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From Porto: Aveiro Half-Day Tour with 1-Hour Cruise

Product ID: 52367
Explore the beautiful city of Aveiro on a half-day tour from Porto and take in the sights on a 1-hour cruise by traditional boat. Marvel at the Art Nouveau monuments and Baroque-style cathedrals of the historical city center and more.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 8:30 AM, 2:00 PM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Admire the Art Nouveau monuments of Aveiro
  • Cruise along the canals by traditional "moliceiro" boat
  • See the stunning Baroque-style cathedrals
Full description
Depart Porto and journey south to the beautiful coastal city of Aveiro on the Ria de Aveiro lagoon. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the historical city center to admire the bold Art Nouveau residences and charming foot bridges across the canals. Take stunning pictures of the Baroque-style cathedrals and other amazing architecture.

Learn more about the history of the city and how it grew from a small fishing village to the 2nd most populous city in the Centro Region of Portugal. Hear how salt production in the salt marshes played an important role in the city's economy, from the days of the Romans.

Then, climb aboard one of the traditional moliceiro boats used to collect sea grass in the lagoon. Cruise along the canals of the "Venice of Portugal" to admire the colorful fishermen's houses of Costa Nova beach and get amazing views of the landscape.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Guided tour
  • 1-hour cruise by traditional boat
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Reservations will only be accepted if made at least 48 hours in advance
• Children from 0 to 5 years old can join for free. All extras are to be paid for by the adult in charge
• Children from 6 to 10 years old get a 50% discount
• This tour does not operate on December 25 or January 1
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Pretty houses!

My highlight of this tour were the pretty striped houses on the Costa Nova and our tour guide Pedro who was very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. If you’re looking to book this tour do not go with high expectations with the idea that this place will be like Venice as it definitely not and you cannot compare the two places.

22 September 2018

29 February 2020

The experience was great. Our guide, Ricardo, provided us with a lot of information. He was really nice.

13 January 2020

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Gray Line Portugal

Product ID: 52367