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Conservas Pinhais Factory Tour

Find out how the small sardine turned into a Portuguese celebrity

Duration: 1h 30mins
Live guide: English
Max group size: 8
Wheelchair accessible
Provider: Pinhais & Companhia, Lda.
Registered address: Avenida Menéres, 700, 4450-189, Matosinhos, PT
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What's included

Guided tour of the Conservas Pinhais Factory
Sardine tasting
Glass of wine or soft drink
Protective clothing

What's not included

Additional food and drinks

Important information

Some tour activities (like fish handling) are dependent on the day. The tour cannot promise that visitors will see every activity for every tour.
  • Wrap your own tin of sardines under the guidance of expert staff in Conservas Pinhais Factory
  • Learn the history and cultural significance of sardines in the seafaring nation of Portugal
  • Get a taste of the sea with a selection of sardine products paired with a glass of wine or soft drink

Dive into the history of of this Portuguese delicacy and experience sardine production from the net to the can on a guided tour of Conservas Pinhais Factory tour in Porto.

Get to know every corner of the factory and say hello to the people behind the secrets of Portuguese sardines.

Food preservation in Portugal dates back to the earliest maritime explorers and local fisherman along the coast, and the Portuguese have integrated the humble sardine into its culinary cuisine and culture.

Conclude your tour with a tasting of Conservas Pinhais Factory products and discover why sardines are the pride of Portugal.

On Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, visitors will have access to some of the factory's most exclusive areas and the ability to get first-hand experience in the factory's traditional methods.

  • Simply present your mobile voucher at the entrance of the factory
  • Food, drinks, medicines, jewelry, backpacks, bags, and suitcases must be kept in lockers before the tour starts
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Pinhais & Cia, Lda.
Avenida Menéres 700, 4450-189, Porto
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  • Get a full refund if you select a refundable ticket during checkout and cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit.
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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Cody,  United States United States
19 May 2024
Very well done tour and unique experience. Very professionally presented
Conservas Pinhais Factory Tour - English Tour
Lorna,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
22 Mar 2024
This was a really interesting experience to learn about the history of this particular sardine factory and the process of cleaning and canning the sardines with the various flavours. It started...
This was a really interesting experience to learn about the history of this particular sardine factory and the process of cleaning and canning the sardines with the various flavours. It started with a video and a tour around the old building and the current factory. We were able to view the staff working and processing the fish and wrapping the tins. The whole process was explained by our guide who answered any questions cheerfully. With the other guests we had the opportunity to practice wrapping a sardine tin and take it home. The tour ended in the museum cafe where we were treated to local bread and sardines, in 2 flavours, along with wine and water which was lovely and we had not expected. There is a shop where you can purchase sardines and other items relating to the factory. When we were ready to leave the staff were happy to book a taxi for us to return to our hotel. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. My friend was intitially sceptical but really enjoyed this tour also. They also provide covers for your shoes, disposable jacket and hair net to maintain hygiene on the factory floor during the tour with lockers provided to leave your belongings safely.
Conservas Pinhais Factory Tour - English Tour
27 Mar 2024
Such a fun and unique experience where every detail was very well thought out.
Conservas Pinhais Factory Tour - English Tour