From Porto: Aveiro and Paiva Walkways Tour

From Porto: Aveiro and Paiva Walkways Tour

From $132.06 per person

Walk along one of the most beautiful walking trails in the world: the Paiva Walkaways. Relax in the romantic city of Aveiro, also known as the Portuguese Venice. Explore the canals in a traditional boat and visit the fishing village of Costa Nova.

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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Walk along the stunning Paiva Walkways boardwalk
  • Enjoy a traditional countryside meal
  • Experience Aveiro - the Portuguese Venice
  • Take a boat ride through the Aveiro Canals
  • Visit the fishing village of Costa Nova
Full description
Start at 8.30 AM to avoid the crowds and high heat. Set off towards the Paiva Walkways and climb the stairway, one of the highlights of this walk. Restore your energy with a delicious traditional lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Then head to Aveiro and appreciate the hand-painted tiles at the old train station which will help you to understand the city's culture, tradition, and history. Wander through the old quarter to see the main Art Nouveau buildings, the fish market, and taste one of the city's delicacies, soft-eggs. Board a moliceiro - one of the traditional boats of the Aveiro canals - and explore the city from the water. Continue on towards Costa Nova, a magnificent fishing village famous for its wooden houses painted in bright striped colors. Return to your hotel in Porto.
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or accommodation in Porto
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees to the Paiva Walkways
  • Boat ride at the Aveiro canals
  • Sweet eggs tasting
  • Traditional lunch
    Covid-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

    Know before you go

    • Please bring comfortable footwear and clothing, water, a hat, and sunscreen
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 17 reviews

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    Brilliant trip by Norberto! He picked us up from our hotel on time and was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Dropped us off at the start of the Paiva walkway and was there to meet us at the end to take us to a traditional Portuguese restaurant for a lovely lunch. We were then driven to Aveiro for a walk around the town (with a market) and had a nice 45 minute trip on a ‘gondola’ before making our way on to our final stop for the day, Costa Nova, with its brightly painted fishermens cottages.

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    27 January 2021

    A day full of experiences

    In the beginning of the walkways there is a long stairway up. Our tour guide Norberto gave us moral support to make it to the top of the stairs. After the stairs it was a nice walk down towards the end of the walkways. If you like nature and beautiful scenery you should take this tour.

    18 July 2019

    We had a perfect day. Norberto had arranged everything wonderfully. Walk was not too hard. The stairs in the beginning so that we had the toughest part in the beginning. In 2020 there will be the largest suspension bridge in the world. Now there is one little one. Afterwards we had a delicious dinner in a cozy restaurant. Boat trip in Aveiro was a bit touristy, but the men on the boat made it a real party. As a conclusion to Costa Nova with one good story from Norberto about the inhabitants of the fishing village. Norberto guided us well throughout the day with great stories. This trip is worth every cent!

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    16 July 2019

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