Gaia - Port Wine Cellar - Real Companhia Velha

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Port Wine Cellar - Real Companhia Velha

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(5 reviews)
Inside a cellar, Gaia, Portugal
45 mins

About the tour

Did you ever wonder what the Port Wine Cellars look like? Wonder no longer. I'll take you there. To the oldest Portuguese Port Wine Cellar ever created in 1756 by the Portuguese prime minister himself! I'll be your host for this adventure but as a guide we will have a Port Wine expert showing us around and answering all the questions you have ever had about this drink known in our country as "The nectar of the Gods". Together we will cut through the spider webs and go to places where regular tours are not allowed. Book now. Show off to your friends later. 😉

Meet Claudia Macedo

Claudia Macedo

Claudia was born in Porto and in love with it ever since. Because she was raised up there she knows Porto's streets as the palm of her hand. In 2003 Claudia finished her degree in tour guiding and got her licence that same year. She has a short masters in wine and loves to try and discover new Portuguese wine always (of course!) along with the unique local gastronomy. Come and join her walking up and down the streets of steep Porto and be mesmerized by its beauty.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Gaia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Gaia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Javier S.

20 June 2021

What an experience! This is not your typical winery tour because port is not your typical wine. Don’t expect shots of vineyards and grapes and fermentation tanks. That’s because the vineyards that feed into port bottles are in a valley 70 miles away from Porto. In Porto, however, is where seemingly regular wine becomes port. This is where Cláudia took us: the cellar - the room where it happens. It was like going in person, with winery’s own representative giving us the tour and Cláudia relaying our questions. The winery guide was a little nervous, since it was her first time doing one of these virtual tours, but I’m sure she’ll feel more comfortable next time. We saw barrel after barrel of different sizes full of wine going back to the 18th century and ended at a truly magical place: a small room behind an imposing iron gate inside a tiled-covered building. In there were the precious bottles of really old port. This is a great tour for those curious to learn a bit about a complex wine and for wine lovers like me itching to see one of these cellars. Thank you, Cláudia!

Cheryl B.

19 June 2021

What a delightful tour this was today, I learned so much about Port. Once we stopped in Madera and we went to a winery for tasting, the port was excellent there also. But we didn’t get the personalized tour like you gave us today. Wonderful.

Dannely R.

18 June 2021

Excellent and very enlightening tour about the port wine, its history and types. Really enjoyed it and hope to be able to do it again!

Lynn D.

18 June 2021

Excellent presentation. Makes me want to go visit. I learned lots as well

Debbie (Ontario, Canada) D.

18 June 2021

I have been on many of Claudia's tours which are always excellent, this one did not disappoint and was a huge success! Thank you Dani for presenting us with such a bounty of information and great views of where the process continues after fermentation. I was salivating thinking of all that port that will be available to taste and enjoy in the next few years.. Thank you and a job extremely well done. Kudo's to you both!!

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