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Taylor's Port , Vila Nova de Gaia
At Taylor's Port, hear about Port wine and its history, learn what makes a good Port, and taste some sought-after vintages. The company dates
Tours from $130
Graham's Port Lodge , Vila Nova de Gaia
Wine lovers and cultural connoisseurs will appreciate the renovated museum and historical cellars at Graham's Port Lodge. Discover the art of
Tours from $216
Sandeman Cellars , Vila Nova de Gaia
Have a glass of wine with your history lesson at Sandeman Cellars, a wine center offering guided tours of its historical cellars and traditio
Tours from $96
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Discover the history and natural beauty of Portugal on a small-group day trip to Fátima, Nazaré and Óbidos from Lisbon. One of the most important Christian sites in the world, Fátima is home to the Sanctuary of Fatima, which honors the 1917 apparition of Our Lady of Fatima (another name for the Virgin Mary). After your visit, you’ll explore the coastal fishing town of Nazaré and the medieval village of Óbidos, stopping at the Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on the way. Enjoy picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and agricultural landscapes as you travel along the dramatic cliffs of the Portugal coast. Throughout your tour, you’ll learn interesting facts and hear stories from your guide.
Book on Viator from $81
Porto Calem , Vila Nova de Gaia
Discover some of the country's finest wines by touring Porto Calem on the southern bank of Duoro River. Multilingual tours lead visitors thro
Tours from $24
Porto Augusto's , Vila Nova de Gaia

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Vila Nova de Gaia

Wineries & Vineyards · Landmarks · Gardens
Across the Douro River from Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia touts famed Port wine lodges, where bottles are stored and aged. Warehouses offer interesting tours of their cellars and wine tastings throughout the week. Besides Port winemaking, Gaia also shares prominent bridges, architecture, and history with Porto. You'll have the chance to trace a long tradition of regional winemaking at cafes, bars, restaurants, and lodges in addition to experiencing Gaia's archeological and architectural sites. Plan your holiday in Vila Nova de Gaia and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Portugal day trip planning website.

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Where to stay in Vila Nova de Gaia

Located just across the river from Porto's Old Town, Vila Nova de Gaia boasts a distinctive identity of its own.You can take advantage of the area's trendy riverfront district and its world-famous Port wine cellars by staying in one of the neighborhoods just south of the bridges to Old Town Porto. This puts you within easy walking distance of the wine cellars, while leaving you in close proximity to historical sites across the river by foot, bus, or taxi. Farther from the river are several international chain hotels offering comfortable rooms with high standards of cleanliness. You'll also find locally run inns and bed and breakfasts in the heart of the city's more residential neighborhoods of Cravelos and Mafamude.
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