Water activity

Aveiro Half-Day Tour with Moliceiro Cruise

4.3 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: BeDriven
Water activity

Aveiro Half-Day Tour with Moliceiro Cruise

Activity provider: BeDriven

From US$ 129.32 per person

Aveiro is known as the Venice of Portugal, and a visit is sure to create life-long memories. Take a cruise in a moliceiro, or traditional boat, and admire the Art Nouveau architecture. See the colorful fishermen’s houses along the Costa Nova beaches.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
You will picked up at your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia.
Private group


  • Admire Aveiro’s Art Nouveau architecture
  • See the colorful fishermen's houses along the beach
  • Try the famous ovos moles, a legendary sweet
Full description
On this 4-hour tour you’ll leave from your hotel in Porto and head south. When you arrive in Aveiro, first off is an hour-long ride on a moliceiro, a traditional boat used to collect sea grass in the lagoon. Admire the Art Nouveau architecture, and in particular the buildings near Praça do Rossio (Rossio Square). Many of the streets near and around this square are still cobblestoned. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a taste of the famous ovos moles, a legendary Aveiro confection made with water, sugar and egg yolks. Visit the Art Nouveau Museum and the Mercado do Peixe (fish market). Continue on to the Costa Nova, a paradise that’s home to several species of birds. Visit the lighthouse and see the old colorful fishermen's houses. After the tour your driver will drop you off at your hotel or other location of your choice.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Moliceiro cruise
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Gratuities (optional)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 49 reviews

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  • Service
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I could not have picked a better excursion. From the moment that my tour guide Sergio picked me up from my hotel, he was nothing short of personable, extremely hospitable, and it was beyond evident that he takes great pride in providing an amazing, interesting, and highly informative tour of Porto. The Moliceiro Cruise was phenomenal as well...if I didn’t know that I was already in Portugal, I would have sworn that I was actually in Venice riding in a gondola. This was my first time in Porto and I really feel that this excursion allowed me to enjoy an outstanding comprehensive tour of the city. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give Sergio a 15.

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March 26, 2023

Un peu inquiète car retard pour la prise En charge j'ai du appeler et bien fait car la personne prévue francophonne a eu un problème du voiture d'ou un remplacement parlant pas français mais agréable et on s'est débrouillé Donc la reorganisation s'est bien déroulée on a pu profiter pleinement de l'excursion donc parfait

March 26, 2023

Sehr netter guide, der uns mehr gezeigt hat als geplant, ebenso guter Autofahrer! Bootstour ok, Aveiro mit Venedig zu vergleichen ist wohl etwas übertrieben, aber ein ganz schöner Ort. Sehenswert die " costa nova", leider war es dort sehr trübes Wetter,sonst wäre es sicher noch netter gewesen.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 71793