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food & drink • 7 days, 6 nights

Lisbon: Tracing the Roots of an Imperial Cuisine

Portugal
Gastro Obscura
food & drink • 7 days, 6 nights

Lisbon: Tracing the Roots of an Imperial Cuisine

Portugal
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  • Group Size 12 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
    Moderate
  • Travel Style
    Urban Exploration
from $3,920 USD per person
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Trip Overview
Overview

Lisbon is one of the world’s greatest food cities, and you’ll experience the very best of it on this unique adventure in partnership with Culinary Backstreets. We’ll journey beyond the city’s tiled buildings and narrow streets to discover Lisbon’s long legacy and vibrant innovations in culinary inventiveness. We’ll learn about the voyages and trade routes that stocked Europe’s pantry with spices, and sample the contemporary fare that inflects traditional dishes with influences from Goa and beyond. We’ll enjoy iconic egg-custard pastries, baked in the shadow of historic convents, and venture far past the city center to get an insider perspective on fresh-from-the-water seafood at the city’s bustling ports. We’ll also be taking a day trip to the Troia Peninsula, where we’ll visit the well-preserved Roman ruins with local archaeologists. This week-long journey will be a feast for all your senses.

Our partner, Culinary Backstreets: In order to create and curate this unique experience, we’ve partnered closely with Culinary Backstreets, a global guide to local eats that publishes restaurant reviews and features on local culinary culture. They bring these stories to life on culinary tours and special events, offered in 12 cities around the world, and have extensive international experience with all things gastronomical.

Gastro Obscura Trips: inspiring wonder and curiosity about the world through food and drink.

Highlights
  • Cooking workshops and wine tastings with some of Lisbon’s most exciting chefs and winemakers
  • Behind-the-scenes market tours and tastings
  • Private sunset river cruise
  • Exclusive visit to the vineyards and cellar at one of Europe’s most unique winemakers
  • Private live performances by some of Lisbon’s best musicians
  • Visits with small-scale producers outside of Lisbon who are maintaining classic agricultural and culinary traditions

Itinerary

Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.
Culinary Backstreets
In Partnership with Culinary Backstreets

Additional Info

Pricing

The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you: 

Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll send a separate invoice for the cost.

Private Room Supplement Cost 2022: $780 per person

Private Room Supplement Cost 2023: $850 per person

Activity Level

Travelers should feel comfortable walking three to five miles each day and remaining on their feet for long periods of time. Keep in mind that Lisbon is a bustling and crowded place!

Arrival & Departure

For flights in and out of Lisbon International Airport (LIS), we suggest you arrive by 3 p.m. on Day 1 (for the July trip) or 12:00 noon (for the October trip) and depart anytime on Day 7. 

Included
  • Accommodation throughout the trip at a comfortable boutique hotel
  • All meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transportation throughout the trip (excluding arrival and departure airport transfers)
  • An experienced Atlas Obscura Leader to accompany you for the duration of the trip as well as special guests throughout
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events
  • A curious and hungry group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers!
  • 24/7 emergency assistance during your trip, provided by Global Rescue (terms apply)
  • Special access to unique places and extraordinary experiences
Excluded
  • Transportation and flights to and from Lisbon, including airport transfers
  • Pre- and post-trip accommodations
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages
  • Passport and visa fees, if applicable
  • COVID-19 testing requirements
  • Customary gratuities for Trip Leader(s)
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Trip FAQ

Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can’t be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. Note that the food experiences on this trip are unfortunately not very amenable to vegan, vegetarian, and kosher diets. If you have a particular food allergy or intolerance, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.

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