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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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Porto Calem is the first wine cellar you'll see when crossing the bridge D. Luis I. Their english tour is excellent, affordable and the tasting room in the end of the tour makes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Porto Calem is the first wine cellar you'll see when crossing the bridge D. Luis I. Their english tour is excellent, affordable and the tasting room in the end of the tour makes the experience simply unforgettable.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

When we went to Calem we found there weren't tours in English unless we paid 15€ more per person for a tour in English along with Fado show. We declined and they said we could specify the time for tomorrow and they would put the English tour on then, which they did at 4pm the next day. The guide was... More 

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Vantaa, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

You can combine all these three things in Calem! Cellartour was short but you will get basic information concerning Port wine. Fado concert after that was great!

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

We go for a Portuguese visit in the cellar, because we don't want to wait for the English one. The visit was short and fast, I have no time to take photos in the cellar. The wine was average, don't like so much, but some of the tourists leave their wine in the glass, than I think, it is not... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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156 reviews 156 reviews
99 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you're a foreign tourist (as I will assume if you're reading this in English) who's not knowledgeable about wine or Port I think it's a good tour - very minimalist, approaching only the most important aspects of Port Wine and it's production, does not give you time to get bored. If you're portuguese or a wine enthusiast with some... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide. Wish the "museum" section was in English. Very nice layout and tour of the caves and ended with a nice tasting of two types of Port. Very good experience.

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Cahors
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I can only compare this tour with those I have made at other similar high profile regions like Champagne and Cognac and this was the only cellar we visited in Vila Nova (although we had a good tasting at Kopke port boutique a few metres away. As with all these things, experiences are personal. Whether the fact we were visiting... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Living in Australia near the Hunter Valley, a large wine producing area we have been to several wineries and done many tastings so we didn't expect anything particularly different from what we'd already experienced. We were very pleasantly surprised - tours are run in various languages throughout the day and it's worth ensuring you go on one in a language... More 

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Papendrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have currently visited 3 different port wine cellars and did a tasting at a fourth, and this is most definitely my favourite. Of course preference in flavour of port wine is a personal thing so I do advise to try different cellars, but I'd advise this one the most. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and spoke clear English.... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband was in the wine business for more than 20 years, so I've toured dozens of wineries and seen my share of stainless steel fermenting tanks and oak barrels. This tour is mercifully short and to the point with some well-done visual aids. The two included samples were fine but nothing special. A decent intro for the not really... More 

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