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Porto | Bolhão Market Food Walking Tour | Small Group


This afternoon, meet your guide and set out on a guided walking tour to experience the city's flavours: the wine, the gastronomy, and the canned sardines. First, you will have the opportunity to meet one of the most emblematic markets of Oporto: The Bolhão Market, aimed for fresh products, mainly food. With four main entrances, its construction is characterized by its monumentality, typical of neoclassical architecture. Lose yourself in the aromas, colours, and sound so typical of this city market. A little further up, we present the renowned Café Majestic, revivalist style of French inspiration, an icon in the city. More than a cafe, Majestic tells the story of Porto in the twentieth century and it was home for political gatherings and debate of ideas. This was the "Belle Epoque" Porto of writers and artists. Arriving downtown, it's time to sample Portugal's famous canned sardines at a quaint store location in Porto. At the next stop, sweeten your palate with some typical Portuguese jams, also in a commented tasting. Try a unique flavour experience of different fruit jams in tubes. Then head across the Douro River to Vila Nova de Gaia, home to world-famous Port Wine cellars. While made exclusively with grapes from the nearby Douro Valley, the wine is produced, aged & stored in the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia and therefore become known as 'Vinho do Porto' or Port Wine. Here you will have the opportunity to sample a few Ports during a commented tasting at a wine cellar of excellence. After the 3.5hour food walking tour around Porto, today's experience ends in an authentic local tavern where you will taste some typical Portuguese cheeses and smoked meats accompanied by the best house wine. Bon Appetit! Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 participants.