Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit

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Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
from USD $25.73
Fado in Porto is a unique show in Porto city - a great way to see and hear live fado and do a tasting of Port wine. In this show you can hear beautiful voices and guitars, while sipping a proof of one of the world's most famous nectars, Porto wine.
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In Brief

Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
1 hour 15 minutes
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Important InfoInfo
Fado is part of the Portuguese soul. It was born in the 19th century taverns and it is a symbol of the Portuguese culture.

Accompanied by the Portuguese guitar and sang both by male and female voices, fado can be seen as the very own voice of the Portuguese people. Fado is considered Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. This cultural experience is complemented by the tastings of Port Wine, originating from the famous region also considered World Heritage.

The program includes a visit to the renowned Cálem cellars and to its ancestral traditions, followed by a tasting of two Port Wines (White and Special Reserve) which are served while you enjoy a fado performance that counts with a male voice and female voice accompanied traditionally by the Portuguese guitar and classic guitar at an unique environment. Come to listen and feel the voice of the Portuguese soul.


  • Local taxes
  • Wine tasting
  • Local guide
  • Live entertainment
  • Entry/Admission - Porto Calem


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

The exact visit time that happens prior to the show will be informed at time of reconfirmation. The show starts at 6pm from November to March and 6:30pm from April to October.

Departure Point

Avenida de Diogo Leite, Av. de Diogo Leite, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.59 out of 5 based on the last 17 recent reviews

Well worth its money The guide was informative and the Fado show was good Learnt something about Porto wine
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Super informative guide and tour. The show was superb and authentic feeling. The musicians and singers played with passion and love.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
A lovely tour of the cellars by an engaging and funny girl. She gave enough information in a short time but not overwhelming and answered all questions put to her. Followed by a tasting full servings of a white and tawny port. Both very distinctive but equally as delicious. All this while listening to 2 fado singers and 2 guitarist. They say to hear fado in Coimbra or Lisbon which we did see another show in Lisbon but this show was every bit equal to it and I believe the guitarists here to be amazing. Made our first night in Portugal a delight for things to come. Well worth going.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2018
The cellar tour was interesting, though brief. The Fado show was wonderful. Sitting with a glass of port ,looking out across the river while listening to such emotional songs and music was truly memorable experience.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
Fado goes very well with Calem wine tasting. It is a great choice, I would definitely recommend this especially for the first time visitors.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2017
Get tickets in advance because this sells out quickly. The Calem Cellars is a biggie when it comes to port wine and this is a popular cave in a convenient and attractive location by the river. The building looked like a newly renovated visitors and wine tasting center, which was very modern and attractive. First there is a tour and a tasting and then the fado performance begins, with a lady then a gentleman performing alone as well as a duet. The two guitarists were equally good and the music was terrific. Compared to the other fado I had been hearing during my trip, this was delightfully more upbeat in rhythm yet conveyed the same sadness and melancholy of the slower fado songs. A nice event. Please note that it wasn't easy getting a taxi back to Porto. The company called twice for a cab, but they never came. I finally tracked down one that was dropping off a passenger, but hailing a free taxi was difficult, so plan accordingly.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2017
It is a great wine tour and show.
• Submitted 26 Jul 2017
Great night out had all the flavour of Northern Portugal and it was really good value for money. The Calem cellers are on the other side of the river from the center of Porto, pleasant walk with all the old port transporting boats moored along side the quayside.
• Submitted 07 Nov 2016
Nice wine tour and Fado night!
• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
It was Fantastic
• Submitted 26 May 2016
Professional tour. Nice location good port and great singers. Recommendation when visiting Porto
• Submitted 07 Mar 2016
Very exciting tour, Maria our hostess was really kind and professional and speaks a perfect english. The tour is a bit quick, and in offseason a bit disappointing with only 6-8 people. The Fado Show is not a real show, but a beautiful concert with typical portuguese music. The women singing had a mind-blowing voice! They did everything to entertain us, it worth the time and the price! The only thing that could be better: some more information about the wines dueing the tasting. Thanks a lot, best regards!
• Submitted 29 Dec 2015
Interesting wine Cellar Trip and great Fado-Show
• Submitted 19 Oct 2016
The fado show was good - I wouldn't say great. Can get an equitable experience for free tucked away in an alley or train station. The wine was good. The tour, just the right length. Would have been better if you could purchase additional glasses instead of 2 samples for the whole show.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2016
Well organize and very enjoyable
• Submitted 19 Apr 2016
It was nice to experience the Fado tradition, although I think if you understand what is being sung, you would appreciate it more! The Porto tour at Cálem was good, although fairly basic. It would have been nice to be able to order an additional tasting of port as the portions are small and did not last for the duration of the show. Another issue was that after the show, we went to the store to make a purchase and when we went to use the washroom, were yelled at that the washrooms were closed...we did not appreciate the tone of the employee or the fact that we were not able to use the washroom when we had just spent money at the shop after the show. We ended up going for a full glass of port next door at another cellar (Douro Velho) and the host was amazing and accommodating...I would not hesitate to recommend that restaurant as service was efficient and friendly.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
The tour was not good. It was brief, part of a large 50 ppl group, no detail to the rich history of port and the winemaking process, felt rushed. That said, the Fado was good-beautiful singer and talented guitar players.
• Submitted 23 Jun 2018