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Aveiro: Traditional Moliceiro Boat Cruise

Aveiro: Traditional Moliceiro Boat Cruise

Embark on an adventure and take a trip to Aveiro, which is never complete without a Moliceiro boat trip. The Moliceiro is a traditional boat that is part of the Aveiro culture, similar to a Venetian gondola. Starting from the dock of Largo do Jardim do Rossio, pass through some of the most iconic sights of the city, such as the Art Nouveau, the Aveiro salt pan, the traditional neighborhood of Beira-Mar, the Jerónimo P. Campos ceramics factory, and the Fish Market. Marvel at the breathtaking city from its channels together with a guide. Expand your knowledge about the cities history and learn some secrets of Aveiro.

Tuk Tuk Tour in Aveiro

Tuk Tuk Tour in Aveiro

Get to know what Aveiro has to show! Starting with the Dr. Joaquim de Melo Freitas Square, The Republic Square where you will see The Theater, "Misericórdia de Aveiro"´s Church and also the old Town Hall. After that you will see the smallest cathedral from Portugal, "Sé de Aveiro", right next to The Museum of the Princess Joana. Than you will go throw The City Park, the "Infante D. Pedro´s Park" heading over to the Salines where you will understand the process of the "Safra of the salt". The tour ends at the old fisherman´s neighborhood where you will see the classic houses from the city, the old fish market and the S. Gonçalinho´s Chapel. At the end we offer a taste test of the famous sweet from Aveiro, the "Ovos Moles".

Porto: Private Aveiro & Costa Nova Tour with Moliceiro Boat

Porto: Private Aveiro & Costa Nova Tour with Moliceiro Boat

Take a half-day tour of Aveiro, a city famous for its traditional moliceiros boats and known as the "Venice of Portugal". We start the day with pick-up at the client's hotel/accommodation to head to Aveiro. We start with a guided tour of the city's historic center, highlighting the beautiful Aveiro Cathedral, founded in 1423 in Baroque style and declared a National Monument. Admire the charming residences and the enchanting streets with some Art Nouveau details. Fall in love with the Rossio garden, through which the arms of the ria pass, and be dazzled by a beautiful moliceiro boat ride. Visit a traditional local pastry shop and indulge in the ovos moles (soft eggs) so typical of the city. Further away from the center, discover the Salinas and travel to Costa Nova, a beautiful white sand beach. Discover the famous typical fishermen's houses, painted in bright colors and with vertical stripes, which once served the fishermen and are now tourist residences.

From Lisbon: Private Aveiro and Ilhavo Full Day Tour

From Lisbon: Private Aveiro and Ilhavo Full Day 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 day. 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 egg pastries.

Do Porto: tour Coimbra/Aveiro dia inteiro tudo incluido

Do Porto: tour Coimbra/Aveiro dia inteiro tudo incluido

In Aveiro, often called the “Venice of Portugal,” where you can explore its picturesque canals, admire the charming bridges and taste the famous soft eggs. Coimbra, a city rich in history and culture. Visit the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe, where the centuries-old courtyards and corridors carry centuries of knowledge and academic tradition. Explore the Botanical Garden, a haven of serenity in the heart of the city. At Coimbra's Old Cathedral, feel the sacred atmosphere and admire the Gothic architecture of this historic landmark, an impressive testament to the region's religious heritage. To conclude this unique trip, we explore Praia da Costa Nova, where the colorful seaside haystacks create a photographic wonder that contrasts with the coastal serenity. This tour combines history, culture and natural beauty, providing an unforgettable experience in the cities of Aveiro and Coimbra.

Private Tour to Aveiro and Costa Nova unique striped houses

Private Tour to Aveiro and Costa Nova unique striped houses

When visiting Aveiro, travelers will see a charming city that offers a unique blend of historical and modern attractions. The following are some of the top places to visit and things to do in Aveiro: 1. Take a Moliceiro boat ride: One of the most unique experiences in Aveiro is taking a Moliceiro boat ride through the city's canals. The colorful boats offer a charming view of the city. 2. See the Aveiro Cathedral: The Aveiro Cathedral, also known as the Church of St. Dominic, is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture and a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts. 3. Tour the Salinas: The Salinas are salt flats used to produce salt, and visitors can take a tour to learn about the history and production of salt in the region. 4. Explore the Art Nouveau architecture: Aveiro is known for its colorful Art Nouveau buildings, and visitors can take a guided walking tour to see the city's stunning architecture. 5. Visit the beaches: Aveiro is home to several beautiful beaches, including Costa Nova, Barra, and Vagueira, which are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. 6. Try local cuisine: Ovos Moles is a popular local dessert that visitors should try, and the city's fish market, Mercado do Peixe, is a great place to experience local cuisine. 7. Visit the Moliceiro Museum: The Moliceiro boats are a traditional part of Aveiro's culture, and the museum offers a fascinating insight into their history and importance. Overall, visiting Aveiro offers a unique and unforgettable experience with its picturesque canals, stunning beaches, colorful Art Nouveau architecture, and delicious local cuisine.

Salinas de Aveiro: Our most recommended tours and activities

Aveiro: Traditional Moliceiro Boat Cruise

Aveiro: Traditional Moliceiro Boat Cruise

Embark on an adventure and take a trip to Aveiro, which is never complete without a Moliceiro boat trip. The Moliceiro is a traditional boat that is part of the Aveiro culture, similar to a Venetian gondola. Starting from the dock of Largo do Jardim do Rossio, pass through some of the most iconic sights of the city, such as the Art Nouveau, the Aveiro salt pan, the traditional neighborhood of Beira-Mar, the Jerónimo P. Campos ceramics factory, and the Fish Market. Marvel at the breathtaking city from its channels together with a guide. Expand your knowledge about the cities history and learn some secrets of Aveiro.

Tuk Tuk Tour in Aveiro

Tuk Tuk Tour in Aveiro

Get to know what Aveiro has to show! Starting with the Dr. Joaquim de Melo Freitas Square, The Republic Square where you will see The Theater, "Misericórdia de Aveiro"´s Church and also the old Town Hall. After that you will see the smallest cathedral from Portugal, "Sé de Aveiro", right next to The Museum of the Princess Joana. Than you will go throw The City Park, the "Infante D. Pedro´s Park" heading over to the Salines where you will understand the process of the "Safra of the salt". The tour ends at the old fisherman´s neighborhood where you will see the classic houses from the city, the old fish market and the S. Gonçalinho´s Chapel. At the end we offer a taste test of the famous sweet from Aveiro, the "Ovos Moles".

Porto: Private Aveiro & Costa Nova Tour with Moliceiro Boat

Porto: Private Aveiro & Costa Nova Tour with Moliceiro Boat

Take a half-day tour of Aveiro, a city famous for its traditional moliceiros boats and known as the "Venice of Portugal". We start the day with pick-up at the client's hotel/accommodation to head to Aveiro. We start with a guided tour of the city's historic center, highlighting the beautiful Aveiro Cathedral, founded in 1423 in Baroque style and declared a National Monument. Admire the charming residences and the enchanting streets with some Art Nouveau details. Fall in love with the Rossio garden, through which the arms of the ria pass, and be dazzled by a beautiful moliceiro boat ride. Visit a traditional local pastry shop and indulge in the ovos moles (soft eggs) so typical of the city. Further away from the center, discover the Salinas and travel to Costa Nova, a beautiful white sand beach. Discover the famous typical fishermen's houses, painted in bright colors and with vertical stripes, which once served the fishermen and are now tourist residences.

From Lisbon: Private Aveiro and Ilhavo Full Day Tour

From Lisbon: Private Aveiro and Ilhavo Full Day 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 day. 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 egg pastries.

Do Porto: tour Coimbra/Aveiro dia inteiro tudo incluido

Do Porto: tour Coimbra/Aveiro dia inteiro tudo incluido

In Aveiro, often called the “Venice of Portugal,” where you can explore its picturesque canals, admire the charming bridges and taste the famous soft eggs. Coimbra, a city rich in history and culture. Visit the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe, where the centuries-old courtyards and corridors carry centuries of knowledge and academic tradition. Explore the Botanical Garden, a haven of serenity in the heart of the city. At Coimbra's Old Cathedral, feel the sacred atmosphere and admire the Gothic architecture of this historic landmark, an impressive testament to the region's religious heritage. To conclude this unique trip, we explore Praia da Costa Nova, where the colorful seaside haystacks create a photographic wonder that contrasts with the coastal serenity. This tour combines history, culture and natural beauty, providing an unforgettable experience in the cities of Aveiro and Coimbra.

Private Tour to Aveiro and Costa Nova unique striped houses

Private Tour to Aveiro and Costa Nova unique striped houses

When visiting Aveiro, travelers will see a charming city that offers a unique blend of historical and modern attractions. The following are some of the top places to visit and things to do in Aveiro: 1. Take a Moliceiro boat ride: One of the most unique experiences in Aveiro is taking a Moliceiro boat ride through the city's canals. The colorful boats offer a charming view of the city. 2. See the Aveiro Cathedral: The Aveiro Cathedral, also known as the Church of St. Dominic, is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture and a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts. 3. Tour the Salinas: The Salinas are salt flats used to produce salt, and visitors can take a tour to learn about the history and production of salt in the region. 4. Explore the Art Nouveau architecture: Aveiro is known for its colorful Art Nouveau buildings, and visitors can take a guided walking tour to see the city's stunning architecture. 5. Visit the beaches: Aveiro is home to several beautiful beaches, including Costa Nova, Barra, and Vagueira, which are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. 6. Try local cuisine: Ovos Moles is a popular local dessert that visitors should try, and the city's fish market, Mercado do Peixe, is a great place to experience local cuisine. 7. Visit the Moliceiro Museum: The Moliceiro boats are a traditional part of Aveiro's culture, and the museum offers a fascinating insight into their history and importance. Overall, visiting Aveiro offers a unique and unforgettable experience with its picturesque canals, stunning beaches, colorful Art Nouveau architecture, and delicious local cuisine.

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quick booking, we found the pier straight away and what's more we can park easily in an underground car park if there is no space which is right next door. the kindness and the explanations in French that were given were superb. I highly recommend, it’s a very pleasant cruise to do

The trip into the Douro Valley was the best part! The vineyard was beautiful and the wine was great. I loved the guide. She was funny and very knowledgeable and interesting. I met some wonderful people as well! Overall, great value.

The tour was delicious. The place is beautiful, the typical boat is very beautiful. The guide Alex was great and very funny. I recommend!

Our guide, Daniel was really friendly and took the time to show us the main sights of Aveiro in excellent French

It was awesome! The guide was so kind and understandable.