3. From Porto: Aveiro Day Trip and Poças Wine Tasting
Our trip will start in Oporto, at the Sao Bento subway station. From there you will start an adventure that will take you to know one of the Portuguese pearls: Aveiro. get your strength up because a day full of sensations awaits you!
In Aveiro, a walk through the most relevant areas of the city will be waiting for you. We will start at the Carcavelos Bridge, a symbol of Art Nouveau that you will see on this visit. And also a good place to go to the Capela de São Gonçalinho, with relics from the 18th century. But what better way to understand the urban fabric of Aveiro than at the Museu de Arte Nova? that's where we'll stop for you to learn all about it!
what role did Aveiro play in the Age of Discovery? The best place to visit is the Monument to João Afonso de Aveiro, an outstanding personality of the time. Nearby you will also see the Sé de Aveiro Cathedral, the most important religious building in the city. what about culture in Aveiro? We will tell you that it is another of the pillars of this destination, so seeing the Averiense Theater is a must.
Before ending the guided tour in Aveiro, we will make a last stop at the Monument to José Estêvão Coelho de Magalhães, one of the most illustrious politicians in the history of Portugal. But is this the end of our stay in Aveiro? of course not! You will still have two hours free to explore the city in your own way and taste its exquisite gastronomy if you wish. the guide will give you the best advice!
And speaking of recommendations, how about one of the best? The estuary that runs through the city offers beautiful views, and what better way to check it out than getting on one of the boats available. you'll think you've been transported to Venice!
Once the free time is over, you will say goodbye to Aveiro with the best of sensations and head back to the bus. Next stop, the Capela do Senhor da Pedra, at Praia de Miramar. A beautiful temple that, in spite of not having an easy access, we will be able to see in all its splendor. After three centuries of enduring the swell of the Atlantic, it has a multitude of legends and stories that are worth listening to. Do not miss the inscriptions on the tiles. what do they want to tell us?
Once you arrive in Porto again, the visit will be quite different. We will visit one of its famous wineries, where we will discover all the secrets of its excellent wine. In addition, you will discover the Wine Museum and the Poças Winery.
This will be the best end to the excursion. A cultural and gastronomic space on the banks of the Douro where you can enjoy culture and learning through fun and flavor. sounds good, doesn't it? Do not miss this opportunity and get to know the best of Porto and Aveiro to discover its history, traditions and gastronomy. book now!