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Aveiro and Costa Nova: Private Tour with Moliceiro Cruise Half Day

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US$ 53.98
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What to Expect
In the Moring at 09:00 am or after lunch at 02:00 pm, we leave Porto towards Costa Nova, old place of Fishmans, nowadays a place for summer times, was precisely in Costa Nova, that Eça de Queirós, a famous Portuguse writer met his future fiancee and has its own home. You'll find here the traditional coloured houses, named as " Palheiros". This houses, made of wood and painted with stripes usually in bright colors had once the porpuse to keep fishing materials, but with time and dued to the high costs of deslocations, the fishermams started to use the houses as residences, creating a neighborhood in the coastal zone. 

There are some important structures  such has: the Fish Market, the Barra light house, known as the tallest light house in Portugal, Moliços & Salinas, Moliço, name given by the local people for a set of species such as (sea lecttuce, limo and the «moliço» itself)  with a tremendous importance for the city economy, used as a fertilizant in fields. The famous rabelo boat has precisely used for the transport of the"moliço" giving its name: "Moliceiro boat". 

Another activity with great impact is the Salt production, dated from the X century. You'll know that in times, the salt was used as currency trading, considered as the "White gold".

Moving to Aveiro, find Generel Humber Delgada has the most important square in town. Aveiros is known as the Venice of Portugal, due to their water channels that goes through the city, the centre channel stills the most important fluvial artery dividing the city in 2 parts; North and South. Its along this channel that you'll know more about Aveiro and the "Ria" on a 45 minutes cruise in a typical boat. Before leaving to Porto is expected a panormaic tour along Aveiro city centre, passing by: Aveiro museum, Aveiro Cathedral, Aveiro forum, the first shooping "open space" in Portugal. Aveiro Train Station and Rossio, Aveiro's city centre here you are able to taste the famous " Ovos Moles"  and here we find a set of buildings from the "Art Nova" (new art), destinguished as the city-musem of Arte Nova in Portugal.

Know this and many other references and curiosities about Aveiro, during a 4 hours private tour accompanied with your driver/guide. 

Tour ends at your hotel at the end of the morning or afternoon with the drop off at your hotel in Porto.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hotels in Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia city centre
Departure Time
Daily at 09:00 am - morning or 02:00pm - afternoon
Return Details
Hotels in Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia city centre
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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