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

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

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.

Aveiro: Half Day Tour with Boat Ride

2. Aveiro: Half Day Tour with Boat Ride

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.

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What people are saying about Porto

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 51 reviews

Super tour of Aveiro! Our guide Susana a charm, great explanations, good driver, always attentive to our questions. We did the trip with 3 small children and they provided us with high chairs and everything we needed. We were two families in a very comfortable van, and we were not mixed with more people from other Tours. Aveiro beautiful and the boat ride very interesting. We recommend it!

Great excursion with Filipa. She was very friendly, upbeat and told a lot about Porto and the surrounding area. Aveiro is a beautiful and charming city. The stop in Costa Nova was awesome.

Interesting to see Costa Nova and hear about its history. Fantastic cruise around Aveiro canal, as we walked around the town with excellent guide.

Very nice half-day tour with individual care. Diego our guide was very helpful and was able to tell us a lot about Portugal.

Great view of Aveiro and Cosa Nova. It was a quick look, but enough time.