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Address: Largo Miguel Bombarda, 3, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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+351 22 374 0534
10:00 - 18:00
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Majestically situated across the Douro river, looking toward the historic...

Majestically situated across the Douro river, looking toward the historic centre of Porto, in a granite building dated 1797, The House of Sandeman invites you to an experience full of mystery and seduction, in a setting which balances a traditional yet cosmopolitan atmosphere.

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Good tour and a taste of Port

Interesting tour and something to do while in Porto. A lot was sold out including the caves tour but they had different tours in each language which made it nice. After the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Norwich, Connecticut
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Jersey, Channel Islands
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As a keen Port drinker at formal functions I was keener that a dog at the traps to get going. The normal tour costs €10 per person and a gratis Glass of white and red port to finish off at the end. Informative and interesting tour with a video presentation thrown in.

Thank Jasen
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a well put together tour with a professional guide and a short film of interest on the making of port. Very enjoyable and very interesting.

Thank Linda B
Jersey, null, Jersey
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a place We went to the Sandeman bar on the front everyday and he was amazing the atmosphere was very good and the music was even better Just to say thank you to all the bar staff from the jersey boys

Thank Paulo C
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you only have limited time in Porto Sandeman Cellars is in a beautiful old building overlooking the river. English speaking tour guide gave a comprehensive explanation of the process of making and aging port. The tasting room is roomy and service was quick. Their shop offers many items and souvenirs. Enjoyed our two hour tour and tasting and headed... More 

Thank TheotherCindy
Norwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting tour and something to do while in Porto. A lot was sold out including the caves tour but they had different tours in each language which made it nice. After the tour, you get a couple of port samples.

Thank silvaja01
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Sandeman Cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia in the midst of all the port lodges is well worth a vist. Although the tour is quite short, it is very interesting and the tasting of various port styles that follows is both educational and enjoyable!

Thank Douglas552
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting visit which includes 2 tastings of Port. Tours get booked up so you may need to book in advance at busy times. The shop has lots of gifts at reasonable prices as well as more expensive bottles of Port.

Thank Linda T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in a large group and had a tour & tasting of one white & one red port. The tour through the cellars included information about the history of Sandeman and the port making process. There's a video at the end that made me want to visit the picturesque Douro Valley where the grapes are grown! I would put... More 

Thank Jennifer V
Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the 23 Euro 5 glass tasting tours in English had sold out for the afternoon that we visited, so we had to make do with the 10 Euro 2 glass tour, which was supplemented later by additional port tasting in their outside café! The tour, by a lady guide dressed in the 'Sandeman' style, who's command of the English... More 

Thank Andy-S60
Sarpsborg, Norway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Sandeman, as one of the best known port wine producers. We were not disappointed! A very knowledgeable, female guide took us for an hour´s tour through the cellars, and we ended up with a five-glass winetasting. Our limited knowledge about port wine was quickly revealed, and we learned a lot during the enjoyable hour. Of course the finishing... More 

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