A Beautiful Day Trip: Aveiro, Mealhada & Coimbra.


The Royal Local

A Beautiful Day Trip: Aveiro, Mealhada & Coimbra.

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( 64 reviews ) star Day trip Porto 1 - 4 watch_later 10 hours
  • Go on an exclusive day trip outside of Porto
  • Visit the oldest university in Portugal
  • Enjoy traditional & authentic Fado music
  • Discover the Portuguese Venice
  • Indulge a local delicacy: Leitão à Bairrada
  • Private tour: only you & your local guide

You will be picked up anywhere in: Porto

What you can expect

Explore beyond Porto and discover how at a short distance you can find three cities full of history, tradition & local delicacies. Join me on a private day trip to the traditional cities of Aveiro, Mealhada & Coimbra.

Enjoy the Portuguese landscape along the way from your comfortable ride and get ready to feast your eyes with the sights of this three little gems.

Discover why Aveiro is considered the Portuguese Venice and enjoy a burst of color when you see its cute houses. Go on a boat ride to explore more of this beautiful place. Make room for a local delicacy at Mealhada, capital of the Leitão à Bairrada, roasted piglet. This succulent treat is a local's favorite & after you try it, it will be your favorite too!

Take a trip back in time at Coimbra, the capital of the center region of Portugal, and home of the oldest Portuguese University. The library and the main square of this place are beautiful examples of the 15th-century architecture, and the view over the Mondego River is magnificent. Coimbra is also home of the traditional Fado. Fado in Coimbra is still very attached to its roots, allowing you to see from up close the tradition of Portugal. Enjoy it in the most authentic way, sung by men at night, almost in the dark, commonly near the cathedral. An absolute must!

Portuguese culture is worth exploring and this private experience does this & more! It opens you a window to the traditional side of Portugal that not everyone is lucky to see!

Let me know how I can make this day trip even more exclusive. Everything is created around you and your preferences.

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Pick up from your accommodation
Boat ride on the canals & breakfast at local patisserie
Feast on a roasted piglet & other local delicacies
Visit the oldest university in Portugal, a botanical garden & the Mondego river. Enjoy an authentic Fado experience
End Tour
Back at your accommodation

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Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
10 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 4 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkTravel insurance
checkA/C Car
check1 non alcoholic drinks
Not included
closeEntrance tickets to Coimbra University


The Royal Local

64 reviews

My name is Gustavo, from Porto, Portugal.
I love challenges and meeting new people, from different areas and upgrading know-how. I’ve worked for French, Japanese, English and American companies, as area manager, my job was to do business with the local dealers, and those deals were often made at lunch. So, i know the best spots, fancy or modest but with the best food. A fantastic experience to share.
I love history also, so i can take you to the best places you can visit, monuments, museums, roman ruins and landscapes that will blow your mind.
Remember: you’re the boss. Want to visit a specific place, eat a special food? No worry’s, i can make it happen.
Pick me as your guide for an authentic, exquisite experience, with a local touch, just for you.

See you soon! 😊"

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