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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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Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
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Calem port tour

This was a very informative tour with lots of interesting facts about the different types of 'port" and I found the information about the wood for the barrels, coming from an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
tony b
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Lliria, Spain
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Lliria, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very informative tour with lots of interesting facts about the different types of 'port" and I found the information about the wood for the barrels, coming from an area of France very interesting and they get sent to several other countries after making port wine Including Scotland and Belgium, where they end up in micro breweries making... More 

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a tour of the port cellar.The tour person explained how port was made,the locations of their vinyards up stream, and how they used to get the juice to porto on small boats, some are tied up in the river outside the port cellar. Then we tasted a rubey and white port,both were great.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As we were in Porto we had to visit one of the port houses, and the Calem Port house is the first one you come to off the bridge. It is 6€ for a tour of the cellar and two samples of Port after. The tour while brief and a bit rushed was very informative and really helped my understanding... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Walked through this area one afternoon in late June. Lots of Port warehouses including Sandeman along the river Duoro. I crossed the Dom Luis Bridge built by a protege of Gustav Eiffel (yes, he of the Tower) and walked into this area. Wine tastings and port tastings are great if you know your wines and ports. I did not and... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour and Port tasting was part of the Porto sightseeing package and definitely worth the time. The tour guide was very friendly and provided a lot of information about the various types of port and the production process. At the end of the tour you get to sample a white port and the popular ruby port. Additional tasting of... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour touched on the production and safekeeping of port wines, as well as their distinctions; the tour guide was sweet but his delivery was monotonous. The tastings were in a pleasant, beautiful room but it was crowded (not surprising as this is one of the most famous cellars). Compared to other tours and tastings we had (Ramos Pinto, for... More 

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Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

educative and fun (not for kids). you get two glasses of port wine after the tour. the tour isn't too pricy. go, enjoy and learn! it's a kind a must.. at least one of wine cellars.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour is informative and was worth doing. The port you get at the end of it was not particularly nice compared to some of the other producers such as Ramos Pinto. Depends what you're looking for really I suppose.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

25 minute tour followed by 2 sips of Port. Not bad, would have been disappointed if I had paid more than €3 (was part of the blue bus tour).

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought a ticket for the Fado tour, first we got a tour through the cellars and got a good explanation, after the tour we went to the tasting area. We got 2 ports, 1 white and 1 tawny. But not explanatian at all about these 2 ports. The fado show was very nice! So it was ok but it... More 

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