Water activity

Aveiro: Half Day Tour with Boat Ride

4.9 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider: Portugal Excellence Tours
Water activity

Aveiro: Half Day Tour with Boat Ride

Activity provider: Portugal Excellence Tours

From US$ 64.33 per person

Come and visit Aveiro, the most beautiful city in central Portugal and navigate the city's canals. Walk along the beach of Costa Nova and a picturesque fishing village.

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
City of Porto: Pickup and Drop-Off at hotel or guest accommodation.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Navigate the city by the beautiful canals
  • Get to know Costa Nova beach and its colorful striped houses
  • Soak in a city rich in architecture from the Art Nouveau period
Full description
Spend a day exploring the beauty of Portugal, get away from the business of Porto, and visit several townships that are lesser known to tourists. Visit the city of Aveiro, where it becomes easier to navigate by boat or “Moliceiro” along its numerous water channels. This city is called the Portuguese Venice, and there is no questions why. Its enormous natural and architectural beauty, perfectly aligned with its people, give a lively ambience, of a cheerful town where water and sea play the leading role. Much of the city is decorated in the Art Nouveau style, making it a beautiful sight to behold. Discover the charm of this delicate and seductive art period of the 20th century by taking a walking tour with a guide through the Art Nouveau route, a track created to help identifying all buildings and monuments. Visit the beach of Costa Nova and its peculiar colored stripes houses, forming an unique design in fishing houses in that area.
  • Small group tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour Guide
  • Boat trip through the canals (45 Min)
  • Wi-Fi inside the vehicle
  • Bottle of mineral water
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Personal Expenses

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4.9 /5

based on 10 reviews

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It is worth knowing Aveiro and its coastal area. You are left wanting more. Although for that you have to go back and stay there for a weekend at least. Very comfortable and pleasant the trip with Ricardo, without stress. Too bad the street from the railway station was under construction and we couldn't get there, because he told us it was one of the three most beautiful in Portugal. The boat tour was nice and reminded us of Amsterdam or Ghent in a little fishing village. Much cheaper than taking a taxi from Porto, more comfortable and accurate than going by public transport with little time.

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October 20, 2022

Not sure why it does not have more good reviews, because we had a wonderful experience. Because of covid the excursion was jus for us and it was full of positive experiences. The driver was knowledgeable in Porto history. We had a wonderful canal tour, very picturesque whole trip. Perfect trip for a half day. No delays in pick up. 5 ⭐ for whole experience. Again, don't get fooled by very few reviews, they are worthy.

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August 4, 2021

Perfect tour with Patricia ! This is the second Tour I do from Porto with Excellence Tour. My mum and I literally enjoyed everything. This half a day tour is really well-organised : we were picked up from our hotel, Patricia is a safe driver and a very enthusiast woman. She knows everything there is to know about Portugal and her joy is contagious. She knows how to keep you interested and makes you want to discover more. Now, as for the tour, we stopped by the ocean near a lighthouse, saw the beautiful and picturesque houses from Barra, had a coffee and sweet in Aveiro and enjoyed a lovely boat ride on the canal. PERFECT day ! I saw this tour had absolutely no review but I don't get why, I'll keep on booking tour through Excellence Tour. Thank you so much for everything, we will be going back home with amazing memories ! Many thanks ! :)

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October 9, 2020

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