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Cálem: Our most recommended tours and activities

Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

1. Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto at your leisure with a ticket that gives you access to 2 sightseeing bus tours. Hop on and hop off in areas like Santa Catarina and Batalha. Sample wines at the Calém Wine Cellars and sail on the Douro River on a cruise. Located in the north of Portugal, the city of Porto has a rich history that dates to the Roman occupation of Iberia. This is a notable port city, situated on the estuary of the Douro River, where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can also hop off the bus in the city’s oldest district, Ribeira, to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in a quaint café nestled along the city’s medieval walls and discover Porto’s famous wines. Your ticket gives you access to the cellars of Cales Calém, where top quality port wines have been produced since 1859. You can also sample some of the goods, including white, dry and ruby ports. Once you have seen Porto on dry land, you can take the Douro River Cruise to see it from the water. This is included as part of your tour package and gives you a chance to admire the city from a comfortable river cruiser as you drift down the Douro under 6 of the city’s bridges. Historical Porto: • Cathedral/S.Bento • Cathedral • Pç Batalha • Jardim do Morro/Caves Calém • Porto Viewpoint/Yeatman • Boeira Garden/Poças Junior (10min walk) • Lg Aviadores/El Corte Inglés • City Hall • Jardim Morro • Alfândega/Caves Calém • Cordoaria/Clérigos • Palácio de Cristal • Casa Música/Rotunda Boavista • Shopping/Mercado Bom Sucesso • Ribeira/River Cruise/Palácio Bolsa/Caves Calém Porto Castles: • Cathedral/S.Bento • Cathedral • Praça Batalha • Praça República • Palácio Cristal (SuspendeD) • Casa Música/Rotunda Boavista • Av. Boavista Hotels • Fundação Serralves • Parque da Cidade • Castelo Queijo/Sealife • Anémona • Palácio Cristal • Tourism Office/Cruises Terminal • Matosinhos Beaches • Anémona • Sealife • Passeio Alegre • Fluvial • Tramcar Museum • Ribeira/River Cruise/Palácio Cristal/Caves Calém

Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

2. Porto: Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting

Embark on a guided tour of the Cálem Cellars in Porto, enjoy wine tasting and an entertaining live Fado show. Listen and dance to Portuguese music as you get tipsy and enjoy an unforgettable night. Immerse yourself in Portuguese culture and listen to Fado, folk music that originated in Lisbon in the 18th century, also known as the Lisbon blues. Fado is an important part of Portuguese culture. Head to the Caves Cálem winery and embark on a guided tour of the facilities to learn about the history and traditions of port wine production. At the end of your tour, sample 2 port wines, a white port, and a special reserve. As you sip your wine, take in a live Fado performance, a style of music born in the taverns of the 19th century that has become an essential part of Portuguese culture. The performance features male and female vocalists accompanied by a traditional Portuguese guitar and a classical guitar. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the music and experience the country's soul.

Porto: Cálem Cellar with Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting

3. Porto: Cálem Cellar with Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tasting

Who said that port wine was just for snacks and desserts? Explore a huge selection of the most iconic wines, paired with finger food. In the guided visits to Cálem Cellar, learn about the Douro Demarcated Region and how the Port is produced. Discover the details in the history of this house. The cellars themselves remain active and visitable. It is there that you will learn more about the unique characteristics of each type of Port, even next to the barrels where they grow, protected from light and heat.  Then, you will be invited to a Cálem wine tasting of Cálem Late Bottle Vintage, Cálem Vintage, and Cálem Colheita. With your guide, learn some more Port secrets and pair your wines with goat cheese Transmontano, cheese from S. Jorge Island, chocolate tartlet black and chocolate milk, and crackers and compote. 

Guided Wine Cellar Tour & Tastings + Magic Train Experience

4. Guided Wine Cellar Tour & Tastings + Magic Train Experience

Discover Real Companhia Velha, one of the oldest and most prestigious wine cellars in Porto. Located in the picturesque Vila Nova de Gaia district, just across the Douro River, this wine cellar offers a truly unique and authentic experience that is not to be missed. Join us on a guided tour and dive into the rich history and culture of Port wine-making. Our expert guides will provide fascinating insights and interesting anecdotes into the traditions and techniques that make these wines so special. During the guided tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy two of the finest Port Wines that are available at this delightful winery. An expert will guide you on your tasting experience through the complex flavors and nuances of Port wine, teaching you about the various styles and blends, and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have along the way. After the wine tour, hop on the Magic Train Tour, which departs every 60 minutes from the Sé Catedral and takes you on a journey around the city center. With an audio guide available in multiple languages, you'll see the most important monuments, including St. Johns Theater, the Famous Batalha Square, Aliados Avenue, Clerigos Tower, Carmelitas Church, and more. Conclude your experience by embarking on an exciting self-guided walking tour of the Vila Nova de Gaia district. During this tour, you will have the chance to explore numerous other renowned wine cellars while immersing yourself in the rich culture and traditions of Port wine. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the city from the hilltops, and take some of the best selfies of your life.

Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

5. Porto: Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Cruise & Wine Cellar Options

Explore the districts of Porto at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Learn about the sights you see with an included audio guide. Upgrade to include an optional river cruise ticket and/or a visit to port wine cellars. Visit the perfect combination of historic landscapes, River Douro, and learn the highlights of the port wine tradition. With this ticket, you can visit the cities of Porto, Gaia, and Matosinhos via sightseeing buses or a heritage sightseeing cruise. Also, learn about the historical and cultural significance of producing port wine along with a free wine tasting if you choose the optional upgrade to wine cellars. 

Gaia: Photographic VW Kombi tour

6. Gaia: Photographic VW Kombi tour

Grab your camera and get ready for this photo tour of the beaches of Gaia, the route that will allows you to take the most beautiful pictures on the beaches of Gaia. Enjoying a vintage ride in 9 seater van for a unique experience! At the time you choose, we'll start this tour at the Serra do Pilar viewpoint, the most beautiful for the city of Porto. This will be your first postcard photo. We will continue to Marina da Afurada, passing by the river through the area of the emblematic cellars of the port wines. After Afurada we will continue the tour to old ''Seca do Bacalhau'', where you can take fantastic photographs as it is located in an elevated area of land with privileged views to the sea and to the entrance to Barra do Rio Douro. There you can see the entire area where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. To close with a golden key, we will conclude this photo tour, departing at forbidden speeds very close to 30kphm for an exceptional place. A chapel built on top of a rock. Perhaps upset with the sea because her back is turned to it. Although small, it is monumental, fragile, but strong, almost unreal, this is the beautiful church ''Senhor da Pedra''. Experience with historical explanation and dialogue with passengers. Photo stop with van in all areas that are instagramable and typical of Postal photos. Ready to discover the other side of Porto?

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What people are saying about Cálem

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4,725 reviews

Totally worth it! Very easy to use and super mich to see. Just get the voucher online, get the ticket from the bus driver and drive around two days. On the first day I did the two bus tours - one for the old town and the one that goes along the coast line. Was very nice & the audio guide gave a lot of information on history and culture. Also very easy to do the boat tour. Just go to the Cais da Estiva & show your ticket. For the wine tasting just call them in the morning when you want to visit them & show the ticket there. Was super easy, very nice :)

The Fado show was excellent! All in all about 9 songs (3 by a male singer, 3 by a female and 3 duet) all accompanied by 2 guitars. We were in Lisbon last year and fado is way more popular there. More difficult to find a good show in Porto. We had booked the event for the music and were happily listening for ~ one hour. The tour prior to the show was great as well and very informative. But you need to make sure to stay close to the guide as the groups are pretty large. Also as this tour is part of the yellow bus 48 hour pass as well.

The tour was great. The cellar tour was quick and the guide gave us about a 20 minute overview of the cellars and the port wine that we would be tasting. if you want a thorough wine tour, I would recommend booking something else. The fado show was about 30 minutes and fabulous. For 90minutes we were able to experience two very important parts of Portuguese tradition.

I liked it, the guide Rafael was very clear, knowledgeable and ready to answer all the questions asked. Although we didnt have much or see the interactive museum(?) I think it was in the beginning

This was a beautiful experience. The host was extremely funny and very nice. I greatly enjoyed learning about Port wine, and the FADO show performance was spectacular.