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Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda, 3, Vila Nova de Gaia 4404-507, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 223 740 534
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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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Sandeman River Criuse

We bought their river cruise for €12.50 each, under 18's free. It last about 1 hour and covers all the bridges along the Douro in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Brattyhands
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought their river cruise for €12.50 each, under 18's free. It last about 1 hour and covers all the bridges along the Douro in the area.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum provides a very nice history of Sandeman winery and even about the logo of man in black cape and hat. A tour of the cellars requires advance booking and purcyof tickets.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So sandeman's imports some of the best port from Portugal but who knew that their terrace on the Douro was also a site to experience great port and wonderful sandwiches? It was a pleasure.

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Thank Philip S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice, not too expensive tour(6 euros). Do inform what times the English tours are if you want the English ones(they also have the tours in Portugese and Spanish). They're not necessarily every hour! While waiting for the tour to start, you can have a look at the Sandeman museum. The tourguide is dressed up as 'the Don' which is a... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guided tour and explanation of the sandeman port operation as well as a tawny and white port tasting. €6 euros per person worth doing - classic tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour and tasting! The tour was informative. The facility is clean and well kept. The guides very well informed. Don't miss the photo opportunity with the Sandeman gear!

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northern NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful port house, we got a semi private tour - us and 4 others that was very nice. However, the actual ports served were all their lower/medium end ports - we had so much better elsewhere. Not a single vintage port was poured. Also, the tour was billed as being 2 hours, but our guide left the private room after... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent a week in Porto I've been to most of the cellars, and unfortunately this has been the most disappointing of the lot. A far cry from the enthusiastic and passionate staff at Ramos Pinto, or the helpful guides at Calem, the staff here couldn't be less polite if they tried.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sandeman Porto smells like a mystery to every woman in the world. Hidden taste, like the man placed as a logo

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good informative tour spolit by the tasting. The 5 euro tour gives you two port tastings, but the samples were pretty small. I went on the same tour a number of years ago and they were a lot more generous! If you are planning to do one tour, head to Offley, the tour is of the same standard, but... More 

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