Sandeman Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia

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Have a glass of wine with your history lesson at Sandeman Porto, a wine center offering guided tours of its historical cellars and traditional wine-making process. The visit leads you through a network of 200-year-old corridors housing hundreds of oak casks and vats, where the region's renowned tawny and ruby ports slowly age under the watchful eye of expert wine makers. A museum offers a look at a collection of bottles, photographs, and paintings, narrating the history of wine-making in this part of the world. Check online for available tour and tasting options, and save time by booking your visit in advance. Take a look at our Vila Nova de Gaia trip planner to schedule your visit to Sandeman Porto and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Visit with lots of information and a short film at the end tracing the history of porto. The visit ends with a tasting of two port if you take the simple visit to 10hpour adults and free for children.
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  • Great place for wine lovers in all its shades. The girl who followed us was very prepared and spoke in Italian it costs 10 euros per person, the only thing I recommend is to add a little something to munch on along with the tasting of two glasses!!!
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  • A classic in the visit to the port wine cellars in Gaia. Guided tour with contact with the history of wine. At the end there is a tasting of wine. Is within the genus from other caves but Sandeman is special
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  • We had a great tour! Our tour guide was very informative and entertaining. Make sure you make reservations though, as most tours were fully booked while we were there.
  • Overpriced food and drinks. Slow and ignorant service. Wrong order. Not recommended.
  • The service is extremely slow. It took the waiter 20 mins to bring us bread, and then another 20 to take our drink and food order. The food took two hours to come to us, and it was terrible. My family ordered steak, and requested it well done, however the steak was undercooked and was not able to cut it. They give you butter knives to cut your food. Definitely do not recommend going here.
  • Nice location and amazing building but the service provided by the staff is shocking poor. The provided us with the wrong tour times twice and even failed to correctly book us onto a tour which idiot even exist. We wasted a lot of time here. Just go to graham's or crofts instead far far better.
  • Nice terrace that is covered. Portions are small and you can't get a beer.

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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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