Porto to Aveiro Full-Day Small-Group Tour Including Lunch

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The Aveiro Full-Day Tour offers a comprehensive and intense experience of the Ria de Aveiro region and includes visits to Santa Maria da Feira, Aveiro city center with a Moliceiro boat trip on the canals, a wonderful lunch and the visits to Costa Nova beach and Vista Alegre Museum. Highlights:  • Full-day Aveiro Tour from Porto with an expert guide • Stop at the city of Santa Maria da Feira with tasting of Fogaça sweet • Moliceiro boat tour at the Aveiro canals • Visit to Aveiro city center with tasting of the famous Ovos moles • Visit to Costa Nova beach • Regional lunch • Visit to the Vista Alegre porcelain museum
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Santa Maria Da FeiraFrom your hotel in Porto, you’re picked up in the morning for the drive to Santa Maria da Feira.The city's most distinctive feature is its castle, built in the 15th century with a design and layout that is unusual amongst Portuguese castles, looking more like something that has been plucked straight out of a book of fairy tales.Short stop in the city center for a coffee/tea and to taste of Fogaça, a kind of sweetened white bread with 500 years of history with a shape that resembles the Feira castle.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Aveiro, Aveiro, Aveiro District, Northern PortugalAfter Santa Maria da Feira we will proceed to Aveiro city center. The capital of the Ria, Aveiro is intersected by canals, genuine streets of water, along which can be seen gliding the brightly coloured boats known as barcos moliceiros. You will take the Moliceiro cruise in the canals, visit the city center and taste the famous Ovos Moles, an exquisite sweet made from eggs and sugar.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Gafanha da EncarnaçãoBefore lunch we will drive around Ria de Aveiro. A vast lagoon where the freshwater of the River Vouga joins with the sea, the diversity of habitats contained within the Ria is the reason for its enormous ecological wealth. The water provides a habitat for a wide variety of birds and fish.The lunch includes several tasting starters, local dishes and desserts. Local white or red wines are served. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Fabrica de Porcelana da Vista Alegre Museum, Ilhavo, Aveiro District, Northern PortugalIn the afternoon the tour continues with a visit and walk through Lugar da Vista Alegre, to get to know the Chapel and the Vista Alegre Housing Facilities. The Vista Alegre museum intends to show the factory’s history, the aesthetic evolution of porcelain production and its significance in Portuguese society of the 19th and 20th centuries, through one of the most complete museum collections of that kind.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Praia da Costa Nova, Ilhavo, Aveiro District, Northern PortugalVisit to Costa Nova beach. Towards the end of the 19th century when it became fashionable to bathe in the sea, the local fishermen began to rent out their palheiros in the summer season and the idea then arose to paint the outside panels of Costa Nova wooden houses in bright colours. Your Aveiro full-day tour ends with return transport to your Porto hotel.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Tasting of local sweets in Santa Maria da Feira
  • Visit to Aveiro city center
  • Moliceiro cruise at Aveiro city canals
  • Costa Nova beach
  • Regional lunch
  • Visit to Vista Alegre porcelain museum
  • Hot & Cold Drinks
  • Photo & Video
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Luxury Air-Conditioned Van
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Maria Da Feira
  • Entry/Admission - Aveiro
  • Entry/Admission - Gafanha da Encarnação
  • Entry/Admission - Fabrica de Porcelana da Vista Alegre Museum

What’s not included

  • Gratuities