Your day-tour to Coimbra and Aveiro starts in Porto in the morning, when your guide and driver will pick you up in your accommodation. Our first stop will be the city of Coimbra. Having been the first capital of the kingdom of Portugal, Coimbra stands out for its historical, cultural and academic interest, being today the main Portuguese university center.
Get ready for a panoramic visit to Coimbra historic center, the University Library, the Cathedral and Stª Cruz Church. You’ll see that Coimbra presents an urban environment that refers to different centuries and peoples, with a particular highlight to its remote Roman origins and a strong presence of the Moors.
Still in the center of Portugal, we go from the interior to the coast, towards Aveiro, a city nicknamed as the Portuguese “Venice”. It was given such distinction due to the famous Ria (Lagoon), that goes into the center of the city through the charming channels where we can find the traditional Moliceiro boats.
Having its roots in the sea, the city has its origins on an avid fishing community, still being proudly and fairly characterized by a people of the sea. Here we can find the salines of Portugal and one of the largest ceramic factories, now transformed into a cultural center.
Here we’ll have a panoramic visit to Aveiro historic center – the train station, the Cathedral, the river canal. And not less important is the Cathedral, located next to the Aveiro Museum, which is housed in the former Convent of Jesus.
Also, we’ll visit Costa Nova, an area known not only for its privileged location between the sea and the estuary, but especially for its very famous typical houses with colorful stripes. Then we’ll go back to Porto.
- What Will You Do- Departure from your hotel towards Coimbra - Univeristy City
- Panoramic visit to Coimbra historic center, the University Library, the Cathedral and Stª Cruz Church.
- Departure towards Aveiro - the "Venice" of Portugal.
- Free lunch time.
- Panoramic visit to Aveiro historic center - the train station, the Cathedral, the river canal, the salt springs and Costa Nova.
- Arrive at your hotel.
- What Is Included- Pick-up and Drop-off in Porto
- Guided tour
- What Is Not Included- Meals
- Monuments entrances