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Aveiro Tour Small group, Moliceiro Cruise, Costa Nova, Vista Alegre & Lunch

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    Stop At: Santa Maria Da Feira, 4520, Portugal

    From 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 hour

    Stop At: Aveiro Portugal

    After 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 minutes

    Stop At: 464, R. do Pescador 9, 3830 Gafanha da Encarnação, Portugal

    Before 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 minutes

    Stop At: Fabrica de Porcelana da Vista Alegre Museum, R. da Fabrica da Vista Alegre S. Salvador, Ilhavo 3830-292 Portugal

    In 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 minutes

    Stop At: Praia da Costa Nova, Rua da Quinta do Cravo 17, Gafanha da Encarnacao, Ilhavo 3830 Portugal

    Visit 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
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Largo dos Lóios, 4000 Porto, Portugal

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from Hotels, GuestHouses and Apartments in Porto City Center.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 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
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children ages 3 years and under are free, but their seats are subject to availability
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Aveiro is a lovely town. Pedro came with us everywhere but made sure we had local guides to get all the information, on the moliceiro cruise, Aveiro city tour and at the salt flats, although I think Pedro knew just as must or more. Pedro is well versed in all the attractions and
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    • Duration: 10h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese
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