The Codfish Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Aveiro

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One of a kind! Super original! The first tour dedicated to codfish in Portugal! The Portuguese are the biggest consumers of codfish in the world! After this fact, we could only have a tour dedicated to cod. And if food is culture, nothing can explain the Portuguese cuisine like cod. To talk about cod in Portugal it is to talk about tradition.This tour features the largest codfish aquarium in the world, which sits in the Museum of the Sea, visit a codfish museum-ship, more than 70 meters long. In Portugal, you will find the best cod dishes in the world. We can promise a very tasty and tradicional lunch! You`ll also enjoy the romantic beauty of the so called “Portuguese Venice” – the city of Aveiro. Aveiro is a city of singular beauty. It is located by the sea and the river, with its canals and the traditional boats called “moliceiros”, fulfill the city with a unique and colorful beauty.
This tour starts at 09h:00am and we set off towards Ílhavo. You start by visiting the sea museum – named for the European Mies van der Rohe Prize and considered by the Arch Daily one of the 20 most spectacular museums in the world – where we`ll see the largest codfish aquarium on the planet.Next, you will go aboard the old Santo André ship, which is now a museum, and realize how the fishermen lived during cod fishing and the fishing techniques. After so much talk about the cod, it’s time to sit down and enjoy a meal of this delicious delicacy in a traditional restaurant.After lunch, you`ll wander in Costa Nova: the magnificent fishing village with beautiful colorful striped houses. And finally, the portuguese Venice, Aveiro! You will have the opportunity to take a ride in the traditional boat “moliceiro” through the canals of the Aveiro river and to know a little more about its importance for the history of the city. Afterwards, it comes a walk through the old city to see the fish market, the main emblematic buildings and where you can taste one of the sweet delights of the city: sweet-eggs.At last, you`ll stop over the old train station to see the beautiful and magnificent art in tiles that adorns its walls and return to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees to Sea Museum and Santo André Ship
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat ride at Aveiro canals
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Personal expenses
  • Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions
  • Tradicional Lunch