1. Portugal
  2. Centro Region
  3. Porto
  4. Aveiro

From Porto: Aveiro & Coimbra Small Group Tour + River Cruise

Product ID: 59001
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Experience Portugal's maritime culture on a full-day visit to Aveiro. See the canals of Aveiro and enjoy a cruise on the Aveiro River. After visiting Aveiro you will then explore the historic city of Coimbra.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick-up is available at all Porto city hotels.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a beautiful cruise on the Aveiro River
  • Explore the historic city of Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal
  • Visit the Barra lighthouse
Full description
To start the tour, you will be picked up at your Central Hotel in Porto. You will then head to Aveiro (the journey takes about 45 minutes). Aveiro is a Portuguese city located in the central region of Portugal, and is considered the small Venice of Portugal. It is an important urban center, port, rail, university, and tourist attraction.

Start by exploring the city of Aveiro by passing through the main buildings of Art Nouveau and local places of the city. Explore the historical center and visit the Fish Market. Enjoy a cruise for about 50 minutes in one of the typical boats of the city — a Moliceiro (traditionally used for algae harvesting) — and take a look to Aveiro Salt Ponds. After that, pass by New Coast, enjoy the typical striped houses, see the Barra lighthouse and São Jacinto dunes. Along the way, you will appreciate the stork nests you find.

The second city you will visit is Coimbra. Coimbra is a city on the waterfront in central Portugal, and is the country's old capital. It houses a preserved medieval old town and the historic University of Coimbra. Walk the paths with your guide to the historic center of the city. Visit important landmarks such as the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral.

At the end of the tour, the guide will drop you off again at your hotel in Porto.
Includes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver and guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Cruise on Aveiro River
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Admission to monuments
  • Personal expenses

When you get there

Know before you go
• The tour may be conducted by a multilingual guide
• The maritime museum is closed on Sundays from October to February, and on Mondays, throughout the year
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Product ID: 59001