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Aveiro, Portugal
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All reviews boat ride the river main canal traditional boat lovely town tuk tuk fun afternoon small trip great pictures cod stopped for lunch few channels great sightseeing shops and restaurants canal tour little venice salt pans
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots to do and see, great fish restaurants, interesting art gallery and churches and a modern park that snakes for 10 miles through the city. known as the Venice of Portugal for its web of canals.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Selina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aveiro is known as the Venice of Portugal because thereafter several canals crossing the city. You can go through the canals in special boats ,typical of the region, called “Moliceiros “ . They are very beautiful and well decorated. With these boats you can make...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank isabela982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather certainly worked towards the beautiful scene I was able to see today. If it's rainy and overcast then it wouldn't have turned out so nice. I heard this place is the Portuguese Venice but I don't think it's as good as Venice yet....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nina C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Porto. I guess after having been to Venice a few times our visit was a letdown. We had a difficult time finding a parking garage and then had a few mis-steps in finding the area with the canals....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

It is a nice small trip into the river, with a guide telling you some intresting facts about the city. BOOK your trip earlier you won't find at the spot, as we saw everyone has 10€/person. Have a jacket with you!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Armonia D
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome river and boat trip love it well worth 10 euro, and our boat driver and guide were grey. Amazing way to see the town

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Colincarlos
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to give a walk an enjoy the views. Nice city, small and cosy. We were with our 3 girls and had a fantastic day.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MariaManzano
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Aveiro is a pleasantly small town with picturesque buildings. It is worth taking a cruise on a colorful boat called moliceiros to admire the views.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank katarzynab675
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Tour the city by gondola, it's a must if you are in Aveiro. We went with sister and brother in law from the US, and they just loved it. Great way to see the city, the architecture and history. Lovely views from the canal. Not...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bill P
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Little venise in portugal Small river pass through the city You can deal the price A must do in the city

Date of experience: September 2018
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