If you spend several days in Porto we advise you to discover the charming city of Aveiro, often called "The Venice of Portugal".
Stroll through the streets of the city center and discover the many Art Nouveau facades of Aveiro. You can find the precise location of these buildings on a map available at the tourist office.
During your visit, don’t resist temptation and do jump in a traditional boat for a small 45 minute trip on the city canals. You will discover the colourful houses built along the canals and enjoy the captain’s commentaries.
The tourist office offers free bicycles for visitors, so that you can explore the surroundings and the sea front with its beautiful wooden houses and colourful facades so typical of Aveiro.
Aveiro is located in the South of Porto. You can easily travel by car via the A1 (Porto - Lisbon), book a guided tour with a cruise or take the urban train from Sao Bento station in Porto or General Torres station in Vila Nova de Gaia. The journey only takes 50 minutes for a few euros.
Hotels in Aveiro
Tours & Activities
Experiences, guided tours and day trips from Porto
Douro Tour by bus
Take a trip by bus along the Douro River to discover charming riverside towns and landscapes.
Douro Valley Tour
Enjoy a boat ride down the Douro river and visit the charming towns that dot the countryside.
Aveiro Half-Day Tour
The half-day tour begins at the fish market square, where you’ll have great views of the city center.
Aveiro & Coimbra Tour
Join a full-day tour of the main sights of the historical Central Region and visit Aveiro & Coimbra.
Fatima & Coimbra Tour
Discover the religious centers of Portugal on a 10-hour guided tour of Fátima and Coimbra from Porto,
Braga & Guimaraes
Explore the region and visit the cities of Guimarães and Braga on a full-day trip from Porto.