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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).
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City Sightseeing Aveiro
Living Tours Portugal
Overview
Cruise the romantic waterways of Aveiro on this half-day tour from Porto. After a convenient pickup from your central Porto hotel, journey to Aveiro, where you’ll glide through its scenic canals in a traditional “moliceiro” boat and see how it earned the name “Venice of Portugal.” Admire the colorful tiled facades on the local Costa Nova buildings and learn about how this postcard-perfect village came to be from your guide. You’ll even get to try the “soft eggs,” a local dessert.
Highlights
  • A half-day scenic tour of Aveiro from Porto
  • Glide through the picturesque waterways in the Venice of Portugal
  • Admire the unique tiled buildings of Costa Nova
  • Take advantage of plenty of great photo ops
  • Choose from morning or afternoon departure
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Something different to do from Porto!

Already had seen the main sites and port wine tastings in Porto....Opted for some sites outside the city for a half day. Really enjoyed the half day tour to Aviero on the coast - ride on the Moliceiro boat - for tourists now, but formerly...More

Thank JaniceMMM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
a must tour

the place is small and very beautiful, ending with the river cruise on the gondola, quite enjoyable. after we went to costa nova a very very beautiful seaside resort with very beautiful houses differently coloured.

Thank marthese c
Reviewed 6 July 2018
Afternoon Tour With Gonçalo

Our tour guide, Gonçalo, was an extremely pleasant and helpful young man. He has a thorough knowledge of Portugal and the local area around Porto. On the trip he regaled us with amusing stories and historical facts. The boat trip part was 40-45 mins. I...More

2  Thank Tony H
Reviewed 24 June 2018
A pleasant morning with Tiago Santos (James)

We were picked up promptly at our hotel and spent an information filled half day with a very pleasant and knowledgeable tour guide par excellence!! The boat cruise down the canals was the highlight but Tiago made the whole excursion most enjoyable. What a great...More

2  Thank docbob3377
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile
Thanks Tiago Santos

The trip was great, and doesnt consume the whole day. It's also very informative historically as Tiago explained the history of the country and parts visited. Tiago's great sense of humor along with the information and his help answering our questions made it a smooth...More

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Hi Tina, I was staying in a studio opposite the Tourist Information office so just walked across the road but believe you will find they will pick up from whichever hotel you are staying at - just give them the name... More
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