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, traditional eats, and a visit to the world's oldest port wine cellar.
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A real taste of Port wine and local life…

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 your last wine tasting of the day.

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

Note: Itinerary & tastings subject to change due to seasonal availability, individual closings or local holidays.

Departs

Sat. & Sun

10:30am
Duration

4

hours
  • €79

    Adult From 18
  • €67

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • €51

    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' (salted codfish) at a humble side-street 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.

TOUR SIZE

Max. 4 People

DURATION

4 Hours

TIME OF DAY

Morning

LOCATION

Vila Nova de Gaia

DIFFICULTY

Easy - potential for uneven walk-ways

DIETARY ACCOMODATIONS

Adaptable for Vegetarian, Gluten-free & Allergies

CANCELLATION POLICY

24 Hours in Advance for Full Refund

Excellent introduction to Gaia on the south side of the river and the culture of the Porto area. We made several stops for great food at a variety of types of restaurants and did a tour and tasting at a port producer. Bring your appetite!

- Krista H.

Go hungry! Beatriz is going to bring you to a lot of places with very good and filling food. I would recommend skipping breakfast. Tour was great to get off the beaten path and eat in interesting places in Gaia.

- Artgirlnola (TripAdvisor Review)

I took this tour recently with my family, and we had a blast! The mix of food and wine was delicious! And, our tour guide, Beatriz, was one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone in Porto!

- SmartTraveler222 (TripAdvisor Review)

We had a great time with Beatriz! She told us a lot about Porto and the food was amazing. You don’t need to eat anything for the rest of the day after you finished the tour.

- Dinie88 (TripAdvisor Review)

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