Discoveries Food Tour

Lagos Centre

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

4:00 pm
9:00 pm

6 tastings

4 tastings

2 visits


Explore Lagos, the historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery, and get a taste of traditional recipes and ingredients.

Meet your guide and start your Tour with a skip-the-line combo visit to the Fort used to guard Lagos, and one of the smallest and most exuberant churches in Portugal. Sample two of the most traditional dishes in the Algarve houses paired with a regional crafted beer, at a historical building that belonged to the local fishing fraternity, and enjoy a stunning view over the centre.

Walk through one of the oldest and most key sections of the city, to learn about the central figures of the Portuguese Empire and one of the most important myths of Portugal's identity. Head to a small, typical family-owned tavern, to savour some of the most popular delicacies from Algarvian cuisine.

Between whitewashed houses and city walls, enter in an exquisite and cosy space, traditional and modern, for a selected Algarve regional wine to pair with a fine tuna dish, combining the best from the coastal freshness to the inland hearty flavours. Go on board a replica of the charismatic Portuguese Caravel used in the epic of the Discoveries. Learn nautical knots with and create your ones. And say Godspeed with a glass of regional sparkling wine in one hand and a famous local dessert in the other.

At the end of your Tour you will understand where to stay, to go, to eat, and why Lagos offers more than stunning beaches and surf.

  • Taste a variety of famous petiscos and regional drinks

  • Feel the vibe of a hidden gem sharing food with no carbon footprint

  • Experience an exclusive access aboard of The Portuguese Caravel

  • Visit and patronize the old taverns still run by the founding families.

  • Discover the history behind the city that launched the Portuguese Age of Discoveries

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Bring your appetite, curiosity and good mood
  • Your camera to record and share the good moments