Lisbon Food Tour

Architecture on a Lisbon food tour.Explore Portugal’s capital city on a Lisbon food tour, and discover one of Europe’s most charming cities and one of the world’s hottest destinations. The city is one of the world’s oldest, which means its history and culture are richly rewarding to explore, as well as one of the largest in Europe. It provides a breathtaking array of hilly neighborhoods, colorfully-tiled buildings, narrow streets, wide, sunny plazas, and fortresses. Its geographic location is no accident – sitting as it does on the mouth of the Tagus River and at the brink of the Atlantic, it was one of Europe’s most important ports throughout the centuries, in particular during the so-called “Age of Discovery.”

Visiting Jerome's Monastery during a Lisbon food tour.In addition to the pre-Roman and Roman history you will find in Lisbon on a Lisbon food tour, the arrival of the Moors in the Middle Ages had a profound impact on the culture and look of the city. But it was the Age of Discovery in the 15th to 17th centuries that really marked the city as one of the most important in the world. The wealth and commerce coming through Lisbon during this age saw its physical manifestation in the Manueline style of architecture, which combined a Renaissance notion of the world with the new discoveries of flora and fauna arriving from the New World. Examples of this style are the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery.

Preparing octopus during your Lisbon cooking class.A shattering earthquake hit the city in 1775,  and much of the city was destroyed. It was rebuilt in accordance with modern ideas of urban planning at the time, including great squares and a rectangular plan. The result of is a fascinating mixture of the old pre-earthquake neighborhoods that you will wander through during your Lisbon food tour with the wide, airy spaces of the modern city. Today the city’s many neighborhoods afford many chances to explore restaurants, shops, cafes, art, and architecture.

During your Lisbon food tour you’ll learn about the country’s culture as well as it cuisine. You will savor seafood,  meats (both fresh and cured), pastries, and of course wine, which you will visit on a Lisbon wine tour. Lisbon is a quintessential Mediterranean city, and its gastronomy is a reflection of this. Visit Lisbon on this authentic Lisbon food tour and discover why it is one of the world’s hottest destinations!

Trip Details

Your authentic and hands-on cooking class in Lisbon will feature traditional Portuguese dishes. It will usually be preceded by a visit with the chef to the local market. You will prepare 3-4 courses, which you will then enjoy with local Portuguese wines.


The tower of Belem on a Lisbon food tour with The International Kitchen.

Day One

  • Arrive in Lisbon and transfer to your hotel.
  • Check in and time to relax and explore. Perhaps visit Saint George’s Castle, which sits high atop a hill overlooking the city, or the famous Belém quarter, home to the Belem Tower and Jerónimos Monastery.
  • This evening, enjoy a private 2-hour sunset cruise on the Tagus River, including a tasting of local charcuterie and wines.
  • Dinner on your own. Overnight.

Grilled octopus on your culinary tour of Portugal with TIK

Day Two

  • Head out after breakfast to meet a local chef (transfer included). Visit the market to select ingredients, then head off to your cooking class featuring Portugese dishes. Lunch will follow, wine included.
  • After lunch, transfer to meet your guide for an introduction to Lisbon’s hidden gems during your Lisbon food tour. Explore the areas of Baixa, Chiado, Carmo, and Bairro Alto before heading to a local establishment for a premier wine tasting. You will taste local products (Iberian sausages, chorizo, pata negra ham, and cheeses) paired with 5 Portuguese wines.
  • Transfer back to your hotel and overnight.

Visiting Sintra on your culinary tour of Portugal with TIK

Day Three

  • Breakfast, and meet your driver in the morning at your hotel for your private Sintra & Cascais tour (9am-4pm). Located in the foothills about 17 miles from Lisbon, Sintra is a charming fairy-tale village with palaces, convents, and monasteries lost in the mountains. Visit Sintra many sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Pena Palace (entrance tickets paid locally), which is surrounded by a dense forest boasting thousands of plants, and a picturesque convent in the mountains.
  • Next, head to the stunning Portuguese coastline to explore the beauty of Cascais, a small fishing village full of charm. During the tour, you’ll have a chance to stop for lunch (cost not included), while enjoying a beautiful view of the ocean.
  • Transfer back to Lisbon.
  • Evening and dinner on own.

Exploring the castle in Lisbon on your culinary tour of Portugal with TIK

Day Four

  • Breakfast and time for check out. Transfer to the airport.

Trip Details

Included in the 3-Night Trip


  • 3 nights in a 4* hotel in central Lisbon

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • One lunch
  • Local products tastings with wine tasting

Classes & Instructors

Your authentic and hands-on cooking class in Lisbon will feature traditional Portuguese dishes. It will usually be preceded by a visit with the chef to the local market. You will prepare 3-4 courses, which you will then enjoy with local Portuguese wines.


  • Private sunset cruise on the Tagus River
  • Market visit
  • Walking tour of Lisbon followed by wine tasting
  • Full-day excursion to Sintra and Cascais

Transfer Details

  • Transfers from/to the Lisbon airport

Not Included

  • Overnight tourist tax (a couple Euros per person per night)
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch during Sintra/Cascais tour

Accommodation Information

In Lisbon stay at a centrally located 4* or 4* superior hotel such as the H10 Duque de Loulé, a beautiful hotel located in a historical building. It was recently renovated by a well-known interior designer, and it maintains its typical 18th-century façade. The interior design marries Portuguese traditional decor with highly modern and functional facilities. Rooms feature marble baths, wooden floors, hairdryers, robes, slippers, flat screen TV, WiFi, airconditioning, safe, minibar, and high-quality linens. The hotel has a library, restaurant, bar, and a terrace that in the warmer months provides amazing views of Lisbon and the Tagus estuary.


The Hotel Mundial is an iconic 4* hotel wonderfully located near the Praça da Figueira, and just a 10-12 minute walk to the Tagus River. Its renovated rooms have air conditioning, marble bathrooms, room service, hair dryers, bathrobes, telephone, LCD TV, room safe, mini-bar, and WiFi. It also has an extensive breakfast buffet, a restaurant, a rooftop bar with amazing views of the Castel Sao Jorge, and impeccable service.



Pricing & Tour Dates

Sample* Pricing:

3-night Program

US$1895 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$315 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

*Pricing can vary by specific dates and season. Please inquire!

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

Pricing for 1 person: please inquire.

Single supplement during fair dates: please inquire.

Interested in additional nights? Please inquire.

Tour Dates

Available any dates you choose year round for a minimum of 2 people. Best start days are Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.

Please inquire for dates and availability.


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