only to the best pastéis de nata in Lisbon but also to some delicious savoury “petiscos”, including  a dish of  fish or meat, with a tasting of wine.

We’ll also take you to the iconic Tower of Belém gardens.

Duration: Three and a half hours

Price: 50 euros

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Eat Warsaw: Food Tour – Warsaw, Poland

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When you think about Polish cuisine, there is one thing that immediately pops up in your mind and that is definately “pierogi.” You come to Warsaw and (un)suprisingly you see that all English-speaking places offer them. Deep in your heart you know that there must be something more. If you want to discover real Polish cuisine, join Eat Warsaw tour.

The food tour gives you an opportunity to taste good Polish dishes and hear the stories behind them. You will learn why Poles complain about the quality of bread, why they somethimes long for food produced in the 70’s, why you can’t trust the invitation “for a cup of coffee.” You will visit 5 establishments, so be prepared for a full meal (and a dessert, of course). There will be also plenty of walking, so a pair of comfortable shoes would be a better option.

The tour is a friendly walk around the city with a Warsaw foodie, so think about is as discovering new city with a friend.

What’s Included

  • Multiple food tasting that definitely makes for a full meal. At all cost, avoid eating brunch before you join the tour!
  • Vodka tasting
  • A bilingual foodie guide
  • Written information about dishes we try
  • Tips on pleasant places to visit during your stay

A tour is intended for 2-6 guests. Couples, single travellers, groups are welcome, so be prepared to establish international friendships, as other guests might join.

Time: The Food Tour is daily. It starts at 1pm and finishes around 5pm. Please note that booking is required!

Price: 69 € per person

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Bangkok Food Tours: Offbeat Floating Markets Food Tour – Bangkok, Thailand

Rivers and canals play an important part of traditional Thai life. On this full day excursion, we bring you back in time to experience off-beat floating markets and historical communities and to taste unique local delicacies made with freshest local ingredients.

With only an hour drive from Bangkok, we will be in Samut Songkram, the last Venice of Thailand. Take a morning stop at Tha Kha floating market, where local farmers meet to exchange their produces. A row boat slowly brings you to explore ordinary Thai life by the canals. Visit the original coconut sugar makers to learn fascinating sugar-making technique. Taste farm-fresh local specialties such as roasted banana with sweet dip, fresh palm-sugar juice, and local seasonal fruit.

We then head for lunch at the charming Bang Noi market. As this area of Thailand produces arguably the most delicious mackerel, we will try a pair of mackerel fried rice with local fruit juice. Relax with a short session of Thai traditional massage before we continue our journey.

In the afternoon, visit locally famous Amphawa floating market. The market is one of the best spots to sample Thai snacks and sweets. Plenty of tasting items are waiting for you to try, including Thai fruit flavor ice cream, crispy noodles with tamarind sauce, spicy fish cake, and many more.

En route the tour we will stop at the only market in the world that is set up on train track. See a thing that will make you say “wow”. We also bring you to the marvelous “unseen in Thailand” Bang Gung temple.

Highlight

  • Immerse yourself in Thai way of life and culinary culture
  • Try 14+ delicious food samples, dessert and drinks
  • Explore three charming local floating markets
  • Enjoy a ride on a row boat to a coconut village and learn how to make a coconut sugar
  • Relax with a local Thai massage
  • Experience one of a kind train market, the market that is set up on the railway
  • Visit the marvelous “Unseen in Thailand” Bangkung temple

Tour available: Saturday and Sunday

Tour Duration: 7 am – 5.30 pm

Weather Condition: Tour takes place rain or shine

Group size: Minimum 2 people, Maximum 8 people (Small Group)

Price: 3600 Baht (~ $ 120)

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Turkish Flavours: Alaçati and Çeşme Flavours Tour – Turkey

We will pick you up from İzmir/Çeşme or environs and accompany you to the quaint historic town of Alaçatı with old cobblestone streets, tastefully preserved stone buildings and delicious regional fresh food.

We will stroll through the historic town stopping to taste local delicacies such as mastic flavored pastries, fresh cheese cookies and Turkish coffee at Alaçatı cafes. We will walk through the colorful farmers market of Alaçatı (Saturday only) and enjoy Turkish tea in a secret garden cafe. We will stroll through the Crafts District featuring antiques, ceramics, woodworking and art galleries of Alaçatı. We will enjoy an Aegean style lunch at an award-winning restaurant, prepared with the freshest ingredients and seasonal edible greens.We will take a short ride to neighboring town of Çeşme to tour the historic Castle and walk across the street to the Marina where we will sample the local delicacy “kumru” sandwich. We will stop at a bistro by the sea to taste the quality wines of the region. We will drive you back after the Alaçatı and Çeşme culinary experience.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

6.5 hours

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Turkish Flavours: Istanbul Street Food Walk – Istanbul, Turkey


Our walking tour is designed to introduce you to Istanbul’s diverse street food.

This tour will give you a chance to taste delicious Istanbul street food and discover the colorful Kadıköy market on Asian side of Istanbul. You will also have a chance to taste some of world famous Çiya Restaurant’s food during your tour.

This walking tour in Kadıkoy will give you a chance to explore Turkish street food, stop at delicious street food stalls or restaurants and discover one of the oldest markets in Istanbul, allowing you a glimpse into the daily lives of Istanbuliotes. Please do not have a big lunch if you are joining us in the evening.

Tour from 16:30 pm to 19:30 pm

Cost : USD 100.- per person

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Turkish Flavours: Spice Bazaar & Kadikoy Market Tour with Regional Anatolian Lunch – Istanbul, Turkey

A culinary walk on two continents -Europe & Asia!

Depart for a visit to the Spice Bazaar and nearby attractions. This extensive market was built in the 17th century to finance the upkeep of the nearby mosque, Yeni Cami. The bazaar is often referred to as the “Egyptian Market” due to the fact that spices used to come to the market from India and Southeast Asia via Egypt. There is plenty to discover for the “foodie.”

Then we will take a ferry to Kadıköy on the Asian side of Istanbul from Eminönü and walk through the historical Kadıköy market where there is plenty to discover for the “foodie.” This market is one of İstanbul’s most colorful, vibrant and accessible shopping spots. Many traders have been in business since the early to mid 1900s and the more famous ones really need no introduction.

We will wander to probably Kadıköy’s, if not İstanbul’s best-known restaurant amongst gourmets to Çiya restaurant that specializes in food from the Southeastern region of Turkey, as well as a wider selection of Mediterranian food. Çiya creates its menu from the kitchen memories of forgotten dishes, lost tastes and wiped -off-cultures which have been carried from hand to hand and from taste to taste.

The ingredients used in the dishes travel from the cities of Hatay and Gaziantep to arrive at your plate in Istanbul: aromatic red pepper, pistachios, chickpeas, olive oil and pomegranate molasses. Here we will enjoy a sumptuous meal of 20-25 dishes by the reknown chef Musa and eventually hear the stories of his signature dishes: Zahter salad, kebab with pistachios, stuffed eggplant, babahannus, and many more.

After lunch we will take the ferry back to the European side. A delicious walking tour in Istanbul! Please do not have a big breakfast if you arecoming on this tour. Please do not have a big breakfast on the day of your tour and make no dinner reservations.

Tour from 9:30 am to 14:30 pm, ferry fares , tastings , a multi course lunch (20 + dishes) with a tasting menu offering small portions of many dishes in the restaurant.

Cost : USD 145.- per person

Vegetarian diets are not challenging options for us – it’s easy being green and tasting exciting Turkish vegetarian delicacies.

Our market tour is amongst Lonely Planet’s Top Ten walking tours for Globetrotting foodies.

The “Young Adventuress” joined our tour! Click to read more.

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