Portugal's Aveiro & Bairrada Sparkling Wine Tour

Tasting
Red Wine
White Wine
Sparkling Wine
Local Food
Activity
City Tasting
Tour
Boat ride
Chauffeured Tours
Cellar Tour
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
Theme
Outdoor
Comfort
City
Cultural
Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
114
75
/ Person
Antonio R
Response rate: 
66%
Response time:
several hours
Activity Overview
On this voyage, we'll go south of Porto to visit the Bairrada region, famous for its Roasted Suckling Pig, sweets and fine wines, like the Bairrada Sparkling Wine.

We'll start the day at Aveiro, Portugal's Venice, with its Moliceiros, the equivalent of the popular Venetian gondolas. These legendary sea vessels will take us across the Ria De Aveiro and drop us off at the Salinas. We will witness natural salt extraction - a 500-year-old art.

A visit to Costa Nova beach will give you a stunning ambience. Here, you will enjoy relaxing sea waves, warm, sandy beaches, and colourfully painted houses lined up close to the beach. A nice stroll around will get you ready for lunch.

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.

Finally, we arrive to the Aliança Underground Museum, the home of local and foreign culture, where we will be treated to a taste of three (3) award-winning Sparkling Wines after a comprehensive visit to the exhibitions.

We then embark on our return trip to Porto. Are you ready for the trip? Book Now!
 
Practical information
If it is raining, the boat journey and the visit to the Salinas will be substituted by other activities.

The video shown below is a sample of what we can offer in the Bairrada Region, it is not an exact representation of this tour.
 
Included
  • 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.
Not Included
  • 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
Group-size:
Min 2 people
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
114
75
Adult - 18+
Children
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Child
$
104
32
Youth - 12-17
Child
$
75
34
Child - 3-11
Child
$
0
Infant - 0-2
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Daily8:30 AM
Duration
10 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Custom policy
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made 3 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
3 reviews   0 comments
Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
I really enjoyed my tour of the Aveiro area with my guide, Beatriz. A highlight was the Aliance UndergroundMuseum where we saw the Berarado Collection and tasted some fab sparkling wines. Eduardo, our guide, wasvery generous with the tastes! We had a wonderful lunch and lots more wine at the next stop, and an interestingtour of the salt flats really tested my balance after all that wine. LOL It was ... more great fun and really interesting. I wassurprised by this tour and would do it again.
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Visited leading maker of sparkling wine that also features African and Portuguese are museums. Then had anoutstanding lunch, visit to town of Aveiro, pastry making experience, boat tour, then visit to a small port houseback in Porto. Beatriz was the tour leader.
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I cannot fully describe how much fun and how much we learned on this tour. Our guide, Bia Coelho, wascheerful, knowledgeable and the places chosen were incredible. This is a full daywine tasting tour, with an incredible lunch, visit to Aveiro and much more. Highly recommend it.
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