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Aveiro Guided Tour with Moliceiro Cruise - Half Day

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Discover Aveiro, the “The Venice of Portugal”, a harmonious city crossed by four incredible canals.

In this half-day tour, explore the canals of Aveiro on a traditional Moliceiro boat, and behold the colorful fishermen’s houses along the Costa Nova beach. Have the time of your life in one of Portugal's most beautiful cities!

Book now this guided tour to Aveiro!

   Daily    4 hours

An excellent way to get close with the “Venice of Portugal”, the beautiful city of Aveiro!

Learn about the city’s
fishing culture and its traditional commerce.

Get the opportunity to see the city in a totally different way in a
Moliceiro Cruise.

Observe the typical colorful houses on the
Costa Nova beach. Get your cameras!

Key details


Portuguese, English, Spanish or French. 


4 hours.


Hotels in the center of Porto or Gaia or at Living Tours Office: Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352.


Daily: at 09:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m. / 02:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.


Have a half day tour in Aveiro, the city famous for the traditional Moliceiro boats and known as the "Venice of Portugal". Come with us and discover why!

The day starts with a guided tour of the historic center of the city. Aveiro truly is a special city: where the old and the modern are combined in an impressive way. Admire the charming residences and the streets enchanted with some Art Nouveau details. Did you know that Aveiro is a member of the "Réseau Art Nouveau Network" alongside Barcelona, Brussels, Budapest, Glasgow, Helsinki or Havana?

Also, prepare your cameras and take some pictures of the beautiful Cathedral of Aveiro (in Portuguese "Sé de Aveiro"). It was founded in 1423, in a Baroque style, and it was declared National Monument.

As you walk, learn more about the History and traditions of Aveiro: a fishing village, founded on salt production and trade.

The magic of this journey happens in a 45 minutes boat ride on a classic Moliceiro (traditional boat) along the city’s dazzling canals. Relax and enjoy the landscape on this traditional boat, that once was used to collect seagrass in the lagoon.

After this delightful cruise, your guide will show you Costa Nova, a spectacular white sand beach. Discover the famous and colorful fishermen’s houses, typically painted with vertical stripes. 


  • Hotel pick up and drop off - only when selected.
  • Transportation on a comfortable air-conditioned minibus.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • A stunning Moliceiro cruise experience on the city canals (45 minutes).


  • Other meals and drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).


Cancellations less than 48 hours or no show, a fee of 100% will be charge.

No cancellation fee if you cancel until 48 hours prior to the activity date.

Additional info

  • Most of the times the tour is done in one language, but it can be held in more than one.
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Children under 6 years old are entirely the parent’s responsibility.
  • You must present a paper or electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Please reconfirm your pick up time and location 48 hours before the tour to our email: [email protected] or by phone: +351 228 320 992.

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OPO - Francisco Sá Carneiro


A very pleasant way to spend a morning!
This half-day tour in a small van with guide/driver Christian was an ideal way to see something of the countryside south of Porto plus visit two towns with unique features – Aveiro with its waterways and wonderful tiled houses and the fishing town of Costa Nova with its brightly painted houses along the seafront. Christian was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area and Portugal in general and was an accomplished driver so it was a very pleasant few hours. Definitely a tour I would recommend. Sydney, Australia
Beverley E
Nice way to spend the afternoon.
We enjoyed this half day tour out of Porto. It was a nice way to spend a free afternoon. Nuno, our guide and driver was excellent. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. We really enjoyed his company. Ottawa, Canada
Una forma estupenda de pasar la mañana
Quedé muy satisfecha con la excursión, fui en agosto con mis padres y mi novio y la verdad es que fue de lo más agradable. El chico que nos llevo en coche fue muy profesional y muy agradable, el viajecito en barco encantador y costa nova muy bonito :):)
Je vous remercie énormément de votre sérieux, accueil, et conseils...
et je vous félicite de votre organisation, programmes et surtout vos merveilleux guides "des coups de coeur". Avec vos programmes Sintra, aveiro & costa nova tour, Minho tour you made may holidays.
Salma Touati
Stunning Aviero and Costa Nova Tour
A beautiful way to explore history with a stunning and breathaking experience over the Canals of Aviero and close views of Costa Nova. Our dedicated, passionate, knowledgeable and kind tour guide Andre shared his incredible knowledge of the history within these beautiful sites. We recommend this fantastic experience and we recommend asking for Andre! We have been on a variety of tours and this one was by far the best highlight. Thankyou Andre for your time, patience and kindness :)
Andrew and Nathan - Melbourne, Australia
Learn lots from Claudia who has been helpful
The tour begins with guide Claudia Pedrosa to Aveiro (salt, seaweed, “Venice of Portugal”) and Costa Nova (white sand beaches with colorful houses
Yani Han
What a lovely Tour we had
Took the canal boat ride & see the coLourful buildings Went over to Nova Costa to see the Fishermen houses & the Atlantic Ocean Short trip & a Enjoyable one too
Desmond Chiang

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