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Aveiro Walk Around

#15 of 45 Tours in Aveiro
Aveiro, Portugal
About Aveiro Walk Around
Aveiro Walk Around are completely free, informal walks (in Portuguese or English), just like you would do with your friends, showing around the beautiful city of Aveiro. Not done by professionals but by locals.
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forcor wrote a review May 2017
West Hollywood, California49 contributions25 helpful votes
Some earlier reviews make it look like Aveiro Walk Around means "strolling around Aveiro by yourself". Not so! This is a free (but tips are welcome) guided tour of Aveiro, with a real live human being showing you the sights. Susana was my guide, and she was great - she knows everything about this cute town (including where and what to eat), and told me about buildings, history and traditions that I would never have known about if I was just walking around on my own. Another plus about Aveiro Walk Around: tours begin just outside the train station. This is perfect if you're staying in Porto or Coimbra and are taking the train to Aveiro for the day. Just hop off the train and start your tour!
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Response from AveiroWalkAround, Gerente at Aveiro Walk Around
Responded 16 May 2017
Thank you so much. We're glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It's always a genuine pleasure to show our city and be able to have this interaction, with all those questions and also learning with our tourists. It was really interesting to learn about the towers from your city. That's the exact spirit of what these walks are about. Thank you for your friendly company.
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maudeaudetmorin wrote a review Mar 2017
Brest, France1 contribution2 helpful votes
I wanted to do Aveiro free walking tour, but it was not possible on short notice. Suzy from @Aveiro Free Walking tour kindly put me in contact with Susana from Aveiro Walk Around. We started the tour at the Old Railway station build in 1916 where you can find one of the best collection of azujelos from the famous tiles factory Fábrica da Fonte Nova representing typical sceneries of Aveiro. Along the network of the Venice of Portugal channels, Susana explained me the history of Aveiro with few funny tips (be aware that they throw cakes from the top chapel of São Gonçalinho during the second week of January, must see!). Few sights during the walk: Fábrica Jeronimo Pereira Campos (now the Congres center), monument of Ovo Mole (famous sweets of Aveiro) in the Fonte Nova Park, Sé Cathedral, Museum de Aveiro (Mausoleum of Princess Saint Joana), Camara Municipal, Misericordia Church, Capitania dos Arcos (one of the oldest building of Aveiro who was a tide mill, a porcelain factory and drawing school over the years), Art Nouveau buildings facing the main channel, Church Nossa Senhora da Apresentacao, the Fish market (only building made out of iron in Aveiro), Beira Mar neighborhood (tiny fishermen houses), canal of Aveiro with typical boats (moliceiros), etc. In 2 hours, I got a pretty good immersion in the life of Aveiro, I appreciated the historical part, but also the local stories from Susana. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: March 2017
Response from AveiroWalkAround, Gestor at Aveiro Walk Around
Responded 15 Mar 2017
Thank you for your words, Maude. It was a real pleasure to show you the city and I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed it. :)
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Jacob293982 wrote a review Oct 2015
Haifa, Israel68 contributions17 helpful votes
Aveiro city is based on its nice canals of water, which by itself is enough reason to pay a few hours visit there. One should take a boat tour to get the scent of the lovely city, however I recommend mostly taking a stroll by foot. There are several places that you can visit such as Aveiro Cathedral, Aveiro University, the fishermen village (quarters), and Aveiro Museum. Some of the attractions requires entrance fee. You don't necessarily have to stay a night in Aveiro, but if you are staying at Porto, which most people do, it worth taking a train to Aveiro, and within an hour you may gain a very pleasant day in Aveiro. The train station is 15 minutes walk from the city center, with 1 hour frequency. It is recommended planning for 5-6 hours visit.
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Date of experience: September 2015
Ravindra_Rashmi wrote a review Aug 2015
Bengaluru, India46 contributions22 helpful votes
The town is pretty small one with not much of population. Most of the population is the students who come study in one of the best university here. Good place with calm walk ways and boat rides.
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Date of experience: July 2015
Manzarra wrote a review Jul 2015
Fatima, Portugal180 contributions42 helpful votes
This fantastic town is called the Venice of Portugal. It has many canals with gondola like boats, and you can go in them (8 euros) to go around the town. The houses are beautiful and a delight to see.
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Date of experience: July 2015