Aveiro Tour From Porto Including Moliceiro Cruise

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Discover Portugals answer to Venice the pretty coastal town of Aveiro on a half-day trip from Porto! Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and then set out to explore the town with an expert guide. Soak up the charms of Aveiros town center on a walking tour, and then see the sights surrounding its canals from a traditional moliceiro boat. Before returning to Porto, visit the sandy white beach of Costa Nova and admire the colorful architecture of the areas charming old fishing houses.


  • Hotel pickup included
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  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide

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Leave your central Porto hotel by luxury coach, and then travel south along the coast to Aveiro, an old fishing town on northern Portugals scenic Rota da Luz. Now a vibrant university town, Aveiro has retained its charming fishing port roots, and its myriad of canals and beautiful architecture attribute to its nickname the Venice of Portugal.

See its sights on a walking tour, admiring the attractive Art Nouveau homes that line Aveiros canals. Pass Museo de Aveiro, housed in a gorgeous Dominican convent, and then stop for photos by Aveiro Cathedral. As you walk, listen to tales about the towns history, from its days as a small Roman settlement to a thriving medieval seaport.

Finish your walking tour by a canal and hop aboard a moliceiro one of the brightly colored gondola-style boats that bob around the canals. Relax as your guide navigates, allowing you to sit back and admire Aveiros sights from the water during your 1-hour canal cruise.

Finish your cruise at Costa Nova, one of the town's beautiful sandy beaches, and enjoy some free time before returning to Porto. Admire the candy-colored fishing houses that line the beachfront, enjoy a snack in a caf (own expense), and then meet your guide at the pre-arranged time for your journey to Porto. Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at the start point in central Porto.

Inclusions for Aveiro Tour From Porto Including Moliceiro Cruise

  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Moliceiro cruise

Exclusions for Aveiro Tour From Porto Including Moliceiro Cruise

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

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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  • Great city!

  • A must do. Most enjoyable and interesting. Our guide was Claudia, was brilliant.

  • Francisco was an amazing guide. He went the extra mile. Very informative.

  • Nice trip and guide was informative. However we seemed a little rushed we could have had more time in Aveiro to shop for the World Famous Sweets and a little longer in Costa Nova to have a good look round and get to the beach. But we all enjoyed the excursion.

  • Aveiro was a cute city and the tour guide did great getting every one from place to place. It would have been nice to be able to walk thru the city a bit but we just didn't have time before moving on to another small town. I think half a day is plenty to see this town but I think we could have skipped the second town and walked around Aveiro a bit more.

  • Arrived at Aveiro to be frogged marched round the town extremely hard to keep up with the tour guide and then when we got to the boat we were informed that it was going in a couple of minutes and we had to be quick if we wanted to use a local café toilet facilities. Unfortunately, there was a long queue and consequently the boat went without a member of our party.The tour guide did nothing to help us or tell the captain of the boat that not all of us were onboard-very disappointing.Then when we got to New Coast we were told we only had 20 minutes which is not long enough to look round or have a coffee/drink .At no - point did the tour guide apologise and was continuously in a hurry.

    I feel this tour would be much better if it was for 6 hours not 4 hours so that touists can spend an hour in each location looking round.

  • We enjoyed this trip, but both felt that the time to travel to Aveiro and Costa Nova was too long - around an hour by mini-bus each way. This was not at all clear from the info on the trip when we booked.

    The pick-up was prompt and our local guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

    The moliceiro boatman was very friendly, informative and fun!

  • The hotel pickup was on time and made this a very easy tour for my first day in Porto. I would have liked to spend a little more time in Costa Nova - 20 minutes is not nearly enough to get a sense of the town. In addition, I would skip the Moliceiro Cruise and spend the time enjoying more of Aveiro. The cruise is literally a ride down a canal that is not very scenic and back the same way. Our guide, Sophia, didn't seem to have very much energy or enthusiasm for what she was doing and provided minimal information.

  • Took the half day tour to Averio. Had a great guide to visit this beautiful place with colourful stripped houses bordering a peaceful lagoon.
    Took a small boat tour through the canals however we would have preferred more time to explore the village or take a bike ride along the lagoon. Maybe the full day tour would have given more time to explore.

  • Really nice place and very knowledgeable guide.

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