Aveiro Half-Day Tour From Porto Including Moliceiro River Cruise

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This tour takes you to Aveiro considered by many as the "Venice of Portugal" which is famous for its large network of canals running through the city. In this Tour you will also take a cruise on a "moliceiro" boat (a traditional boat from this city) which will take you along the channels as you admire the city’s unique tile facades. You will also have the opportunity to see the colorful houses in Costa Nova. Aveiro has a rich and varied gastronomy, and the “soft eggs” - a very sweet desert are also one the main representations of Aveiro.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • Led by a local guide

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Start your half-day tour early in the morning at 9am or in the afternoon, around 2pm.

Once Aveiro was a fishing village, where residents made their living from the river, the sea and salt production. In this tour to Aveiro you will visit the historical center, the Fish Market, have a panoramic view of the Stork nests and the Aveiro Salinas" which are a salt deposit. After visiting the historical center, board on a amazing hour cruise in the traditional boats named moliceiro decorated with motifs related to the local culture. After the cruise, enjoy a walk in Costa Nova neighborhood, between the borders of Aveiro and the sea. In this walking tour admire some of the old typical colored houses that will make you remind beach houses.

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to visit the "Venice of Portugal", explore the region, see the fabulous sights, board in a fantastic cruise in a wonderful boat!
The tour ends around 1pm (morning tour) or 6pm (afternoon tour).

Inclusions for Aveiro Half-Day Tour From Porto Including Moliceiro River Cruise

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • River cruise
  • Transfers

Exclusions for Aveiro Half-Day Tour From Porto Including Moliceiro River Cruise

  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

The cruise is under the responsibility of the cruise operator (subject to weather and navigation conditions

Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extras language or more.

Tours run in samll groups between 8 and 30 people

Duration: the hours of duration are approximate hours, The Tour is subject to local traffic, visit schedules, etc

Pick up: Free of charge in central Oporto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels. For private and other types of accommodation the meeting point is at LIVING TOURS PORTO (Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352/354 Porto) - next to So Bento train station, Porto

Reservation is mandatory and requires na emai request/confirmation. Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours befor the date of the servisse. Cancellations within 48 hours or less will be fully charged.

All tours depart from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia

The services included in the tours/wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and may change without prior notice. 

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • The guide was very good - very friendly and tried his best. The tour was somewhat of a disappointment - especially the boat cruise which was really not worth the time and money. It was good to visit the seaside and Aviero, but overall it was a stretch with limited things to see and/or do.

  • Great fun, wished we had more time to explore the town. The guide was excellent on knowledge of the area on the way back.

  • What a fun time. Our guide was MIguel, who was very enthusiastic. I was sorry this wasn't a full day tour, because it would have been nice to spend more time on our own in Aveiro. The boat ride was enjoyable, as was Miguel's walking tour, and it was a beautiful day to be outside. Lots to learn about the history of Aveiro and the transitions of the salt trade in Portugal. Definitely something you should do either on your own or by tour.

  • Great half day trip Averio is well worth seeing while in Porto

  • Was interesting to see but definietly only do this half day because there's not much to look at and the car ride itself is 1 to 1.5 each way. I was recommend other activities before this activity. Our tour guide was great but it wasn't what I expected and definitely didn't compare to Venice, Italy besides the fact that were canals.

  • I would have spent the time in Porto had I known how short and unimpressive this tour was. The tour leader was really great! He was charming and accommodating. The destination was lack-luster.

  • Our tour director was very good. The tour is nice in that it is a small group as advertised. The day we went there were only 3 of us. It was poring rain the day we went so we were not able to enjoy the city to the fullest and opted not to take the boat ride. However it was nonetheless a very enjoyable tour and our guide did everything in his power to make it a good tour.

  • Adorei! A guia extremamente simpática, atenciosa e preocupada com nosso bem estar. Um bom passeio para conhecer as proximidades de Porto sem nenhum estresse.

  • Our tour guide Claudia was exceptional. One of the best tour guides we have ever had. Convenient with the pick up at the hotel and drive was comfortable in the new van she had. Sites were very entertaining, but couldn't really call Aveiro the Venice of Portugal. Not really comparable.

  • Great town!
    I was the only one on the tour, but they did not cancel it.
    I loved the beaches and the Ovo Molho!!
    The tour guide was great..
    I higly recommend it!

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