Posted on 18/06/2020
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From Porto: Day Tour of Aveiro & Coimbra with Lunch - 2020

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Take a small group day tour and explore the well-known Portuguese cities of Aveiro and Coimbra. Visit Aveiro, also called the ‘Venice of Portugal,’ and relax on a boat trip along the famed waterways of the city. Then head to Coimbra, and discover the city’s rich history as you visit the old town and Portugal’s oldest university.

DURATION: 9 hours
DEPARTURE: 9.00 am
LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
MEETING POINT: At your hotel in the areas of Porto or center of Vila Nova de Gaia
OPENING SEASON: All year round
WHO CAN COME: This tour is suitable for anyone. An adult must accompany children


◾ Enjoy a full-day tour from Porto and explore the cities of Aveiro and Coimbra
◾ Take a boat ride on the famous waterways of Aveiro, also called ‘Little Venice’
◾ Visit Portugal’s oldest university and the old town of Coimbra

What is included

✔ Hotel pickup and drop-off
✔ Air-conditioned vehicle with onboard WI-FI
✔ Your tour guide
✔ Lunch & bottled water
✔ Boat trip
✖ Entrance fees

Description - What to expect

Take a full-day tour from Porto and visit the city of Aveiro also known as the "Venice of Portugal," because of its water channels that access the city from the river. When you arrive in Aveiro, start your tour from Costa Nova, next to the seaside, to admire the iconic houses full of colored stripes. Continue your tour with a visit to Barra's beach and learn from your guide the intriguing history of the place.

Your tour will continue with a visit to the city center to admire the 15th-century cathedral, the old train station, and the famous fish market. Finish your tour of Aveiro with a boat trip through the city's water channels on a typical "moliceiro" boat.

After lunch, head towards Coimbra, the so-called "City of Knowledge." This city of Coimbra was the birthplace of six Portuguese kings and once the capital of Portugal. Take time to visit the 13th-century first Portuguese university and the cathedral and walk on the narrow alleys of the medieval city center. Before you start your journey back, take the opportunity to visit the 12th-century Santa Cruz church, where the tomb of the first Portuguese king lies.


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Cutoff time before activity

  • 12 hours

COVID-19 - Update information

Required protective equipment is provided
Customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
The number of visitors is limited to keep rules of social distancing