Day trip

From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

From US$ 124.45 per person

Discover the beautiful Paiva Walkways, and cross the Arouca 516, the World's Longest Suspension Footbridge. Relax in the romantic city of Aveiro, and explore the canals in a traditional boat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
At your hotel or accommodation in the Porto city center
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk along the stunning Paiva Walkways boardwalk
  • Enjoy a traditional countryside meal
  • Experience Aveiro - the Portuguese Venice
  • Take a boat ride through the Aveiro Canals
  • Cross the World's Longest Suspension Bridge: the Arouca 516
  • Cross the longest suspension bridge in the world (optional)
Full description
Cross the Worlds Longest Suspension Footbridge - the Arouca 516 - and walk the Paiva Walkways, considered one of the most beautiful trails in the world (seven kilometers). Restore your energy with a delicious traditional lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon at Aveiro, the so-called “Portuguese Venice” and traverse the canals on a boat trip. Wander through the old quarter to see the main Art Nouveau buildings, the fish market, and taste one of the city's delicacies, soft eggs. Last but not the least, see the famous haystacks of Costa Nova. Discover the magnificent fishing village with its wooden houses in bright striped colors.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or accommodation in Porto
  • Ticket for the Arouca 516 Footbridge
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees to the Paiva Walkways
  • Boat ride at the Aveiro canals
  • Sweet eggs tasting
  • Traditional lunch
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Know before you go

    • Please bring comfortable footwear and clothing, water, a hat, and sunscreen
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 34 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    Brilliant trip by Norberto! He picked us up from our hotel on time and was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Dropped us off at the start of the Paiva walkway and was there to meet us at the end to take us to a traditional Portuguese restaurant for a lovely lunch. We were then driven to Aveiro for a walk around the town (with a market) and had a nice 45 minute trip on a ‘gondola’ before making our way on to our final stop for the day, Costa Nova, with its brightly painted fishermens cottages.

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    January 27, 2021

    A day full of experiences

    In the beginning of the walkways there is a long stairway up. Our tour guide Norberto gave us moral support to make it to the top of the stairs. After the stairs it was a nice walk down towards the end of the walkways. If you like nature and beautiful scenery you should take this tour.

    July 18, 2019

    We had a perfect day. Norberto had arranged everything wonderfully. Walk was not too hard. The stairs in the beginning so that we had the toughest part in the beginning. In 2020 there will be the largest suspension bridge in the world. Now there is one little one. Afterwards we had a delicious dinner in a cozy restaurant. Boat trip in Aveiro was a bit touristy, but the men on the boat made it a real party. As a conclusion to Costa Nova with one good story from Norberto about the inhabitants of the fishing village. Norberto guided us well throughout the day with great stories. This trip is worth every cent!

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    July 16, 2019

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