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

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97 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Portugal

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

Activity provider: Gray Line Portugal

From US$ 45.69 per person

Explore the beautiful city of Aveiro on a half-day tour from Porto and take in the sights on a 1-hour cruise by traditional boat. Marvel at the Art Nouveau monuments and Baroque-style cathedrals of the historical city center and more.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Admire the Art Nouveau monuments of Aveiro
  • Cruise along the canals by traditional "moliceiro" boat
  • See the stunning Baroque-style cathedrals
Full description
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.
  • Guided tour
  • 1-hour cruise by traditional boat
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Reservations will only be accepted if made at least 48 hours in advance
  • Children from 0 to 5 years old can join for free. All extras are to be paid for by the adult in charge
  •  Children from 6 to 10 years old get a 50% discount
  • This tour does not operate on December 25 or January 1
  • Meals and drinks are not included
  • Personal expenses and gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 97 reviews

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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!

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July 16, 2022

Great tour of 4 hours with awesome scenery and wonderful guide but let down by us waiting to leave for more than 15 minutes for a large group who showed up very late all with Starbucks coffees and drinks. So rude and disrespectful of them but the tour should have gone without them at 8.30. As a result all our visit and free time allocations were cut short to try to keep to the schedule.

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June 17, 2022

Pretty houses!

My highlight of this tour were the pretty striped houses on the Costa Nova and our tour guide Pedro who was very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. If you’re looking to book this tour do not go with high expectations with the idea that this place will be like Venice as it definitely not and you cannot compare the two places.

September 22, 2018

Product ID: 52367