Aveiro & Bairrada: From Canals to Vineyards in Central Portugal

Experience Highlights

Explore the Colourful City of Aveiro
Cruise the Canals on a Moliceiros Boat
Indulge in a Regional Lunch
Taste Award-Winning Wines

Aveiro & Bairrada: From Canals to Vineyards in Central Portugal

This full-day experience will take you on a magical journey through Central Portugal.  Get your daily dose of culture as you explore a vibrant and colourful city often referred to as the “Venice of Portugal”, before getting whisked away into the beautiful Bairrada region to enjoy some of the country’s best wines.  From the canals lined with Nouveau architecture in Aveiro to award-winning wines sipped overlooking priceless views, join us as we explore the endless beauty of Central Portugal.

Colourful Canals of Aveiro

From the moment you awake, a day filled with culture, food and wine awaits.  Join your private driver and guide outside your accommodation and get whisked off to your first destination of the day, the beautiful city of Aveiro.  Famed for its maze of canals and bustling morning fish market that dates back to the 18th century, spend the morning wandering the vibrant streets before hopping onto a moliceiros boat to explore the canals.  Traditionally used to gather seaweed, cruise along the canals in these exquisitely painted boats and take in the romantic Nouveau-style buildings that surround you.

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Local Lunch Indulgence

Next up, a well-deserved lunch! Sit back, relax and watch the locals go by as you tuck into a delicious lunch packed with regional flavour.  You’ll be introduced to one of the area’s top dishes that has put Central Portugal on the gastronomical map – mouthwatering roast pork paired with some of the region’s best sparkling wines.    

Wine tasting in Bairrada region in Portugal

A Toast to Bairrada Wines

Off to the vineyards you go… A land of conquerors where vines played witness to the battle between Christians and Arabs in the early formation of Portugal, the region of Bairrada is home to some of the country’s best wines.  Known for its mild climate influenced by its proximity to the sea, we’ll be introducing you to award-winning wines and 2 of the region’s favourite varieties, Baga and Bical.  Spend the afternoon savouring the wines of this incredible region as you toast to the sun setting on a memorable day in Aveiro and Bairrada in Central Portugal.

Rate includes: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Porto, private vehicle and specialist guide, city orientation, boat ride and wine tastings.

Rate excludes: Lunch and gratuity.

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