Visit the beautiful city of Coimbra, home to one of the oldest university’s in the world and once capital of Portugal.
A city rising above a river, with shadowy, cobbled lanes and strains of Fado, playing all make for a wonderfully unique tour. This beautiful city is vibrant and lively, full of the youthful energy of the university’s students and rich with Portuguese culture and history.
– Sightseeing Tour, 10 hours
– Private driver, private vehicle, free water, wifi and air-conditioning
– A UNESCO World Heritage Site
– Portuguese history, art and culture
– Relaxing river cruise, included in the tour cost
Our Promise To You
We always pick you up and return you to your hotel, airport or cruise ship in the Lisbon area. All of our cars and minivans are modern and comfortable. We offer luxury vehicles on request and all our drivers speak English, Portuguese and Spanish.
University of Coimbra – Founded in 1290 it is one of the oldest universities in Europe and includes many intriguing places, such as a medieval prison and the university tower.
Biblioteca Joanina – With its peculiar architectural style and extensive, impressive collection this library is unique and a must see!
Chapel of Sao Miguel – Small but charming, the chapel was built in 1517 and boasts lavish tilework and Manueline features.
Praca Oito de Maio – With beautiful architecture, this square has cafes and restaurants and benches to relax on. Perfect for lunch.
Museu Nacional Machado de Castro – Magnificent architecture, both modern and classical this museum holds many historical works of art.
Igreja de Santa Cruz, Monastery and Church – This holy place has many hidden flaws waiting to be uncovered – discover them for yourself! We will share one with you – the organ can only be played by four people.
Botanical Garden and Aqueduto de Sao Sebastiao – The University’s Botanic Garden was founded in 1772 for the medical and history faculties. Right next to this you have the aqueduct, built around 1570 to transport water from the upper city to the hill before it.
Mondego River Cruise – A perfect way to contemplate the beauty of Coimbra. Relax onboard and watch the sun go down. A great way to end your day.
Personalise Your Tour
You may wish to adapt the tour itinerary above to suit you. If there is some place specific you wish to see which is not listed just let us know. We want to create your perfect tour!