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Activities in Coimbra

Aveiro & Costa Nova Tour

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

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.

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Price

Adults Children under 6
English guided tour
US$ 60.70
US$ 30.30

English guided tour

  • Adults

    US$ 60.70
  • Children under 6

    US$ 30.30

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

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Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Transport by bus.

45 minute Moliceiro boat trip.

Water.

Tasting of ovos moles (Portuguese egg snack).

Not included

Lunch.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

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.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

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.

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