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From Porto: Aveiro Day Trip and Poças Wine Tasting

1. From Porto: Aveiro Day Trip and Poças Wine Tasting

Our trip will start in Oporto, at the Sao Bento subway station. From there you will start an adventure that will take you to know one of the Portuguese pearls: Aveiro. get your strength up because a day full of sensations awaits you! In Aveiro, a walk through the most relevant areas of the city will be waiting for you. We will start at the Carcavelos Bridge, a symbol of Art Nouveau that you will see on this visit. And also a good place to go to the Capela de São Gonçalinho, with relics from the 18th century. But what better way to understand the urban fabric of Aveiro than at the Museu de Arte Nova? that's where we'll stop for you to learn all about it! what role did Aveiro play in the Age of Discovery? The best place to visit is the Monument to João Afonso de Aveiro, an outstanding personality of the time. Nearby you will also see the Sé de Aveiro Cathedral, the most important religious building in the city. what about culture in Aveiro? We will tell you that it is another of the pillars of this destination, so seeing the Averiense Theater is a must. Before ending the guided tour in Aveiro, we will make a last stop at the Monument to José Estêvão Coelho de Magalhães, one of the most illustrious politicians in the history of Portugal. But is this the end of our stay in Aveiro? of course not! You will still have two hours free to explore the city in your own way and taste its exquisite gastronomy if you wish. the guide will give you the best advice! And speaking of recommendations, how about one of the best? The estuary that runs through the city offers beautiful views, and what better way to check it out than getting on one of the boats available. you'll think you've been transported to Venice! Once the free time is over, you will say goodbye to Aveiro with the best of sensations and head back to the bus. Next stop, the Capela do Senhor da Pedra, at Praia de Miramar. A beautiful temple that, in spite of not having an easy access, we will be able to see in all its splendor. After three centuries of enduring the swell of the Atlantic, it has a multitude of legends and stories that are worth listening to. Do not miss the inscriptions on the tiles. what do they want to tell us? Once you arrive in Porto again, the visit will be quite different. We will visit one of its famous wineries, where we will discover all the secrets of its excellent wine. In addition, you will discover the Wine Museum and the Poças Winery. This will be the best end to the excursion. A cultural and gastronomic space on the banks of the Douro where you can enjoy culture and learning through fun and flavor. sounds good, doesn't it? Do not miss this opportunity and get to know the best of Porto and Aveiro to discover its history, traditions and gastronomy. book now!

Combo: Porto City Half-Day Tour & Aveiro Half-Day Tour

2. Combo: Porto City Half-Day Tour & Aveiro Half-Day Tour

This guided tour of the city of Porto begins in the historic center, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral, the São Bento train station, known for its beautiful tiles representing important moments in the history of Portugal, and stop at the Lello bookstore. Later in the morning you’ll visit a port wine cellar, learn how the wine is made, see some of the rarest bottles that currently exist, and enjoy a port wine tasting. You will then experience the beauty of Aveiro’s water channels, which are natural formations along the Portuguese coast. Traditionally connected to the river and to the sea, the city has been called the Venice of Portugal. You’ll feel the culture of this city that was once a fishing village, where residents made their living from the river, the sea, and salt production. Your Aveiro tour begins at the fish market square, where you’ll have great views of the city center. Next you’ll head out on an hour’s cruise along the city’s beautiful water channels. Travel by a typical, yet unique boat called a moliceiro that is decorated with motifs related to the local culture.

From Lisbon: Aveiro, Moliceiro Boat and Coimbra Tour

3. From Lisbon: Aveiro, Moliceiro Boat and Coimbra Tour

First you will visit one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, Aveiro. Discover the city's many canals and bridges as you take a ride on a Moliceiro, a small boat typical of the local area. By taking a trip on a Moliceiro you will be able to enjoy the city's beautiful Art Nouveau buildings and bridges from the water. Next, stroll through Aveiro's historic center on a walking tour. See the Convent of Santa Joana, Aveiro Cathedral, Chapel of St. Gonçalinho, and the Misericordia Church. Try the famous Ovos Moles de Aveiro, a sweet pastry typical of Aveiro. You'll then explore one of the city's must-see attractions, the Costa Nova Beach. Pose for photos in front of the beach's famous striped and colorful houses. Next, continue towards Coimbra, a city full of history and tradition, with the Mondego River passing through it. Visit the narrow and steep streets of the University of Coimbra, the oldest in Portugal. Finally, discover the Sé Velha (Old Cathedral), the riverside area, and of course the Convent of Santa Clara.

Aveiro Tour

4. Aveiro Tour

Aveiro is the famous city known as the Venice of Portugal because of its canals. Your local guide will lead you through the historical city center, where you will learn how Aveiro become so important to Portugal during the middle ages. Hear about its history and traditions, like the traditional pastry ovos moles, which are typical sweets made off eggs and sugar. During this tour, you can experience a scenic river cruise aboard a typical Moliceiro boat. After this relaxing boat ride, your guide will take you to the Costa Nova, where you will have the opportunity to see and photograph the colorful fishermen's houses, typically painted with vertical stripes, so that it will be registered not only in your memory. Then your guide will take you directly to your hotel or accommodation.

Ovar and Aveiro Tour

5. Ovar and Aveiro Tour

Enjoy pick-up at your hotel, and travelling in a great car or mini van. Enjoy a walking tour in the historical center of Ovar and know its beaches and its style of life. You will have the opportunity to taste the sponge cake from Ovar and understand its production. You will have the opportunity to know the typical gastronomy of this city. After that you will know Veneza from Portugal and you will enjoy a boat travel inside of Aveiro city. Don't miss this opportunity to experience and taste the production of soft eggs, an Aveiro tradition.

From Lisbon: Full-Day Aveiro & Ilhavo Private Tour

6. From Lisbon: Full-Day Aveiro & Ilhavo Private Tour

Fished since the beginning of the 16th century in the cold waters of Newfoundland, and cured in Portugal with salt, codfish is one of the most important elements of the Portuguese gastronomical culture. It is always present at the table during Christmas supper or during any other festive day. The food of the poor in the past has today become the “one thousand and one ways” to cook, a status of delicacy.  See it in Ilhavo, the land of codfish fishermen, in a one-of-a-kind museum in the world with codfishes in a giant tank, and taste it in the magnificent restaurant at the Hotel Vista Alegre. After lunch, visit the Factory Museum and the Vista Alegre Shop, the most exquisite utilitarian and artistic porcelain made in Portugal. En route, you will also visit Aveiro the “Portuguese Venice“ and taste its sweet egg pastries.

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What people are saying about Aveiro

Our guides Hugo and Filipa were excellent tour guides. Spoke English well and told great stories about each place we went to. Really fun and informative. Not to mention the office staff was amazing and very knowledgable!


Our guide Tiago Santos was knowledgeable funny, helpful, great recommendations, personal attention, good English , any tourist will be lucky to have Tiago Santos as their guide