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WOW Porto - The Best Cultural District, Porto

WOW Porto - The Best Cultural District, Porto: Our most recommended tours and activities

Porto: Pink Palace Entry Ticket & Tasting at WOW

1. Porto: Pink Palace Entry Ticket & Tasting at WOW

Prepare for an exaggerated, flamboyant, and bright experience that immerses visitors into the world of Rosé. Explore the eleven rooms and enjoy a sensory experience that will teach you everything there is to know about Rosé, shattering a series of myths about this style of wine, in an engaging, attractive and memorable way. Learn about the different types of Rosé, produced by grapes grown in different regions and climates around the world, and its range of winemaking techniques. Throughout the experience, discover the beverage's versatility by tasting 5 different Rosés: Quinta do Vale do Bragão Rosé, AIX Gran Vin de Provence Rosé, Mateus Rosé, Vértice Rosé Bruto, and Croft Pink Rosé Port. Take selfies and creative photos throughout the museum and enjoy an interactive journey into the history and contemporary production of rosé. Diving into a pool of pink balls or getting into a big, charming Cadillac, Hollywood style, everything is possible inside the Pink Palace!

Porto: The Wine Experience Entry Ticket & Tasting at WOW

2. Porto: The Wine Experience Entry Ticket & Tasting at WOW

Uncork your wine-expert potential at the largest single exhibit on wine in the world. Dedicated to both amateur and experienced wine enthusiasts alike, The Wine Experience aims to demystify wine for all. Join us on a voyage of discovery which explains how wine is made and how environment, climate and grape variety have a defining effect on wine. From root and vine to grape and glass, discover how various processes combine to make one of the most iconic beverages in the world. And from North to South, as well as the islands of Azores and Madeira, explore the richness and diversity of the wine-producing regions of Portugal. End your experience with a tasting session of 3 different wines. With the help of our Wine Experts, learn how to taste wine, and how to evaluate and understand its notes and main characteristics. An emblematic expression of culture, rooted in 7,000 years of history and tradition, the Wine Experience at WOW is an exceptional journey that will leave you with increased knowledge and confidence in choosing wine, no matter the occasion!

Porto: Combined Ticket for WOW Cultural District

3. Porto: Combined Ticket for WOW Cultural District

WOW is a cultural district, assembling museums, restaurants and experiences in a common space in Vila Nova de Gaia, next to the Douro River. See more of what WOW has to offer with this combined ticket. You'll get to decide which museums to visit directly on site (no advance decision required!) and you'll be saving money too! From cork to wine, passing through chocolate or drinking vessels, WOW has museums for all tastes. In addition to museums, we also have various F&B outlets where you can rest and indulge on delicious food and drinks, with breath-taking views over Porto! Museums: • The Wine Experience. Demystify the world of wine. Discover how wine is made, understand which wines you prefer and why, and learn about Portugal’s diverse wine regions. Includes tasting of 3 wines (red, white, and port wine). • The Chocolate Story. A journey through the world of chocolate from its origins as cocoa, through harvest to the final lip-smacking product. Spoiler alert: there may be tasting opportunities! • Planet Cork. Did you know that Portugal produces around 40 million corks a day? Discover the potential of cork and the incredible versatility of this 100% natural and sustainable product. • Porto Region Across the Ages. Celebrates the city of Porto: its history and heritage, culture, and people. Houses a full-size replica of the iconic city tram. • The Bridge Collection. An extraordinary journey through time, from the earliest civilization to the present day, told uniquely through drinking vessels. • The Pink Palace. A fun and flamboyant experience that immerses visitors in the world of Rosé wine. Includes 5 Rosé wine tastings.

Porto: The Chocolate Story Entry Ticket at WOW

4. Porto: The Chocolate Story Entry Ticket at WOW

Embark on a sensory journey around the extraordinary world of chocolate. From cacao plantations to modern chocolate manufacturing processes, see, taste and smell the history of chocolate and its transformation from bean to bar. Travel 5,000 years and discover the origins of cacao as a sacred drink from the gods in Central America. Then, follow its path to Europe, moving from liquid cacao to the chocolate we know and love today. Throughout this interactive experience, learn about cocoa farming and the entire production process of chocolate. Understand the specifications of the cacao fruit and plant, and its origins and varieties. You'll even get to taste raw cacao! Deepen your understanding of the role of chocolate in popular culture and society, learning about the history of advertising, packaging and factory production. Finally, encounter a fully operating chocolate factory in action, and watch, in real time, the transformation of cacao into our award-winning chocolate, having the opportunity to taste the final product!

Porto: Wine Cellar Entry, Train Tour & Optional River Cruise

5. Porto: Wine Cellar Entry, Train Tour & Optional River Cruise

Discover Real Companhia Velha, one of the oldest and most prestigious wine cellars in Porto. Located in the picturesque Vila Nova de Gaia district, this wine cellar offers a truly unique and authentic experience that is not to be missed. Join the guided tour and dive into the rich history and culture of Port wine-making, where you will also enjoy 2 tastings! Your ticket also includes the Magic Train sightseeing tour. Board the train either before or after your wine cellar visit. The train departs every 60 minutes from the Sé Catedral and takes you on a journey around the city centre. With an audio guide available in multiple languages, you'll see the most important landmarks, including the Famous Batalha Square, Aliados Avenue, Clerigos Tower, and more. Your ticket further includes a digital mobile-app tour of the Vila Nova de Gaia district. Follow the self-guided walking itinerary and explore numerous other renowned wine cellars while immersing yourself in the rich culture and traditions of Port wine. Additionally, you can enjoy stunning views of the city from the hilltops as you stroll. Last but certainly not least, you can upgrade your ticket and add-on the iconic six bridges river cruise. Soak in the stunning views of Porto's coastline from the open-top boat, and learn all about the cities spectacular six bridges.

The Wine School Workshops and Tastings

6. The Wine School Workshops and Tastings

Tailor your own wine tasting menu with the help of an expert, with one of our Tailor Made Tastings of 3 or 5 wines, and learn more about Wine Pairings, with our Chocolate truffle or Cheese tastings. Or choose one of our Demystify Wine workshops and get to taste 5 glasses of different wines, focused on a theme of your choosing: 1. How to Taste Wine: learn about the basics of wine, terms commonly used to describe wine and how to feel more confident choosing wine. 2. Uncorking Port Wine: learn about the magic of Port Wine, and discover its origin, how it's made, and what makes it so unique. 3. Portuguese Wine Regions: discover Portugal through its wine. Learn about 5 different Portuguese wine regions and its specifications by tasting its wines. 4. Wine Pairing with Chocolate: understand the key elements of a perfect combination between wine and chocolate. Includes the tasting of 5 chocolates from our brand 20|20.

Porto: Planet Cork Entry Ticket at WOW

7. Porto: Planet Cork Entry Ticket at WOW

Step into the fascinating world of cork and discover its unique characteristics and enormous potential in the modern world: from cork stoppers, to architecture and from automotive engineering, to aerospace. Discover how cork forests support many different species of wildlife, insects and microorganisms beneficial to the planet, and how cork production is a rare example of a carbon negative industry. Admire the cork tree and its various locations around the world, and understand how Portugal became the largest production of cork on the planet, accounting for 50% global production and thousands of hectares of forest. From touch to smell, engage all your senses to understand every step of cork production. Learn how cork is grown and harvested before being transformed into a myriad of surprising and varied applications. Throw yourself into a world of the unknown, and even get the chance to create your own personalised cork stopper!

Porto: Porto Region Across The Ages Entry Ticket at WOW

8. Porto: Porto Region Across The Ages Entry Ticket at WOW

Discover Porto and its incredible 1,000 years of history, through an audio-visual immersive journey that tells the story of the region through the ages. Learn how the city of Porto gave its name to a nation, before projecting Portugal through global exploration and trade and more recently becoming a world wine capital. Dive into the city’s foundations, conquests, explorations, and setbacks, that have defined Portugal's identity. With features like a movie theatre, video mapping displays, and a life-sized tram replica, this museum offers a dynamic exploration of the region's character and its people. It's a concentrated dose of vitality, energy, friendliness, and openness, revealing the essence of this remarkable region. Entertaining and educational, PRATA is an essential first stop for anyone wishing to understand the city, the surrounding area and its influence.

Porto: The Bridge Collection Entry Ticket at WOW

9. Porto: The Bridge Collection Entry Ticket at WOW

Through an extraordinary array of over 2,000 drinking vessels and glasses dating from as early as 6,000 BC, take an unforgettable journey through time and learn about the history of mankind. Traverse the ages and admire countless rare and priceless pieces formerly owned by emperors and moguls, popes and princes. Learn about their stories and functions, and the customs and traditions they reveal. Understand how they reflect the society and wealth of the owner, and their role in daily use, festivities, rituals and ceremonies. Containing artefacts from the First Civilisations, to the Roman Empire, to the Industrial Revolution, The Bridge Collection at WOW is the most extensive private collection of drinking vessels in Portugal and one of few in the world.

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What people are saying about WOW Porto - The Best Cultural District, Porto

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 57 reviews

The team´s knowledge and wine offering was incredible. I´ve had similar experiences in France and Spain at twice the price. I highly recommend this experience to ANYONE that wishes to explore and learn Portuguese Wines and its regions. The space is incredible, we had our wine on the balcony overlooking Porto and the Luis I Bridge. 10/10. Already booked my next session!

Very enjoyable and informative experience thoughtfully planned out our group thoroughly enjoyed this educational and cultural experience. Excellent venue all round too. David

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 !

It was a great experience, for all the family. Learned a bunch of new stuff that I didn´t imagined. I definitely recommend!

Very great and fun experience through the journey of the rosé wine.