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Explore Aveiro and Bairrada on this Small Group Tour, tasting the typical Sparkling Wines and the delicious Roasted Suckling Pig of the region.The region of Bairrada is a prestigious wine region that will allow us to show you Sparkling Wines of the highest quality as well as a typical dish that brings thousands of people to the region every year: Leitão Assado à Bairrada (Roasted Suckling Pig)!  Aveiro, considered the Portuguese Venice, is a beautiful city that combines tradition with modernity and is also known for its most typical sweet: Ovos Moles (Soft Eggs). Come with us to discover this region that has so much to offer! Tastings await you today.

Description:
Our day begins at Porto. We start moving South, towards the Bairrada region, famous for its Suckling Pig and the sweet delicacies but also increasingly by the fantastic wines it produces with its characteristic variety: Baga. With this are produced sparkling wines of huge fineness and high creaminess, as well as red wines of dark color and concentrated aroma.

Out first stop is in Aveiro, the Portuguese Venice. What would be of Venice without its gondolas? Here we also have them, but they are called Moliceiros and they are our next destination! This vessel will take us on ride through the Ria de Aveiro and will drop us at the next attraction.

Next we have the Salinas. Here we will see how the natural extraction of salt is done, an art which has been carried out here for more than 500 years. We carry on our expedition with a relaxing stroll on the Costa Nova Beach, famous for its colourful striped houses.

It's time to taste the typical Bairrada delicacy - Bairrada Roasted Suckling Pig! For this, we will go to Mealhada, the Mecca of the suckling pig in Portugal. This is a unique opportunity to taste this dish at the most famous spot in the country, not to be missed.

To end our day we go to the heart of the Bairrada region, where we will find the Aliança Underground Museum. We will visit the underground tunnels where all the art is stored and taste three (3) awarded sparkling wines. 

Then we return to Porto. Are you ready for the trip? Book now!

Highlights:
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Excellent value for money

Location: Porto, Portugal

Duration: 10 hours

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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Additional Information


    Operates: Daily

    Departure Point:
    Your centrally located Porto accommodation

    Departure Time: Pick-ups happen between 8:00 am and 8:30 am, we'll inform you of your exact departure time on the day before the tour day

    Departure Time Comments:

    Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.



    Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    Return Details:
    Returns to original departure point

  • Inclusions:
    • ✓ Local guide;
      ✓ Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation or any place that you prefer in the Centre of Porto;
      ✓ Tour made in 5-9 seater vehicle with air conditioning;
      ✓ Journey in a Moliceiro Boat  *;
      ✓ Visit to the salinas of Aveiro  *;
      ✓ Stroll on the Costa Nova Beach;
      ✓  Regional  Lunch in Mealhada with Roasted Suckling Pig accompanied by wine from the region;
      ✓ Visit to the Aliança Underground Museum and  tasting of three (3) Bairrada Awarded Sparkling Wines;
      ✓  Tasting of Aveiro’s most famous Pastry;
      ✓ Surprises throughout the tour.

  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Pick-up and drop-off OUTSIDE of Porto - an extra fee applies, paid to the guide on the day

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • * If it is raining, the boat journey and the visit to the Salinas will be substituted by other activities.
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
    • Infant meals not included
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately


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