From celebratory events to intimate family gatherings, the beverages we enjoy today tell a rich story of our cultural past. Coffee, tea, spirits, wine and beer are weaved into our everyday lives and Portugal is no exception. Portugal is not only an avid consumer of these drinks, but they are key players in both discovering and spreading their influence worldwide.
On this first ever 3.5 hour walking tour of the dynamic city of Porto, you will be taken on a step-by-step journey through Portugal’s history via 5 glasses. Your tour will begin at a 40 year old family run bakery in the heart of Porto. Not only known for its spectacular interior, but also for their charming service and spectacular sweets. After exploring the world of coffee you will head to concept store featuring a range of Portuguese wines, clothing and antiques inside a refurbished 12th century hospital – the first of its kind in Porto. From here, your guide will take you on a historical walking tour of the city before landing at an old school taxca (bar) for a crash course in Portuguese beer, both traditional and artisanal. From beer, you’ll veer to tea and the culture of infusões in one of the most revered cafes in Portugal for an exceptional exploration of Portugal’s impact on British tea culture. And finally, you’ll land at Catavino’s space, theLAB, for an intimate wine tasting of various Portuguese port wine, still wine, a touch of spirits to round it off. You’re going to end this tour with a smile on your face and a bit of Portuguese history bouncing around in your head.
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