Aveiro Tour With Moliceiro Cruise - Half Day

Discover Aveiro, the “The Venice of Portugal”, a harmonious city crossed by four incredible canals.
In this half-day tour, explore the canals of Aveiro on a traditional Moliceiro boat, and behold the colorful fishermen’s houses along the Costa Nova beach. Have the time of your life in one of Portugal's most beautiful cities!



Have a half day tour in Aveiro, the city famous for the traditional Moliceiro boats and known as the "Venice of Portugal". Come with us and discover why!

The day starts with a guided tour of the historic center of the city. Aveiro truly is a special city: where the old and the modern are combined in an impressive way. Admire the charming residences and the streets enchanted with some Art Nouveau details. Did you know that Aveiro is a member of the "Réseau Art Nouveau Network" alongside Barcelona, Brussels, Budapest, Glasgow, Helsinki or Havana?

Also, prepare your cameras and take some pictures of the beautiful Cathedral of Aveiro (in Portuguese "Sé de Aveiro"). It was founded in 1423, in a Baroque style, and it was declared National Monument.

As you walk, learn more about the History and traditions of Aveiro: a fishing village, founded on salt production and trade.

The magic of this journey happens in a one-hour boat ride on a classic Moliceiro (traditional boat) along the city’s dazzling canals. Relax and enjoy the landscape on this traditional boat, that once was used to collect seagrass in the lagoon.

After this delightful cruise, your guide will show you Costa Nova, a spectacular white sand beach. Discover the famous and colorful fishermen’s houses, typically painted with vertical stripes. 

Once in Porto, the tour guide will take you to your hotel again. 


Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French

Most of the times the tour is done in one language, but it can be held in more than one.

Price includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation on a comfortable air-conditioned minibus
  • Professional tour guide
  • A stunning Moliceiro cruise experience on the city canals (45 minutes)

Price does not include

  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • You must present a paper voucher for this activity.
ID: 11937; Living Tours


  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and to bring your voucher and a camera!
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