Optional Tours

Aveiro– Half Day

Around 15:00 departure from the University for a afternoon visit to the city of Aveiro. Aveiro it’s know as the Portuguese Venice because of it’s “Ria” and the canals that cross the city center and where the colourful “Moliceiros” (typical boats) can be appreciated. The first stop will be at the city center where we can enjoy some architectural examples of the Art Noveau and a typical fish market located in “Praça do Peixe” (fish square). The tour continues to Ílhavo, for a visit to the Vista Alegre porcelain factory. The guided tour of the manufacturing process enable the progress of the ceramic product to be followed from the initial phases of production right through to the finished product showing the technical and artistic quality that give Vista Alegre a place of eminence both nationally and internationally. After this visit, return to the University by 19:00.

 

Price per person valid for a minimum of 20 participants – 35,00 €

Price includes:
Transporatation on a deluxe motorcoach
Official guide assistance

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Visit to Coimbra – Full Day

At 10:00 am departure from the University for a full day visit to the city of Coimbra. Coimbra, it’s known as the “Doctor’s City”, due to its University, the second oldest in the World. The first stop will be to visit the University. Dominating the entire village, from the top of the hill, is the old University, from 1292. The “Porta Ferrea” (Iron door), from 1633,  gives access the yard. On the left side from the main yard erects the “Via Latina” (Latine way), that dates back to 1700. The Tower, town ex-libris, was built in 1728. One of the most important dependences from the University is the Library from 18th century, which walls are covered with gilded carved wooden shelves. Another interesting dependence is the Saint Michael chapel, an excellent example from the Manueline art.Free time for lunch. After lunch it´s time to return to the city center for a panoramic walking visit trough the historical center where, among others monuments, we can enjoy the cathedral a fortress/temple in the Romanic style of the 12th century.  Free time to stroll around before departure to Aveiro. Arrival at Aveiro (18:00) end of the Tour.

Price per person valid for a minimum of 20 participants – 53,00 €

Price Includes:
Transporatation on a deluxe motorcoach
Official guide assistance Visit to the University and Cathedral
Price not includes – lunch

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Visit to Porto – Half Day

At 09:00 departure from the Congress center for a panoramic visit, which will give a general idea about Porto, pointing out the contrast between the historical centre and the modern area of town. The tour will pass by the most important Monuments of the town as the “Palácio de Cristal”, “Torre dos Clérigos”, “Palácio da Bolsa” and the Church of S. Francisco. Panoramical of the historical centre of the town, stop at the Ribeira pier, time at leisure to enjoy the typical streets of this part of town before boarding in the Ribeira Quay, for 1 hour cruise in the Douro River. The Tour will proceed for a visit to one of the Porto Wine Cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia town, besides the river, with a port wine tasting included. Return to Aveiro following the Douro riverside till its mouth, the Foz, “Avenida Brasil”, “Castelo do Queijo” – Fort of São Francisco Xavier build in the XVII century, and the Avenida de Boavista. 13:00 End of the tour at the congress Venue.

Price per person valid for a minimum of 20 participants – 52,00 €

Price Includes:
Transport by Tourism Air Conditioning Motorcoach
Assistance of an official guide Cruise

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The tours reservation can be made during the online registration,  or later by editing the online Registration Form.

 

For more information:

VIAGENS ABREU SA
Mrs. Lurdes Catalino
Abreu PCO – Oporto Office
Av. dos Aliados, 207 I 4000-067 Porto
Portugal

Tel.: +351 22 204 3570  Fax: +351 22 204 3693
E-Mail: lurdes.catalino@abreu.pt

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