Real Companhia Velha, Vila Nova de Gaia

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  • We just turned up which was no problem at all. We received a very warm welcoming and could directly join a guided tour (English, French, Portuguese) round the caves. The price was amazing: 7,50€ for a...  more »
  • Visited on a guided tour of Porto. To start a winetasting with a boring video was no success. When the video was over new visitors almost pushed us out. A walk in the "cellar" was 25 steps over ground...  more »
  • For those who want to enjoy an excellent port, this is a mandatory place! Here you will find the living history of port wine and also of Portugal as a whole.
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  • We were frustrated when looking for a cellar to visit... Most were tourist traps or just tourist centric sites(nothing is done there) not to mention way overpriced. All the ones at the waterfront had fake cellars or none at all and to visit the actual cellar you pay over 20€ and need reservation. This one... Oh boy. You can catch a tourist train at Sé that takes you there, we had no idea, so went by foot. It's 1,3km from the other cellars. It was the hardest hike we've done in a long long time, we almost died from the sight of the never ending hill. But at the end it was heaven, the best experience of our time in Porto, far from the horde of tourists. Best price of them all and the most complete. 4 tastings for each person with bread and assorted nuts included and a complete tour and lesson of the rich culture of this ancient company and how every wine is made for only €7.5, an absolute bargain. It lasts approx 45-80min and make sure you come without a crowd as they adapt to the size of the group. Best under 5 people. All the guides were extremely nice and spoke many languages. Our main guide Diogo(not me) was amazing and since we were alone, gave us the best tour of all, a personalized one, including a visit to the vintage cellars with wine still aging from 1700s. We felt at home and learned a whole lot. The other versions of the tour are also recomended, difference being the taste of even older wines and a lengthier and more extensive visit. Obrigado Diogo pela visita brutal!
  • Only Porto producer still run by only Portuguese people. Great enthusiast lesson about Porto wine making, great tasting, bought 4 different bottles there... Really enjoyed it!
  • Alex is an amazing tour guide!! The basement cellar is awesome and the tasting is delicious. Highly recommend.
  • Everything was perfectly explained. Highly recommended!
  • Nice visit, wonderful basement cellar with the vintage wines, and excellent tasting.

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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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