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
$
111
95
/ Person
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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
$
111
95
Adult - 18+
Children
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Child
$
101
77
Youth - 12-17
Child
$
73
50
Child - 3-11
Child
$
0
Infant - 0-2
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Daily8:30 AM
Duration
10 H
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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.
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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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Porto, Porto District, Portugal
Duration:
3,5 H, 4 H, 4,5 H
Visit Porto's downtown, Baixa, and be amazed with the culture, the history, and most importantly, the food. Come with us and explore the city's markets, delicatessens, the most amazing ... moreeateries, and meet the people who make it all happen.

HIGHLIGHTS

19 different food and beverage tastings

Learn about Portuguese ingredients and cuisine with award-winning food bloggers

Discover the history and culture of Porto's downtown

DETAILS
You'll taste your way through pastry shops, artisan cheese shops, hidden tascas, busy snack-bars, and more. As award-winning food bloggers, we'll let you in on the secrets behind the recipes and products you'll be tasting and observing throughout the tour. We'll also help you understand the city as we take you to the backstreets, but also the main monuments, where we'll give you insights on architecture, history, and of life as a Portuense.

On this tour you will taste at least 14 different foods and 5 wines/beers at 6 different stops.

Our tour will put Porto's food scene under perspective. You'll travel through busy pastry shops and try delicious conventual and pastries. The smells and flavors of the mountain will appear before you in one of the city's oldest cheese shops, where you'll taste four artisan cheeses and small-producer wines. We'll then skip into one of Porto's most celebrated eateries to try a mouth-watering sandwich and a comforting local soup. Through our way we'll stumble upon a hole-in-a-wall tasca that'll delight your tastebuds with savory charcuterie, regional breads, olives, a codfish delicacy, and an old-style regional wine, served in a bowl. Because dessert is calling, you'll be tasting another special pastry and a coffee. To finish the tour on a high note, you'll taste a couple of Port wines with dried fruits in a very special setting.

The tour may be customized according to personal preferences or dietary restrictions. The tastings and stops may vary according to the day of the week.

LOCATION
Baixa is Porto's downtown, a place filled with history and the city's gastronomical hub. It is rich in traditional restaurants, but also novel ventures. It's also home to Porto's largest food market, Bolhão, and many of the city's most iconic specialty grocery stores. Between tastings, we'll walk through the neighborhood and stop at important cultural marks so we can contextualize the people, the history, and also the food.
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79
15
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Porto, Porto District, Portugal
Duration:
3 H
Portugal is renowned for its centuries-old pastry and confectionary traditions. Many recipes once held in the secret of convents are baked today in specialized pastries with lots of ... morelove, care and dedication. Come with us and explore the many sweets and pastries of Porto in traditional establishments.

HIGHLIGHTS

Taste 8 different amazing sweets in specialty pastry shops

Learn about Portuguese pastry and confectionary with award-winning food bloggers

Discover the history and culture of Porto's downtown

DETAILS
On this tour you will taste at least 8 different sweets at 6 delightful stops. During the tour you'll taste delicacies such as a (hot from the oven) pastel de nata, a puff-pastry delight called jesuíta, an unbelievable regional pudding, and other treasures from Portuguese confectionary tradition. The tastings include a refreshing beverage such as sparkling or still water, coffee, and perhaps a special surprise in between!

As award-winning food bloggers, we'll let you in on the secrets behind the recipes you'll be tasting and observing throughout the tour.

We'll also help you understand the city as we take you to the backstreets, but also the main monuments, where we'll give you insights on architecture, history, and of life as a Portuense.

The tour may be customized according to personal preferences. Unfortunately this tour cannot accommodate gluten-free, lactose-free or vegan diets. The tastings and stops may vary according to the day of the week.
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/ Person
Porto, Porto District, Portugal
Duration:
11 H
This full day tour gives you a chance to explore the emblematic Porto city. This city has been voted 3 times in a period of 6 years, as the leading Tourist Destination in Europe; - ... more2012, 2014 and 2017!
Following a high-speed train journey from Lisbon to Porto, you will get the chance to experience the heart of Porto’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will acknowledge the majestic buildings, monuments, and terrains that Porto has to offer.

HIGHLIGHTS

A sweeping exploration through the major attractions of the historic center, UNESCO World Heritage; - Santa Catarina Street, Majestic Café, D. Luiz I Bridge, Aliados Avenue, and Clérigos Tower!

Gain access to one of the excellent Port Wine Cellars, to enjoy a tasting session of three wines.

Interior survey of the Cathedral of Porto and the São Bento Station, regarded as one of the most attractive in the world.

Optional access to Lello Bookshop, an inspiration location for the movie “Harry Potter”.

A relaxing journey on the high-speed train, a perfect way to appreciate regions of Portugal's central territory.

DETAIL
This full-day tour to Porto begins with a relaxing journey in the Alfa Pendular Train; - the speedy train in Portugal, departing from the Oriente Railway Station in Lisbon, heading to Oporto Campanhã train station. Once you arrive, you will enjoy free time to have lunch in one of the various local eateries in the neighboring area. Note: Lunch is not included.
At around 2 pm, you will be picked up by your guide at the main entrance of Campanhã train station, to begin your amazing tour of this charming city. You will tour Porto’s Cathedral, one of the most attractive monuments, and the birthplace of the city. This Cathedral depicts an impressive work of the Romanesque era.
You will acknowledge Clérigos, the highest tower in Portugal, and a true baroque style landmark that characterize the landscape of the city. You will discover Lello’s bookshop, one of the most enchanting and ancient libraries in the world. It is in this library, that J. R. Rowling the writer, composed Harry Potter books. The library is currently an attraction magnet for Hogwarts fanatics!
Once you pass the popular Aliados Avenue, fringed by a monumental architecture, your next stopover is at São Bento Railway Station. You will be amazed by the dazzling tiles panels, that decorate the entire station. These tiles depict some of the most crucial phases of the Portuguese history. They also add extra value to this monumental building.
We will cross the emblematic Dom Luiz I Bridge, to reach Vila Nova de Gaia. Here you will take a break and acknowledge the breathtaking scenic views of the Old Town and the Douro River.
After appreciating the impressive landscape, only experienced in Porto, prepare yourself to explore one of the best Port wine cellars. At the wine cellar, you will enjoy an excellent Port Wine tasting session. You will also discover more about the production of this exquisite wine and its diverse flavors.
At the end of this amazing tour, your guide will drop you off at Oporto Campanhã Station, to board the train back to Lisbon.