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Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto with Cruise

1. 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. 

From Porto: Aveiro and Ílhavo Full-Day Tour

2. From Porto: Aveiro and Ílhavo Full-Day Tour

Explore the canals that run through the city of Aveiro and admire the foot bridges, Art Nouveau buildings and colorful moliceiro boats typical of the region. Benefit from pick-up at 8:00 AM and head to Aveiro on the Ria de Aveiro lagoon. Explore the historic center and marvel at the salt marshes. Climb aboard a moliceiro boat and cruise along the waterways looking for stork nests. Walk around the fish market, and explore the Natural Reserve of the São Jacinto Dunes. Go to the Lighthouse of Praia da Barra and see the beach houses of Praia da Costa Nova in Ílhavo. Get dropped off at your accommodation at around 6:00 PM.

Aveiro Tour

3. Aveiro Tour

Aveiro is the famous city known as the Venice of Portugal because of its canals. Your local guide will lead you through the historical city center, where you will learn how Aveiro become so important to Portugal during the middle ages. Hear about its history and traditions, like the traditional pastry ovos moles, which are typical sweets made off eggs and sugar. During this tour, you can experience a scenic river cruise aboard a typical Moliceiro boat. After this relaxing boat ride, your guide will take you to the Costa Nova, where you will have the opportunity to see and photograph the colorful fishermen's houses, typically painted with vertical stripes, so that it will be registered not only in your memory. Then your guide will take you directly to your hotel or accommodation.

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4.8 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Our tour to Aveiro over an hour from Porto allowed us to see the countryside outside of a big Portuguese city. We passed through the city of Gaia, a cork factory and saw storks along the way. In Aveiro, called the “little venice” of Portugal, we got on gondola type boats and traveled the canals. We learned about the history of the city, the Salina fields where salt is taken and about the different types of architecture represented in the buildings. On the way back, we stopped in Costa Novo, a beach town with multi colored striped houses bordered the ocean. It was quite lovely and a good way to spend the afternoon. One thing that really makes a great tour is the guide. Nuno was awesome - extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in giving information about many other things. Five stars for this tour and our excellent guide

Our tour with Maria to Aveiro was great she was very outgoing and personable making for a really fun excursion. Thanks!

I recommend 100 %. On time , Nuno the guide explained very well .

Great place to visit. Good trip for my last day in Portugal.

Perfect outing to discover Aveiro and the Costa Nova