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Moliceiro Boat Trip in Aveiro
Activities in Aveiro

Moliceiro Boat Trip in Aveiro

  • -8%
  • English English
  • 45 minutes

Explore the picturesque canals of the so-called Portuguese Venice when you take our traditional moliceiro boat trip along the Aveiro.

What is a moliceiro boat?

A moliceiro is a traditional vessel which is found on the Aveiro River, similar to a Venetian gondola. The long, slim body allows it to move easily along the narrow canals of the city.

The moliceiro is named such because, historically, it was used to transport and collect the Moliço, a type of alga which thrives in these regions and which is used as fertilizer.


Our traditional boat trip along through Aveiro starts at the dock in the Largo do Jardim do Rossio. Throughout the journey, we will learn about the differences between the two main boats that cruise the canals - the moliceiro vessel and the mercantile vessel - and their origins and history.

During the journey in the moliceiro we will pass some of the most iconic locations of Aveiro, such as the Art Nouveau style buildings that line the banks of the canal, the Averio salt pan, the traditional fishermen's neighborhood of Beira-Mar, the Jerónimo P. Campos ceramics factory, and the Fish Market.

Our itinerary concludes returning to the same point from where we departed.


Adults Children from 5 to 12 years old Children under 5 years old
Moliceiro boat trip
US$ 14 US$ 13
US$ 6.50

Moliceiro boat trip

  • Adults

    US$ 14 US$ 13
  • Children from 5 to 12 years old

    US$ 6.50
  • Children under 5 years old


More Information


45 minutes.

Language English

The tour is carried out in several languages at the same time, including in English.


45 minute ride along the canals of Aveiro on board a moliceiro boat.

English speaking guide in the history of Aveiro.

7% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (6:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 14
US$ 13
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Largo do Jardim do Rossio.


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.