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Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Interactive Museum & Wine Tasting

1. Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Interactive Museum & Wine Tasting

In a healthful balance between Port tradition and new technologies, you will discover Douro region and Port wine – from “terroir” to the wine grapes, from the categories up to the aromas, trough our recently interactive museum, with personalized and intuitive access. In the guided visits to Cálem caves you will learn about the Douro Demarcated Region, know how the Port is produced and stay abreast of all the details of the history of this House. The cellars themselves remain active and visitable. It is there that you will learn more about the unique characteristics of each type of Port, even next to the barrels where they grow old, protected from light and heat. Then, you will be invited to a Cálem wine tasting: a white Port and a Tawny Port. With one of your guides, you will have the possibility to learn some more Port secrets and taste our wines.

Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

2. Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

Embark on a guided tour of the Cálem Cellars in Porto, enjoy wine tasting and an entertaining live Fado show. Listen and dance to Portuguese music as you get tipsy and enjoy an unforgettable night. Immerse yourself in Portuguese culture and listen to Fado, folk music that originated in Lisbon in the 18th century, also known as the Lisbon blues. Fado is an important part of Portuguese culture. Head to the Caves Cálem winery and embark on a guided tour of the facilities to learn about the history and traditions of port wine production. At the end of your tour, sample 2 port wines, a white port, and a special reserve. As you sip your wine, take in a live Fado performance, a style of music born in the taverns of the 19th century that has become an essential part of Portuguese culture. The performance features male and female vocalists accompanied by a traditional Portuguese guitar and a classical guitar. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the music and experience the country's soul.

Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Optional Cruise & Wine Cellar

3. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Optional Cruise & Wine Cellar

Explore the districts of Porto at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Learn about the sights you see with an included audio guide. Upgrade to include an optional river cruise ticket and/or a visit to port wine cellars. Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, River Douro, and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this ticket, you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia, and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses or a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the historical and cultural significance of producing port wine along with a free wine tasting if you choose the optional upgrade to wine cellars. 

Porto: Cálem Cellar with Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting

4. Porto: Cálem Cellar with Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting

Who said that port wine was just for snacks and desserts? Explore a huge selection of the most iconic wines, paired with finger food. In the guided visits to Cálem Cellar, learn about the Douro Demarcated Region and how the Port is produced. Discover the details in the history of this house. The cellars themselves remain active and visitable. It is there that you will learn more about the unique characteristics of each type of Port, even next to the barrels where they grow, protected from light and heat.  Then, you will be invited to a Cálem wine tasting of Cálem Late Bottle Vintage, Cálem Vintage, and Cálem Colheita. With your guide, learn some more Port secrets and pair your wines with goat cheese Transmontano, cheese from S. Jorge Island, chocolate tartlet black and chocolate milk, and crackers and compote. 

Porto: Wine Cellar Entry, Train Tour & Optional River Cruise

5. Porto: Wine Cellar Entry, Train Tour & Optional River Cruise

With this pass, you will have the chance to enjoy a variety of excursions and explore different corners of Porto. Start your sightseeing adventure onboard the Magic Train! Departing from the Sé Catedral, you will see an array of important landmarks during the tour, including Batalha Square, Aliados Avenue, Clerigos Tower, and more. The train will also take you to the prestigious wine cellar – Real Companhia Velha. This is one of the oldest and most prominent wine cellars in the city. You will enjoy a fabulous guided tour of the cellar, and dive into the rich history and culture of Port wine-making. Further to this, enjoy two delightful wine tastings, included in your ticket. After the visit to Real Companhia Velha, this is a great time to download your mobile-app tour of the Vila Nova de Gaia district. Follow the self-guided itineraries and explore other renowned wine cellars, while immersing yourself in the rich culture and traditions of Port wine. Additionally, enjoy stunning, panoramic views of the city from the hilltops! Enrich your experience even further, by upgrading your ticket to include the Six Bridges river cruise. Soak in the stunning views of Porto's coastline from the open-top boat, and learn all about the city's spectacular six bridges. Note – You can enjoy the activities in any order, but we recommend the itinerary above.

Best views to Porto from Gaia. VW Kombi tour with cocktail

6. Best views to Porto from Gaia. VW Kombi tour with cocktail

Grab your camera and get ready for this photo tour of the beaches of Gaia, the route that will allows you to take the most beautiful pictures on the beaches of Gaia. Enjoying a vintage ride in 9 seater van for a unique experience! At the time you choose, we'll start this tour at the Serra do Pilar viewpoint, the most beautiful for the city of Porto. This will be your first postcard photo. We will continue to Marina da Afurada, passing by the river through the area of the emblematic cellars of the port wines. After Afurada we will continue the tour to old ''Seca do Bacalhau'', where you can take fantastic photographs as it is located in an elevated area of land with privileged views to the sea and to the entrance to Barra do Rio Douro. There you can see the entire area where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. To close with a golden key, we will conclude this photo tour, departing at forbidden speeds very close to 30kphm for an exceptional place. A chapel built on top of a rock. Perhaps upset with the sea because her back is turned to it. Although small, it is monumental, fragile, but strong, almost unreal, this is the beautiful church ''Senhor da Pedra''. Experience with historical explanation and dialogue with passengers. Photo stop with van in all areas that are instagramable and typical of Postal photos. Ready to discover the other side of Porto?

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4.3
(4,725 reviews)

Really enjoyed this tour and the Fado show! Learnt a lot about the history of port wines and the tasting was very enjoyable, so many interesting facts and a unique experience!

Great history of Port Wines in The Duoro Valley. Classic tasting we’re fabulous. Highly recommend this tour as just the right amount of time of 1 hour.

The history and the tour inside the cellar was really emotional. the guide explained lot of details about the history of this great wine manufacturer

This was our first experience with Fado and port wine. Both were surprisingly wonderful! This tour is well worth the time.

Short explanation of the content/lyrics of the Fado songs. In other words: what is the song about.