Guided tour

Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)

Lisbon: Local Market, Food, and Culture Walking Tour

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 30.80 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 hours
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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
Starting in Chiado, get ready to feel the 19th century Lisbon and it's classic cafés. Try the original Bica, Lisbon's local espresso. After this, don't miss the opportunity to delight your tastebuds with a delicious Portuguese Pastel de Nata — a custard tart to die. Going towards the riverfront you'll get to know the biggest market in Lisbon, the Mercado da Ribeira. It's one of the trendiest spots in the city, with some of the best Portuguese restaurants. On the way, you'll see the great contrast between the traditional tascas and the posh modern restaurants of Lisbon. You will wander around downtown to see some of the most iconic buildings and locations, but don’t worry you will continue to stop often to eat. Of course, you can’t miss a Ginjinha (liqueur) but you have many other surprises in store for you on this unforgettable tour around the heart of Lisbon. Last but not least, you'll finish with a traditional Bifana (pork sandwich) or an alternative option.
  • Tastings of Lisbon's traditional delicacies: Pastel de Nata, Ginjinha and Bifana
  • Small-group tour (12 people max.)
  • Professional but informal local guide
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point for this tour will be at Largo do Camões (near the statue)

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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 19 reviews

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    Absolute must

    We did the tour with our 15 month old son. However, in addition to the tour leader, only one older woman from America joined the group. So it was very relaxed and there was no difficulty in following the stories about the city. The actual tour then went through the center of Lisbon with the best weather for about 3.5 hours. The manager was very understanding when we needed a break to take care of our son. We got on really well with our only colleague. In addition to coffee and pasteis de nata, we tried various other delicacies from Portuguese cuisine.

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    May 15, 2019

    Our tour guide, Alexandria, was fabulous! The food came with the ticket and the tour was very well rounded.

    June 2, 2022

    Guide was very knowledgeable. Answered our questions and still kept our 5 and 7year olds interested. Also GREAT food def put Lisbon on your list.

    May 27, 2022

    Product ID: 195632