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Porto: City Train Tour, River Cruise & Wine Cellar

1. Porto: City Train Tour, River Cruise & Wine Cellar

Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto on the Magic Train Tour. The train departs every 60 minutes from the Sé Catedral (Cathedral of Oporto) and travels around the city center with an audio guide available in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and Italian. The train takes you directly to the oldest wine cellar in Portugal — Real Companhia Velha. A guide will take you on an unforgettable tour inside the wine cellar which includes a short 15-minute film, a 30-minute visit to the old parts of the cellars, and a tasting of 2 quality port wines. After the wine tour, the train will pick you up and continue the tour around the city. See the most important monuments such as St. Johns Theater, the Famous Batalha Square with the Santa Catarina Street, Aliados Avenue, Clerigos Tower, Carmelitas Church, and more.  Once the train tour is over, go down to Ribera to join a 1-hour boat cruise along the Douro River. Relish this extraordinary way of viewing the city from a different perspective.

Porto: Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings

2. Porto: Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings

Explore the picturesque city of Porto on board a beautiful tourist train, departing every 30 minutes from Sé Catedral (Porto Cathedral), a glorious Romanesque monument in the old city center. The train circumnavigates the city center, with onboard audio guides in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, and Italian for your convenience. Travel directly to the oldest Portuguese wine cellar of Real Companhia Velha, founded in 1756 by King José I. Climb off the train for an unforgettable tour inside the cellar, and learn the history of Port wine and its famous wineries during a 15-minute documentary. Next, explore the old part of the cellar, before a tasting of 2 high-quality Port wines. Re-board the train and continue your journey around the city center. Pass some of the most important monuments of Porto, such as the São João National Theatre on historic Praça da Batalha (Batalha Square). Continue down Avenida dos Aliados, site of the beautifully tiled São Bento Train Station. Pass the baroque Bell Tower of Clerigos Church, and the twin churches of the Convent and Church of Carmelitas, close to the famous Leilo Bookshop and enchanting cafés. Upgrade your tour to include lunch in Ruela da Villa, the restaurant of a 4-star hotel. Savor an all you can eat buffet, with a variety of dishes and desserts which are typical of Portuguese cuisine. Hop-off and on the train in front of the restaurant.

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What people are saying about Real Companhia Velha

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 2,325 reviews

The visit to the cellar was really very interesting the guide was very friendly and we tasted delicious Porto. The little train shakes a bit when it passes through the old town and the boat cruise of the 6 bridges over the Douro is nice

Difficult to understand nobody speaks French and the explanations of the meeting points are succinct

To recommend without hesitation! Excellent explanations when visiting the cellar :-)

Pratique pour déjà connaître les "highlights" de la ville

Great value and a great way to see parts of the city