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Aveiro Private Walking Tour

Aveiro Private Walking Tour - Aveiro, Portugal

Duration: 5 hours
Location: Aveiro, Portugal

From USD
$17.67

Once an important port city, linked to the codfish Northern Atlantic fishing and codfish conserving industries, Aveiro captures the essence of the "perfect picture" destination with its colorful typical boats - "Moliceiros" - natural lagoons, elegant 19th century architecture and traditional cobblestone sidewalks, this quiet city is a natural gem still uncovered by the mass tourism. 

On this 5-hour private walking tour, your guide will show you some of the highlights of the city.  Choose one of two departure times when you book.  Meals are not included, however, your guide can provide suggestions for local restaurants.

After meeting you at the main door of the old City Hall building at Praça da República at 9:30am or 2pm, your tour guide will lead you during a 30-minute walk, through the city's "must sees" starting by the old city center narrow streets, where you will be able to admire the typical architecture of this historical neighborhood, ending at the hidden gem Chapel of St. John Evangelist, which makes part of the 17th century Carmelite Convent, housing an impressive collection of gilded carvings and beautiful blue tiles decoration.

You then will be led to the 15th century Convent of Christ, which hosts the city's Museum, for a 1-hour private guided visit to admire the beautiful detailed Baroque motifs, the Manueline portals, Renaissance cloisters, and Mannerist chapels, along with learning about Aveiro's most beloved Princess - the devote St ... More info ›

Once an important port city, linked to the codfish Northern Atlantic fishing and codfish conserving industries, Aveiro captures the essence of the "perfect picture" destination with its colorful typical boats - "Moliceiros" - natural lagoons, elegant 19th century architecture and traditional cobblestone sidewalks, this quiet city is a natural gem still uncovered by the mass tourism. 

On this 5-hour private walking tour, your guide will show you some of the highlights of the city.  Choose one of two departure times when you book.  Meals are not included, however, your guide can provide suggestions for local restaurants.

After meeting you at the main door of the old City Hall building at Praça da República at 9:30am or 2pm, your tour guide will lead you during a 30-minute walk, through the city's "must sees" starting by the old city center narrow streets, where you will be able to admire the typical architecture of this historical neighborhood, ending at the hidden gem Chapel of St. John Evangelist, which makes part of the 17th century Carmelite Convent, housing an impressive collection of gilded carvings and beautiful blue tiles decoration.

You then will be led to the 15th century Convent of Christ, which hosts the city's Museum, for a 1-hour private guided visit to admire the beautiful detailed Baroque motifs, the Manueline portals, Renaissance cloisters, and Mannerist chapels, along with learning about Aveiro's most beloved Princess - the devote St. Joana, Patroness of the city - who was canonized by the Catholic Church and joined this convent in 1472.

Back to the city's downtown, your short walk (about 15 minutes) proceeds to visit the traditional fish market and its typical fisherman quarter, where you will be tempted to sit at one of the typical restaurants to try the acclaimed fresh seafood, paired with the famous sparkling wine of Bairrada (the wine region of the "Portuguese champagne" production, where Aveiro sits), at lunch time.

A relaxing 45-minute trip in one of the typical boats ("Moliceiros") though the city's main waterways, while tasting the famous local egg pastries ("ovos moles") will end your tour.  You will have than some free time to explore the city's iconic shopping center, the Forum, and stroll around on your own, before returning to the meeting place.

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Aveiro Tour With Sightseeing Cruise and Lunch

Aveiro Tour With Sightseeing Cruise and Lunch - Aveiro, Portugal

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Aveiro, Portugal

From USD
$530.10

In this tour you will understand the main ways of living of this coastal area of Portugal. You will also visit Costa Nova where you will appreciate the local fisherman houses!
You will have a full day to experience the best of the city of Aveiro, that some people compare with Venice! You will appreciate the canal of water and typical boats and the sights to the lagoon and to the salt ponds ... More info ›

In this tour you will understand the main ways of living of this coastal area of Portugal. You will also visit Costa Nova where you will appreciate the local fisherman houses!
You will have a full day to experience the best of the city of Aveiro, that some people compare with Venice! You will appreciate the canal of water and typical boats and the sights to the lagoon and to the salt ponds.

You will visit Barra, where you will find the tallest lighthouse of Europe. . .

We will pick up you at your hotel (Porto or Gaia) and we will start this guided tour with a comfortable car (medium/ high class) with A/C.
In Aveiro you will start with a walking tour to the Beira Mar neighborhood with a highlighting to the architectural heritage of the style Art Nouveau and Art of Tiles.
Next you will appreciate the panoramic views of sea salt, contemporary architecture (University) and industrial architecture and the train Station. After this we will take the Cruise by the main canals of the city.
You will also have the opportunity to learn the history and taste the traditional soft eggs from Aveiro after your lunch in a typical restaurant. In the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel in Porto or Gaia.

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Aveiro Boat Trip, Lighthouse and Vista Alegre

Aveiro Boat Trip, Lighthouse and Vista Alegre - Aveiro, Portugal

Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
Location: Aveiro, Portugal

From USD
$70.68

Aveiro is a city in the center of Portugal, it has developed in the center of the natural lagoon locally known as Ria de Aveiro.
The natural lagoon appeared around the XVI century and is the result of several nature accidents, the first beeing the sea indentation ... More info ›

Aveiro is a city in the center of Portugal, it has developed in the center of the natural lagoon locally known as Ria de Aveiro.
The natural lagoon appeared around the XVI century and is the result of several nature accidents, the first beeing the sea indentation. It's also the estuary of the river Vouga. The lagoon is separated by the sea by a thin dune sand. It is 28 miles long and 7 miles wide. It has many canals, legs, and islands. During centuries the man tried to create the right conditions so the water could flow easilly form the river to the sea and vice-versa. With that porpuse canal da Barra and it's lighthouse were constructed. Local people has been explorating natural resources for centuries, and the main activities are fishing, salt production, and agriculture. Today the lagoon is also stage for bird wathcing, walkings, boat trips, water sports and many other nature related activities.

We start our tour with a Moliceiro boat trip through the city canals. It's a 45 minutes guided boat trip that shows you the main city canals and the most important parts of Aveiro city.
We'll then leave Aveiro by mini-van and go see the Barra lighthouse, the major in Portugal and the 26th of the world. It's 62 meters high!
From there we'll visit Costa Nova and their colorful houses along side the lagoon. We then ride alongside the Aveiro lagoon to visit the Vista Alegre museum in Ilhavo and it's wonderfull porcelain artistic masterpieces, some are hand painted! You can make some shopping here!
Finally we will return to Aveiro, where the tour ends.

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Bairrada Wines, Coimbra and Fado

Bairrada Wines, Coimbra and Fado - Aveiro, Portugal

Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
Location: Aveiro, Portugal

From USD
$58.90

Guided visit to Caves de São Domingos with tastings. Guided visit to University of Coimbra UNESCO World Heritage ... More info ›

Guided visit to Caves de São Domingos with tastings. Guided visit to University of Coimbra UNESCO World Heritage. Fado from Coimbra show.

We will travel from Aveiro to Anadia and we will start with a visit to Caves de São Domingos just in heart of Anadia. 80 years journey to study, investigate and produce sparkling capturing all its freshness and minerality of this unique region of Bairrada with its diverse terroir. Caves de São Domingos recently won the Great Gold Medal Award for his sparkling wine. Unrepeatable, sophisticated sparkling, vibrant, fresh and with good amplitude. From Anadia we wil got to Coimbta to visit The University of Coimbra, Alta and Sofia, is inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list since the 22nd June 2013.
The fundaments for this recognition are the universal value of this architectural landscape, the role of the university in the formation and dissemination of the Portuguese language and culture, and it's influence as the Alma Mater of several institutions and persons around the world. Finally it's time to listen to Fado. A magical space with a unique atmosphere were you can find the most genuine and traditional Fado from Coimbra. Only the best musicians of the city play here and they are selected according to the highest standards of this 160 year old tradition. The show finishes with a Port tasting. After the shoe we will return to Aveiro.

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Aquatic Walk - Sever do Vouga

Aquatic Walk - Sever do Vouga - Aveiro, Portugal

Duration: 5 to 6 hrs
Location: Aveiro, Portugal

From USD
$94.24

The water walk is the descent of small canyons and gorges, following the course of a water line. Walking, swimming, jumping and sliding .. ... More info ›

The water walk is the descent of small canyons and gorges, following the course of a water line. Walking, swimming, jumping and sliding ... advancing slowly, discovering small waterfalls and sparkling clear water ponds where the sun reflects and invites you to dive.

We will start our adventure in Aveiro city, and from there we will go to Sever do Vouga in an air conditioned mini-van with wi-fi available.
After arriving at Sever do Vouga the briefing will take place and we will start our Aquatic walk in Gresso and Vouga rivers;
We will be surronded by a beatifull nature scenario, with lots of trees, waterfalls and really nice birds, you can really connect with nature here!
Technical equipment and security is included in the activity as well as supporting and framework by specialized monitors;
Personal accident insurance and liability for all participants;
After we finish our activity we will head back to Aveiro in air conditioned mini-van with wi-fi available.

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Ílhavo and the Gadus morhua History

Ílhavo and the Gadus morhua History - Aveiro, Portugal

Duration: 1 day
Location: Aveiro, Portugal

From USD
$80.10

You will have the oportunity to visit the maritime museum and the beatiful Costa Nova, Barra de Aveiro and Ria de Aveiro. Lunch in a typical restaurant is included ... More info ›

You will have the oportunity to visit the maritime museum and the beatiful Costa Nova, Barra de Aveiro and Ria de Aveiro. Lunch in a typical restaurant is included. You will have a great day!

Our first stop will be at Ílhavo Maritime Museum which is a true icon of contemporary architecture, twice renewed. designed by the prestigious Portuguese architects Nuno Mateus and José Mateus and that was also nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2002, amongst other international architecture prizes. This amazing museum is one of the most visited museums in the region of Centro de Portugal.

Ílhavo Maritime Museum tells the story of high sea fishing in the Newfoundland and in Greenland, as well as in the Ria de Aveiro lagoon. The Seas Room presents an interesting collection of nautical instruments and miniatures of ancient boats ending on the Codfish Aquarium, so that everyone can really meet the living precious Cod.

Time to move on and view the point where the sea meets the river, and all begins. Barra, and its magnificent lighthouse, 62 meters high, the tallest in Portugal and one of the world’s taller lighthouses. After admiring and learning the Barra lighthouse and Ria de Aveiro lagoon history, off we go, to meet the beautiful colorful houses haystacks at Costa Nova do Prado.

Now it is time for lunch in a nice typical restaurant, we hope you enjoy your meal!

After lunch, we will visit the Museum Ship Santo André that is moored at Jardim Oudinot. This fishing trawler is part of the Portuguese codfish fishing fleet and it was built in 1948 in Holland. This 71,40 m long fishing trawler was totally renewed and converted in a museum thanks to the commitment of the ship owner and the Municipality of Ílhavo. It is nowadays a landmark of the city region!

Our last stop will be at Porto Bacalhoeiro (Codfish Harbor), a landmark of Ílhavo history and berth of Gafanha da Nazaré. In this important fishing harbor we will have the opportunity to see some of the fishing vessels and learn about their great sea history. 

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