After meeting your guide near the Bolhao market in Porto, stroll around the city to learn about its gastronomic heritage. The best place to sample Portugal's traditional cuisine is, of course, in Porto, and your guide will introduce you to all the local's favorite places.
- Start with a traditional Portuguese sweet, the nata, in a spot near the busy commercial area. From there, head to Bolhao Market - a colorful open-air arcade that sells a variety of food items.
- Breathe in the aroma of freshly baked bread, and browse stalls selling artistically arranged cheeses and glistening mounds of fruit.
- Continue to a shop that has specialized in cheese and smoked ham for more than 100 years, and then try a classic bifana (pork sandwich) with a beer.
- In one of the oldest nearby tavern, sample the classic "bolinhos de bacalhau" along with a shot of a little-known liquor.
Learn about Portugal's Port wine as you visit a specialist wine bar that has more than 230 different offerings. To finish your tour on a high note, visit a generations-old traditional tavern to sample some of Porto's delicious tapas treats. Your tour will then end near Aliados Avenue.