Porto, Portugal
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4 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 3 more


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.

  • Private 4-hour tour of Aveiro, the 'Venice of Portugal' from Porto
  • Enjoy an idyllic cruise on the Moliceiro River
  • Tick off Aveiro highlights such as Mercado do Peixe (Fish Market) and the Art Nouveau Museum
  • Observe exotic bird species on the gorgeous beaches of Costa Nova
  • Receive undivided attention on this private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Porto are included

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.


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, Apr 2017

Let me say first that our tour guide was great. Very informative, pointed out some very interesting items including the flamingos nesting. We were looking for a last minute 1/2 day tour while finishing up our vacation and thought this would be different. Well, we gave this only 3 stars because the area we went to, even though beautiful, for the hour or so it took to get there, didn't have a whole lot to offer. We did go on the canal ride but essentially it went down one way, turned around, went down the other way and came back. All in about 30 minutes. If you've never been to Venice, maybe you would enjoy it more. But besides the excavation of sea salt, there wasn't much to see along the route. Essentially the Town of Averio has a lot of new buildings that recently sprout up due to the football championship that was held near by at their new stadium.
So if you are looking for old, historic, quaint town, I wouldn't have stuck to Oporto, which we loved.

, Mar 2017

It was ok, but the driver was tired and we almost got into an accident. I was very happy to just get back to my hotel. Don't reserve these on the morning after New Years Eve.

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