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Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto with Cruise

Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto with Cruise

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Discover the charming canals of Aveiro on this tour from Porto. 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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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 water
  • Admire the brightly colored houses on a walk through Costa Nova
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Experience the beauty of Aveiro’s channels on a tour aboard a colorful Portuguese gondola on this half-day tour from Porto. Ride along naturally-formed channels that connect to the river and to the sea. 

Meet at a centrally-located spot in Porto and board a comfortable van for your transfer to Aveiro. Absorb the culture of this city that was once a fishing village, where residents made their living from the river, the sea, and salt production.

Begins at the fish market square, where you’ll have great views of the city center. Head out on an hour-long cruise on a vibrantly-painted, wooden moliceiro boat. Glide thorugh the channels on this traditional, Portuguese vessel. 

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. Return to Porto by van at the end of your tour. 

  • 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

4.3 /5

based on 238 reviews

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The tour was good but a little rushed. It would have been better if we were in a group of the same language versus the guide having to explain in more than one language. It meant a lot of talking on the ride to the destination and much of it in a foreign language. Aside from that the places we visited were beautiful and worth seeing. Perhaps making this tour an extra hour longer would give more time in each stop (1 hour versus 30 min if free time at each place).

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September 17, 2022

Carlos was a wonderful guide, switching effortlessly from French to English to cater to the small group I was in. He was very knowledgeable about the route to Aveiro and Costa Nova pointing out lots of interesting things on the way. Costa Nova was very pretty, you can take a short walk to the beach or look at the painted houses/ shops. The boat ride in Aveiro was fun the boats were lovely and very spacious. The ride was very smooth and it was a good way to experience the town. I enjoyed walking around the town itself, there are many beautiful Art Deco buildings and I could quite happily have stayed a little longer. The vehicle we travelled in was comfortable and cool. Carlos gave us some water for the journey back which was wonderful as it was a very hot day.

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July 8, 2022

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

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