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Coimbra Premium Private Tour (10h)

THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR TOURS, EXPERIENCED DRIVERS
We invite you to discover Portugal through our totally unique tours, to go beyond the main attractions and to feel the authentic Portuguese history and way of life. We will not hesitate to take a detour to show you picturesque and interesting places unknown for most visitors. Experiences of passion of local gastronomy: wine tasting, cheeses, sausages, traditional sweets.

The recognized quality of our drivers is the guarantee of your satisfaction. All our drivers are selected for their knowledge, motivations and relational skills. Your driver will take you to discover magnificent places and monuments.

• The only transportation company certified by ACCOR in Portugal.
• Safe & Clean certificate from Tourism of Portugal
• Top of the line luxury vehicles
• Tailor-made experiences
• Bottled water / Wi-Fi on board

Surprise yourself with Blue Diamond!

per adult from

$814

AUD

Duration

10 to 11 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Luxury Vehicles - Mercedes-Benz models: E-Class, S-Class, V-Class, Sprinter.
    • Private Tourist Driver/Guide
    • WI-Fi on board
    • Bottled water
    • Tickets included for 1 (one) monument
    • Entry/Admission - University of Coimbra
    What's excluded :
    • Everything that was not properly mentioned as included
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Se Nova Catedral de Coimbra
    • Entry/Admission - Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
    • Entry/Admission - Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Coimbra, Coimbra, Coimbra District, Central Portugal

    Discover in this tour of Coimbra one of the oldest Portuguese cities, full of history and academic tradition, where six kings of the country were born and the first university of Portugal and one of the oldest in the world was founded. Under the presence of the vibrant Mondego river, the “poets river” as the locals proudly call it, Coimbra is a city of narrow and winding streets, staircases and medieval arches, full of historical treasures to unveil and animated by its students in black capes, who sing the Fado of Coimbra to the world.

    Stop At: University of Coimbra, Paco das Escolas, Coimbra 3000-240 Portugal

    Come and see on this private tour the splendid University of Coimbra, recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO, which is located at the top of the hill and whose history is intrinsically related to the very foundation of the Portuguese nation. Founded initially in Lisbon, in 1209, by the king D. Dinis, the university was definitively transferred to Coimbra, in 1537, as established by the king D. João III, and it occupied an impressive building of Arab origins, dating from the X century, which was the first Portuguese royal residence. In fact, it was in this palace that the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, installed his court, having converted Coimbra into the capital of the kingdom.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: University of Coimbra, Paco das Escolas, Coimbra 3000-240 Portugal

    You will visit the traditional Palace of Schools, the central complex of the University, with a breath-taking view of the Mondego River, standing out the Johannine Library, the most sumptuous library in Portugal and a masterpiece of the Baroque style, built in the XVIII century, under the aegis of the king D. João V, presenting more than 60 thousand volumes; the Academic Prison, a former prison site for convicted students, located on the lower floor of the Johannine Library; the Chapel of St. Michael, whose construction dates back to the XV century and whose walls are covered with tiles from the XVII century; and lastly the University Tower, its most popular symbol that best represents the students’ life, whose construction dates from the XVIII century. The bells ringing still mark the students’ rhythm, study and relax times.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Se Nova Catedral de Coimbra, Largo da Feira dos Estudantes, Coimbra 3600-213 Portugal

    After visiting the University, we will continue the tour and you will discover other highlights of Coimbra, such as its imposing Cathedral, built in the second half of the XII century, the only Romanesque cathedral that has survived relatively intact in Portugal;

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Porta e Torre de Almedina, R. do Arco Almedina 7, 3000-179 Coimbra, Portugal

    The Almedina Door, the main door of the city’s medieval walls, whose oldest traces date from the IX century;

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, Praca 8 de Maio, Coimbra 3001-801 Portugal

    The magnificent Church of the Monastery of Santa Cruz, whose construction began in the XII century, being one of the national pantheons, where the first kings of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques and D. Sancho I, were buried;

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha, Rua das Parreiras, Coimbra 3040-266 Portugal

    On the left bank of the Mondego River, you will visit as well the ruins of the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, founded in the late XIII century and abandoned in the XVII century, due to the frequent floods caused by the Mondego river, and the beautiful Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova, which replaces the original cenobium, where the body of the Queen Santa Isabel, the city's patron saint, is venerated.
    Come and discover Coimbra, the city that “is more charming at the time of farewell”.


    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Avenida da Liberdade, Av. da Liberdade, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meeting point to be defined according to location of the costumer( hotel, airport, address).Airports
    • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
    Ports
    • Lisbon Cruise Port - Jardim do Tabaco Quay, Doca Jardim do Tabaco Terminal de Cruzeiros de Lisboa, Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 1100-651 Lisboa, Portugal
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Personal Protection - COVID 19 (individual equipment : face mask, alcohol gel, gloves)
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Blue Diamond - Deluxe Private Transports

Activity ID: V-181772P26

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