The Sweet City of Aveiro

  • Port

    Leixoes (Porto), Portugal

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Once a seaweed boat and now your transportation for this fun excursion, a moliceiro is a type of boat that is unique to Portugal's Aveiro region. Step aboard and you're off to explore the inland Aveiro channels, which boast calm waters and offer a 'highway' through the city that showcases it from a waterside perspective.

You'll come ashore for an interesting workshop at the Oficina do Doce Fabric that shows you how a food specialty of the region -- ovos moles -- is made. It's difficult to translate this name, but is often described as 'sweet soft eggs'. This confection features an egg-based center encased in a thin crust of delicious pastry.

Learn more about ovos moles and other typical local pastries by watching a fascinating short movie about Aveiro's history and culinary traditions. After the movie, visit the production process and a couple of volunteers will be able to join in and assist with the filling and cutting of these tasty treats. Of course, samples are offered to everyone.

Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair.