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Aveiro & Costa Nova Half Day Tour from Porto with Moliceiro River Cruise

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Porto, Portugal
Aveiro & Costa Nova Half Day Tour from Porto with Moliceiro River Cruise

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

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
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Guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (optional)
River cruise in the traditonal "Moliceiro boat" : unique in the world
Private transportation for the group
Small Group Tour (Minivan up to 8 participants or Minibus up to 25 participants)
Food and drinks
Personal expenses

Departure Point

R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352 354, 4050-418 Porto, Portugal

Living Tours / Tourist Service located at Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352 Porto - next to São Bento train Station

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The cruise is under the responsibility of the cruise operator (subject to weather and navigation conditions)
  • Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extra language
  • Tours run in small groups between 8 and 25 people
  • Duration: the hours of duration are approximate hours, The Tour is subject to local traffic, visit schedules, etc
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off is optional.
  • All tours depart from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Living Tours Viagens e Turismo Lda
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Aveiro & Costa Nova Half Day Tour from Porto with Moliceiro River Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Aveiro & Costa Nova Half Day Tour from Porto with Moliceiro River Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Aveiro & Costa Nova Half Day Tour from Porto with Moliceiro River Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Aveiro & Costa Nova Half Day Tour from Porto with Moliceiro River Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Aveiro & Costa Nova Half Day Tour from Porto with Moliceiro River Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Aveiro & Costa Nova Half Day Tour from Porto with Moliceiro River Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Aveiro & Costa Nova Half Day Tour from Porto with Moliceiro River Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Aveiro & Costa Nova Half Day Tour from Porto with Moliceiro River Cruise.

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  • "Full day would be good to have time to try the cuisine and visit the market and the small museum (if open)." See review

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star-5
Pleasant trip!
Lei_W
, Sep 2021
Reading some other reviews, I thought it might be a boring tour. Oh no! It was actually quite fun! There were only 3 of us on the tour. Our guide was a pleasant lady. Aveiro was an interesting town. I wish we could stay a bit longer. We stopped at a sweet shop and I bought a box of ovos moles. Yummy! The canal boat tour was hilarious. It seemed to be a tradition to paint the boat with some humorous paintings. Love every minute of it. Coasta Nova had all of the colorful fishermen’s houses. So cheerful to look at. The entire trip gave me such a happy feeling.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Good afternoon from Living Tours, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about our tour to Aveiro and Costa Nova. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed the tour and our guide service. Warmest regards Living Tours Team
star-5
Aveiro
Joanne_C
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide, Claudia, was terrific! Enjoyed the half day. Loved the itinerary. The boat ride in Aveiro was very nice…learned a lot.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Joanne, Thank you so much for your time sharing your feedback about our tour and about our guide Cláudia. Best Regards Living Tours Team
star-4
Half day trip: Aveiro & Costa Nova
Ruth
, Sep 2020
Aveiro is well worth a visit when travelling to Portugal. Full day would be good to have time to try the cuisine and visit the market and the small museum (if open). Half day was just enough for the highlights. My guide was very nice and provided a lot of side information about Aveiro. It almost became a private tour because there are no travellers this time (due to Covid). She was also very very conscious of the hygiene protocols (i.e. mask and sanitising hands) which gave me assurance during the trip.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Good afternoon from Living Tours Dear Mrs. Ruth, Thank you very much for sharing your review with us. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed the tour with our company. Warmest regards Living Tours Team
star-4
Rain or Shine
Colleen F
, Nov 2019
Aveiro is a lovely little town however the comparison to Venice is not really accurate. The town itself is quite small and the canal tour was short and busy with other boats. Unfortunately the weather was miserable as well. It was raining and cold. We fully expected the boat tour to be cancelled but they had us sit down on damp seats in the rain and wind and continued on. Not their fault but in hindsight, we would have rather found a quiet little spot to sit and enjoy a drink instead of being on the boat in the rain. The guides on both the van drive and the boat were wonderful and did their best to give us all the history and information along the way.
star-4
A pleasant informative trip
wrayg2017
, Oct 2019
We enjoyed the trip which supplied us with plenty of local history, despite the horrendous weather! Pleasant short cruise on the canals
star-3
Uninformative
donaldy633
, Oct 2019
Did not like the fact there were 2 different languages (Spanish and English) in the group. Guide was nice enough but didn’t give enough history and information.
star-4
Tons of Potential.
kennedylc
, Sep 2019
This tour has tons of potential. One of the guests in our party was late which cut into exploring time but our guide did a fantastic job ensuring we still were able to catch all the highlights. Based on the tour description I thought we would have a guide who explained the history along the way but it really is more of a guided boat tour in Aveiro with accompanying transportation along the way. That being said, both towns are worth the visit if you have the time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
nice experience
IvanS1983
, May 2019
overall nice experience, though i expected better views on the moliceiro cruise. basically most of the views are 'industrial' and all canals are man made, nothing natural. on the other hand, the stop to the beach and the beach houses was nice.
star-3
Average Aveiro
Excursion55359516108
, Oct 2018
As excellent as our tour guide Gonçalo was, the town of Aveiro was unfortunately very disappointing.
star-4
Good day
chrisM2621EA
, Aug 2018
This is tour is good to see the sights. Picked up at the hotel which is a bonus and taken on a 45 minute boat ride in Aveiro. The bus driver was friendly and informative and also gives time to explore yourself and get souvenirs.

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