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Portuguese Gastronomy: Guided Workshop in Porto
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Portuguese Gastronomy: Guided Workshop in Porto

By Be My Guest in Porto
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 50 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Live guide: Portuguese, English
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  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


Start:
  • R. de António Enes 292, 4250-049 Porto, Portugal
    first left (1esq)
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19333P1

    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

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    • Be My Guest in Porto
      156
      Porto, Portugal
      Joined in July 2013
    • bljones
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tile, tile, tile (and street art)
      Nuno was an excellent guide through Porto as we navigated tile samples and history. He’s knowledgeable and expressive. We even saw some street art for which he was also able to provide context.
      Written 28 May 2024
    • Inna B
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I would advise Nuno for ally friends
      Nuno is one of the best guides we used to have, we travel every year in multiple cities and everywhere we take a guided. He combines knowledge of history, architecture, and city with fun, city tales, and intelligent conversation and charisma. He always helpfully with advises before and after tour and full of ideas for presents and purchases you need to make.
      Written 25 May 2024
    • mz9999
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      Nunu is a very knowledgable guide. He provided interesting stories about the tiles, their design and their heritage. Thank you for the most interesting tour
      Written 21 March 2024
    • CaliforniaMe2
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Terrific tiles and street art of Porto
      Our group of family & friends booked a walking tour with Nuno. We were interested in the tiles and street art of Porto and Nuno created a terrific, insightful, and fun tour. We very much enjoyed our time with this professional yet approachable guide. Highly recommend Nuno!
      Written 20 October 2023
    • 601Sally58
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Wonderful Private Walking Tour!
      Nuno, an ex-architect, was fantastic even before the walk - answering all my queries with such alacrity and in such a helpful manner. This was why I chose this particular walk (the Highlights of Porto) over alternative companies offering similar walking tours. On the day, we found him to be both friendly and professional - and extremely knowledgeable. (For example, he had studied tiles for 12 years!). He gave my husband and I an excellent walk around Porto with all the main sights included whilst also surprising us with some places previously unknown to us. If you are looking for a Porto walking tour, you honestly need look no further. You will be delighted you chose Nuno!
      Written 11 September 2023
    • Martha8284
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do
      I had a three-hour walking highlights tour led by Susana. We covered the oldest quarters of Porto and I learned a lot about the history, culture and customs of a city that dates back more than 3,000 years. She's pleasant, fun and very knowledgable. She also provided recommendations for activities and restaurants for the rest of my visit. I was traveling solo and although the reservation form mentions booking no fewer than two people, don't dismiss this opportunity if you're by yourself. Be My Guest can probably work with you to meet your goals.
      Written 16 June 2023
    • nancys188
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I notice & think about tiles differently now!
      Nuno is terrific sharing what he knows about the history of the walled tiles along the churches, train station, houses . Tells you the about techniques used to make the tiles and who made them. Also gives info on some of the local murals. Ask Nuno anything . He will create the tour with what you’re interested in! At 1st I wasn’t sure what we were going to learn at the start of the tour but it just got better & better! It was nice that it was just the 4 of us in our group. The next 3 days in Porto we had a new interest s we’d pass other locations with tiles on the facade and realized the importance of what we learned about the tile history!
      Written 31 August 2022
    • N342UPangelas
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great History Tour through Porto
      We booked the Middle Ages Walking Tour with Joanna, which was fantastic! It was like a long walk with a friend, but very informative and entertaining. We learned a lot about the history of the city and little signs that hide within it. The tour definitely made us enjoying Porto even more and wanting to come back.
      Written 28 July 2022
    • annaQ8258IV
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best guided tour in Porto
      My objective when booking a tour with Be My Guest in Porto was to learn more about the History and culture of Porto. Nuno carefully planned a customized tour that pleased me a lot. He is an authentic living encyclopedia! Don't miss the opportunity to learn more about portuguese History, culture, art and architecture. Oh, and from what I have heard, it seems that Nuno is also a great cooking teacher.
      Written 4 November 2021
    • Stephen R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent tour
      Joana, our guide did an excellent job taking us around Porto and explaining some of its history. There was four of us on the tour which made it much nicer than being in a big group. Her English was very good as was her knowledge of Porto. I recommend this tour. You can't beat it for the cost.
      Written 30 July 2019
    • lovetravelLosAngels
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nuno was excellent
      Walking tour of major sites and cooking great experience. We shopped, cooked and ate at Nunos apartment
      Written 17 March 2019
    • wmseto7878
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour!
      I didn't catch my tour guide's name unfortunately, but he was super-informative. He asked some background questions to see what I would be interested in learning about. He doesn't have a set agenda, but is totally willing to adapt to your interests, which was very nice. I like architecture and he is an architect, so I felt lucky. He provided the history of Porto and helped, via a map, how the city looked back in the day, with walls and churches everywhere. I really appreciated learning that. I found this tour was a good introduction to the city.
      Written 3 March 2019
    • Xiaofu Z
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A real new insight
      A real new insight into Porto's street art culture and Porto's culture! I would never had such a point of view and understanding of the art works and stickers if I had not been in this tour! Nuno is very very nice and his speech and opinions were amazing!
      Written 18 February 2019
    • louisrgiguere
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      New, very unexperienced guide
      I booked this tour based on the reviews of the previous 4 users, who all got a tour with ' Ana ". unfortunately, we did not. Not to say that the young lady we had as a guide was not friendly - she was just very nervous and inexperienced as a guide. She did take us to some of the main sights of Porto, and some great view points, however her knowledge was very limited.
      Written 2 October 2018
    • Sylvia D
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Porto = graffiti treasure!
      We went, just the 2 of us, on a Street Art Tour in Porto with our lovely guide Joana. It was a treat and we enjoyed it to the max!!!! Such a variety of Street Art we have seen by Hazul (<3) amongst many others. It varies from real graffiti, oldskool, to paper painted and glued on the wall to small stickers to really BIG pieces! It was really impressive and a nice walk as well. Joana is an expert and self taught and such a sweet girl.... We loved her enthusiasm and expertise! So take the tour, it is worth it and a lovely way to see yet another side of Porto! Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!
      Written 20 September 2018
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    Ronnie G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Family
    Nuno was a wonderful host and instructor. I do quite a bit of cooking myself, but I still learned a few new things, and learned about Portuguese cuisine. It was a wonderful experience, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is thinking about taking a cooking class in Porto. There was an abundance of food and great variety as well.
    Written 16 November 2023
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    Catherine T
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Couples
    My boyfriend and I signed up for Nuno’s class during our time in Porto. It was definitely a highlight of our trip. Nuno was fun, informative, and an amazing cook. Our dinner was fabulous! Nuno also knew so much about the city and was able to answer all of our questions. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend for others to take this class!
    Written 10 May 2024
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    Leslie P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great day with Nuno. He took us for a tour of the neighborhood markets where we shopped for fresh ingredients for our meal. His home was nice and the food we prepared was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the cuisine and history in general. He sent the recipes to us and we plan to try them out at home.
    Written 20 March 2023
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    Thanks Leslie and Mike, I almost had an heart attack when the stove had that malfunction. It's solved now.
    Written 21 March 2023
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    jann
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We started our experience with a trip to the market to buy groceries for our meal. We wish we would have done this on our first day in Porto because we learned so many things that could have helped us during our visit. He provided a wonderful cooking experience in his home. We would definitely recommend Nuno. It was a highlight of our trip.
    Written 11 October 2018
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    Sonya R
    Chicago, IL31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2018 • Couples
    I wanted something special for our second dinner in Porto and since my partner and I enjoy both cooking and Portuguese cuisine I chose a cooking class with Nuno. Of course we were also very interested in getting to know a local person under somewhat informal circumstances and the reviews seemed very promising.

    We did not regret this for a single second. It was far beyond our expectations: not only the extremely delicious rice with seafood (let alone the best fruit salad I've ever had -- but come visit Nuno to learn the trick) but also the hospitality and openness of the host. Nuno is awesome, friendly, ready to share his stories and experiences, funny and knowledgeable. We spent far much more time at his cosy house than expected and had way much more fun than I would have imagined. I could not eat breakfast the next morning and barely made it to the restaurant for lunch.

    I do not know when I will visit Porto again but there's much more to see than I have seen. Likewise there's much more to cook. Next time we will take a city tour with Nuno as well as another cooking class.
    Written 19 April 2018
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    endbeauvais
    Spring Hill, FL38 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were looking forward to learning more about Portuguese cuisine and and expected this to be a reputable company since had booked through Viator. When we arrived at the location given it was in an alley off a run-down trashy part of the city. A man came out of a side door and said he was to give us a cooking lesson. He was very poorly dressed, appeared dirty, and we remained in the taxi to talk to him. The taxi driver kept shaking his head not to get out because it was an unsafe part of the city. We decided to be safe and not follow the man into the unmarked closed up building and told the taxi driver to take us away. Then the driver said " not safe, not safe". Most of Portugal we felt perfectly safe, but not down the alley in the run-down and trashy area.
    Written 8 July 2019
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    Wow. so much to tell someone who did not even get out of the car... A building in front of my house is being built and another is being restored ... I regret that such a thing makes my street ugly, However no crime of robbery or murder was committed in this region of the city in recent times and I have never found a homeless person sleeping in front of my property. I also regret that when receiving visitors at home did not remind me to wear the tuxedo. I also regret that our taxi service does not require drivers to be able to express themselves properly in foreign languages. The most important of this story, the wines were well chosen, as were the cheeses and the smoked meats, the clams were fresh, the dessert was delicious, I hate wasting food so we ate it. So, after all, Thanks Ernie. The taxi driver also thanks and I hope you had a good trip.
    Written 18 July 2019
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    SuperKatie
    Austin, TX736 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2019 • Couples
    My husband and I cooked with Nuno (and his lovely family) at his apartment in Porto last week. It was a highlight of our trip to Portugal for sure! We enjoyed participating in the meal preparation and getting the chance to have some pleasant conversation with Nuno and his wife. We also got to try several Portuguese wines. Bonus - he sent us the recipes afterward so that we can recreate them at home!

    I would not hesitate to recommend this cooking experience or any of Nuno's other offerings.
    Written 4 June 2019
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    kellybcowden
    Nashville, TN28 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019
    LOOK ELSEWHERE!!!!!!! NOT RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!

    I made a reservation for a cooking class almost 2 months before my set date. I got email confirmations and email reminders of the class; I even got an email to give feedback of the class. Well the sad thing is - THE CLASS NEVER HAPPENED. I emailed a couple days before to get more details on the time and location, and they said they were unavailable that day because it was their children's birthday party AND that they were booked full for the rest of the week. We always look forward and really enjoy cooking classes when we travel, and I was appalled by the LACK of customer service, LACK of communication and LACK of sympathy about our class being "canceled" without them even telling us.
    Written 24 September 2019
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    Mollie
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Our time spent with Nuno and his partner Joana was phenomenal! Not only did we love the dishes we cooked (meat, cheese, roasted peppers for appetizers, seafood entree, dairy-based dessert) and wine we drank, but we loved learning about Portuguese history and culture. Nuno and Joana engaged in friendly conversation on a variety of topics, and made us feel very welcome in their home. We would recommend this to everyone who comes to Porto - the only thing we would do differently is do this workshop at the beginning of your trip so you can get suggestions on how to spend your remaining time in Porto.
    Written 24 August 2019
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    Shawaunna M
    Charlotte, NC6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2018
    Our last night in Porto we took this cooking class and it was nothing short of amazing! Our host tailored our meal to the preferences our of group. We prepared appetizers, salad, entree, and dessert. An added bonus was that we learned a lot about the Portuguese culture, architecture, and history over dinner. A great decision!
    Written 27 December 2018
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