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Porto Calem

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Address: Av. Diogo Leite 26, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
Phone Number: 00 351 22 374 6660
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Enjoyed a wonderful tour and port tasting at Calem. This was booked along with a river cruise, but even if you don't do the cruise, it's great fun to cross the bridge from Porto... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Not really what I expected.. The tour is short and not much to see apart from some big barrels of wine. Its dark and at the end of the day its just wine .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I went there for the 1st time and the tour was way too short and the guide just kept on talking and talking leaving no room to questions... There are some displays but you don't have the time to read them because the tour is on high speed. The complimentary wine is ok but if your are traveling with children... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful tour and port tasting at Calem. This was booked along with a river cruise, but even if you don't do the cruise, it's great fun to cross the bridge from Porto and visit a port cellar and do the tasting. Very educational, pretty and tasty!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This tour was fairly brief and gave an overview of port making, it's origins and food pairings. Two tastings were given at the end. We wanted to buy a bottle and so talked to the guide after the tour and he was very helpful then. (More so than on the tour itself!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We took this tour in connection to the sightseeing bus tour. Very clear guide and lots of information about port wines. We got to taste two glasses of wine in the end. Very well worth the price, which included also the bus tour and boat trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The visit was rather fast and not very in depth but if you want a quick explanation about port wine and a tasting for an affordable price I could recommend Calem. We paid 6 euros per person and each of you get to taste 2 different ports wine (one tawny and one white half dry). One noticeable thing is that,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a guided tour (+/- 20 minutes) at the caves of Calem for €6,00/person. After the tour, you can taste 2 types of Port. The explanation for this tour was better than Sandeman.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

One of the bests caves to beginners. They are one of the biggest and oldest caves of port wine, so, they are professionals. They have everything organized to tourists, the best guides and have an amazing store too. Perfect place to buy the small gifts to parents or friends. The cheap wines are average. I strongly recomend you to let... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

For €6 I joined an English speaking guide for a tour around the cellar which took about 30 mins and I found it quite fun and informative. The guide spoke very good English. At the end we tasted 2 different types of port wines.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was part of a bus/river trip package and was an interesting tour of the cellars where the vats of port are stored. The guide was informative and we had tasting of two types of port.

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