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  • Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

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

    Fado is an important part of the collective Portuguese soul, born in the taverns of the 19th century and an iconic symbol of the Portuguese culture. This 75-minute program includes a visit to the Cálem wine cellars to learn about ancestral traditions. The visit is followed by a tasting of two port Wines (white and special reserve), which are served to you while you enjoy a Fado performance. The Fado performance features both male and female voices accompanied by traditional Portuguese guitar and classic guitar. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear to the music and experience the soul of the country.

    A really great early evening experience. The tour of the lodge was informative and most interesting. This was followed by an excellent 50 minutes of fado music with two musicians and two singers. Whilst we listened to the music we drank two port wines, a white and a tawney. I can recommend this wholeheartedly.

  • Porto: Fado Show, Musician Meet-and-Greet, and Port Wine

    2. Porto: Fado Show, Musician Meet-and-Greet, and Port Wine

    Meet a collective of professional Fado artists who share a passion for traditional Fado and enjoy an intimate concert that combines all the aesthetics and authenticity of this music genre. Arrive at the venue early, at 5:30 PM, for the opportunity to chat with the musicians. Listen as they tell you about the different types of Fado and learn what makes this genre so special. Before the concert starts, you will be offered a glass of Port. During the concert, listen to a traditional music style that is far removed from the commercial Fado that is often found in tourist hotspots. This is the only venue in Porto which is fully dedicated to authentic and artistic Fado. You will hear 9-10 Fados and 2 instrumentals songs. Defined by improvisation, Fado is a musical invitation to contemplate the nature of existence and to express joy and sadness in a celebration of life.

    It was a great learning experience behind the tradition of fado and the different types of Fado styles. The singer was amazing and we enjoyed a good glass of port wine. It is only an hour and a half so it is something I would definitely recommend.

  • Porto: Unique Live Fado Performance with Port Wine

    3. Porto: Unique Live Fado Performance with Port Wine

    Experience fado, a form of Portuguese singing that is now part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. In a small auditorium, the performance takes you on a roaring history of fado, a style originating from the 1820's, bringing you up to the fusion versions popular today with new audiences.   Enjoy a unique presentation of Coimbra and Lisbon's fado with impeccable technical and artistic quality. The show begins with traditional fado, filled with hoarse voices invoking a feeling of nostalgia. It then explores the mysteries and evolution of the Portuguese guitar, the faithful companion of all fado singers.   The story then passes through Coimbra, the eternal city of students, which, swarming with passion and culture, witnesses the birth of its very own song. The fourth segment of the show is dedicated to Amália Rodrigues, who gives fado an unmistakable character and unprecedented ...

    I was thinking that would be just some small wine tasting but it ended up being a super cool musical experience, totally recommend!

  • Porto: Live Fado Show with Glass of Port Wine

    4. Porto: Live Fado Show with Glass of Port Wine

    Learn about the uniquely Portuguese musical form of Fado with a live show in the intimate surroundings of the Casa do Fado. Enjoy a glass of port wine as you hear more about this aspect of Portuguese identity, declared ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ by UNESCO. Be transported to the Porto of old with a trip to the Casa do Fado. Located in a 19th-century building in the historic center of Porto, Casa do Fado as a project was developed by a group of friends who love the genre.  Listen to outstanding musicians as they perform live in a venue with acoustics ideally set up for Fado. Sip on a glass of port wine, the drink that Porto is famous for, as you hear more about the music and its origins.

    The ambiance was great,the artists were all extraordinary talented!! They really touched our hearts. Also the wine was tasty,too! Thank you!!

  • Porto: Fado Show with Port Wine

    5. Porto: Fado Show with Port Wine

    According to Amália Rodrigues, the great fado singer, "The point is to feel fado. Because fado is not sung, it happens. It cannot be explained, only felt." The project "Fado by Casa da Guitarra" intends to offer to you the essence of this musical genre in an evening of enchantment and wonder. During the hour-long concert, you will come in contact with very unique Portuguese cultural elements - fado, Portuguese traditional stringed instruments, wine - all of which are deeply related with Portuguese history. The acoustic fado performance takes place in an intimate setting with a female leading singer, accompanied by a Portuguese guitar player and a guitar player (playing a viola de fado), who occasionally lends his voice to the fado songs. A traditional port wine will served during the interlude to round out your evening.

    Beautiful voice. Excellent music and delicious port. Unfortunately my kids (aged 8&10) didn’t enjoy it, but I think it’s better for adults.

  • 3-Hour Porto by Night Tour with Fado Show & Dinner

    6. 3-Hour Porto by Night Tour with Fado Show & Dinner

    While you’re visiting Portugal make sure to find an opportunity to listen a very unique music style known as fado, which is actually a Portuguese word meaning destiny or fate. There’s no other style like it in the world, and UNESCO has placed it on the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. On this 3-hour tour, in addition to discovering fado, you’ll also discover the fascination of Porto by night, experiencing just how unique it is. See how impressive and majestic the city’s sights are when they’re illuminated after dark. You’ll see Porto’s city hall, the Clérigos Church and Tower, the Sao Bento Railway Station, the Dom Luís Bridge, Ribeira, and more. Stop by a traditional restaurant in the city center to enjoy a dinner featuring Portuguese cuisine and to experience a fado show. After dinner your guide will pick you up at the restaurant and drive you ba...

    The tour was beautiful in beautiful city and Andre Vidal our tour guide was awesome, knowledgeable! I Felt super safe as solo traveler!! Met a great people too.Best tour in Porto ! And the Food OMG!! Delicious! It is a must do tour!!

  • Porto: Night Tour with Traditional Dinner and Fado Show

    7. Porto: Night Tour with Traditional Dinner and Fado Show

    After being picked up at your hotel, start the tour by discovering Porto seaside during the summer, or the amazing views from Serra do Pilar during winter. Learn about the history and interesting stories of the city from your guide. Then, visit a traditional Portuguese restaurant in the heart of one of the most traditional neighbourhoods. Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by a Fado performance. Traditional Fado music is characterized by the lamenting expression of saudade to the sound of a guitar.  Before being taken back to your hotel, enjoy seeing some of the sights, streets, and landmarks of Porto by night.

  • Porto: Fado Show with Dinner and Transfers

    8. Porto: Fado Show with Dinner and Transfers

    Enjoy the convenience of pickup at your hotel in Porto, and then make your way through the city to experience an authentic folk culture of Portugal during dinner. Savor the classic flavors of Portugal at an authentic restaurant as you watch a traditional Fado show. With roots that can be traced back to the 1820s, the unique music genre is now one of the main cultural expressions of Portugal and must follow a traditional structure. Dine on regional produce, and lose yourself in the music. Songs often tell stories about the sea or the life of the poor with a sense of longing. Enjoy beautiful views of the city lights at night on the drive back to your hotel by van.

    Beautiful show, true culture. Transfer was smooth and comfortable, with a bottle of bubbly. definitely a must do, with a tour of the city included.

  • Porto Night Tour with Dinner and Fado Show

    9. Porto Night Tour with Dinner and Fado Show

    See the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Porto illuminated for the night on a panoramic sightseeing tour after dark, and marvel at monuments from the ornate cathedral to the legendary port wine cellars. Learn more about the rich history and traditions of the city along the way. Listen to the melancholic songs of love, jealousy, misfortune, hopes and dreams at a fado dinner show in the historic city center. Experience a unique folkloric tradition of Portugal as you feast on excellent home cooking and sample tasty delicacies from the region.

    Super firendly guide, who brought us on the height of town at sunset. Good food. Great fado singers and musicians. A super experience.

  • Porto Night Tour with Fado Dinner

    10. Porto Night Tour with Fado Dinner

    Beyond all historic beauty of the city of Porto, on this tour you will enjoy one of the most beautiful things of Portuguese culture, the fado. This tour will give you the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful dinner with traditional Portuguese dishes, while watching a fado show, one of the main cultural expressions of Portugal. After dinner you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Porto on the Douro river. Enjoy a tour through Porto on board a luxury vehicle with comfort and safety. You will be picked up at your hotel and drive past the most important sights of Porto such as Porto’s city hall, the Clérigos Church and Tower, the São Bento Railway Station, Luis Bridge and more, until you reach your destination, the fado show. Along the way, the driver/guide will be telling you about the sights you are seeing, so you can make the most out of your trip to Porto. After your dinner you will be ...

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What people are saying about Porto

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 853 reviews

A really great early evening experience. The tour of the lodge was informative and most interesting. This was followed by an excellent 50 minutes of fado music with two musicians and two singers. Whilst we listened to the music we drank two port wines, a white and a tawney. I can recommend this wholeheartedly.

Absolutely loved it! The history of Fado was so interesting and beautiful as played and sung by such talented singers and musicians! The venue is small and intimate allowing you to really feel the music. A great experience!

I was thinking that would be just some small wine tasting but it ended up being a super cool musical experience, totally recommend!

It was a fantastic performance. A performance that gives you goosebumps, that brings up emotions. Wonderful!

A true Fado show that would please travelers and locals alike.