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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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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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Fado Show in Porto Cálem Wine Cellars Including Wine Tasting and Visit
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A great first stop

As one of the first caves after crossing over the footbridge along the Douro, Calem is easy to find. With regular tours/tastings, it is also easy to visit. For us when we arrived... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As one of the first caves after crossing over the footbridge along the Douro, Calem is easy to find. With regular tours/tastings, it is also easy to visit. For us when we arrived at the ticket counter inside the main doors, they were just minutes from starting a tour in English and so we only had to wait for a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quick, quite touristy tour. Not the best one in this area but the closest to the bridge so it depends how far you want to walk to go for a tour!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought the tickets at the tourist ticket office for 7 Eur per person and got a lot for our money. Very informative 30-40 min tour of the Calem facilities in Porto and tasting of 2 port wines (one white and one tawny).

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Somerset, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest we chose Calem as it was the cheapest but having read about other places it seems we didn't miss out on anything. The tour guide was great and spoke perfect English with a little humour too...The tour lasted around an hour with 2 tastings at the end and sat on long benches, it cost 6 euros each... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice wine tour ( tasting of 2-3 sorts of portwine), it is close to Luise bridge. It can be combined with a Douro boat trip. Great experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here yesterday and have taken the guided tour in which you get to try 3 different Porto wines. Guide shows you old barells and cellar and told you about history of this cellar. Wines were good.

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Wilrijk, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We bought ticket for this bus and this visit was included Educational visit in English with tasting at the end Good way to learn something about Port

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to several Port Wine tours and this by far was the best....the storage rooms alone was worth the visit.... Highly recommended.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 14 February 2017

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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