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Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

1. Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

Fado is an important part of the collective Portuguese soul, born in the taverns of the 19th century and an iconic symbol of the Portuguese culture. This 75-minute program includes a visit to the Cálem wine cellars to learn about ancestral traditions. The visit is followed by a tasting of two port Wines (white and special reserve), which are served to you while you enjoy a Fado performance. The Fado performance features both male and female voices accompanied by traditional Portuguese guitar and classic guitar. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear to the music and experience the soul of the country.

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Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

2. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

Explore the district of Porto, on your own time. Using a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket, a river cruise ticket and enjoy a visit to a port wine cellars (optional). Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, river Douro and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this incredible price you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses, taking a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the cultural significance of producing port wine from a cellar (optional).  Special Time-tables: One day prior to St. John's Day: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM St. John's Day: from 2:00 PM Christmas Eve: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM Christmas Day: from 2:00 PM New Years Eve: from 8:30 AM until 1:30 PM New Years Day: from 2:00 PM

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Porto: Cálem Cellar with Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting

3. Porto: Cálem Cellar with Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting

Who said that port wine was just for snacks and desserts? Explore a huge selection of the most iconic wines, paired with finger food. In the guided visits to Cálem Cellar, learn about the Douro Demarcated Region and how the Port is produced. Discover the details in the history of this house. The cellars themselves remain active and visitable. It is there that you will learn more about the unique characteristics of each type of Port, even next to the barrels where they grow, protected from light and heat.  Then, you will be invited to a Cálem wine tasting of Cálem Late Bottle Vintage, Cálem Vintage, and Cálem Colheita. With your guide, learn some more Port secrets and pair your wines with goat cheese Transmontano, cheese from S. Jorge Island, chocolate tartlet black and chocolate milk, and crackers and compote. 

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Porto: Douro River Sailboat Tour

4. Porto: Douro River Sailboat Tour

Embark on a private sailboat tour along the riverside of Porto and Gaia. Pass some of the most appreciated attractions in the cities of Porto and Gaia, such as the Dom Luis Bridge, Crystal Palace Gardens, Porto Cathedral, and Clérigos Tower. Starting at the Douro Marina, meet your certified crew and savor a sparkling or Porto wine as a welcome drink before sailing calmly between the Dom Luis Bridge and the mouth of the Douro River. Simply sit back, relax, and listen to music while admiring the sights from the water.

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Porto: City Tour with 24-Hour Porto Card

5. Porto: City Tour with 24-Hour Porto Card

Take the day exploring Porto with a guide and a Porto Card valid for 24 hours. See the city's main attractions and stumble across charming corners. Enjoy experiencing Porto with a local's perspective. On this guided tour wander through Porto's historic downtown and go through locations like Vitória, Clérigos, Aliados, and Sé, the cathedral. Also, visit the beach of Matosinhos for stunning views and have the opportunity to try some fish. You can also visit a port wine cellar.

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What people are saying about Cálem

A very informative tour. Sufficient technical information delivered in a friendly and charming manner. Very clear and spoke with good English. It was very obvious our guide had genuine passion and love for the subject of the production of port wine. After the tour we were taken to the music room. A small stage was displayed. The musicians were of the top quality and the singers delivered an outstanding performance with bravado and passion for the music of Fado. We enjoyed two glasses (tawny and white) during the musical performance both delicious. The tour and performance were the perfect duration. The Calem cellars are a must to enjoy a taste of Porto musically and through port wine.

Magnificent experience !! A 2-hour romantic stroll with an attentive crew. Everything was perfect! I highly recommend this outing and let yourself sail on the Douro under a fado tune (music of your choice) with your glass of port.

Informative tour, good length (approx. 30 minutes) followed by a fado show. There were two delicious ports and some crackers to try.

Interesting tour in the port cellars…very informative. Fado show and port tasting was good…..show maybe slightly too long.

Great tour and show. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend