Aveiro is famous for its water canals, colorful boats and elegant Art Noveau architecture. It’s a place where the old meets the new allied to ancient traditions, like salt production, that always played an important role in the local economy.
Your driver-guide will pick you up at 09:00AM, for a private tour of this beautiful city and coastline. Drive south of Porto and, in about 45 minutes, you'll arrive in Aveiro. The first stop will be by the train station with beautiful Azulejos - Portuguese Tiles, representing not only ancient traditons but also some of the most beautiful sites in the region. After this stop, you'll discover the city center by walking along the canals, admiring some of the best examples of Art Noveau in Portugal. You'll also have the oportunity to explore the old fisherman's neighborhood, filled with small colourful houses. During the walk, you'll taste the local sweets, called Ovos Moles.
One of the highlinghts of this day is the 45minutes boat ride, on a traditional boat, called Moliceiro. Take this momento to relax and admire the landscape.
Afterwards, your driver-guide will take you to the coastline, called Costa Nova, where you can find the tallest lighthouse in Portugal, and see the typical houses painted with colorful stripes. This is a great photo opportunity!
You can also have a look around the local fish market, where you'll find some local delicacies, if the opportunity comes up.
At the end of this amazing experience, return to Porto.
Art Nouveau architecture
Traditions and curiosities
Take a boat ride on a typical “Moliceiro”
Admire beautiful Art Nouveau architecture
See the tallest lighthouse in Portugal
Visit Costa Nova, with unique colorful houses
About this tour
Duration: Up to 4 hours, usually between 9:00 am to 1:00 am or 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm (or 8 hours, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm if you tailor it into a full day tour). However the schedule can be adapted according to your needs.
Private: Our tours are always private, just you and our guide/driver, for your safety and health. We follow very strict COVID-19 protocol guidelines, instructed by Turismo de Portugal.
Lunch and visits are not private, but the partners that provide these services are also approved by the Portuguese Health Department.
Tailor made: The tour will be adjusted and scheduled according to your specific interests and needs.
Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot: Our driver will pick you up at any agreed previously spot, like your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or another meeting point.
Our Guarantee: Our driver/guide will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historical context. Since our driver is also the guide, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits inside of monuments. Find out why.
Up to 96 hours: no charge
From 96 to 48 hours: 50% penalty
Less than 48 hours or no-show: 100% penalty
The price includes:
Boat Ride on a typical “Moliceiro”
Ovos Moles tasting
Private and exclusive Driver / Guide
Modern and Comfortable luxury Mercedes vehicle
Pick-up and Drop-off at a designated spot
Hand sanitizer and protection masks
24h/7 Customer Service Assistance
The price does not include:
Entrances and activities not mentioned in the program
Other meals and drinks