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Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

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

2. 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.

Graham's Port Lodge Tour & Premium Tasting with Pairings

3. Graham's Port Lodge Tour & Premium Tasting with 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 currently housing over 2,000 pipes (oak casks) and 40 large oak vats of aging Port wine, as well as extensive cellars of Vintage Port. Throughout the tour, enjoy a premium tasting which includes Graham’s LBV paired with chocolate, Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos paired with cheese, and Graham’s 20 Year Old paired with Pastel de Nata.

Porto: Graham's Port Lodge Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

4. Porto: Graham's Port Lodge Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

Explore the 1890 Graham's Port Lodge on a guided tour and learn about the history of the cellar and the production process of Port wine. Enjoy a classic wine tasting experience and marvel at spectacular views of Porto and its iconic two-tier bridge. Meet at 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.Visit the working cellar for a unique experience.  Hear the sounds of the Coopers’ hammers and see the lodgment collecting samples for the tasting room. Learn about the history of the cellar and the production process of Port wine.  Stroll through a building currently housing over 2,000 pipes (oak casks) and 40 large oak vats of aging Port wine, as well as extensive cellars of Vintage Port.  Choose from a classic tasting or premium wine tasting experience.  Savor tastings of Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos, vintage port, and old Tawnies.

Porto: Tour and Tasting of 3 Port Wines at Poças Cellar

5. Porto: Tour and Tasting of 3 Port Wines at Poças Cellar

Your 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, learn about which foods pair well with Port wine and discover unique Port styles you might not have tasted before. Before the experience is over, you'll also have the chance to buy your favorite Port wines in the winery's store to enjoy them in the comfort of your home.

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

6. 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: Cockburn’s Cellar Tour Classic or Pairing Option

7. Porto: Cockburn’s Cellar Tour Classic or Pairing Option

Visit the Cockburn’s cellars, also known as ‘lodges’, and discover the most extensive wine cellars in the historic quarter of Vila Nova de Gaia. Located opposite the twin city of Porto across the Douro River, this region is known for its beauty.  Watch the dedicated team of coopers disassemble barrels stave by stave for maintenance and then reassemble them.  Go inside the sturdy granite walls of the Cockburn’s lodge house which boasts 6,518 seasoned oak barrels of maturing Port and the equivalent of a further 10,056 barrels held in tones and vats.  This sizeable and priceless stock provides the basis for the creation of Cockburn’s renowned Ports, including the famous Special Reserve. On this guided tour, you will have an authentic experience of a fully working Port cellar. Start your visit with a trip to the Cellars museum which charts Cockburn’s fascinating 200-year history.  A series of exhibits reveal the stories of the families that built Cockburn’s; their planting of vineyards in the Douro Valley and the making of legendary Ports that turned Cockburn's into a world-renowned producer.  Your visit continues through the working sections of the buildings where thousands of oak barrels and vats hold Cockburn’s valuable stocks of maturing wines. At this point, you will pass through the longest aging gallery of any Port cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia.  Filled with the impressive sight of thousands of barrels, stacked 4 high you'll learn about the importance of maturing Port in seasoned wood as well as the central role of the cooper. In the tasting room, you will enjoy a classic tasting, or if you select the premium tasting option then you will have the following: Classic:• Cockburn's Special Reserve• Cockburn's Late Bottle Vintage• Cockburn's 10 years old  Premium tasting with chocolate pairing:• Cockburn's Fine White paired with Passion fruit chocolate • Cockburn's 10 Years old paired with Yuzu cinnamon chocolate• Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais Vintage paired with Raspberry chocolate Vintage Tasting paired with cheese:• Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais Vintage paired with Sheep Cheese (Nisa dop)• Cockburn's 2011 Vintage paired with Goat Cheese (Beiralacte)• Cockburn's 2015 Vintage paired with Cow Cheese (S. Jorge dop)

Porto: Immersivus Gallery Porto Experience Ticket

8. Porto: Immersivus Gallery Porto Experience Ticket

Enter this unique space and enjoy a truly immersive artistic experience. You'll be able to pause and watch art projections and see how art, culture, and technology can come together in an innovative way. Celebrating some of history's most esteemed artists, current displays include Misterioso Egito, Impressive Monet, and Brilliant Klimt. You will be able to access two of these (depending on option selected). The Immersivus Gallery Porto is located in the Porto Customs House. It aims to be a unique artistic reference point and diversify the cultural offerings of the city. The space is transformed into a monumental canvas with the content projected in 360º. Watch as the Furnas da Alfândega do Porto is turned into a monumental screen where you will be immersed in the show and become part of its history. Checkout the additional Mysterious Egypt exhibition, the latest OCUBO creation premiering at Immersivus Gallery Porto. Witness artefacts of ancient Egyptian history reimagined in a showcase of light and design.

Porto: Pink Palace Entry Ticket at WOW

9. Porto: Pink Palace Entry Ticket at WOW

Pre-book your entry ticket to WOW Porto’s Pink Palace and prepare for an exaggerated, flamboyant, and bright experience that immerses visitors into the world of rosé. Enjoy five different rosé tastings and take home a rose bracelet and Pink Palace drinking vessel.  Dedicated to a sensory experience that immerses you in everything there is to know about rosé, each room of the museum is curated with the aim to entertain, educate, and create photo-worthy, memorable moments in a fun and fresh way. For those wanting to learn more about rosé wine in a new and engaging way and sample some new flavors along the way, this is the perfect experience for you and your friends or family. There’s never a dull moment and plenty of laughs to be had at Pink Palace.

Porto: The Wine Experience Entry Ticket at WOW

10. Porto: The Wine Experience Entry Ticket at WOW

Discover the World of Wine – The Wine Experience with this entry ticket to the museum and tasting experience. Embark on a voyage of discovery to learn how wine is made. See how the environment, climate, and grape variety have a defining effect on the wine you drink.  Dedicated to both amateur and experienced wine enthusiasts alike, this wine experience aims to demystify wine for all. Learn about the different wine styles, what differentiates them, and most importantly, how best to taste them. From root and vine to grape and glass, understand how the intricate processes of wine production combine before testing your own palate and preferences to understand which styles of wine you prefer and why.  During your visit, explore the richness and diversity of the wine-producing regions of Portugal, a unique country producing almost every style of wine. End your experience with increased knowledge of everything involved in the winemaking process. Enjoy an activity aimed at enhancing your enjoyment of wine and helping you feel more confident when choosing wine, whatever the occasion.

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4.4 / 5

based on 963 reviews

A well put together activity in a slick environment. Really good value too and certainly when compared with other local port wineries, it had the edge for us. Highly recommended.

Maravilhosa a experiência, Diego foi quem me atendeu e com certeza é um especialista no assunto vinhos ! Vale super a pena ir, ainda mais se estiver chovendo na cidade !

Informative and interesting! Great Fado show and wine tasting! Very pleasant and I recommend it!

It was a great experience, and it definitely left me wanting to go visit more wineries.

Superbe soirée. Visite courte, mais intéressante. Le spectacle de Fado est génial.