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  2. Porto District
  3. Porto
  4. Aveiro

Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto or Gaia with Cruise

Product ID: 32323
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Aveiro is known as the "Venice of Portugal" for the extensive network of water channels running through the city. Enjoy a cruise on a "moliceiro,” a traditional boat that will take you along the channels as you admire the city’s unique tile façades.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the line through express security check
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pickup optional

Your hotel in Porto and Gaia city center.
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise along Aveiro’s channels in a unique "moliceiro" boat
  • Learn about the city’s culture and its traditional connections with the river and the sea
  • Admire the brightly colored houses on a walk through Costa Nova
Full description
Experience the beauty of Aveiro’s water channels, which are natural formations along the Portuguese coast. Traditionally connected to the river and to the sea, the city has been called the Venice of Portugal.

You’ll feel the culture of this city that was once a fishing village, where residents made their living from the river, the sea, and salt production.

The half-day tour begins at the fish market square, where you’ll have great views of the city center. Next you’ll head out on an hour’s cruise along the city’s beautiful water channels. Travel by a typical, yet unique boat called a moliceiro that is decorated with motifs related to the local culture.

After the cruise your guide will show you the Costa Nova neighborhood that borders the sea. Admire some of the old traditional houses that are small in size, and painted in bright colors with vertical stripes.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off service (if option chosen)
  • Guide
  • 1-hour cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Next to São Bento train station Porto, R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
• Tours are available in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French
• The group size will be from 8 to 30 people
• The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
• Pick-up is included from central Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels
• Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service
• Children from 4 to 12 years pay half price
• Children aged 0 to 3 are free of charge
• The services included in the tour are subject to third party availability and may change without notice
• This tour is not available on 25 December and 1 January
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 116 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.3/5
Value for money
3.9/5
Safety
4.6/5

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Living Tours

Product ID: 32323