During your time in Portugal, ensure you don’t miss Aveiro, known as the ‘Venice of Portugal’, on this private 4-hour trip from Porto. In addition to taking an idyllic cruise on the Moliceiro River, you’ll admire art-nouveau architecture and visit Costa Nova’s beaches, famed for their exotic bird species. Receive undivided attention from a personal guide and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in Porto.
Your tour begins at your Porto hotel, where you’ll board a private vehicle destined for the picturesque canals of Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal due to its waterways.
On arrival in Aveiro, disembark your vehicle and board a moliceiro, a colorful boat traditionally used to collect seagrass from the Aveiro lagoon. Spend an hour sailing, admiring art-nouveau architecture and the grand buildings of Praça do Rossio and then disembark to amble along cobbled streets.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with ovos moles (authentic sweets) and visit the Art Nouveau Museum and the Mercado do Peixe (Fish Market), two fo the town’s cultural highlights.
Then, proceed to Costa Nova, home to gorgeous sandy stretches inhabited by exotic bird species. Capture photographs of the lighthouse and the colorful houses that line the beachfront before returning to your vehicle for the scenic driver back to Porto.