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Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto with Cruise

Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto with Cruise

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From US$ 46.45 per person

Aveiro is known as the "Venice of Portugal" for the extensive network of water channels running through the city. Enjoy a cruise on a "moliceiro,” a traditional boat that will take you along the channels as you admire the city’s unique tile façades.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese


  • Cruise along Aveiro’s channels in a unique "moliceiro" boat
  • Learn about the city’s culture and its traditional connections with the river and the sea
  • Admire the brightly colored houses on a walk through Costa Nova
Full description
Experience the beauty of Aveiro’s water channels, which are natural formations along the Portuguese coast. Traditionally connected to the river and to the sea, the city has been called the Venice of Portugal. You’ll feel the culture of this city that was once a fishing village, where residents made their living from the river, the sea, and salt production. The half-day tour begins at the fish market square, where you’ll have great views of the city center. Next you’ll head out on an hour’s cruise along the city’s beautiful water channels. Travel by a typical, yet unique boat called a moliceiro that is decorated with motifs related to the local culture. 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.
  • Transportation from the meeting point
  • Tour guide
  • 45-minute traditional moliceiro boat tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Next to São Bento train station Porto, R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Usually, tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • Children from 4 to 12 years pay half price. Children aged 0 to 3 are free of charge
  • The services included in the tour are subject to third party availability and may change without notice
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 201 reviews

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We had a very nice experience in Aveiro with our good guide André Vidal. Aveiro and Costa Nova are both very beautiful. We had a small group which is very nice. The guide spook English and French very well and was very experienced and had very much nice stories about the trip but also a lot of other things.

May 6, 2022

It is a serious company, with my group it was up to the task since for a reason beyond their control the date had to be changed to suit us. The driver-guide very punctual and very friendly and professional, pending us at all times. The excursion is worth it, I recommend it.

April 27, 2022

Joana was a gem and was welcoming from the moment we met at the tourist agency. She spoke to everyone and was very informative in her conversation. The tour was nice. A little free time in both places. The boat tour was also nice. Definitely recommend the trip if you have the time.

January 27, 2022

Product ID: 32323