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Culinary tours to Portugal

Discover the culinary highlights of Portugal with feast

Culinary Portugal

Portugal, nestled on the western edge of the Iberian Peninsula, is a land of captivating landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Spanning over 92,000 square kilometers and home to around 10 million people, Portugal enchants visitors with its diverse scenery, from the rugged cliffs of the Algarve to the lush vineyards of the Douro Valley.

Food holds a special place in Portuguese culture, serving as a cornerstone of tradition and identity. Each region boasts its own culinary tapestry, offering a delectable journey through the country's gastronomic delights.

From the hearty stews of the Minho region to the aromatic spices of Alentejo, Portuguese cuisine reflects a blend of influences from land and sea.

Bacalhau, the beloved salted cod, is a symbol of Portugal's seafaring history, prepared in countless ways across the country.

Pastéis de nata, those creamy custard tarts with a crispy crust, embody the sweet indulgence of Portuguese pastries, a treat not to be missed in Lisbon's pastry shops.

Port wine, with its rich flavors and centuries-old tradition, encapsulates the essence of the Douro Valley, where terraced vineyards cascade down the hillsides.

Petiscos, Portugal's answer to tapas, are small plates bursting with flavor, meant for sharing among friends and family, fostering a sense of camaraderie around the table.

With its emphasis on fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and warm hospitality, Portugal invites all who visit to savor its culinary treasures and embrace the joy of good food and good company.

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Best travel season

In general, spring and fall showcase pleasant weather throughout much of the country, offering optimal conditions for outdoor excursions and cultural immersions.

Summer brings warmth to the coastal regions, perfect for beach vacations and seaside exploration, while inland areas may experience higher temperatures.

However, coastal destinations can become busy during the peak summer months as locals and visitors flock to the shores.

For a quieter experience and to avoid crowds, consider visiting during the shoulder seasons when the weather is still inviting, and tourist attractions are less congested. These times allow for a more relaxed pace to indulge in Portugal's culinary delights, from savoring freshly caught seafood to sampling regional specialties, all without the rush of peak tourist periods.

Which culinary region in Portugal would you be interested in?

We are currently deciding where our first culinary journey should go to in Portugal and would be eager to hear your thoughts on this. Thank you in advance.

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Anna Nikitopoulou

Travel Specialist

Anna is our travel specialist for culinary discoveries to Greece, France and Spain


Valerio Figuccio

Travel Specialist

Valerio is our travel specialist for culinary discoveries to Italy

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