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Porto Sandeman

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Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda 3, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 223 740 534
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friendly and informative tour with port tasting

We were friendly received in the visitor's centre and had the classic tour which was informative. With two glasses of port at the end we had a nice experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were friendly received in the visitor's centre and had the classic tour which was informative. With two glasses of port at the end we had a nice experience.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sandeman's brand has been around since 1790. The building is magneficient and full of history, it has been used for more than two centuries to age its Porto wines. Tip: Buy the ticket from the tourism office. You will get a nice discount. Otherwise it is EUR16 per adult at Sandeman itself.

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Leuven, Belgium
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136 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

* The Sandeman port cellars are on the river bank (at the Vila Nova de Gaia side of the Douro river). Easy location to get to. * We participated in the "classic tour", costing 6€ pp. * As for the hours the tour is available: check their website. For our schedule it was a bit of a puzzle to plan... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really fantastic and informative tour of the cellars in a wonderful setting. Our guide was genuinely helpful and interested. Followed by a tasting of four ports - in our case tawny, ages 10, 20, 30 (WOW!) and 40 yrs old. The liquid measures were very generous and we came away from it knowing we would not forget the whole... More 

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Florida
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821 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Sandemans is a classic Portuguese port wine cellar with an informative tour of the cellars and the wine making process but the real reason for visiting is the tasting. This occurs at the end of the tour and they give 2-4 tastings ao differing types and vintages. The twenty year old tawny is near perfection. Try it you'll like it!!!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We tried to join a tour, the front desk team was short of customer service experience and very far from welcoming potential clients. We came looking for 2 specific wines sold in the US and they didn't about it and didn't bother to find out. We were not offered any tours nor tasting and we left with a impression we... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Great place for Port tasting and buying some bottles to bring back home with you! it is historic and I am kinda obsessed with their logo :) we were ether at night and did tasting while looking at the river....

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

set in the heart of the port district sandemans is a working cellar and the trip consists of a good tour through the cellars and a tasting of the ports at the end. If you want a brief insight into the process then this is a good tour

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Anniston, Alabama
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193 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The tour was educational but very sad to hear the house is no longer family owned and unfortunately the tasting proved it. I have gone to several houses and this is the only one that offers 2 choices and not even great years.

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Pau, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

It's the first cellar we visited, we found the visit informative and not expensive (6 euros). The group was quite big but the experience was still enjoyable. At the end we tried 2 different wines and ended up buying 1 bottle.

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