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Burmester: Our most recommended tours and activities

Porto: Burmester Cellar Tour with Tasting & Pairing Options

1. Porto: Burmester Cellar Tour with Tasting & Pairing Options

Burmester has long been recognized for its Port wines and Douro DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada).  Its history started long ago in London in 1730, when Henry Burmester joined with John Nash to create Burmester, Nash & Co. and from Vila Nova de Gaia they started exporting Port wines all around Europe. Over the years, Burmester has triumphed from generation to generation, demonstrating its inherent character and determination. Character is the holistic principle of the brand, and of its wines. Arrive at the Burmester winery for an unforgettable experience. You will visit the Burmester Cellars, located next to the beautiful Luiz I bridge, with an expert guide. Learn about Port wines and the Douro DOC production process, and taste different port wines.

Porto: Bridges Cruise with Optional Wine Cellar Tour

2. Porto: Bridges Cruise with Optional Wine Cellar Tour

Admire the old city of Porto, with its typical houses and the hustle and bustle of the Ribeira population on a sightseeing cruise along the Douro. Take in the views of the Ponte da Arrábida that connects the two river banks. Embark on a sightseeing cruise across the Douro River and admire the scenic riverbank. Take advantage of the “Bridges Cruise” application for commentary available in 16 languages. You can choose a combined tour of the Cruzeiro das Pontes and a wine cellar with a tasting of different wines.

Porto: Private Tuk-Tuk Tour, River Cruise, and Wine Tasting

3. Porto: Private Tuk-Tuk Tour, River Cruise, and Wine Tasting

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto in an eco-friendly way on a private, electric tuk-tuk tour. Get an open ticket for a cruise on the Douro River that can be used a whatever time you wish. Tour a Porto winery and enjoy a tasting of two local port wines.  Head to the centrally-located meeting point which is close to the São Bento Train Station. Hop aboard a cozy electric tuk-tuk and cruise through the streets of Porto. Admire attractions such as the Avenida dos Aliados and the neighborhoods of Santa Catarina and Batalha. After a 50 minute ride, finish the tour at the starting point and receive a ticket to float down the Douro Rive on a rabelo, a classic, traditional Portuguese wooden cargo boat. View the six bridges of Porto, the iconic wine cellars, and fishing areas on a 55-minute cruise.  Take the boat trip, which starts at the Ribeira quay, on the same day as the tuk-tuk tour or at any other time within the next 30 days. In addition to the Tuk-Tuk tour and the cruise, a visit to a winery in Porto is included. This winery tour includes a tasting of two Port wines.

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What people are saying about Burmester

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 759 reviews

It's everything as advertised, the audio guide worked well, but I recommend downloading before hand because it is 100MB+ If you book the Cruise with the Cellar Tour, the process is kind of convoluted depending on what language you speak. English language cellar tours are usually in the mornings and the cruises start at 9:30, so you can realistically only book the first two time slots for both events. Also when you get your vouchers from the ice cream stand, go early enough so that you have time to walk to the Cellar and book the tour in person before you board the boat. (14 min round trip walk)

Very well organized combo offer! The tuk tuk tour was just long enough and after that we could easily take the next boat along the 6 bridges. The guide at the Tuk Tuk immediately gave us enough information about how we could do other activities. The tasting was very interesting, clear guide, tasty port! Recommended!

had a wonderful tour guide that was knowledgeable and fun! only downside is that I am still waiting on someone to contact me regarding a reimbursement of one of my tickets since we had someone get sick

The wine tour was fun. It gave us lots of information about Porto wine. This tour was recommended by our walking tour guide. I am glad about taking his advise.

Our guide Nisa was excellent. Very patient, knowledgeable and helped us find a seat when our toddler slept off!