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Sandeman Cellars

Largo Miguel Bombarda, 3, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
+351 22 374 0534
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excellent port wine

Our tour guide took us to see the many casks in the cellars and to view the history of the place... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Peggy F
Cuenca, Ecuador
Amazing & Informative visit

During our visit at Sandeman cellars, the guide gave interesting information about these port wines... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Michele P
Baie du Tombeau
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tour guide” (27 reviews)
“classic tour” (16 reviews)
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Largo Miguel Bombarda, 3, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
+351 22 374 0534

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Our tour guide took us to see the many casks in the cellars and to view the history of the place. Finally, we got to sample 3 kinds of port wine and learned a lot about the qualities of each.

Thank Peggy F
Reviewed 17 August 2017

During our visit at Sandeman cellars, the guide gave interesting information about these port wines and was at ease to answer our questions.... I appreciated the wine tasting - although not used to sweet wines...At the souvenir boutique, prices were reasonable...I chose the chocolates, while...More

Thank Michele P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The tour of the Sandeman Cellars was included in the Viking River cruise (River of Gold - the Douro). It was a very interesting tour through the cellar and seeing the huge barrels. The guide was very informative. The tour ended with a sample of...More

Thank GerMar60
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The cellars are clean and very good smelling. Our guide had a cloak which is a symbol related to the mysterious character in sandeman's logo: this was something funny and interesting. I personally don't like port wine but the others seemed to enjoy. The normal...More

Thank Cristina B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Overall great experience to learn about port wine and the history of Sandeman. Nothing beats the tasting at the end. I also liked the giftshop a lot because the items are sold at a reasonable price and I was able to pick up a lot...More

Thank Melody F
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We visited two wine cellars in Porto and I did prefer the Sandeman visit. Firstly a tour guide dressed as the Sandeman Don showed us around the actual cellars with just the right amount of interesting information. Not too deeply expert but enjoyable fun. Then...More

Thank Anja D
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

The tour of the cellar is amazing and very informative. The tour guides are fantastic and wear a cool tunic. They offer a very unique experience. The drive to the winery might be a bit scary due to the steep inclines but it's well worth...More

Thank Mexirice
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Not blowing my own horn but I work for the company that now part owns this place, although I have little interest in wine, this is a really cool place. It has its own cocktail bar, serves food and has a really good tour inside....More

Thank Stevo_has_no_idea
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I have wanted to come to Porto for a long time and Sandeman is my favourite Port so this was a must. Nice tour, around 40 minutes long so not too much or too little. Learnt a lot about the history and making of port....More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We did the 1790 Visit and learned about port wine styles, production , and preferred characteristics. We didn't really know much about Port prior to the tour, but we left with a good introductory base and will be keen to keep exploring the world of...More

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8 December 2016|
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Response from Jon M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but check their website. My wife and I enjoyed the tour VERY MUCH - so if you can go , do it!
Carol B
21 October 2016|
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Response from TonyDryden | Reviewed this property |
Best to enquire direct to the company
10 June 2016|
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Response from Marlon P | Reviewed this property |
Parking is just right in front of the Cellars Building or otherwise you can take a taxi from your Hotel/Apartment walking is very nice in this place and you will bever get bored.