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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

Oenological cruise: Discover the fabulous world of vines and wine (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 16/10/2018
MVC_PP

MARTIGUES(1) - AVIGNON - CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE - VIVIERS - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - MÂCON - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

Taste and sensory melodies await you throughout your cruise. Oenology and nature enthusiasts will discover renowned vineyards and authentic terroirs. Travel through the Cassis vineyards , a real mineral jewel in a green setting next to the blue Mediterranean sea, then the region of  Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a nectar appreciated by the Popes, founder of AOC  labelling and terroirs of exception. Visit also the Vivarais vineyards, a rustic terroir with mineral warm wines, before exploring the emblematic hillside of Tain l'Hermitage, one of the most prestigious vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône. 

6 Days
Departure city
START IN 2018
Departure 16/10/2018
Arrival 21/10/2018
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
START IN 2019
Departure 24/10/2019
Arrival 29/10/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
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* Price based on double occupancy

START IN 2018
Departure 16/10/2018
Arrival 21/10/2018
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
START IN 2019
Departure 24/10/2019
Arrival 29/10/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out

* Price based on double occupancy

The Valleys of the Rhône and Saône: Gastronomy and vineyards (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 18/10/2018
LLY

LYON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - LYON - COLLONGES AU MONT D'OR - MÂCON - BELLEVILLE - LYON

Gastronomy and viticulture enthusiasts, this cruise between Rhône and Saône will seduce you. From the Rhone Valley to the Beaujolais vineyards, through the vineyards of Côte Rôtie and the terroir of Condrieu, go for a discovery tour with tastings that will tantalize your palate.

5 Days
START IN 2018
Departure 18/10/2018
Arrival 22/10/2018
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 03/11/2018
Arrival 07/11/2018
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
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* Price based on double occupancy

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