With vineyards that have maintained the same picturesque appearance for hundreds of years, the Portuguese Douro is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Europe’s premier wine areas. It is fitting, then, that wines from the region will accompany you as you take this easygoing walking tour around Lisbon, warm up during a visit to a local restaurant, with petiscos Portugal’s version of tapas. Then, savor bacalhau dried and salted cod, a traditional Portuguese dish and tremoços pickled Lupini beans.
You’ll wander from the Bica District to the Mercado da Ribeira in Cais do Sodre, meeting the people behind stalls selling local produce, from meat and fish to fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. Learn about typical Portuguese cuisine and lifestyles, see some of the city’s most beguiling architecture, and discover the history behind Portuguese wine production. Lunch finishes with a toast, with one of the country’s best-known and most sumptuous exports, port wine.
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