If you are planning to discover one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal and admire architecture and landscapes at the same time, this tour is for you. Get ready to admire Aveiro and its famous estuary, a network of canals and islands, which can be visited by moliceiros, traditional colorful boats of the regions that used to be used to catch seaweed in the past. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this marvelous city between the estuary and the sea, land of canals, salt and the famous soft eggs. Aveiro because of its cultural wealth is also considered the capital of Art Nouveau.
During this experience, you'll depart from Porto and enjoy a full-day trip where you'll have the opportunity to walk through the streets of Aveiro, admire the facades of many buildings in “Art Nouveau” style, the old captaincy of the port of Aveiro, the famous Fish Square and the Chapel of Saint Gonçalinho. Once completed the first part of the experience, you'll visit the Cathedral and the Aveiro Museum, magnificent buildings that keep part of the history of this city.
After visiting Aveiro one the way to Ílhavo you'll pass through the salt flats towards the Vista Alegre Museum, the Vista Alegre Porcelain Factory was the first industrial unit dedicated to the production of porcelain in Portugal. The museum shows the history of the factory, the aesthetic evolution of porcelain production and its importance in Portuguese society.
Once in Ílhavo, you'll visit the Maritime Museum where you'll have the opportunity to learn about the history of cod fishing, the main ingredient in Portuguese gastronomy. To finish the tour, you'll visit Costa Nova, where you'll have the opportunity to the multicolored houses, typical of the region. Just another brief stop to see the highest lighthouse in Portugal.