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World's Oldest Port Wine Cellar & Food Tour provided by Porto Food Tours by Eating Europe

World's Oldest Port Wine Cellar & Food Tour

World's Oldest Port Wine Cellar & Food Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The 'other side of the river' is something heard every day in Porto, especially among locals. But likely few visitors know what lays beyond the wine caves along the riverside. On this tour, we showcase a non-touristy area full of homemade cuisine and alive with local culture. We'll walk through the winding, narrow streets of Gaia, visit the oldest winery in Portugal founded by King Joseph I and the Marques of Pombal, and discover both “classic” Porto food, such as the francesinha, as well as local secrets like alheira. Each tasting will be paired with local wine or beer. While enjoying the stroll and tastings, you will learn about both Portuguese and regional history, not only from our guide but from the locals that adore to talk and share their experiences, all the while getting the best views over the city of Porto. Don't Miss - when visiting the oldest winery in Portugal you'll get to enter a secret wine cave with aging bottles of port wine that are hundreds of years old.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 214319P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 13 food and drink tastings at 6 different eateries
  • Port Wine Tasting in the oldest Port Wine Cellar
  • Wine, beer and water
  • Local english speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities / Tips for guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Email us or add note to advise of any dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten-free diets
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Jardim do Morro, 4430-210 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Your Eating Europe guide will be waiting for you at the top of the hill with an Eating Europe logo. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time in order to ensure prompt departure. The guide will start the tour on time for the guests who have arrived.
  • Douro River
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must be 18+ to drink alcoholic beverages on the tour
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • 13 food and drink tastings at 6 different eateries
  • Port Wine Tasting in the oldest Port Wine Cellar
  • Wine, beer and water
  • Local english speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities / Tips for guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Email us or add note to advise of any dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten-free diets
Departure details
  • Jardim do Morro, 4430-210 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal Your Eating Europe guide will be waiting for you at the top of the hill with an Eating Europe logo. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time in order to ensure prompt departure. The guide will start the tour on time for the guests who have arrived.
  • Douro River
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Douro River
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must be 18+ to drink alcoholic beverages on the tour
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 8 Jul 2020
A note from World's Oldest Port Wine Cellar & Food Tour
We and our food partners will adhere to all local regulations. Please follow these local regulations as requirements (for example, mask wearing inside vs outside public spaces) may vary.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jardim do Morro
    Jardim do Morro, 4430-210 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
    Your Eating Europe guide will be waiting for you at the top of the hill with an Eating Europe logo. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time in order to ensure prompt departure. The guide will start the tour on time for the guests who have arrived.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Trigo Doce
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Real Companhia Velha
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Rua Luís de Camões
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Rua Cândido dos Reis
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 5
    R. Guilherme Gomes Fernandes 42
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 6
    Rua Guilherme Gomes Fernandes
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 7
    Mercado Beira-Rio
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Douro River
    Douro River
    See address & details
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Kate1228
Sea Girt, NJ10 contributions
May 2022
We had such a wonderful experience on this tour! Beatriz was such a charismatic and knowledgeable guide. We appreciated the obvious thought and research that went into the entire itinerary. Each stop was unique and truly felt like a local experience versus a typical tourist attraction. It is of course worth mentioning how delicious the various food and beverage pairings were throughout the day. It's difficult to choose a favorite! I highly recommend this tour for those who wants to immerse themselves into the Porto/Gaia culture for a day and sample the best of local cuisine!
Written 11 May 2022
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Good morning Kate, Thank you so much for this amazing review! I always do my best to show unique and local places in Gaia, and food/wine mixed with history is even better! Hopefully, we can meet soon. Beatriz
Written 13 May 2022
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Pete T
Excelsior, MN36 contributions
Jan 2020
While our time in Portugal (Lisbon, Sintra, Porto) was wonderful in every way, the day that we spent with Beatriz on the World's Oldest Port Wine Cellar & Food Tour was the best!
Our day started by meeting Beatriz and, after a brief introduction, we headed off to a local bakery. We had already been in Portugal for one week and had tried many treats from many bakeries but, Beatriz designed the tour to provide samples of Portuguese cuisine that many tourists wouldn't typically try. She provided two bakery items that were new to us and also revealed their history and significance. That pattern continued for every stop that we made that day, Beatriz provided samples and meals that were specific to Portugal while also telling us a bit about their background.
While walking around on our tour we also asked Beatriz many questions about her country and she was very open and personal in her response. We felt that we were touring a beloved city with a great friend who's primary interest was seeing that we enjoyed every minute and came away with new knowledge and appreciation.
While this was only one of 6 tours that we took while in Portugal, it was, without a doubt, our favorite. If you want to come away from your visit to Portugal having tried some new dishes, and also having learned much more than you would by just reading, book this tour, you won't regret it!
Written 18 January 2020
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BeatrizPestana1
Hey Pete! Thank you so much for this amazing review! It's always my pleasure to try to show and explain some features from my country that I love but also that are more unknowned for our guests. And to read that our tour was your favorite is even better! So glad to hear that! Hope to see you again! We hope you’ll come eat with us again soon in another one of our other foodie cities. Obrigada! Beatriz
Written 26 January 2020
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Judith A
1 contribution
Had a very enjoyable time on this trip and learnt a lot about the eating and drinking habits of the people of Portugal. Beatriz was friendly and so easy to talk to.
Unfortunately for the company we were the only two on the trip but this made it more enjoyable for us.
We will certainly encourage other people to take this trip.
Written 12 March 2020
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lgloeck
Cincinnati, OH6 contributions
Our tour today with Beatriz is the highlight of our visit to Porto! Beatriz was delightful, informative and engaging. We throughly enjoyed our time with her eating, drinking and learning about the history and culture of Gaia. Thank you Beatriz and Eating Europe!
Written 11 May 2022
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Good morning! Thank you so much for your amazing review. It makes me so happy to know that you enjoyed my tour and our local foods and wines. Also, thanks for the great photo and company. Hopefully one day you can come back (why not start the walk from Portugal this time?). OBRIGADA! Beatriz
Written 13 May 2022
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Ruth C
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom12 contributions
Oct 2021
We had a such a brilliant time on the food and drink tour with Beatriz! All of the dishes we ate were sensational (and there were quite a few!) and it was wonderful to hear the back stories. Beatriz was very knowledgable and passionate about Portuguese food and culture so it was very fun/ educational for us. She's an asset to the city! We wouldn't have tried the places she took us to if we hadn't have gone on the tour so we're so glad we did.

I would thoroughly recommend booking this tour - it was the highlight of out trip! Book it now!
Written 14 November 2021
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Nick Berti
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Highly recommend. Beatriz was a fun tour guide and curated a great day of the more under the radar places in Gaia. She really made us feel like locals. You definitely won’t be hungry after the tour.
Written 9 May 2022
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robin517
Santa Cruz, CA4 contributions
Nov 2021
Thank you Eating Europe and our FABULOUS guide Beatriz! We can't recommend this tour enough. It was the PERFECT start to the beginning to the start of our trip in Porto. Beatriz catered to our vegetarian diets (there were plenty of delicious things to eat and drink) and sites to see! Beatriz also took special care with helping us plan the rest of our time in Porto! Thanks so much!
Written 18 November 2021
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Merran
19 contributions
Jan 2020
I was gifted this tour as a birthday present from my daughter and I really loved it. Beatriz is a wonderful guide and she showed us amazing local food, wine and port as we walked through Gaia. I tried so many different things that I wouldn't have found by myself, and I loved it all. I highly recommend you book this tour.
Written 23 January 2020
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BeatrizPestana1
Hey Merran! It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your birthday gift! Trying different things and off the beaten track is our main goal and I'm happy to hear that you liked as well! Glad to hear that you loved your first Eating Europe tour and hope to see you again in another of our cities! Obrigada, Beatriz
Written 26 January 2020
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Stephanie K
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
The very individual tour with Beatriz was a great pleasure! Very informative, besides the usual tourist routes in Gaia, with a personal tasting in the oldest wine cellar. Beatriz has a big knowledge of her country and we have experienced a lot about the locals, historic and present situation. We highly recommend this tour - thank your, Beatriz!
Written 27 September 2021
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Hey Stephanie! It was a pleasure having you on our tour! Thank you so much for the amazing feedback and hope to see you soon, in Portugal, or in other Eating Europe tours around Europe! Obrigada! Beatriz
Written 30 September 2021
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Jdjsbcikr4beukwbri
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Friends
Good food tour. I dont like to fill out these things so I am typing words. I did enjoy the tour and food on tour. Tour guide was great. Enough words.
Written 1 January 2020
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EatingPorto
Thank you so much for joining us on our World's Oldest Port Wine Cellar & Food Tour! We really enjoyed hosting you, and we appreciate your words! We hope you’ll come eat with us again soon in another one of our other foodie cities.
Written 22 January 2020
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Excellent Tour!
Beatriz and Eating Europe offered a great personal food tour of Porto. She was knowledgeable and friendly, and the
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