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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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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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Waited for the English speaking guide to show us round and explain the history of Port wine making. He was very informative and explained well to a large group. Enjoyed sitting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable tour of the cellars learning about Port and how its made. Tasting was a good experience too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waited for the English speaking guide to show us round and explain the history of Port wine making. He was very informative and explained well to a large group. Enjoyed sitting with other visitors for the sampling at the end of the tour. Even found the black cape for a photo.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are interested in the history of Port then this is one of the places to visit-set aside one hour and marvel at the amount of Port stored here. Just one tip---do not visit on the last morning visit at about 1215--you are given two port samples at the end of your visit which you should enjoy--imagine being told... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was part of our bus tour package and we were quite surprised on the history and cellars with all the casks and barrels was amazing. I thought port was just red but really liked the white. The tasting was very nice.

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Chorley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in this one as the logo looked like Zorro! Didn't know what to expect but it was a good tour for 10 euros each even if I'm not a fan of Port!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this tour. Interesting and informative. Enjoyed the tasting at the end and ended up buying some port to take home.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

My husband loves to drink Port and when we cruised on Holland America into Porto we knew a distillery had to be on the excursion list. We did a lot of research and found out that we could book directly with Sandeman (send them an email, they respond within a couple of business days). I gave them the port tasting... More 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

It was 10 euro for a tour and 2 tastes of wine. The guide takes you through the chilly cellars of the winery and tells you some brief history of the wine and how Sandeman came about. It lasts about 30 minutes and then you get to taste 2 wines. The good things: Free wifi 2 tastes of wine History... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Wot he the €10 euros admission for the classic tour. A walk round the warehouse with a short video. Two glasses of port at the end. Ours were a white and a tawny. Good value. There is a shop at the end if you want to buy more.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

I was reluctant to visit Gaia (aka port wine row) because 1) it looked a bit too touristic and 2) in America, most port is foul! I decided to check it out because when in Porto.. We walked over the bridge (check out all of the crazy young kids doing trick jumps into the river, don't forget to tip them!).... More 

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