World's Oldest Port Wine Cave & Food Tour

A culinary walking tour of Porto’s authentic Vila Nova de Gaia neighbourhood, with port wine tastings, a visit to the world's oldest port wine cellar and traditional eats.
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Although it’s Porto that probably comes to mind when you think of Portugal’s famous Port wine, it’s actually across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia that wine produced in the region is stored and aged. This small coastal city, south of the Douro river, is lined with wine cellars and family-run restaurants serving simple, homemade fare. Most Porto visitors only explore the wine caves along the riverside, but we also take you to unusual and undiscovered food shops far off-the-beaten-path so you can get a real taste of local life in Porto.

Your day starts with an espresso and a traditional Pastel de Chaves (a pastry from Chaves, a city northeast of Porto) before we whisk you off for an exclusive guided tour and wine tasting at the oldest still functioning port wine cellar in the world. You’ll see vintage wines dating back to the 18th century and learn the delicacy of wine tasting as you sample a selection of Ports. 

After all of that that sipping, you’ll be more than ready for some delicious local food! We stop at three humble neighbourhood eateries where you’ll meet the owners and sample classic Portuguese dishes made with love. Enjoy a freshly made Francesinha sandwich, as well as other local favourites paired with wine and beer produced in the country.

On our way back, we stop at Mercado Beira Rio, a new-age food market where the locals come to buy and sell goods, eat, and enjoy music concerts and art exhibitions. It’s the perfect authentic spot for our last wine tasting of the day.

Join us on this merry food and wine experience in the heart of Porto’s wine district. 

Departs

Tue - Sun

10:30am
Duration

3.5 - 4

hours
  • €79

    Adult From 18
  • €65

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • €52

    Child 4-12 years
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Tour Highlights Include

Visit a centuries-old port wine cellar (the oldest in the world!) in the heart of the city

Sample a selection of Port wine produced in the Douro Valley

Enjoy homemade bacalhau at a humble sidestreet restaurant

Line your stomach in true Portuguese fashion - with a gut-busting Francesinha sandwich paired with a beer!

Escape the typical tourist paths and wander the tiny backstreets of Vila Nova de Gaia.

Did you know alheira (pheasant sausage) was invented by Portuguese Jews as an alternative to pork? Try it with a fried egg - one of the most popular ways to eat it!

Stop for nibbles and wine tasting at Porto’s new-age food market, Mercado Beira Rio.

See the ‘Half Rabbit’ by Bordalo II - a famous piece of street art made with odd materials found around the city.

Memorable

Memorable

Let's make one of your favourite Porto memories together

Flexible

Flexible

As long as you give us 48 hours notice, we can change or fully refund your booking

Valuable

Valuable

Along with a guide to the stops you visit, your local guide will give you her/his tips and picks to the best spots in town

Accommodating

Accommodating

We are here for you from the moment you book, to provide you with local tips and help with any of your questions

The food tour takes place in Vila Nova de Gaia. We start close to Jardim do Morro metro and finish at Mercado Beira-Rio.

How to arrive

How you get there is up to you (transport to the meeting point is not included)

When you reserve your spot, we’ll give you the exact location of the meeting point

At the end of our tour, our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you (or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby)

The Schedule

Departure

Departure

The food tour starts at Jardim do Morro and ends at the Mercado Beira-Rio.

Cancellations

Cancellations

You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.

Schedule

Schedule

The food tour run multiple days a week at 10:30am. Tours are not held on National Holidays. Please check the booking page for all available dates.

We just returned from a fabulous night out of experiencing food, culture and the history of Lisboa! Ricardo was incredible and kept us entertained and informed with his vast knowledge of Lisbon and Portugal. Camilla was very lovely and full of great energy! I HIGHLY recommend this tour to all. It was AWESOME!

- Marty (a Tripadvisor review)

The food tour was absolutely perfect. A great way to try different Portuguese foods, as well as learn about the history of the city. We loved that the tour took us out of the touristy areas and allowed us to see a more local part of Lisbon that we may not have found on our own.

- Alayna B.

We loved the history of the city and the chance to experience things we would not have done on own. Lara was a fantastic guide!

- Maureen O.

Great tour, we enjoyed our tour guide Marianna. Had a lot of fun at the tour with excellent tastings of fine food and drinks.

- Peter K.

This food tour was spectacular, unusual and a rare treat for us. Ricardo and his associate were perfect hosts, informative, educational, and extremely knowledgeable. They kept this tour entirely engaging and brought us to places we would have never even known existed.

- Steven (a Tripadvisor review)

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