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From Aveiro: Barra Beach Lighthouse & Costa Nova Guided Tour

From Aveiro: Barra Beach Lighthouse & Costa Nova Guided Tour

From US$ 15.81 per person

Explore the colorful canals of Aveiro on a driving tour. Pass through the city center and admire views of the lagoon to reach Barra beach before finishing in the seaside village of Costa Nova.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, French, Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the hightest light house in Portugal and the white and thin sand from Barra Beach
  • Marvel at the unique and colourful landscape from the tiny stripped houses from Costa Nova Beach
  • Get to know the typical neighbourhood from the fisherman and all about the cod fisghing history!
Full description
Leaving from Aveiro city centre, know the details of the formation of the lagoon, since the 10h century, all the economy and main activities of the population, centred in the fishing and salt production. Arriving to Barra beach, where the tallest lighthouse in Portugal stands high on the landscape, witnessing more than 50 years of hard work on the 19th century to open a canal that would reunite the ocean to the lagoon! In the pause of about 20 minutes, feel the sea breeze and admire the white and thin sand of the Praia Velha! Take the the adventure to explore the whole saga of the cod fishing that made the village of Costa Nova look so special, with those traditional striped houses called Palheiros! We will have a short break of 30 minutes that leaves the oportunity to try the sweet that became famous in Costa Nova - the tripa!
Includes
  • Transportation on a 7 seat van
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

ARRIVE 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE ACTIVITY NEXT TO THE BUS STOP GREY 7 SEAT VAN

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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I have done this tour and the moliceiro and walking tour in Aveiro with Caterina and I have to say that the tours are great to get a first idea of Aveiro and, above all, that Caterina is a wonderful and dedicated guide, generous, who gives you all the recommendations to visit, eat, live in Aveiro. All in all, a find. It's nice to find her, I highly recommend her!!!

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August 26, 2022

Katarina was great. Her explanation of the salt flats and how the lagoon was formed was very elegantly communicated. She also had some great tips for dinner options and must try desserts. She added a quick trip to see the flamingos which was really cool.

September 9, 2022

Very good experience. Catalina explains everything in a detailed and simple way at the same time.

August 25, 2022

Product ID: 414938