1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon Metropolitan Area
  3. Lisbon
  4. Bairro Alto

Lisbon: ‘New York Times Journeys’ Sightseeing & Food Tasting

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As Lisbon changes, it still honors its traditions. Learn to cook traditional Portuguese sausage, sample local cheese and wine, taste some of the city’s best pastries, have a drink on a rooftop deck, and watch how the new and the old Lisbon coexist.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 2:30 PM
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  • Experience the reinvented Lisbon with a modern and trendy ambience
  • Visit Lisbon's most iconic neighborhoods in a small group
  • Stop by a neighborhood cheese shop for an exclusive tutorial and tasting
  • Enjoy a white port and tonic at a rooftop bar overlooking the city
  • Learn to cook authentic Portuguese sausage
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Meet at the center of Príncipe Real and stroll down the inspiring neighborhood developed in the 19th century which has since then renewed itself, but kept its traditional roots. Explore streets filled with antique shops, concept stores, and trendy cafes, and admire the architecture in the area. Stop at a cheese shop for a lesson in choosing, cutting and tasting cheese, paired with wine. Follow that with coffee and chocolate that is still produced by a family-owned farm.

Go downhill to the Bairro Alto, a 16th-century neighborhood known simply as Bairro. Among the tattoo parlors and vintage clothing stores, visit two designer cork stores that show how a basic material can be used for fashion and lifestyle pieces. Stop and sample Portuguese almond cake and learn about lesser-known specialties that originated in Catholic monasteries and convents. Then enjoy a white port and tonic at a rooftop bar overlooking the city.

Hop in a taxi to old Lisbon, where eventually even the cabs won’t fit on the streets. Walk the narrow alleyways of Alfama to a community center founded in 1870 that almost disappeared because of area gentrification. It has been learning to adapt but keeps its heart.

Explore the center and speak with the workers on their mission. Then, learn to cook Portuguese sausage in a traditional way, flamed with brandy in a ceramic dish. Your guide will then take you back to where cars once again fit on the streets. Before you go, be sure to ask for recommendations on other places to check out in the area.
  • Local guide
  • 3 cheese tastings and wine pairings
  • Coffee and chocolate tasting
  • Torresmo do céu (Portuguese almond cake)
  • Porto tónico, chouriço
  • Bread, olives, and toast with honey
  • Taxi to Alfama neighborhood
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Embaixada Concept Store, Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisboa.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• For your urban adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 8 people
• Child policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page
• Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests

From US$ 125.22 per person

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Urban Adventures

Product ID: 299560