Coimbra is the city of Kings and knowledge. It’s also home to the 3rd oldest University in the World!
Price per vehicle, up to 5 persons.
For tours with children and groups over 5 people ask for more information
Duration in hours:8h
Guide languages:PT, EN, ES, FR
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If “Coimbra is a lesson”, as the popular fado song says, Coimbra is firstly a lesson of Portuguese History.
Here are the graves of Kings Afonso Henriques and Sancho I, the first Portuguese Kings and, all over the city, you will discover landmarks left by those who built the nation. You can visit the outbuildings of the University, created by King D. Dinis, of which the contributions of King John III, the Marquis of Pombal and King Manuel stand out. From the magnificent scale of the Joanine Library to the symbolism of the Santa Cruz convent, the old capital of the Kingdom is full of heritage from the past.
Coimbra is also a lesson in romance. It is the city of poets and fado, where in every corner lived a great author. It is also the land of Inês de Castro and King Pedro, two historical figures who lived the most famous and probably the most tragic love story in Portuguese History. To discover Quinta das Lágrimas, soak your feet in the Mondego River and cross the Pedro e Inês Bridge. Finally, to explore the exuberant Buçaco wood is to discover the “Portuguese Capital of Love”.
Apart from the “Beautiful Inês” narrative, you can also discover the life of another woman closely linked with Coimbra, Saint Elizabeth of Portugal. She is the patron of the city and founder of the Santa Clara Monastery. The devoted wife of King D. Dinis played an important role in politics in her time and helped to keep the peace of the realm. The tale of the Saint Queen and the Miracle of the Roses perpetuated her image as a kind sovereign. Saint Elizabeth of Portugal is still a key figure in the History and life of Coimbra.
Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).
We present you with a suggested itinerary, however, you can adjust this tour according to your interests and expectations.
Pick you up and Drop off
We will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or another meeting point at Porto city.
Our aim is to provide you with an unforgettable experience. We will drive you along the journey, sharing stories and curiosities about the sites visited, as well as the historical context.
Not included in our tours:
- Entrance tickets to monuments/museums
- Personal Expenses
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