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Aveiro: Traditional Moliceiro Boat Tour

1. Aveiro: Traditional Moliceiro Boat Tour

Cruise through the city of Aveiro on a 45-minute ride onboard a traditional Moliceiro boat. Start along the Central Canal of the lagoon, the Ria de Aveiro. Traverse the center of the city, from the garden of Rossio to the old building of the Capitania of the Port of Aveiro. Follow another canal that formerly served as a waterway to the Antonio Maria Campos brick factory, where the Aveiro Cultural and Congress Center was established along with other public services. Then, cruise down Canal das Pirâmides (the pyramids canal), which was built at the beginning of the 19th century and stretches from the old fish market to the central canal. During the summer, enjoy a beautiful landscape made up of hundreds of small white pyramids of salt that represent one of the most characteristic features of this region.

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Aveiro: Guided Tuk Tuk City Tour

2. Aveiro: Guided Tuk Tuk City Tour

Get to know Aveiro and its history on this unique tour by tuk tuk. Hop onboard the tuk tuk and then drive around the city by a guide. Hear all about the main attractions and neighborhoods, of Aveiro, and listen to fascinating stories about the city's past. Pass by some of Aveiro's most important sights, like the University of Aveiro, and the Aveiro salt pans. See some of the most picturesque buildings and canals of the city. Your guide will also share local tips and recommendations, so you have the best insider knowledge to carry on exploring after the tour ends.

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Aveiro Half-Day Tour with Moliceiro Cruise

3. Aveiro Half-Day Tour with Moliceiro Cruise

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.

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Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães: Coimbra and Aveiro Private Tour

4. Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães: Coimbra and Aveiro Private Tour

This full-day premium tour onboard a comfortable minivan is escorted by a certified guide who will personalize your experience to the fullest. You will visit both Coimbra, the city of the students and ancient capital of Portugal, as well as Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal. You will start the day by visiting the oldest Portuguese University, the University of Coimbra. Here you will find the world-renowned Joanina Library and the Royal Palace. During this guided visit your knowledgeable and friendly tour guide will take you back in time to explain the important role of this city and Portuguese Independence. Learn about the history of the university and how students celebrate their 500-year-old traditions. Be enchanted by a Fado performance, played and sung by students Following your time at the university, you will go through the old Moorish town to discover the old cathedral’s facade, the narrow alleys, and stairways that will lead you to the commercial street of the city center. Enjoy the town at your own pace, absorb the local atmosphere, and listen as your guide informs you of all of your surroundings. After your walk have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit the unique city of Aveiro which is considered Portugal's Venice. Cruise along the canals in a traditional Moliceiro boat. Admire the Art Nouveau buildings and the interesting fishermen's architecture. Witness the place where the Ria and Ocean meet as your tour concludes.

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From Lisbon: Town-Hopping Transfer to Porto

5. From Lisbon: Town-Hopping Transfer to Porto

Portugal is a country rich in history and culture, and this is your chance to explore some of the most beautiful and intriguing places to grace its lands. Stop by the medieval village of Obidos for a trip back in time, where you can wander through the narrow streets full of traditional shops and white-painted houses. Discover the Sanctuary of Fatima and take an optional mass at the Chapel of the Apparitions, explore the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary built in a Neo Baroque style and see the grand, modern Basilica of Santissima Trindade. Continue on to Coimbra for a visit to the oldest university in Europe. Coimbra´s University is home to the 18th century Joanine library and is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Take a stroll to Coimbra´s charming downtown district where countless cafes, pastry shops and restaurants await your discovery. If you feel so inclined, choose to stop at the restaurant Mealhada where you can taste one of Portugal's most famous dishes, “Leitao da Bairrada," a slow-roasted suckling pork. Next, visit Aveiro where you can take a Moliceiro boat to see the 3 km of canals that flow through the city or take a stroll through the Aveiro market.  After a brief stop in the old fishing town of Costa Nova, your transfer will conclude in Porto.

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Half Day Private Tour of Aveiro from Porto

6. Half Day Private Tour of Aveiro from Porto

Meet your private guide and driver at your accommodation in Porto and head to the nearby city of Aveiro. Known for its numerous canals and bridges, wander with your guide through the fish market, past Art Nouveau buildings, near the colorful Boats of Moliceiros and more. Let your guide know if you’d like to take a cruise (not included) in the Ria Aveiro and explore the city by water. Make a stop in Ílhavo to see the Barra Lighthouse and São Jacinto dunes and also to the stunning costa nova with the lovely houses before your guide drives you back to Porto. You will visit the Portugal's Venice!

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From Lisbon: Full-Day Aveiro & Ilhavo Private Tour

7. From Lisbon: Full-Day Aveiro & Ilhavo Private Tour

Fished since the beginning of the 16th century in the cold waters of Newfoundland, and cured in Portugal with salt, codfish is one of the most important elements of the Portuguese gastronomical culture. It is always present at the table during Christmas supper or during any other festive days. The food of the poor in the past has today become the “one thousand and one ways” to cook, a status of delicacy.  See it in Ilhavo, the land of codfish fishermen, in a one of a kind museum in the world with codfishes in a giant tank, and taste it in the magnificent restaurant at the Hotel Vista Alegre. After lunch, visit the Factory Museum and the Vista Alegre Shop, the most exquisite utilitarian and artistic porcelain made in Portugal. En route, you will also visit Aveiro the “Portuguese Venice“ and taste its sweet eggs pastries.

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Aveiro Tour

8. 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 will get to experience a panoramic river cruise on board of a typical boat Moliceiro. After this relaxing boat trip, your guide will drive you to Costa Nova, where you will have the opportunity to see and photograph the colorful fishermen’s houses, typically painted with vertical stripes.

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From Lisbon: Aveiro and Coimbra Private Full-Day Tour

9. From Lisbon: Aveiro and Coimbra Private Full-Day Tour

After pickup in Lisbon, start your private tour in Aveiro, a city of singular beauty located by the sea and the river. Its canals and the traditional boats fill the city with a unique and colorful beauty. The city has always been linked to maritime trade, fishing, and salt production. Explore with your guide the unique aspects of this city, hear about its history, and see how contemporary citizens live. Coimbra was the first capital of Portugal, but today it is known for being student city. The UNESCO World Heritage listed University of Coimbra is the oldest university in the country, and one of the first universities in Europe. Be inspired by the historical importance of the city, and enjoy the relaxed ambience. At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped off back in Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Aveiro

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We are told that the European's oldest University is so crowd and we have only twenty minutes to look outside. So we change to the other site where we only had seventy minutes to walk and have lunch. The Obido village and Fatima are OK. The guide introduced us in the car and let us visiting by ourselves.

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

Our family enjoyed this activity, our guide was very detailed and funny. I recommend everyone that visit Aveiro to do it

Very interesting city tour, our guide, Cristina, spoke very good French

Friendly people, informative tour. Very enjoyable.