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Aveiro & Costa Nova Tour
Activities in Coimbra

Aveiro & Costa Nova Tour

  • English English
  • 4 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Less than an hour away from Coimbra, the Venice of Portugal awaits you. Explore beautiful Aveiro on a traditional Moliceiro boat and discover one of the country's most spectacular beaches at Costa Nova.

Aveiro & Costa Nova Tour Itinerary

Having been picked up from your hotel in Coimbra, you'll set off in the direction of Aveiro. Arriving in the historic city, you'll climb aboard one of the famous Moliceiro boats, traditionally used to transport seaweed and salt. You'll enjoy a 45 minute cruise on the canals that divide Aveiro and which have earned it the nickname "the Venice of Portugal".

After taking in the views of the beautiful city from the Moliceiro, you'll be taken to Praia da Barra. There, you'll have the opportunity to explore the stunning white sand beach and take photos with the Aveiro Lighthouse. Did you know that this is the second tallest lighthouse on the Iberian Peninsula? Only the Faro de Chipiona near Cadiz is taller.

You'll then head to nearby Costa Nova, one of Portugal's most spectacular beaches, known for the iconic striped houses that line the bay. Historically home to the local fishermen who worked in nearby waters, these days the picturesque buildings are a popular tourist attraction. 

At the end of your tour, having made the most of your time in these pretty Portuguese coastal towns, you'll make the return journey to Coimbra where you'll be dropped back off at your hotel. You'll never want to leave!

Climbing Aveiro Lighthouse

If you choose to do this Aveiro & Costa Nova Tour on a Wednesday afternoon, you'll be able to choose to climb Aveiro Lighthouse. After climbing 300 steps, you'll have an incredible panoramic view over the bay below. This activity is not recommended for people with heart problems.


Adults Children under 6 years old
English guided tour
US$ 62.90
US$ 31.40

English guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 62.90
  • Children under 6 years old

    US$ 31.40

* The price varies based on the chosen date

More Information


4 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Transport by air conditioned vehicle.

45 minute Moliceiro boat trip.


Tasting of ovos moles (Portuguese egg snack).

Not included


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 (9:00 AM 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$ 62.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts


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.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.