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Aveiro Half-Day Tour from Porto Including Moliceiro River Cruise

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
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Aveiro Half-Day Tour from Porto Including Moliceiro River Cruise
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Morning at 9amMost Popular
Cruise in Aveiro’s channels in a unique "moliceiro" boat. Learn about the city’s culture and its traditional connections with the river and the sea. Admire the characteristic brightly colored houses.
From US$ 58.10
Afternoon at 2pm
Cruise in Aveiro’s channels in a unique "moliceiro" boat. Learn about the city’s culture and its traditional connections with the river and the sea. Admire the characteristic brightly colored houses.
From US$ 58.10
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.
What to Expect
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).
Reviews (33)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful visit, very beautiful

Our guide Joao was great and was timely picking us up. Ride to Aveiro was nice and weather was perfect. Our boat ride was nice, calm water getting the history of the area and fishing and salt history of the area. Nice period buildings in...More

2  Thank Steffus
LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Steffus, Thank you very much to share your feedback about the Aveiro tour with us. We are very pleased to know that everything went well during the tour. Warmest regards Living Tours Team

Reviewed 27 July 2018
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

1  Thank JaniceMMM
LivingTours, Front Office Manager at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Mrs Janice, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us on Aveiro Tour. Best Regars Cátia Castro

Reviewed 18 July 2018
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.

1  Thank marthese c
LivingTours, Front Office Manager at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Dear Marthese, Once again, thank you so much for the review about the tour. Best Regards Cátia Castro

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
LivingTours, Front Office Manager at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Good afternoon from Livingtours, Thank you so much for sharing with us your experience on the Aveiro Tour with our guide Gonçalo, we will let him know that you have enjoyed his service while guide. Our best regards Cátia Castro

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
LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Dear Mrs and Mr. Ontario, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us about the Aveiro Tour, we are glad to know that Tiago was great for you, we will share with him your review. We are looking forward to seeing you maybe a next...More

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Tina R
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Response from Beverley E | Reviewed this property |
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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