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Porto Calem

Av. Diogo Leite 26, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
00 351 22 374 6660
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Type: Wineries
Traveler Description: Established in 1859 by António Alves Cálem, Porto Cálem has dedicated itself to the production, ageing and commercialization of Port Wine and Douro... more »
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Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

When visiting Porto visiting a poorhouse is a must. Calem produces a professional, short, but informative tour.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A visit to the caves of Calam is a must for Port wine lovers. During a tour between the caskes of port, your tourleader will tell you everthing about port wines. At the end you can taste two port wines and you can buy bottles from 10 to 500 Euro's.

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Linz, Austria
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42 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited the Calem Bodega on a recent holiday in Porto, and we were not disappointed. Nice tour through the Bodega grounds, interesting facts and very friendly guide. After the tour we decided to stay for a short Fado-concert with some wine-tasting. Touristy but still a nice experience.

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Ramla, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have never tasted porto wine from Portugal before, even though we have all tasted sweet wine. This place is nice. We were taken an the tour by their guide who was very patient and loved to answer all questions. I came to know that they have dry porto as well for the first time. The processes were explained to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are going to the Calem Caves then I recommend the evening tour where you can enjoy the informative tour followed by a Port Wine tasting and Fado performance in the barrel room. The performance was only about an hour & half but featured a man & woman solo each then a duet. Good value for money 17.5Ɛ when... More

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I'd read a few reviews, that didn't say very many good things about this place, but I was on limited time, and wanted photo's of the barrels, and they had a tour starting in few minutes.... In Portuguese, which I don't speak a word of. This was fine by me,I only wanted to take some photos, and say I'd been.... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A very charming tour, somewhat hurried, but still well-worth the time and nominal charge. Trust me -- if you don't bring back twice as many bottles of port as you think you can carry, you'll be sorry. It's the nectar of the gods (enjoy the white ports -- I had never had them before, and they're delicious).

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Dublin, Ireland
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37 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We popped into a couple of different port houses and kept missing the English tours. When we checked at Calem, the tour was starting in fifteen minutes. We decided to wait as we were leaving the next day. By the time the tour guide called us, there was a sizeable group of us- maybe 25-30. To my mind, this is... More

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Porto, Portugal
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The visit to the Calém wine cellars is perfect, very well organized and informative, and it never gets boring. It is excellent for those who need to know a bit more about Port and all its varieties. The staff is extremely attentive and courteous and the wine is superb. 5 stars all the way.

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Goa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
35 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The English guide was very good and gave us a comprehensive jist about Port wine. All the ladies working here are very polite and warm. Wine tasting was fun!!a global event! Feel well informed about Ruby, Tawny and Rose wine. Must visit and do the rounds.

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