This tour takes you to Aveiro considered by many as the "Venice of Portugal" which is famous for its large network of canals running through the city. In this Tour you will also take a cruise on a "moliceiro" boat (a traditional boat from this city) which will take you along the channels as you admire the city’s unique tile facades. You will also have the opportunity to see the colorful houses in Costa Nova. Aveiro has a rich and varied gastronomy, and the “soft eggs” - a very sweet desert are also one the main representations of Aveiro.
Once you get to the meeting point your Tour Expert guide will drive you to Aveiro and Costa Nova. On your way to Aveiro, the guide will give you insights regarding the Portuguese history, development and cultural facts of portuguese heritage.
The first stop is Costa Nova do Prado beach, famous only by the name Costa Nova. The most picturesque aspect of Costa Nova is its coast road along which a line of wooden huts is painted in brightly coloured stripes alternating with white. Built by fishermen as shelters and equipment stores, the huts have now been converted into rather characteristic holiday homes.
Cruise Aveiro's dazzling canals on a classic Moliceiro (traditional boat) Relax and enjoy the landscape on this traditional boat, that once was used to collect seagrass in the lagoon.
The capital of the Ria, a vast lagoon where the freshwater of the River Vouga joins with the sea, Aveiro is intersected by canals, genuine streets of water, along which can be seen gliding the brightly coloured boats known as barcos moliceiros. Originally founded in the time of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, Aveiro is now one of the most interesting cities on the Portuguese coast. Discover the history of this beautiful city and tasty the traditional pastry, "Ovos Moles".
Transportation in a comfortable small-group minibus
A stunning Moliceiro cruise experience on the city canals (45 minutes).
1 Bottle of Water per person
Pick-up and drop-off service
Meals and drinks.
Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extra language or more.
Tours run in small groups between 8 to 29 people.
The duration of the Tour is subject to change due to restrictions on the local traffic, visit schedules, etc.
The meeting point departure: LIVING TOURS PORTO Tourism Service (Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352/354 Porto) - next to São Bento train station, Porto.
Cancellations within 24 hours or less will be fully charged.
The services included in the tours, like wine estate visits, restaurants or monuments are subject to third party availability and may change without prior notice.
Pets not allowed.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Infants must not sit on laps. It is mandatory to inform the exact age of the children so we can prepare the child seat that fits on that specific size/age.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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