Excursion to Aveiro and Ílhavo – Traditional lunch included – Departing from Porto

Highlights

  • Discover the towns of Aveiro and Ílhavo

  • A guided tour of the Vista Alegre porcelain factory

  • The Buçaco National Park and its palace

  • Wine tasting and dish of suckling pig

Essential info*

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Duration 8hrs

Tour with Commentary

Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

Starting time 8:30 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Discover Aveiro and Ílhavo and sample Portuguese specialties!

Set off with your guide to charming Portuguese towns and discover the natural beauty of the Buçaco National Park. This forest is home to such a large range of natural and exotic species that it was put under protective custody in the 17th century. The site includes chapels, caves, waterfalls and the famous Buçaco Palace: an ancient royal palace that has been transformed into a hotel.

You will then lunch in a traditional restaurant in the town of Mealhada. Sample local dishes like suckling pig accompanied by local wine-tasting.

If you so wish, you can visit the Vista Alegre porcelain factory, regarded as one of the most important in the world. Explore the grounds and observe local craftsmen in the various porcelain production stages.

At the end of the day, head to Aveiro for a tour of the town accompanied by the stories and commentary of your guide. The city is characterized by its many canals and colorful buildings. For a supplement, you can take a cruise on a traditional boat called le Moliceiro and sample regional pastries.

Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Please drink responsibly.

Good to know

  • Availability: Monday to Sunday (excluding exceptional dates)
     
  • Comfortable footwear recommended
  • The duration of the drive from Porto to Braga/Guimarães is estimated at approx. 1 hour
  • The lunch menu is not available in advance and will be communicated to you on the day
  • Out of respect for the cultural and religious nature of the sites visited, participants are asked not to wear flip-flops, shorts, skirts falling above the knee or sleeveless tops
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Informative commentary from your guide
  • Lunch and wine tasting
  • Visit of the Buçaco National Park
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off (for hotels and accommodation in Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia only)

Not included

  • The tour of the Vista Alegre porcelain factory (6€)
  • The Moliceiro cruise and pastry tasting (12€)
  • Tips
  • All other extras

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