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Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda, 3, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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+351 22 374 0534
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Majestically situated across the Douro river, looking toward the historic...

Majestically situated across the Douro river, looking toward the historic centre of Porto, in a granite building dated 1797, The House of Sandeman invites you to an experience full of mystery and seduction, in a setting which balances a traditional yet cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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Something nice to try in Portugal

Porto, Portugal is the home of port wine and therefore it is fitting to tour a port facility and taste the different varieties. This was an included activity for our bus tour... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marie K
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Saskatoon, Canada

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoy learning about local wine, whisky, gin or in this case port production. This was also the reason why we did this tour of the Sandeman cellar. The tour was good and the guide was friendly and answered all questions visitors had. The video at the end of the tour is a bit old and should get updated... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Informative tour, very reasonable price considering you get two small glasses of port wine to taste at the end. The lady manning front desk on the 30th Dec deserves a special mention as well - she did her best to get us a booking on a tour despite most tours being full. All in all an enjoyable visit.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Porto, Portugal is the home of port wine and therefore it is fitting to tour a port facility and taste the different varieties. This was an included activity for our bus tour, but something that we would have done on our own because of the regional importance of port. Our tour guide was very fluent in English, as she took... More 

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Thank Marie K
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting visit to the port wine cellars: you will see how and where the wine is stored, how it gets old, the diferente types of wine and storage. You will find out how the best port wine is actually done. You will see bottlers from ages ago. Very interesting and nice visit. Finally you will be able to taste... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will have the opportunity to visit the storage areas of ancient (locked) and modern wines in the traditional Gaia cellars. Guides are fluent in english (and other languages) and friendly enough. After the 20 minute or so walk in the cellars there is a 5 to 10 minute movie with scenes from Douro where the wine is produced but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd recommend this place and the wine here for everyone who loves wine! Those guys offer you the best wine you can taste ever. And I'd strongly recommend the 40Y old red wine here, it's the best, and yeah I'm going to buy a bottle of this now.

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Thank Kareem R
St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Another gem of a tour organised by Riviera Travel who we are travelling with. The visitor centre was situated high above the Duoro valley which gave spectacular views across the region. The tour was conducted by a young well spoken lady with great English. The tour was short but long enough to be able to grasp the wine making process.... More 

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Blyth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group of motorcyclists. Well presented tour. Not too long and boring. The tasting was ok . The scenery in the area is superb. Not an easy way out for motorcycles

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Very good tour that plays on the brilliant marketing of Sandemans Don, Very good value tour with 2 ports to try at the end. We were lucky as some on the tour didn't try the port so we had more than normal. Very informative and hugely good value.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

It is not so easy to get the entrance ticket to Sandeman Cellars. The place is very intersting with possibility to sample 3 kinds of Porto wine and sherry. Sandeman is a British Co having the roots in Portugal over 300 years.

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