Guided tour

Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)
Guided tour

Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)

From US$ 59.64 per person

Join a local guide in a walking tour and discover the best of Lisbon’s gastronomy, culture, and history. Visit a typical Portuguese market and taste a range of traditional dishes at the best local haunts.

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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese


  • Explore Lisbon's downtown area
  • Learn the history of the Portuguese capital
  • Visit traditional shops and the fish market
  • Taste local delicacies like a Pastel de Nata and Ginjinha
  • See the day-by-day life of locals
Full description
Food is an essential part of the local culture and Lisbon gives you the chance to experience the whole variety, texture and flavors the Lisbon delicacies while strolling around the city. The experience starts at Mercado da Ribeira/Time Out Market with a visit to the most dynamic market of the city and a break for a coffee and a Pastel de Nata (custard tart). A Portuguese style breakfast. Next stage is to get on a boat and cross the river to “margem sul”, where seafood is the guest of honor and a soup and a shrimp patty will be tasted. In the meantime enjoy the view to Lisbon.
  • Tastings of Lisbon's traditional delicacies: Pastel de Nata, Ginjinha and Bifana, Fish soup, Salty Delicacies, Portuguese Coffe, Wine Taste and Cheese - (Soup + Wine Taste + cheese - only be inlcuded on the 15th march of 2023)
  • Small-group tour (12 people max.)
  • Professional but informal local guide
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point for the walking tour it will be on Timeout Market The meeting point for winemaker it will be on Praça da Figueira

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please wear tennis shoes or other appropriate footwear for the tour and bring along a bottle of water. In summer, bring your sunscreen and in winter, it gets cold, so make sure you bring a jacket
    • There's a considerable amount of walking during this tour, please be advised
    • There may be more than one language spoken during the tour (maximum two languages)
    • If you have any food restriction, please inform in advance so we may have time to make necessary arrangements
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 28 reviews

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    Alexandra, our guide, was terrific! She was very well prepared and shared a diverse amount of commentary and information about the various food types, markets and food itself. She really knows the local places well from a small restaurant with bifuna to the pastries and espresso at the cafes and of course, the Time Out Market. She was unhurried and happy to answer our questions. She shared her personal experiences learned through her lifetime and was also a great companion.

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    March 29, 2023

    We loved our tour with Marianna. She was very knowledgeable and took the time to point out interesting places and facts and explain the significance of certain monuments and food. It was the perfect way to spend our first day in Lisbon - 10 out of 10. Would definitely recommend.

    March 29, 2023

    Miguel war super freundlich und informativ. 2h vor beginn der Tour hat er sogar eine Whatsapp geschrieben, damit wir auch seine Nummer haben. Er hat auf uns gewartet, weil wir leider später wegen einem Stau auf der A2 kamen. Der Rundgang war super, er hat uns viele Sehenswürdigkeiten gezeigt und Geschichten dazu erzählt, auch vergleiche mit anderen Ländern gemacht. Das Essen und Trinken war der Hammer. Er hat selber in Lissabon studiert (Geschite und Turismus) und kennt viele gute Plätze und gab uns Tipps für die nächsten Tage. Auch durften wir ihm danach Schreiben, für Tipps was wir noch besichtigen könnten. Super Erlebnis, empfehle es weiter

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    March 29, 2023

    Product ID: 195632