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From Porto: Aveiro Half-Day Tour with 1-Hour Cruise

1. From Porto: Aveiro Half-Day Tour with 1-Hour Cruise

Depart Porto and journey south to the beautiful coastal city of Aveiro on the Ria de Aveiro lagoon. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the historical city center to admire the bold Art Nouveau residences and charming foot bridges across the canals. Take stunning pictures of the Baroque-style cathedrals and other amazing architecture. Learn more about the history of the city and how it grew from a small fishing village to the 2nd most populous city in the Centro Region of Portugal. Hear how salt production in the salt marshes played an important role in the city's economy, from the days of the Romans. Then, climb aboard one of the traditional moliceiro boats used to collect sea grass in the lagoon. Cruise along the canals of the "Venice of Portugal" to admire the colorful fishermen's houses of Costa Nova beach and get amazing views of the landscape.

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Aveiro: Half Day Tour with Boat Ride

2. Aveiro: Half Day Tour with Boat Ride

Spend a day exploring the beauty of Portugal, get away from the business of Porto, and visit several townships that are lesser known to tourists. Visit the city of Aveiro, where it becomes easier to navigate by boat or “Moliceiro” along its numerous water channels. This city is called the Portuguese Venice, and there is no questions why. Its enormous natural and architectural beauty, perfectly aligned with its people, give a lively ambience, of a cheerful town where water and sea play the leading role. Much of the city is decorated in the Art Nouveau style, making it a beautiful sight to behold. Discover the charm of this delicate and seductive art period of the 20th century by taking a walking tour with a guide through the Art Nouveau route, a track created to help identifying all buildings and monuments. Visit the beach of Costa Nova and its peculiar colored stripes houses, forming an unique design in fishing houses in that area.

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What people are saying about Porto District

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 51 reviews

Perfect tour with Patricia ! This is the second Tour I do from Porto with Excellence Tour. My mum and I literally enjoyed everything. This half a day tour is really well-organised : we were picked up from our hotel, Patricia is a safe driver and a very enthusiast woman. She knows everything there is to know about Portugal and her joy is contagious. She knows how to keep you interested and makes you want to discover more. Now, as for the tour, we stopped by the ocean near a lighthouse, saw the beautiful and picturesque houses from Barra, had a coffee and sweet in Aveiro and enjoyed a lovely boat ride on the canal. PERFECT day ! I saw this tour had absolutely no review but I don't get why, I'll keep on booking tour through Excellence Tour. Thank you so much for everything, we will be going back home with amazing memories ! Many thanks ! :)

Not sure why it does not have more good reviews, because we had a wonderful experience. Because of covid the excursion was jus for us and it was full of positive experiences. The driver was knowledgeable in Porto history. We had a wonderful canal tour, very picturesque whole trip. Perfect trip for a half day. No delays in pick up. 5 ⭐ for whole experience. Again, don't get fooled by very few reviews, they are worthy.

We met with a wonderful guide; Patricia. The tour was very nice with the boat ride. We walked around and tasted one of the favored treats. We then explored the beachfront of Costa Nova and then Barra. Patricia was very knowledgeable with the area and its history of Aveiro.

Amazing tour with Hugo! He is so passionate about history and shared so many insights about Aveiro and the coast. The boat ride was in a unique fishing vessel that travels the canals. Very beautiful area and worth the trip!

The experience was great. Our guide, Ricardo, provided us with a lot of information. He was really nice.