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Aveiro – Ilhavo Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Discover two neighbouring coastal cities, Aveiro and Ilhavo, on this sightseeing tour
  • See the canals and beautiful moliceros
  • Your ticket is valid for 24 hours allowing you unlimited travel on the hop on hop off bus
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    April - September: Daily


    Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you first board the bus.

    Start time

    Buses departs between 9:30am - 4:30pm; every 30 minutes.
    Full Loop: 90 minutes

    Meeting Point

    There are frequent departures from Rua Joao Mendoca – Posto de Turismo.
    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Aveiro was a prosperous sea port in the 16th century but suffered a drastic decline in population after a violent storm. After the construction of the Barra Canal in 1808 Aveiro started to recover and was wealthy once more, mirrored in the art nouveau houses dotting the city’s old town centre.

    The city is lined with canals, humpbacked bridges, and brightly painted boats called moliceiros, which are specifically designed to collect seaweed.

    Located just to the south of Aveiro, lies the small town of Ílhavo. The city has a wonderful maritime museum, with models of every type of craft used on the Vouga Estuary, alongside a large collection of shells, marine life and paintings depicting scenes of fishing and storms.

    Audio commentary is provided in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Japanese and Dutch.

    Download the tour route map


    On this hop on hop off tour you are free to create your own sightseeing itinerary. You can hop on at any of the route stops and hop off whenever you want to visit one of the attractions. This 11-stop tour ensures you will not miss a single sight or attraction in these neighbouring towns.

    Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops!

    The stops included in the tour are:
    1. Rua Joao Mendoca – Posto de Turismo
    2. Parque Municipal Infante D. Pedro
    3. Universidade de Aveiro
    4. Fabrica da Ciencia Viva
    5. Eco-Museu da Troncalhada
    6. Vista Alegre
    7. Centro de Ilhavo
    8. MuseuMaritimo de Ilhavo
    9. Museu de Aveiro
    10. Estacao de Caminhos de Ferro
    11. Centro de Congressos

    You may hop on and hop off at any of the above mentioned stops at your convenience and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24 hour hop on hop off ticket
    • Pre-recorded audio commentary in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Refreshments
    • Entrance Fee
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket at any one of stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 hours from that time.

    The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.

    Full mobility facilities - drop down ramps for collapsible / electric wheelchairs on all tour buses

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    The tour bus has a low floor with extendable ramps and wheelchair space. Passengers do not need to walk up steps to board the bus. Wheelchairs can also be can be collapsed down and stored on the bus.
    Mobility scooter access also provided.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.