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2018 2019

Guided tour of Aveiro

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Guided tour of Aveiro

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Description

Afternoon excursion to Aveiro by coach. Often called the "Venice of Portugal”, and known as the salt capital of Portugal, Aveiro is surrounded by salt marshes, beaches and lagoons and is dominated by the Central Canal that runs through the town. This little medieval town, built on a lagoon, expanded rapidly during the 15th and 16th centuries as a sea port thanks to cod fishing. It is also a center for baroque art with its many buildings and monuments. Aveiro has kept several of its typical boats with half-moon shaped prows, the "moliceiros”. Nowadays, Aveiro and its surroundings form a very significant industrial region with naval shipyards, engineering, iron and steel works, cellulose-producing factories, porcelain and pottery, and where salt production and fishing are still important activities. Its university is one of the largest in Portugal and there are also several further higher studies buildings. Aveiro is a bright and friendly little town with art-nouveau style architecture, brightly colored houses and charming little alleyways for you to take a lovely stroll. Afterwards, we'll set off for Costa Nova, a typical little fishermen town and former family-friendly resort which has now been restored. The resort is located between the beaches on the Atlantic coast and the lagoon and is open onto the ria. Here there are lots of traditional multi-colored, striped wooden houses lining the promenade which is also planted with palm trees. Return on board by coach in Porto.

 

Duration : approx. 2:00

  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 19/03/2019
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PORTO - REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON - Salamanca - BARCA D'ALVA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO - PORTO

Visit Spain and Portugal connected by the Golden River. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro opens its doors where you will discover terraced vineyards, typical villages, quintas and their wines all along the river. Explore Salamanca, named as “the small Rome” classified World Heritage by UNESCO, don’t miss out its cathedral. Embark for an unforgettable journey through these magnificent countries.

8 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 19/03/2019
Arrival 26/03/2019
Ship : MS Miguel Torga Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 20/03/2019
Arrival 27/03/2019
Ship : MS Amalia Rodrigues Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 23/03/2019
Arrival 30/03/2019
Ship : MS Fernao de Magalhaes Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 25/03/2019
Arrival 01/04/2019
Ship : MS Vasco de Gama Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 25/03/2019
Arrival 01/04/2019
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 27/03/2019
Arrival 03/04/2019
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Ship category : STANDARD
Sold out
Departure 27/03/2019
Arrival 03/04/2019
Ship : MS Amalia Rodrigues Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 31/03/2019
Arrival 07/04/2019
Ship : MS Miguel Torga Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 28/10/2019
Arrival 04/11/2019
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Ship category : STANDARD
Sold out
Departure 30/10/2019
Arrival 06/11/2019
Ship : MS Miguel Torga Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 31/10/2019
Arrival 07/11/2019
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 04/11/2019
Arrival 11/11/2019
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 04/11/2019
Arrival 11/11/2019
Ship : MS Vasco de Gama Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 06/11/2019
Arrival 13/11/2019
Ship : MS Amalia Rodrigues Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/11/2019
Arrival 14/11/2019
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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