Aveiro and Coimbra Full-day Tour from Porto, Portugal
On this experience you will have a chance to visit the city of Coimbra, once Capital of Portugal, an amazing city filled with history and beautiful sights. After Coimbra, we will visit also the city of Aveiro, also known as Portugal little Venice with the small boats on the channels with some of the best sweets in this country and a picturesque beach houses that can only be admired on this area.
Tradicional "moliceiro" boat ride
Tasting the typical regional sweets
Visit the Cathedral
Visit the St. Joana museum
Coimbra, a city known for being the students city with an astonishing University
Visit the St. Cruz Church
Pick-up and drop-off
Cruise in a "moliceiro" boat
Local pastry, coffee
Please note: minimum 2 people. The price for children up to12 y.o.is €48 per person, the price for 65 - 99 y.o. seniors is €85 per person.
Aveiro is a city in the northwest of Portugal in the Beira Litoral region. Known for Art Nouveau architecture, canals and bridges, and colorful boats that look like Venetian gondolas. Therefore, Aveiro is often called the "Portuguese Venice", although this comparison, of course, is clearly exaggerated. This is a quirky and wonderful city that makes for a great day trip from Porto.Delightful traditional boats, "Moliceiros" are painted in bright colors. The drawings on them depict scenes from the life and history of the city. These boats were previously used to collect seaweed. Now they are ridden by tourists. Aveiro is located 220 km north of Lisbon and 58 km south of Porto. The city is located a few kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean and is a seaport. Aveiro has a humid Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. November, December and January are the rainy season.The coast of Aveiro is famous for its stunning sandy beaches: San Jacinto, Barra and Costa Nova.
Coimbra is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, the symbol of which is the oldest university in the country, built in the 13th century. It is safe to say that this is a kind of Portuguese Oxford, with no less interesting holidays and deep traditions.The city used to be the capital of Portugal, but now it is known only thanks to one of the oldest universities in Europe, which occupies a significant part of Coimbra. It is worth pointing out that the university itself has been under UNESCO protection since 2013.Coimbra being one of the most historical cities is a place of beautiful views and beautiful historical buildings on the hillside of the east bank of Mondego, a truly amazing and beautiful city, during the students season we can see the black clothes traditional from the Coimbra students, the republicas ( shared houses for students) and the coffees and bars filled with people.In the summer, you can hear on the streets the sounds of the Portuguese guitar together with the voices of the students singing the fado of Coimbra.