Essential Free Tour Aveiro

2 Hours
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2 Hours

Essential Free Tour Aveiro

  • Come and discover the highlights of Portuguese Art Nouveau.
  • Learn about the history behind the quirky and colorful Molicero Boats.
  • Get ready to fall in love with the tradition of blue & white azulejo tiles.
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These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Aveiro holds all the essences of the Portuguese soul. This colorful and perfect walking city might seem really small, but it has countless monuments, history and art to discover! If you only have a few hours here, the smartest option is to book the Essential Free Tour of Aveiro. It’s a fun, leisurely paced tour designed by local guides who want to share the traditions of their city with tourists of all backgrounds. On this free tour you’ll see all of Aveiro attractions and learn about the origin of the colorful Moliceiro boats. Although they look very similar to the gondolas of Venice, in the past they were used to collect plants from the bottom of the estuary!

During your Essential Free Tour of Aveiro you will walk along the estuary and discover why this small town is home to a treasure trove of Art Nouveau buildings from the early 20th century. For the quantity and quality of architecture in the area, Aveiro is on a par with Barcelona, Brussels, Budapest, Glasgow, Helsinki or Havana. With your local guide, you will stroll past houses, museums, hotels, stores and old warehouses with jaw-dropping facades. They are perfect places to take nice pictures and selfies, so come to the free tour with your camera ready! During the walk, you will also enjoy other important buildings such as the City Hall or the Municipal Theater.

On your Best of Aveiro Free Tour, you will also get to know the tradition of the Portuguese blue and white tiles. In the Aveiro Cathedral you will see some spectacular examples, but the star of the show is the sensational Mercy Church, whose spectacular tiled facade will leave you speechless! Along the walk, you will also find many souvenir stores selling all sorts of products made with tiles, so don’t hesitate to ask your guide for recommendations on what gifts to buy and where! And, of course, your guide will also be ready to offer tips on what to eat and what to do in Aveiro, as well as advice on where to go next and what cities to visit in Portugal.

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