Port Wine Lodges Tour Including 7 Wine Tastings

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Port Wine Lodges Tour Including 7 Wine Tastings
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Experience what makes Port Wine unique and how it distinguishes from other wines. Learn how and when to consume it and to identify the differences between the different Port Wine families.
(port wine is sweet, it is a dessert type of wine)

Learn about its history and how the world's oldest demarcated wine region is nowadays.

Visit 3 port wine brands and try 7 different Port Wines - including a visit to a traditional wine cellar learning all about Port Wine production and aging, a small producer tasting room and a visit to a modern interactive museum with a professional tasting room and workshop learning how to taste wine.

By the end of this tour you should understand why Port Wines are so unique and exclusive to the Douro valley, what the different kinds of wine are, and how to taste them like professionals.
The group takes a maximum of 22 people.
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In Brief

Location:
Porto, Portugal
Country:
Portugal
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily, except Monday
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Get inside tips from a local
All entrance fees included
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Pass By: Porto Walkers - Free Walking Tours & Experiences, Praça da Liberdade, Estátua de Dom Pedro IV, Porto 4000-322 Portugal

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Pass By: Ponte de Dom Luis I, Pte. Luiz I, Porto Portugal

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Inclusions

  • 7 wine tastings
  • Local guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Wine lodge entry tickets
  • 4h Tour (all walking) - Farthest walk is 800m

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Departure Point

Pillars of the Old Suspension Bridge, Cais da Ribeira 24, 4000-509 Porto, Portugal

Returns To

Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • MEETING POINT: By the pillars of the old Pensil bridge, next to the D. Luis Bridge (lower level), on Porto's side.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We met the group at the base of the bridge on the Porto side of the river. We were introduced to our tour guide, Margarida, and she led us across the bridge to the first of three Port Houses. Firstly, Margarida was spectacular, a knowledgeable and charismatic woman, and a lot of fun. The first place we went to had a museum, which was interesting, and we also saw the barrels in the basement and learned about how Porto is made. We had two glasses of Port there. The next place was a bar, and we had 2 more glasses of Port. But the final stop was truly a gem. We had three tastings at Vasquez de Carvalho, and it was the best Port we ever had. An employee of that place, Patrice, explained the wines to us, along with Margarita, and she was very passionate about the Port. Overall, a great tour, generous amounts of Port, a great value and a lot of fun. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
Lucas, our guide for the tour, was very amusing, knowledgeable and informative. We started at the Ponte Luis I crossing the Douro River on foot to Gaia. Visiting three port houses all close to each other, we experienced the cellars in which the massive barrels of port are stored and sampled seven different ports, both single harvest and blended white, tawny and ruby ports. A really enjoyable way to spend four hours learning the history of port wines, tasting a range of ports and getting to know he members of our group. Thank you Lucas!
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
We had a great wine lodges tour with our guide Anna (Margarita), she was very funny and very knowledgeable. The places we visited were all very interesting and there was plenty of port to taste. We'll worth doing.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
The Tour was great. I wish Margarita (pronounced Margarida) could follow me around life and explain everything to me with the same passion she has for Port Wine. Margarita really made the tour and everything about it great. We learned about Port wine and its importance to Porto and it's history. The hefty portions of wine were great too.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
This was an excellent tour. Three different port houses and 8 generous tastes of different kinds and ages of port. Our guide was well informed and organized, and the experts at the port houses were very knowledgeable.A very good tour and a very happy ending.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Fabulous intro to port wine. Lucas our tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He achieved his opening objective of making a group of people on the tour a group of friends at the end.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Guide was excellent, giving just the right level of information. The visit to museum was an extra bonus. We went to three quite different port lodges and the tastings at all were very good.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
I highly recommend this Port Wine Lodges Tour. It was informative and enjoyable. We learned a lot about port wine.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Great experience. Museum, cellars and three tastings. Gives a basic understanding of the different styles and approaches to making port. Ends on a fantastic rooftop bar with views of Porto. Excellent guides. Fun group.
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
Great tour of wine lodges in Porto! We really liked the set up of the tour: learned about Porto and its history first, then drank many different types of port, then ended the tour on a beautiful rooftop bar that served port cocktails. Would highly recommend!
• Submitted 24 Jul 2019
This was completely worth the money! A great mix of educational and relaxing. The group wasn’t too big and our tour guide Anna was amazing! Would completely recommend!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2019
Lucas may be young but he is very informative in a fun and easy way. We learnt so much more about Port and would like to say thank you.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Marguerita was very informative and animated. She provided knowledgeable information about porto and the region.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
A great tour guided by people who were truly passionate about the subject. Lucas was a breath of fresh air. Likeable, authentic and funny
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We absolutely loved this tour. Anna was an excellent guide with so much knowledge and a beautiful personality. She made us feel so welcome in her hometown Porto. Highly recommend
• Submitted 10 May 2019
What a beautiful tour of the Douro valley. Two port tours, excellent lunch and a boat cruise on the river. Our guide Joac Sousa was fun, informative and a great source of information. Would not hesitate to recommend.
• Submitted 22 Apr 2019
Peter our tour guide was really good. Very informative and made the tour interesting and fun.It was interesting to get to know all about the history of Port and the different kinds. The tasting was great!
• Submitted 30 Oct 2018
David was an outstanding tour guide plus the 4 hour tour and 7 tastings flew by! Great service and so enjoyable. David is a great example of a local guide who clearly wants everyone to enjoy Porto and Gaia.
• Submitted 29 Oct 2018
Alex was great! We loved all the wine houses and learned a lot about port wine. If you like wine I highly recommend this tour when you’re in Porto. :)
• Submitted 27 Aug 2018
Booked two days before with Viator. David met us at the bridge and was helpful from the start. Communicated well to the whole group and really looked after us all. Interesting tour of the A. Ramos Pinto port wine museum. A short walk through Gaia to another lodge and we then had a professional tasting lesson. Tasted a mixture of 7 different ports, which were delightful. David had a lot of knowledge about the history of the Gaia lodges and the ports.
• Submitted 28 Jul 2018
This tour was great! Our guide, David, was funny and knowledgeable and really made the tour a huge hit. We did another walking tour later on with another guide from this tour group, Porto Walkers, and it is clear that this tour company makes a big effort to hire not only knowledgeable, but also entertaining, guides.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Fun, a lot of porto, a lot of interesting news! We had great time:
• Submitted 13 Jun 2018
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We are seniors who got a little mixed up and showed up for our tour on the wrong day. I think the fellow's name was Nunes, was SO NICE! There were still two spots left on the tour we showed up for and he fit us in. We simply can't thank him enough! This tour was so much fun! We met people from all over the world and learned a lot about port from our tour leader David. Such a good experience. We will be booking with Viator again!
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018
If you're going to be in Porto you need to do the walking tour of the Port Wine Lodges in Gaia! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable not only about the lodges but also about the Port Wines. The tasting event that he conducted was very professional and accurate!
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018

In Brief

Location:
Porto, Portugal
Country:
Portugal
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily, except Monday
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Get inside tips from a local
All entrance fees included