• Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Explore the coastal canals of Aveiro that include a Moliceiro cruise during a half-day guided trip from Porto. Aveiro’s charm lies in its Venice-like canals, which you will experience aboard a classic ‘moliceiro’ boat. Walking alongside an expert guide, discover more captivating sights of Aveiro’s town center. On your voyage back to Porto, stop in the spirited fishing town of Costa Nova and visit its spectacular white sand beaches. For your convenience, this tour offers both morning and afternoon departures.


  • Half-day Aveiro tour from Porto, led by an expert local guide
  • Explore Aveiro on a walking tour, seeing sights like Aveiro Cathedral
  • Learn about the town’s Roman and medieval history
  • Cruise around Aveiro’s canals aboard a traditional moliceiro boat
  • Visit the sandy beach of Costa Nova and admire its candy-colored fishing houses

What You Can Expect

Aveiro Tour from Porto Including Moliceiro Cruise

Marvel at the shining colors of the houses in Costa Nova in this Aveiro Day Trip from Porto

Your exciting Aviero guided tour with moliceiro cruise starts with a pickup at your Porto hotel. Hop aboard your comfortable air-conditioned coach and head south on northern Portugal’s scenic Rota da Luz towards Aviero. Learn about the charming history of Aviero’s fishing roots and thriving medieval seaport. Then, discover the countless canals as you arrive in the ‘Venice of Portugal,’ so to speak.

Hop out here and begin traversing the canals on a walking tour. With your expert guide, see an abundance of alluring Art Nouveau homes and then stop at the 15th century Aveiro Cathedral to observe its Baroque architecture. Hear stories of the town’s Roman settlement heritage as you pass Museo de Aveiro, formerly a famous Convent of Jesus of the female Dominican Order.

Your walking tour ends at a canal, but your 1-hour moliceiro cruise begins! Aboard your vibrantly painted gondola-like vessel, learn how it was formerly used to harvest seaweed. Capture more Aveiro’s sights cruising the calm waters and finish your cruise at Costa Nova.

Hop off the boat and relish some free time to stroll the white sandy beaches of Costa Nova. Along its coast, enjoy snapping fun photos of candy cane-striped fishing homes that line the town’s beachfront. Perhaps, pop into a a café for a snack and a drink (own expense) and then rendezvous with your guide for your pleasant ride back to your Porto hotel.

Customer Reviews

Cynthia N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great city!

Jennifer A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

A must do. Most enjoyable and interesting. Our guide was Claudia, was brilliant.

Esther B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Francisco was an amazing guide. He went the extra mile. Very informative.

Claudia E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Excellent half day trip from Porto. Especially enjoyed Costa Nova beach and the striped houses. Christian was an excellent guide.

Rozani Feyth Brasil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Linda, linda!!!
Um excelente passeio! Faz jus a fama de Veneza Portuguesa!!!

Angela B D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This is charming excursion if you are visiting northern Portugal. It's a small city with a delightful energy. Although I would not compare the canal ride to Venice, our guide was a quirky young man who was fluent in many languages and very willing to charm the boat riders with tales of his town. A worthwhile way to spend an afternoon.

Donald P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Friendly guide, excellent stops at a great value.

John F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a lovely trip. Pedro was so knowledgable and interesting, and went out of his way to make the day a great experience for all of us. It was lovely to see a truly different area.

sharon United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Aveiro is a very pretty town and we were blessed with sunny weather which I think is essential to a visit to Aveiro. The boat trip was fun and it was interesting to see the striped cottages on the Coasta Nova.

Tony F United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very interesting.

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