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
$
113
57
/ Person
Antonio R
Response rate: 
80%
Response time:
1 hour
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
$
113
57
Adult - 18+
Children
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Child
$
103
24
Youth - 12-17
Child
$
74
56
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.
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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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125
04
/ 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.
$
97
51
/ Person
Porto, Porto District, Portugal
Duration:
8 H
You have the opportunity to combine a visit to the historic center of Porto with the traditional visit to a port wine cellar and a visit to the beautiful city of Aveiro.... more

Why not know the historic center and take a cruise in canals? Take a day to discover Porto and Aveiro with us!

HIGHLIGHTS 

Panoramic tour of the main attractions of the historic center, UNESCO World Heritage - Aliados Avenue, Santa Catarina Street, Majestic Café, D. Luiz I Bridge and Clérigos Tower!

Entrance with tasting of three wines in one of the famous Wine Cellars of Port Wine.

Interior visit of the Cathedral of Porto and of São Bento Station, one of the most beautiful in the world.

Learn about Aveiro city’s fishing culture and its traditional commerce.

Visit Aveiro in a different way from a moliceiro cruise.

Observe the typical colourful houses on the Costa Nova beach.

DETAILS

After your guide collects you from your hotel, the tour begins in one of the most enchanting monuments, Porto’s Cathedral, birthplace of the city, a magnificent work of Romanesque era.

Observe the most higher tower of Portugal, Clérigos, a genuine baroque style that marks the landscape of the city (no entrance).

Find out one of the most beautiful and oldest library in the world, Lello’s bookshop, which provided inspiration to the writer J.K. Rowling to wrote Harry Potter.

Crossing the famous Aliados Avenue surrounded by tremendous architecture, you will go to the São Bento Railway Station. Looking around you will discover the dramatic tiles panels which reveals some of the most important scenes of Portugal’s history, adding even more value to this majestic building.

After crossing the iconic Dom Luiz I Bridge, you will arrive to Vila Nova de Gaia. Take a break to see the stunning view of the Douro's River and the old Town.

After the admiring the amazing landscape that only Porto can provides you, you’ll visit one of the top Port wine cellarsand enjoy a finest Port Wine tasting, learning more about its production and different flavours.

After lunch (not included), the exciting Aveiro half-day tour departs from Porto after the guide picks you up in your hotel.

As soon as you arrive, enjoy a walking guided tour through the historical centre, a special city where the old and the modern are combined. Admire the charming residences with some Art Nouveau details and take some pictures to the beautiful Aveiro’s Cathedral and its Baroque style. As you walk, learn more about the city history: a fishing village, founded on salt production and trade.

The magic of this journey takes place on one-hour boat ride on a classic moliceiro (traditional boat) along the city’s dazzling canals. Relax and enjoy the landscape on this traditional boat used to collect sea grass in the lagoon.

After this delightful cruise, your guide will show you Costa Nova, a spectacular white sand beach. Discover the famous colourful typical fishermen’s houses typical painted with vertical stripes.

On the return, the guide will tell you more about Portugal’s history and its interesting facts.

By the end of this tour, the guide will drop you off at your hotel or, if you prefer, at some other address on Porto’s city centre.
$
114
71
/ Person
Porto, Porto District, Portugal
Duration:
7 H
As we have many ways to discover Porto, we suggest our Special Package of Porto by day and by night where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a half day city tour and a Fado tour!... more

Enjoy first the half day City Tour to visit the Historical Center and the most important monuments, streets and places, where you can enter in the well known São Bento Railway Station and the Sé Cathedral. Additionally, you will have aguided visit to a Porto wine cellar, for an introduction to the famous Port Wine including a wine tasting!

In the evening, enjoy our Fado Tour! You will be picked up again at your hotel.
Start with a fantastic panoramic tour through the city center at night and finish with a delicious dinner with live fado Show!

HIGHLIGHTS 

Panoramic tour of the main attractions of the historic center, UNESCO World Heritage - Aliados Avenue, Santa Catarina Street, Majestic Café, D. Luiz I Bridge and Clérigos Tower!

Entrance with a tasting of three wines in one of the famous Wine Cellars of Port Wine.

Interior visit of the Cathedral of Porto and of São Bento Station, one of the most beautiful in the world.

Enjoy a dinner with a show of Fado, Intangible Heritage of UNESCO, in a typical and traditional House of Fados do Porto.

Dinner with choice of meat or fish or vegetarian(please indicate when booking).

Wine, dessert, and coffee or tea included - no extra charge.

DETAILS

After your guide collects you from your hotel, the tour begins in one of the most enchanting monuments, Porto’s Cathedral, the birthplace of the city, a magnificent work of the Romanesque era.

Observe the most higher tower of Portugal, Clérigos, a genuine baroque style that marks the landscape of the city (no entrance).

Find out one of the most beautiful and oldest libraries in the world, Lello’s bookshop, which provided inspiration to the writer J.K. Rowling to wrote Harry Potter.

Crossing the famous Aliados Avenue surrounded by tremendous architecture, you will go to the São Bento Railway Station. Looking around you will discover the dramatic tiles panels which reveal some of the most important scenes of Portugal’s history, adding even more value to this majestic building.

After crossing the iconic Dom Luiz I Bridge, you will arrive at Vila Nova de Gaia. Take a break to see the stunning view of the Douro's River and the Old Town.

After the admiring the amazing landscape that only Porto can provide you, you’ll visit one of the top Port wine cellarsand enjoy a finest Port Wine tasting, learning more about its production and different flavors.

By the end of this tour, the guide will drop you off at your hotel or, if you prefer, at some other address on Porto’s city center.

The Fado show evening guided tour begins with picking up at your hotel to bring you a unique night experience.

During this tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the most gorgeous monuments in a panoramic mode. The dazzling Aliados Avenue, even more, delighted at night, it is an excellent place to start the tour.

Down to the Douro’s river, a breathtakingly beautiful landscape: the reflection of the lights on the water.

Discover the Ribeira’s beauty, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Porto with picturesque and colorful houses.

Cross the Dom Luiz I Bridge and climb to the Serra do Pilar, the perfect spot to the perfect city’s landscape.

No night is more beautiful than the ones this city has, but it is time to appreciate a stunning Fado show. The dinner will be in a traditional restaurant with a perfect soundtrack, a live Fado Show, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage. 

Enjoy this Fado show without any worry, this evening tour just ends with the drop off at your hotel.