Discover one of the most curious geological phenomena on Earth and explore the Venice of Portugal on this tour to Aveiro and Arouca Geopark from Viseu.
Aveiro & Arouca Geopark Tour
At 9 am, we'll meet at Largo do Rossio and board a minibus ready to start the tour. We'll leave Viseu behind and head northwest in the direction of the Arouca Geopark. The journey will take us about an hour and a half.
Exploring this unique natural site, surrounded by the impressive mountain ranges of Freita, Montemuro and Arada, you'll be fascinated by one of its most famous features: the parideira stones. We'll learn all about this strange geological phenomenon that produces stone bricks from a large "parent" rock. We'll also discover how popular tradition has turned this place into a symbol of fertility.
The second stop of our tour will be in Aveiro, also known as the Venice of Portugal for its beautiful canals. Here, you'll have three hours of free time to explore the sights and enjoy some of the delicious local food. We recommend strolling along the canals to see the famous "moliceiro" boats, an icon of the city. Did you know that in the past they were used to transport salt and seaweed?
The Misericordia Church, with its tiled façade, the Art Nouveau buildings and the cathedral are also must-see landmarks in Aveiro. Don't forget your camera!
We will finish the tour at 5 pm back at the starting point in Viseu.
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Tour in English
Children between 6 and 12 years oldUS$ 72.60
Children under 6 years oldFree
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Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
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The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Transport by minibus.
English speaking guide.
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Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.
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Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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Largo do Rossio.