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Porto Calem

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Address: Avenida Diogo Leite 26, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-111, Portugal
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+351 22 374 6660
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Calem is the most visited port wine cellar.

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US$18.76*
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Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
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Very intesresting caves

The visit of the caves of Calem is included when you buy a yellow bus tour. It was very interesting and entertaining without being too long. You'll more about the Porto wine after... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Nicolas E
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit of the caves of Calem is included when you buy a yellow bus tour. It was very interesting and entertaining without being too long. You'll more about the Porto wine after the visit. You can pay the entrance fee directly on the spot and depending on your language and the amount of visitors you'll have to wait as... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in at Calem after doing the "Disney" port experience at Sandeman because we wanted to taste a port not widely known in the US (for more on that, also check out my review of Vinologia). Calem does not offer tours, but instead sells bottles and has tasting room on the second floor. You can order what you like... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited in February and we walked in around midday without an appointment and only had to wait about 10 minutes for a tour in English. Tickets were a very reasonable £6 per person and included a tasting of two ports (which were delicious!). The guide was knowledgeable and the tour was interesting. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting... More 

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Estoril, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience I think they could expand on it with additional charges for wine tasting with the chocolate or cheeses. We bought tons of wine and they have some times with Fado music in the evening.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't planning this visit and ended up super happy with the restult. Wonderful guide and explanations and lovely fado concert at the end of the visit while trying Porto wines, totally recommend it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really great guide called nelson. Quick and easy tour with amazing live fado session at the end. Great way to round up a nice tasting session. Would go again.

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genova
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We loved this tour,the guide was great,so interesting! And the price was much cheaper than other caves,we loved the porto tastings at the end!!!We recommend it!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I was hesitating and was glad i took the tour with tasting at the end. Learned between "Wintage" (drink withing 3 days of opening the bottle) and "Tanny" (can keep for a year after opening the bottle)... the number 20, 30 on the bottle does not mean the number of years of aging but the number of variety of grapes... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

An authentic and non commercial visit to the production of Port. Calem is to be considered the most authentic of the companies at the riverside Recommended to visit and be part of the tour and tasting

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A tad expensive at Euro 17.5 for a 30 min tour of the port making process, but it comes with 30 mins of Fado music afterwards which was enjoyable.

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