World's Oldest Port Wine Cellar & Food Tour


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From $88.68

34 reviews   (4.97)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: portugal, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

The 'other side of the river' is something heard every day in Porto, especially among locals. But likely few visitors know what lays beyond the wine caves along the riverside.

On this tour, we showcase a non-touristy area full of homemade cuisine and alive with local culture. We'll walk through the winding, narrow streets of Gaia, visit the oldest winery in Portugal founded by King Joseph I and the Marques of Pombal, and discover both “classic” Porto food, such as the francesinha, as well as local secrets like alheira. Each tasting will be paired with local wine or beer.

While enjoying the stroll and tastings, you will learn about both Portuguese and regional history, not only from our guide but from the locals that adore to talk and share their experiences, all the while getting the best views over the city of Porto.

Don't Miss - when visiting the oldest winery in Portugal you'll get to enter a secret wine cave with aging bottles of port wine that are hundreds of years old.


What's Included

13 food and drink tastings at 6 different eateries

Local english speaking guide

Port Wine Tasting in the oldest Port Wine Cellar

Wine, beer and water

What's Not Included

Email us or add note to advise of any dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten-free diets

Gratuities / Tips for guides

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • You must be 18+ to drink alcoholic beverages on the tour
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • We and our food partners will adhere to all local regulations. Please follow these local regulations as requirements (for example, mask wearing inside vs outside public spaces) may vary.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Public Garden-Vila Nova de Milfontes
Learn about Gaia at our meeting point and get the best viewpoint of the city.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Get a taste of the Pastry 'culture' of Portugal!

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Beatriz went over and above to make the day.
S2688EEmartinh, 28-09-2022
Beatriz is very knowledgeable without doubt. More than this she is so happy to make the experience you get it he very best. Whilst we had a birthday in our small group of six, everyone received special treatment. Every place we visited she ensured there was always an abundance of food and drink to enjoy. She also arranged an additional Birthday cake out of her own pocket!. The whole tour was exceptional and I cannot recommend Beatriz highly enough.
Great way to get a taste of authentic Porto food and wine
dslate4789, 16-08-2022
My wife and I had an incredible experience with Beatriz. She was engaging, extremely knowledgeable, and gave us a truly authentic taste of Porto food and wine. She took the time to explain the history and context behind each of the stops she chose to take us to - we were stuffed by the end of it and felt like we had a much better appreciation for the local food and wine! We'd highly recommend the tour!
Great Food & Wine Tour
J1213FIhelenm, 09-08-2022
Great tour with Beatriz, an excellent way to get your bearings (so would recommend you do at the start of your trip) we got to taste lots of local food and wine (won't give any details so as not to spoil tour for others). There was just the 2 of us and Beatriz on the tour so it felt like a private tour. Beatriz gave us lots of local information and helpful local tips along the way. The visit to the oldest Port wine cellar was particularly interesting as we got to visit parts that normal tours don't. Having been on a food tour in Lisbon a number of years ago would now make a point of doing a food tour in any new city we visited. Beatriz sorry for late review we each thought the other had done.
Excellent wine, food, and tour guide off the beaten path!
Robert D, 18-08-2022
Wow! What an excellent experience!

Beatriz was our guide, and she took us to the most wonderful places in Vila Nova de Gaia. There were so many gems on this side of the Douro River that were excellent. I really enjoyed that we saw beautiful sites and tasted great wine and food across from Porto.

This tour is definitely worth it!
Fabulous
W3033WNniamhc, 02-08-2022
We really enjoyed this tour. Beatrice is very knowledgeable when it comes to Porto's local history, industry and of course food and wine. She took us to local places and had us try the not-so-typical dishes. We moved away from the tourist areas and got a real feel for the city. Beatrice was super kind and friendly. We had a fantastic morning with the group.




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