Tracing the Roots of an Imperial Cuisine

Lisbon, Portugal

1 review
Jun 15 - 21, 2020
Group size: 6 - 12
Tracing the Roots of an Imperial Cuisine
Lisbon, Portugal

1 review

Jun 15 - 21, 2020
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

Lisbon is one of the world’s greatest food cities, and on this multi-day culinary trip you’ll experience the very best of it. Visit markets and farms, meet fishermen and bakers, learn to make Portuguese specialties, and eat and drink glorious delicacies, all while getting the chance to explore one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. 

Journey beyond the city’s tiled buildings and narrow streets to discover the long legacy and vibrant present of culinary inventiveness in Lisbon.

On this culinary adventure, we’ll learn about the voyages and trade routes that stocked the city’s pantry with spices, and sample the contemporary fare that inflects traditional dishes with Goan influences. 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. At far-flung farms and vineyards, we’ll get our fill of the region’s famous salt-cured ham and local wines. This six-day journey will be a feast for your eyes and your stomach.

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    All accommodation throughout the trip in stylish, boutique hotels.
  • Food & Drink
    All meals and drinks included in CB activities. A belt-popping experience.
  • Ground Transportation
    Private coach for visits outside the center city.
  • Admission
    Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
  • Guides
    Professional guides throughout the entire experience.
  • Hands-On Activities
    Hands-On Baking Class
  • Air travel
    Transportation and flights to and from Mexico City.
  • Airport transfers
    Not included but can be arranged.
  • Travel Insurance
    Can recommend providers.
  • Visas
    If applicable

Available Packages

Shared Room
Available until April 11, 2020Sold Out
Deposit: $500
Single Room
Available until April 11, 2020Sold Out
Deposit: $500


Day 1:
Arrival & Welcome

As travelers arrive, we’ll gather at our hotel for a welcome drink and begin getting to know our guides.

Afterward, we’ll take to the water: A chartered cruise will ferry us to a delicious al fresco dinner with a panoramic view of the city.

Your Organizer

Culinary Backstreets
1 review
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.


One of the best trips of our lives, for sure. We rescheduled the trip from last year and were still a bit nervous about traveling during a pandemic. However, the team from Culinary Backstreets did an amazing job preparing us and protecting us while still offering adventure, fun, culture, food, everything. Our two guides, Kristo and Maka, were so knowledgeable and warm. They really went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience. We had so many amazing meals, drank great (and some interesting) wine and saw many parts of Georgia that we never would have visited on our own. Can't recommend strongly enough for curious travelers and foodies!
By Amy W for Harvest Time in the Cradle of Wine: A Culinary Adventure (copy) on 23 Sep, 2021