Coimbra’s historical roots date back to Roman times. It has played an important part in Portugal’s history over the centuries, and even served at the country’s first capital from 1131-1255. Coimbra is perhaps best known for its university, which is the oldest in the country, and one of the oldest universities in the world. The best way to discover and experience this historic city is to take a private walking tour of its city center.
During this 3 hour private walking tour you will learn about the city’s history, neighborhoods, and historic landmarks. You will be met by your guide in Coimbra, either at your hotel or at the train station if visiting Coimbra as a day trip from Lisbon.
Your tour will include exploring the historic campus of the University of Coimbra, which is perched on a hill in the city’s Alta (Upper) neighborhood. You will also explore the city’s Baixa (Lower) neighborhood, with its ancient churches, picturesque plazas, and commercial activity, including shops and restaurants.
The tour can be customized to meet your specific interests.
2019 Prices (for up to 7 participants) and other info:
- US $230 – Daily (start time from 9:00am – 10:00am or 2:00pm – 3:00pm)
- Price includes a tour with a licensed guide for 3 hours
- Price does not include entrance fees and transportation costs (if any), which are extra
- Common languages available: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
- Gratuities are not included and are at the discretion of the client
- Prices are subject to change
Note: Guide is not authorized to conduct tours inside of monuments or museums.
If visiting Coimbra as a day trip from Lisbon: Coimbra is easily reached from Lisbon by train. The high-speed Alfa Pendular (AP) train has frequent service daily between Lisbon-Santa Apolónia station and Coimbra-B station. The ride takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Tickets can be purchased in advance online from Comboios de Portugal, the national rail network. For train schedules and ticket prices, click here.
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