Aveiro Guided Tour with Moliceiro Cruise - Half Day

Typical Houses on Costa Nova Beach - Living Tours
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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 (1-hour ride), 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!

You can also book this tour in private in the following link: https://www.livingtours.com/en/tour/aveiro-private-tour


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   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.

Full description

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. 

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  • 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).

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Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Covid-19 measures


Aveiro y Costa Nova, excursión que vale la pena
La excursión fue maravillosa gracias a nuestro guia Ricardo que nos explicó muchas curiosidades de Aveiro, Costa Nova y Porto en general. Nos dio muy buenas recomendaciones en cuanto a gastronomia y sitios que visitar que finalmente seguimos y no quedamos defraudados. Todo el viaje fue muy agradable y Aveiro es precioso.
Mireia y Ferran
Exceptional guide
I wouldn’t exactly call it the Venice of Portugal but Aveiro is a cute little town with some beautiful art nouveau buildings and worth a visit. The highlight of the day was definitely the guides. I was lucky enough to have 3 which were exceptional. Nuno who is a walking Encyclopedia of Portuguese history and knowledge was training 2 (also very seasoned and knowledgeable) colleagues Tania and George on this itinerary. Nuno saw that i’m camera happy and pointed out some beautiful photo opportunities for me. It’s obvious that they enjoy what they do. I’ve travelled extensively and always take in a couple of tours. The quality of the guide can make or break your experience so thank you for an exceptional afternoon!
Cindy Aspden
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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