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Our most recommended Centro Region Sightseeing Walking Tours

Aveiro: Boat Cruise & City Highlights Walking Tour

1. Aveiro: Boat Cruise & City Highlights Walking Tour

Experience the beauty of Aveiro on a boat cruise in an authentic Moliceiro craft. Stroll through the Beira Mar district on a walking tour with a local guide and take in the lively vibe at the Aveiro Fish Market. Be welcomed by your local guide at the Freedom Obelisk in the old town of Aveiro. Follow your guide to an iconic Moliceiro boat. Embark on a cruise aboard a colorful ship through the city's waterways. Glide on an elegant boat and snap pictures of landmarks like the City Council building, a 15th century mill, and the romantic Carcavelos Bridge. Watch the old parts of the city melt into the new as you see the shopping center and a ceramic factory that was converted into a convention center. Disembark and continue on your walking tour through the narrow streets of the Beira Mar neighborhood that was traditionally inhabited by fisherman and salt workers. Admire the vibrantly colored buildings along the canal. Make your way to the bustling Fish Market, the Centennial building, and pass by richly adorned Art Nouveau buildings before ending your tour.

From Porto: Off-Road Buggy Adventure

2. From Porto: Off-Road Buggy Adventure

Your journey will begin with the Rally de Portugal Shakedown, where you will ride a buggy for a fascinating and delightful 3-hour ride. You will explore every corner of our magnificent mountains. The first stop is a visit to Castromil's gold mines. The next stop will be in the Roman ruins of Castro Mozinho, where you can absorb and understand a little more of the history of Portugal. To top it off, nothing like a visit to the ever surrounding Quintandona Preserved Village, a place where all buildings are in shale.

Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto with Cruise

3. Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto with Cruise

Experience the beauty of Aveiro’s channels on a tour aboard a colorful Portuguese gondola on this half-day tour from Porto. Ride along naturally-formed channels that connect to the river and to the sea.  Meet at a centrally-located spot in Porto and board a comfortable van for your transfer to Aveiro. Absorb the culture of this city that was once a fishing village, where residents made their living from the river, the sea, and salt production. Begins at the fish market square, where you’ll have great views of the city center. Head out on an hour-long cruise on a vibrantly-painted, wooden moliceiro boat. Glide thorugh the channels on this traditional, Portuguese vessel.  After the cruise your guide will show you the Costa Nova neighborhood that borders the sea. Admire some of the old traditional houses that are small in size, and painted in bright colors with vertical stripes. Return to Porto by van at the end of your tour. 

Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour

4. Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour

Follow the footsteps of the mysterious Knights Templar, a religious-military order, on this full-day tour. The Templars played an important role Portugal's history from the country's foundation, until the era of Portuguese discoveries. Visit the picturesque village of Constância, as well as Almourol Castle, built by the Templars on a small island. See the Tomar Convent of Christ, a church inspired by the temple of Solomon. Explore its many cloisters and see the iconic Manueline window. Both offer insight to the Knights Templar. Tomar was the former headquarters of the Templars, making this place one of the most important sites in the medieval world, and is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Venture next to the Gothic-style Church of Santa Maria do Olival, a gorgeous 12th century church erected for the Knights Templar. Your guide will accompany you along the way, sharing stories and curiosities about the place you visit.

Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos: Small Group Tour From Lisbon

5. Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos: Small Group Tour From Lisbon

Follow in the footsteps of Catholic pilgrims on a full-day sightseeing tour of Central Portugal from Lisbon. Transfer from the Portuguese capital, and drive through a vast variety of landscapes on your way to the towns of Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos.  Travel in an airconditioned van to the extraordinary town of Fátima, where an apparition of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared before 3 children every month between May 1917 and October 1917. Visit one of the major shrines of the Catholic faith, a complex which contains the tombs of 2 of the young shepherd children, the crown of the Virgin in the Chapel of the Apparitions, and a section of the Berlin Wall. Buy lunch in a local restaurant far from the tourist crowds and taste authentic Portuguese food. Continue to the fishing port of Nazaré for panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Popular with surfers, Nazaré was where Garrett McNamara surfed a 79-foot wave. Finally, tour the picturesque town of Óbidos, taken from the Muslims in 1148. Forming part of the dowry of numerous Portuguese queens, Óbidos maintains its medieval feel inside the old city walls, with cobblestone streets and flower-bedecked houses.

Coimbra: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

6. Coimbra: Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour

Get to know Coimbra at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Mango Garden”, “Monastery of Santa Cruz”, “School Palace” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Jardim da Manga" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Jardim da Sereia". The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Lisbon: Full Day Tour to Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

7. Lisbon: Full Day Tour to Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

Start the day with pickup from your hotel and meet your friendly guide for the tour. The first stop of the day is the most famous sanctuary in Portugal, Fátima. Here, learn all about the apparitions that took place in 1917, when 3 little shepherds saw the image of the Virgin Mary. Explore the Chapel of Apparitions, the spot where the iconic moment occurred. Admire the beautiful Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, where the tombs of the shepherds are located and then visit the more modern building of the sanctuary, the Basilica of the Holy Trinity. The next stop is the town of Betalha to visit one of the most impressive buildings in the country, the Monastery of Batalha. Built by order of King John I, its construction was a way of celebrating the victory in a battle against the Spanish, the Aljubarrota battle, that put the independence of Portugal at risk. Inside, marvel at the tombs of both the King and his wife, as well as their sons and daughters including the famous tomb of Prince Henry, the Navigator, who had a crucial role in the Discoveries period in Portugal. The tour then moves onto Nazaré, located near the coast, this is the perfect location to stop for lunch and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, the town of Óbidos is the last stop of the tour. Take some time to stroll around the medieval-looking streets of this lovely town surrounded by old walls and try the famous sour cherry liquor sold in every corner of Óbidos.

From Lisbon: Fátima and the Three Little Shepherds' House

8. From Lisbon: Fátima and the Three Little Shepherds' House

Discover historic sites and natural beauties in the famous Fatima region on this full-day tour. Your guide will accompany you at all times, sharing stories and curiosities about the places visited along the way.  After being picked up from central Lisbon and driving to Fatima, visit a local workshop. Buy rosaries and other religious articles for the blessing at the Shrine of Fatima. Next, head to the Sanctuary of Fatima. Visit the exact spot where the Virgin Mary appeared to the three young shepherds in 1917 to entrust her three secrets. Explore the Chapel of the Appearances, and get the opportunity to attend mass. Then, continue to the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, where you can pray near the tombs of the little shepherds. Next stop is the village of the three young shepherds.  Here you'll find a faithful reconstruction of the shepherds' home as it was in the past. See old objects such as family photographs, kitchen utensils, and furniture, among others. You'll then be dropped back to central Lisbon.

Aveiro: Stories, Canals, and Azulejos Guided Walking Tour

9. Aveiro: Stories, Canals, and Azulejos Guided Walking Tour

Start at the Praça da Republica with the Town Hall and the Misericórdia church. We walk along Rua de Coimbra and talk about the black and white calçada à portuguesa. In the Marques de Pombal square we enter the Carmelite Convent Church - a small but impressive baroque jewel. Walking further we see the tile panels of Casa de Santa Zita and Sapataria Leão. We pass next to the Dominican Convent of Jesus where we evoke the history of the city's patron saint: Princess Santa Joana. After passing the cathedral we will go on to the Canal da Fonte Nova, where the building of one of the many ceramics factories that once existed there is still standing. Along the canals we will explain their genesis and utility, as well as those of the traditional boats of the Ria de Aveiro. We will pass through interesting places in the Beira Mar neighbourhood, always with the tiles filling our eyes. We will recognise the marks of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, of the iron architecture from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. We won't forget the two façades of the Museum of Art Nouveau. On the way to the saltpans we will talk about the power of Aveiro from the 11th to the 15th century, its crossing of the desert in the 17th and 18th centuries and its revival in the 19th century. On the way back we will make some references to the local gastronomy, such as eel stew and traditional sweets, namely the "ovos moles" of Aveiro. We will finish at the Church of São Gonçalinho referring to the traditional January festival, in which another traditional sweet - hard and heavy - is literally thrown over the heads of the faithful, in a ritual full of joy and tradition.

From Lisbon: Fátima, Óbidos Medieval, Nazaré Atlantic Coast

10. From Lisbon: Fátima, Óbidos Medieval, Nazaré Atlantic Coast

Embark on a journey through the beautiful countryside of Portugal, toward Fatima one of the most important Marian shrines in the world. A place that annually hosts more than five million visitors from all countries. Enjoy some free time and let yourself be embraced by its mysticism and buy some souvenirs for friends and family. Take a scenic drive to the town of Batalha, where you will find the majestic Monastery of Batalha, unique for its crossing of Gothic and Manueline styles. Arriving Nazaré have free time for lunch in this colourful and traditional fishing village set over a sea of intense blue. Visit the cliffs, site of the famous legend of Nazaré. Continue this wonderful journey to the  charming medieval village of Obidos, a treasure of western Portugal, a village that holds centuries of history within its walls.

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What people are saying about Centro Region

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 118 reviews

Hermes es un guia y conductor excelente, muy puntual. Conocimos la ciudad de Coimbra, la Universidad, la antigua Catedral, la Biblioteca, vistas impresionantes de la ciudad. Siendo un tour privado, cambiamos Obidos por el complejo de la Virgen de Fatima.

Great Caterina, the guide who does the walking tour, does not stop telling you interesting things and making recommendations to live Aveiro. I patch it vigorously! You can tell he loves his job!! Thank you!!!

We were very lucky, the guide was very good and we did the tour alone, so it was like a private tour

We had a blast! Excellent organisation - so much fuuuun!

Perfect outing to discover Aveiro and the Costa Nova