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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English guided tour
Children under 6 years oldUS$ 34.10
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).
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.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in 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.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).