Porto: Aveiro Tour Including Moliceiro Cruise

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Portugal, Porto, Porto

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  • 4 hours
  • Porto
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Discover Portugal’s 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 Aveiro’s 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 area’s charming old fishing houses.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Oporto, Portugal, 4400 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Starting the tour to Aveiro.

Stop At: Aveiro Portugal

Famous city for traditional moliceiro boats and known as the "Venice of Portugal". Learn about the history and traditions of Aveiro: a fishing village founded on salt production and trade.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ria de Aveiro, Aveiro Portugal

The magic of this visit begins now, with a 45-minute cruise on a typical Moliceiro boat used to pick up the seaweed. Along the stunning canals of the city, relax and be enchanted by the tremendous landscapes that Aveiro presents you.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Costa Nova Beach, R. da Quinta do Cravo 17, 3830 Gafanha da Encarnação, Portugal

You will travel to Costa Nova, a beautiful white sandy beach. Discover the famous typical fisherman's houses, painted in bold colors and with vertical stripes.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Sé Catedral de Aveiro (Igreja de São Domingos), 3810-164 Aveiro, Portugal

Founded in 1423, in baroque style, and declared National Monument.

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Moliceiro cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Porto city center
  • Entry/Admission - Ria de Aveiro

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • There is no bathroom on board the bus
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • The tours may be changed without prior notice
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum passenger required to run - 2 persons
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Two thirds of seating capacity for your safety
Departure Point

R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact the tour operator in order to confirm your pick up time and local till 24hours before the tour.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Cynthia N

27 Dec, 2017

Great city!

Jennifer A

13 Nov, 2017

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

Esther B

02 Oct, 2017

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

Claudia E

19 Mar, 2017

Excellent half day trip from Porto. Especially enjoyed Costa Nova beach and the striped houses. Christian was an excellent guide.

Rozani Feyth

23 Jan, 2017

Linda, linda!!!
Um excelente passeio! Faz jus a fama de Veneza Portuguesa!!!

User's Picture Gallery



The moliceiro cruise down the canals was my favorite part of the tour


Canals of Aveiro

About to board the moliceiro to cruise the beautiful canals of Aveiro


Costa Nova

Traditional sea front home of this charming little place.


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