Discover Aveiro, a beautiful coastal town also known as the “Venice of Portugal” in a half day trip from Porto. Take a guided tour and explore Aveiro’s historical center, witness its canals on a traditional Moliceiro boat and admire the stunning white sand beach of Costa Nova.
- Ride along the enchanting Aveiro canals aboard a traditional Moliceiro
- Discover the architectural Art Nouveau heritage of Aveiro
- Admire the colorful houses of Costa Nova beach
- Learn about Aveiro’s history and fishing culture
After checking in and meeting your guide at the meeting point at Porto’s historic city center, you’ll hop on a minibus en route to the coastal city of Aveiro.
Known as “the Venice of Portugal”, Aveiro is a city intersected by canals which features picturesque canals and outstanding examples of Art Nouveau architecture.
Once in Aveiro, we will start this half day tour with an interesting walking guided tour of its historic center. You’ll be able to witness how the old and the new blend make a very charming contrast, from the stunning Art Nouveau residences to the beautiful Aveiro Cathedral (Sé de Aveiro). Founded in 1423, it was built in Baroque style and it was declared a National Monument.
Did you know that Aveiro is one of the member cities of the "Réseau Art Nouveau Network", along other cities like Barcelona, La Habana, Brussels, and Riga? You’ll get to admire the rich architectural details and the history of the Art Nouveau movement in Portugal.
Moliceiro boat ride
Next, you’ll enjoy a 45-minute ride on a traditional Moliceiro boat through the city’s canals. Your guide will provide insight about its history and the former use of the canals.
Relax as you view Aveiro from a different perspective.
After the cruise ride, your guide will take you to Costa Nova, a striking white sand beach, famous for its colorful fishermen’s houses, traditionally painted with vertical stripes of different tones.
We’ll return to Porto, arriving at the historical city center around 1:00 pm (morning tour) or around 6:00 pm if you choose the afternoon tour.
- 45-minute ride on a Moliceiro boat
- Professional English speaking tour guide
- Transport to Aveiro in an air-conditioned minibus
- Food or drinks
Most of the time, the tour is done in one language (English), but depending on the group it can be done in more than one language.
Check in and be present at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.