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Porto to Aveiro Delights - Beaches, Castles, Wine and Canals

1. Porto to Aveiro Delights - Beaches, Castles, Wine and Canals

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Porto to Aveiro, where captivating landscapes, rich history, culinary delights, and picturesque canals await. Our Porto to Aveiro Delights tour is designed to immerse you in the true essence of this region, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Our adventure begins as we depart from Porto and make our way to the stunning coastline, where pristine beaches beckon. Feel the sand between your toes and breathe in the refreshing sea breeze as we pause for a moment of coastal bliss. Next, we'll venture into the past as we visit the awe-inspiring Santa Maria da Feira Castle. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you'll step back in time, exploring the castle's enchanting halls, towers, and courtyards. Immerse yourself in the rich history and marvel at the breathtaking views that unfold before you. But that's not all—our journey takes an indulgent turn as we arrive in Mealhada, renowned for its exceptional wines. We've arranged a special treat for you—a complimentary visit to a prestigious winery. Delve into the art of winemaking, as knowledgeable experts guide you through the vineyards and cellars. Indulge in the flavors of the region with a wine tasting, savoring the exquisite notes that make these wines truly exceptional. As the day draws to a close, we'll arrive in Aveiro, known as the "Venice of Portugal." Stroll along its charming canals, lined with colorful moliceiro boats and graceful architecture. Your senses will be delighted as we treat you to a delectable dinner at a traditional restaurant, where you'll savor the authentic flavors of Aveiro's gastronomy. Before bidding Aveiro farewell, we have one last surprise for you—a delightful beer tasting experience. Raise a glass and sample a selection of local craft beers, immersing yourself in the thriving beer culture of the region. With hearts full of cherished memories and new friendships forged, we'll return to Porto, knowing that we've crafted a truly unforgettable journey for you. Join us on our Porto to Aveiro Delights tour, where beaches, castles, wine, and canals intertwine to create an experience that will forever hold a special place in your heart. Tour highlights: Explore the pristine beaches along the stunning coastline. Step back in time with a guided tour of Santa Maria da Feira Castle. Indulge in a complimentary visit to a prestigious winery in Mealhada, including a wine tasting. Experience the charm of Aveiro with a canal tour and picturesque canalside strolls. Delight your taste buds with a complimentary dinner at a traditional restaurant in Aveiro. Conclude the tour with a delightful beer tasting experience. Book your Porto to Aveiro Delights tour today and embark on an extraordinary adventure filled with beauty, history, gastronomy, and enchantment.

From Porto: History and Food Tour of Aveiro and Ilhavo

2. From Porto: History and Food Tour of Aveiro and Ilhavo

Aveiro and Ílhavo are two neighboring towns with history closely related to the sea, through fishing and marine salt production. Both already important in Roman times, this importance is maintained through the Middle Ages, with references in documents from the 10th and 11th centuries. In this experience we will visit Costa Nova do Prado in Ílhavo, a village founded by fishermen, and which still preserves the famous “Palheiros”, wooden houses that served as housing, shelter and later as a warehouse for drying and salting fish. The day will also take us to visit and learn how a salt pan works. At lunch we will enjoy the gastronomic specialties of the region in a typical restaurant. Once in the city of Aveiro, we will stroll through its most typical neighborhood, where we will be able to admire some of the city's important features and monuments and enjoy a tasting of Aveiro's salted and sweet specialties, paired with sparkling wine from Bairrada or Tea. It will end with the drop-off at your hotel or accommodation.

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