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Porto Sandeman

Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda 3, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 223 740 534
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

So you are in Porto, you are with a gorgeous woman or at least you are drunk, so you think you are (I was - but just in case, for others you know). You are at a port winery - how can it not be excellent ... Well it is Excellent - but I can't rate every Winery as excellent... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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77 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I totally fell in love with port wine here. I've probably never tried it before, so this was a perfect initiation. The tour was well timed, enjoyable, funny and definitely not boring at all. Total recommendation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Not a huge Port drinker but took the excellent tour and tasting session and am now totally converted... Factual tour, real history, great brand - all v cool.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We enjoyed the tour of the cellars and the story behind the sandman logo. Our guide was very informative and the building was very impressive. The tour and gift shop offered good value.

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Landstuhl, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This brand has been called (by Rick Steves) the "Budweiser of port," but it serves very well as an introduction to the port production process and the various varieties of port. The cellar experience is quite atmospheric, especially since you are led by a guide sporting the famous Sandeman cape and hat. The little museum in the front had an... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Tour of the Sandeman cellars on the south bank of the Douro River in the Porto suburb of Vila Nova de Gaia. Great tour - escorted an lead by a Sandeman employee dressed in the Sandeman black brimmed hat and black cape. Included samples at the end of the tour, sweet and dry port. Cellars have been used for storage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We took the cellar tour (for 5 euros) in french as we speak both french+english and there was an hour wait for the english tour. Even though my french is not perfect, I could easily understand Virginie (the tour guide) because she spoke very clearly and concisely with a very nice native french accent. We had a really great time... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Very bad customer service starting with front desk staff. We had booked the 4:30 English tour at 11am and at that time booked 2 basic tastings and 1 premium tasting. When we arrived for the tour we were told, in a snotty tone, that the premium tasting wasn't available. "Even tho I already purchased it" I asked? Yes was the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Fine building and good guide made for a great visit. Not to mention the tasting after! The shop is fine but did not buy on site.

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were a large group but the well informed guide, who spoke excellent English, regaled us with fascinating facts from the history of this port house well known to us since childhood. We were conducted past huge vats and barrels of port in different stages of maturation. It gave me a deeper appreciation of dear old port and its varieties... More 

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