Coimbra, Private Tour, Full Day – Classic Portugal

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 ambiance. At night the city is vibrant and lively, full of the youthful energy of the university’s students.

Tour Details

Sightseeing Tour – 10 Hours – Private driver

You will enjoy a UNESCO World Heritage Site, beautiful views, history, art and culture and the oldest university in Portugal

The tour includes free wifi, professional private driver and insurance

The tour doesn’t include entry fees to museums, galleries and monuments, an official tour guide to enter with you (available on request), lunch and the river cruise cost

Our Promise To You

All our tours are with a registered private driver who not only drives but also shares with you their local experience and stories of the region. Should you wish an official tour guide to accompany you on your trip and enter the museums, attractions and monuments with you this can be arranged at an extra fee. We always pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in the Lisbon area. All our cars and minivans are modern, comfortable and come with air-conditioning. We also offer luxury vehicles on request. Please bring along your own refreshments for the journey, as we no longer offer clients single use plastic bottles of water as we are trying to do our bit for the environment.

The Highlights

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.

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 – With 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!

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 tour.

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 and we provide you with a detailed itinerary of the day. 

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