• Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Cruise the romantic waterways of Aveiro on this half-day tour from Porto. After a convenient pickup from your central Porto hotel, journey to Aveiro, where you’ll glide through its scenic canals in a traditional “moliceiro” boat and see how it earned the name “Venice of Portugal.” Admire the colorful tiled facades on the local Costa Nova buildings and learn about how this postcard-perfect village came to be from your guide. You’ll even get to try the “soft eggs,” a local dessert.


  • A half-day scenic tour of Aveiro from Porto
  • Glide through the picturesque waterways in the Venice of Portugal
  • Admire the unique tiled buildings of Costa Nova
  • Take advantage of plenty of great photo ops
  • Choose from morning or afternoon departure

What You Can Expect

Aveiro Half-Day Tour from Porto Including Moliceiro River Cruise

Typical houses in Costa Nova

Customer Reviews

Chelsea S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great fun, wished we had more time to explore the town. The guide was excellent on knowledge of the area on the way back.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

What a fun time. Our guide was MIguel, who was very enthusiastic. I was sorry this wasn't a full day tour, because it would have been nice to spend more time on our own in Aveiro. The boat ride was enjoyable, as was Miguel's walking tour, and it was a beautiful day to be outside. Lots to learn about the history of Aveiro and the transitions of the salt trade in Portugal. Definitely something you should do either on your own or by tour.

Anne k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Great half day trip Averio is well worth seeing while in Porto


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Adorei! A guia extremamente simpática, atenciosa e preocupada com nosso bem estar. Um bom passeio para conhecer as proximidades de Porto sem nenhum estresse.

Sabrina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great town!
I was the only one on the tour, but they did not cancel it.
I loved the beaches and the Ovo Molho!!
The tour guide was great..
I higly recommend it!

Mrs P A T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

An excellent tour, there were just the 2 of us and our guide, Sophia, who was great fun and very informative. A lovely trip outside of Porto.

Cheryl P

4 star rating: Recommended February 2017

Our tour director was very good. The tour is nice in that it is a small group as advertised. The day we went there were only 3 of us. It was poring rain the day we went so we were not able to enjoy the city to the fullest and opted not to take the boat ride. However it was nonetheless a very enjoyable tour and our guide did everything in his power to make it a good tour.


4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Tour guide was good. Just disappointed in Aveiro just one canal in a U shape town is nice but knowing what I know about the town and how underwhelming the canal was I would have skipped this town/tour


4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

We quite enjoyed our tour with our guide Miguel. He was nice polite and informative. the only thing that we would have liked to be a bit different is more opportunity to get out of the car at some occasions. Overall it's a recommended and enjoyable trip

george w

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2017

The guide was very good - very friendly and tried his best. The tour was somewhat of a disappointment - especially the boat cruise which was really not worth the time and money. It was good to visit the seaside and Aviero, but overall it was a stretch with limited things to see and/or do.

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