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Aveiro Half-Day Tour with Moliceiro Cruise

4.3 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: BeDriven

Aveiro Half-Day Tour with Moliceiro Cruise

Activity provider: BeDriven

From US$ 130.42 per person

Aveiro is known as the Venice of Portugal, and a visit is sure to create life-long memories. Take a cruise in a moliceiro, or traditional boat, and admire the Art Nouveau architecture. See the colorful fishermen’s houses along the Costa Nova beaches.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
You will picked up at your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia.
Private group


  • Admire Aveiro’s Art Nouveau architecture
  • See the colorful fishermen's houses along the beach
  • Try the famous ovos moles, a legendary sweet
Full description
On this 4-hour tour you’ll leave from your hotel in Porto and head south. When you arrive in Aveiro, first off is an hour-long ride on a moliceiro, a traditional boat used to collect sea grass in the lagoon. Admire the Art Nouveau architecture, and in particular the buildings near Praça do Rossio (Rossio Square). Many of the streets near and around this square are still cobblestoned. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a taste of the famous ovos moles, a legendary Aveiro confection made with water, sugar and egg yolks. Visit the Art Nouveau Museum and the Mercado do Peixe (fish market). Continue on to the Costa Nova, a paradise that’s home to several species of birds. Visit the lighthouse and see the old colorful fishermen's houses. After the tour your driver will drop you off at your hotel or other location of your choice.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Moliceiro cruise
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities (optional)

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4.3 /5

based on 48 reviews

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Pleasant half day

A little worried because delay for the care I had to call and well done because the person planned French-speaking had a problem with the car or a replacement speaking not French but pleasant and we managed So the reorganization it went well we were able to take full advantage of the excursion so perfect

June 11, 2019

I could not have picked a better excursion. From the moment that my tour guide Sergio picked me up from my hotel, he was nothing short of personable, extremely hospitable, and it was beyond evident that he takes great pride in providing an amazing, interesting, and highly informative tour of Porto. The Moliceiro Cruise was phenomenal as well...if I didn’t know that I was already in Portugal, I would have sworn that I was actually in Venice riding in a gondola. This was my first time in Porto and I really feel that this excursion allowed me to enjoy an outstanding comprehensive tour of the city. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give Sergio a 15.

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June 10, 2018

We were picked up at 9 am, the drive took 45 min to Aveiro. Sailed there on a Moloceiro (45 min.), it was fun but not a great experience. Afterwards, we walked around in Aveiro itself. Then drove to a fishing village where we got 10min to look around / walk, again in the car to Costa Nova where we again only got 10 free min. We actually spent at least 2 hours in the car of the 4 hours and unfortunately got far too little time in the fishing village and Costa Nova, 2 very beautiful places with a beach by the sea. Here, 1 to 2 hours should be provided for both so that you can walk around quietly, sit on a terrace and relax on the beach for the enthusiasts. Moreover, we had taken this tour (which was 50euros more expensive because of the entrance ticket in the qart Nouveau museum in Aveiro...unfortunately we didn't see that.

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October 13, 2021

Product ID: 71793