Guided tour

Food and Wine Tour: World's Oldest Port Wine Cave

Food and Wine Tour: World's Oldest Port Wine Cave

From £73.63 per person

Join this exciting food and wine experience in the heart of Porto’s wine district. Travel across the river to visit the world's oldest port wine cave and local food shops to get a real taste of local life in Porto.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the world's oldest port wine cave in Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Escape the tourist paths and wander the local backstreets
  • Stop for nibbles and wine tasting at Porto’s new-age food market, Mercado Beira Rio
Full description
While Porto might come to mind when you think of Portugal’s famous Port wine, it is actually produced in the region across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia. This small coastal city, south of the Douro river, is lined with wine cellars and family-run restaurants serving homemade food. Most Porto visitors only get to explore the wine caves along the riverside, but we will also take you to the untapped food shops off the beaten path. Your day will begin with an espresso and traditional Pastel de Chaves (a pastry from a city northeast of Porto). We will then whisk you off for an exclusive guided tour and wine tasting at the oldest and still-functioning port wine cellar in the world. You’ll see vintage wines dating back to the 18th century and learn about the delicacy of wine tasting as you sample a wide selection of Ports. After a bit of sipping, you’ll be ready for some delicious local food! We will stop at three local neighborhood eateries where you’ll meet the owners and sample classic Portuguese dishes. Enjoy a freshly made Francesinha sandwich, as well as other local favorites paired with wine and beer produced in the region. On your way back, you will stop at Mercado Beira Rio, a local food market where you can eat and enjoy music concerts and art exhibitions. It’s the perfect authentic spot for your last wine tasting of the day.
Includes
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Digital pamphlet of your visits and tastings
  • Multiple food & drink tastings
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Your Eating Europe guide will be waiting for you at the top of the hill with an Eating Europe logo (See photo below). Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time in order to ensure prompt departure. The guide will start the tour on time for the guests who have arrived.

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  • Please inform us in advance regarding dietary restrictions.
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