Centro Region
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Our most recommended Centro Region Sailing Trips & Tours

  • Aveiro: Traditional Moliceiro Boat Tour

    1. Aveiro: Traditional Moliceiro Boat Tour

    Cruise through the city of Aveiro on a 45-minute ride onboard a traditional Moliceiro boat. Start along the Central Canal of the lagoon, the Ria de Aveiro. Traverse the center of the city, from the garden of Rossio to the old building of the Capitania of the Port of Aveiro. Follow another canal that formerly served as a waterway to the Antonio Maria Campos brick factory, where the Aveiro Cultural and Congress Center was established along with other public services. Then, cruise down Canal das Pirâmides (the pyramids canal), which was built at the beginning of the 19th century and stretches from the old fish market to the central canal. During the summer, enjoy a beautiful landscape made up of hundreds of small white pyramids of salt that represent one of the most characteristic features of this region.

    Our family enjoyed this activity, our guide was very detailed and funny. I recommend everyone that visit Aveiro to do it

  • Peniche: Berlengas Island Trip, Hiking and Cave Tour

    2. Peniche: Berlengas Island Trip, Hiking and Cave Tour

    Discover the archipelago of Berlengas, located approximately 7 miles from Cape Carvoeiro. Consisting of 3 island groups - Berlenga Grande, Estelas, and Farilhões-Forcadas, the archipelago is considered part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO Enjoy views beneath the waves on the glass-bottom ferry across to the archipelago. Stroll on the calm beaches and enjoy the sounds of the waves calmly lapping at the shore. Follow a hiking tour to learn about Berlenga’s cultural and historical significance. Go sightseeing in the caves of the area.

    Guide say some dolphins and stopped for a few minutes for us to see them. Went through a number of arches. He made the trip lots of fun.

  • Peniche: Berlengas Island Round-Trip Ferry

    3. Peniche: Berlengas Island Round-Trip Ferry

    The Berlengas archipelago is situated 16km west of Peniche, a powerful granite block which belongs to the parish of St. Peter, in the Peniche municipality. The archipelago is a protected area that includes various nature reserves and is considered a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2011. Depart from the harbor of Peniche and enjoy a 30-minute ferry ride along the turquoise sea waters. Arrive at the Berlengas harbor from where you will be able to freely explore the archipelago. Start with a visit to the São João Baptista fort built in the 17th-century. This little fort is one of the most visually striking buildings in Portugal. After this, go for a swim at Praia do Carreiro do Mosteiro, the only beach that is accessible and safe to swim from. Next, find the café and restaurant on the island before taking the ferry back to Peniche

    Bring a small backpack and sneakers so you can walk around the island. It is very small, half a day is more than enough if you don't do other activities like visiting the caves. The beach is very small and if you want to chill you may have not space to do it.

  • Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto or Gaia with Cruise

    4. Aveiro: Half-Day Tour from Porto or Gaia with Cruise

    Experience the beauty of Aveiro’s water channels, which are natural formations along the Portuguese coast. Traditionally connected to the river and to the sea, the city has been called the Venice of Portugal. You’ll feel the culture of this city that was once a fishing village, where residents made their living from the river, the sea, and salt production. The half-day tour begins at the fish market square, where you’ll have great views of the city center. Next you’ll head out on an hour’s cruise along the city’s beautiful water channels. Travel by a typical, yet unique boat called a moliceiro that is decorated with motifs related to the local culture. After the cruise your guide will show you the Costa Nova neighborhood that borders the sea. Admire some of the old traditional houses that are small in size, and painted in bright colors with vertical stripes.

    Great if you're looking for a quick trip from Porto. You get to see Aveiro and Costa Nova. The tour is very quick, wish there was more time to spend in both places, you get about 15 minutes in Aveiro and 25 minutes in Costa Nova. It would have been nice to get at least an hour to explore in both places. My tour specifically was in three languages which was impressive, but also distracting since the tour guide had to constantly explain everything three times. Lastly, I've done similar tours where the guides volunteer to take photos to ensure you document your trip, however the tour guide was occupied translating in three different languages to offer this. Overall, I would recommend if you have limited time in Porto and want to quickly see Aveiro and Costa Nova. If you have more time, I would recommend checking these places on your own since they're are a quick train ride from Porto - it will allow you to spend time in each time and actually see what they have to offer.

  • Peniche: Berlengas Roundtrip and Glass-Bottom Boat Cave Tour

    5. Peniche: Berlengas Roundtrip and Glass-Bottom Boat Cave Tour

    Start your tour by meeting your captain at the harbor of Peniche. Take a ferry towards the Berlengas archipelago, where your glass-bottom boat trip will take place. Then, take a 30-minute cruise around Berlengas, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that includes various nature conservation sites. . Look down into the clear waters and spot marine life. You will also enter some caves, such as the Blue Cave, the São João Batista Cave as well as a large hurricane cave.

    this travel were wonderfull and so relaxing and i was whit my family and the peoole it working there are so professionality Thanks

  • Aveiro: Moliceiro Boat Tour

    6. Aveiro: Moliceiro Boat Tour

    Enjoy a 45 minutes traditional Moliceiro Boat Trip, and get an unforgettable memory in the ria de Aveiro. Get incomparable views of the wonderful city of Aveiro and learn about the city's history and monuments. Marvel at unique views of the Aveiro from its waterways as you navigate your way on the Ria, taking in the charming views along the way. Admire the boats, with their colourful prows that give life to the canals that wind this beautiful city.

  • Lagos: Private Powerboat Tour to Ponta da Piedade and more

    7. Lagos: Private Powerboat Tour to Ponta da Piedade and more

    Meet your local experienced skipper at the Marina, before setting off for an adrenaline-filled sightseeing adventure. You will take a cruise through the estuary of Lagos out to sea, passing the world-famous Praia da Batata and Praia Dona Ana Beaches. Admire the beautiful scenery of Ponta da Piedade and Porto de Mos, before heading along the coast to the volcanic rock formation of Rocha Nigra (Black Rock) and down to Praia da Luz. Your skipper will share facts and information about the area as you enjoy the views. After exploring the Algarve coastline at a comfortable pace, your tour guide will pick up the speed and head a little further out to sea. Admire a spectacular panoramic view of the coastline from this unique point of view before heading back to the Marina.

  • Berlengas The Atlantic Frontier: Day Tour from Lisbon

    8. Berlengas The Atlantic Frontier: Day Tour from Lisbon

    On this full-day excursion you'll start at the city of Peniche, a traditional fishing village, where you'll find a boat waiting to take your group to Berlenga Island. After arriving at the island, you’ll then board a smaller boat in order to see St. John the Baptist Fort. Built in the 17th century, the fort was an important part of the shore defence system. Hear stories about the brave soldiers who defended it during the attack by the Spanish fleet. Take a walk back to the port along the authorized paths of the nature reserve, admiring the amazing views in this UNESCO Biosphere Heritage Site. At the port, you’ll have some free time for lunch (not included), or for a quick swim or snorkeling (equipment provided) at the beach nearby. There is just 1 restaurant on the Island, but it is of good quality and fresh fish is always available. If you bring a snack with you on the trip, you’ll f...

    Experience was amazing the tour guide picked me up on time and was very explanatory about the city of Lisbon and the history of Portugal on out way to the boat. Boat ride was little bumpy but very comfortable. The tour guide was very kind to give us sea sick pill as soon as we got in the van to avoid the sea sick for those who have. But it really worth the boat ride to the island with an incredible view of the ocean, plus when you get there the tour in the island is great along with time for you to snorkeling, kayaking and swim. I had an amazing day!

  • From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

    9. From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

    Cross the Worlds Longest Suspension Footbridge - the Arouca 516 - and walk the Paiva Walkways, considered one of the most beautiful trails in the world (seven kilometers). Restore your energy with a delicious traditional lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon at Aveiro, the so-called “Portuguese Venice” and traverse the canals on a boat trip. Wander through the old quarter to see the main Art Nouveau buildings, the fish market, and taste one of the city's delicacies, soft eggs. Last but not the least, see the famous haystacks of Costa Nova. Discover the magnificent fishing village with its wooden houses in bright striped colors.

    Norberto was great and looked after us all day while being really informative. Highly recommend booking through Norberto. The walk had lovely views and lots of steps.

  • Peniche: Dolphin Route Boat Trip

    10. Peniche: Dolphin Route Boat Trip

    Enjoy a 2-hour tour departing from Peniche Marina that will take you around the coast. Along the way, you’ll spot a variety of sea life that may include sharks, turtles, seabirds, and dolphins. The most commonly spotted dolphin is the Roaz Corvineiro, also known as the common bottlenose dolphin. As you travel along the west coast by boat, you’ll be able to see dolphins in their natural habitat. In this region, the dolphins can reach 4-meters in length and be up to 45-years old.

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What people are saying about Centro Region

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Very well organized tour, excellent reception and very good guides. During the boat trip, you are always asked if everything is in order. Clear instructions on arrival what is expected of you and where to go for the guided tour. I can highly recommend Berlengas tour. I do recommend doing this in sunny weather, if cloudy, the effect of the beautiful island is less but still worth it for the price you pay. I recommend combining the cave tour with the hicking tour. If only a hicking tour has been booked, a steep climb back to the starting point awaits you, with cave tour you go back by boat.

Amazing tour with Hugo! He is so passionate about history and shared so many insights about Aveiro and the coast. The boat ride was in a unique fishing vessel that travels the canals. Very beautiful area and worth the trip!

Paulo was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. We had a fantastic time with him and it gave us a whole other perspective of Portugal. We enjoyed the information he shared with us and the historical background of Aviero.

Guide say some dolphins and stopped for a few minutes for us to see them. Went through a number of arches. He made the trip lots of fun.

It was a very nice trip and the guide was very friendly! I definitely recommend it!