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  • Porto: Guided Tour of Pocas Port Wine Cellar with Tasting

    1. Porto: Guided Tour of Pocas Port Wine Cellar with Tasting

    Your 1-hour wine-tasting tour will start with a guided visit to the aging cellar, where distinguished wines have been maturing for more than 100 years. Here, you’ll get to know what makes Port wine so special and learn all about the place where it’s made, the Douro Valley.  Next, you’ll take a walk to the tasting room, where a harmonized sample of three different Port wines awaits your palate. As you sample the wines, you’ll learn about which foods pair well with Port wine from your expert guide and discover unique Port styles you might not have tasted before. Finally, before the tour is over, you’ll also have the chance to taste some other delicious wines.

    Very nice guided tour! Our guide was very passionate about port wine, he could give us an answer to all of our questions. He was very professional about the information of the wine cellar. I really recommend this guided tour to all of the Porto travellers who are interested in learning about this family heritage wine cellar.

  • Porto: Burmester Cellar Tour with Tasting & Pairing Options

    2. 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: Graham's Port Lodge Tour with Wine Tasting & Pairings

    3. Porto: Graham's Port Lodge Tour with Wine Tasting & Pairings

    Explore the 1890 Graham's Port Lodge on a guided tour where you will learn about the history of the cellar, the production process of Port wine, enjoy a premium wine tasting with food pairings, and marvel at spectacular views of Porto and the iconic two-tier bridge. Visit the historic Graham’s Lodge, which was built in 1890 on a commanding ridge in Vila Nova de Gaia across the Douro River from Porto and only a few hundred meters from the river’s south bank. Admire unique and spectacular views of Porto’s historic city center and the iconic two-tier bridge that connects the two cities of Oporto and Gaia. Graham’s is still a working cellar which makes this tour an even more unique experience. Hear the sounds of the Coopers’ hammers and see the lodgement collecting samples for the tasting room.  Learn about the history of the cellar and the production process of Port wine in a building c...

    It was a great tour to do- it is a little further out than the other port lodges, so give yourself plenty of time to walk up there. I would recommended the port tasting with food pairings it adds to the experience.

  • 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. 

  • Best of Porto Guided Tour with Lunch, Cruise & Wine Tasting

    5. Best of Porto Guided Tour with Lunch, Cruise & Wine Tasting

    Start your full-day program with a Porto city tour. Enjoy a walk through the historic center, visiting the Cathedral and the São Bento Railway Station. Take in all the major landmarks and monuments. Finish with a visit to a well-known wine cellar for a tour and a wine tasting. The morning tour ends in Porto Ribeira. You’ll receive vouchers for lunch in a traditional restaurant near the river and the 6 Bridges Cruise. The 50-minute cruise takes you along the river to see the 6 bridges that connect Porto and Gaia.

  • Fátima and Coimbra Private Tour

    6. Fátima and Coimbra Private Tour

    Visit Fátima, home to the most important Catholic church in Portugal and one of the world's most famous pilgrimage sites due to the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to 3 shepherd children in 1917. Enter the houses of the 3 shepherds who lived in a small village. See their things on display and learn about their way of living. Continue on to the famous sanctuary of Fátima, that was built to honor the request of the Virgin Mary. Visit the chapel of apparitions where Virgin Mary once appeared to the children. Enjoy time to explore this area on your own, and experience the spiritual environment of this sacred place. Take a break in the historical center of Fátima to enjoy a tasty traditional lunch. After this, depart for Coimbra a student city, historically known for being home to one of the best universities in Portugal. See how the tradition lives on by continuing symbolic practices such a...

  • Serra da Estrela Private Tour

    7. Serra da Estrela Private Tour

    After being picked up in a minivan from your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia, begin your tour to one of the biggest mountains in continental Portugal. Enjoy the magnificent views, valleys, rivers, and lagoons. Discover the region which is also rich in tradition, history, culture, and gastronomy. Visit the Serra da Estrela cheese factory which produces a creamy scented cheese that is appreciated across the country. Enjoy a tour of the factory and taste some cheese for yourself. Make a stop at the Bread Museum and learn about the traditional bread of the region called Seia bread. Learn about bread making tradition and try some samples. After this, enjoy free time to explore the mountains, ride the chairlift, and participate in snow activities in the winter.

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

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

    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 foo...

  • Porto Half-Day Tour - Port Wine Cellars & Cheese Tasting

    9. Porto Half-Day Tour - Port Wine Cellars & Cheese Tasting

    If you are looking for a tour of the entire city of Porto without spending much time and money, this tour is ideal for you. With your guide you will discover the most iconic and important points of the city while stopping to learn how the famous Port Wine has been realized and matured for so many years. An old city full of contrasts, Porto's historic center is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site where all architectural styles blend in one place. After traveling about the history of the city, time to stop and taste the diversity of Portuguese cheeses through a brief explanation of how they are processed and have become so famous. This tour will not be wasted time if you want to discover a different and authentic Porto.

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What people are saying about Vila Nova de Gaia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Very nice guided tour! Our guide was very passionate about port wine, he could give us an answer to all of our questions. He was very professional about the information of the wine cellar. I really recommend this guided tour to all of the Porto travellers who are interested in learning about this family heritage wine cellar.

The girl was very good and detailed in explaining to us how the process is created from the beginning to the end of the wine

Nice tour in a nice port wine cellar. Our host was super friendly and explained a lot about the wine making.

13 € for a really informative hour and 2 ports is pretty nice and we had a lot of fun.

very satisfied with the visit. good tasting and very pleasant welcome