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Private Tour Coimbra E Aveiro

This Tour is a beautiful trip to Coimbra, where the first University of Portugal was born, following the direction of North where we arrived in Aveiro, also known as "Veneza Portuguesa" ...

Coimbra is the city of narrow streets, courtyards, stairways and medieval arches, it is here that was born the first University of the Country and one of the oldest in Europe. Its name derived from the Roman city of Conímbriga.

Aveiro is a city on the Portuguese west coast, founded next to a lagoon known as Ria de Aveiro. Famous for its canals navigated by colorful boats (moliceiros boats), used for the harvest of algae, also known by the buildings of art nouveau style, is the Cathedral of Aveiro, with its prominent steeple.

per adult from

$299

AUD

Duration

8 to 9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • Driver/Escort
    What's excluded :
    • Tickets;
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    On the banks of the river Mondego, Coimbra is famous for its University, the oldest in Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe, which over time has shaped its image to become "the city of students".

    We begin this visit, precisely at the university founded in the XIIIth Century and which UNESCO has placed on its list of World Heritage sites, in a classification that also includes Rua da Sofia and the upper part of the city. It's well worth climbing its tower, which houses the bells that signal the start and end of classes, in order to appreciate the superb 360º view of Coimbra. But there is much to see at ground level, too: the Pátio das Escolas courtyard, the Sala dos Capelos hall where the most important ceremonies are held, the Chapel of São Miguel with an imposing Baroque organ and the Joanine Library, which has more than 300,000 works dating from the 16th to the 18th centuries arranged in beautiful gilt-covered bookcases. The buildings occupy the place of the Palace where the first Kings of Portugal lived, when they made the city the capital of the kingdom.

    There are several monuments from those times that display the splendour of Romanesque art. In the shopping area and area of historic cafés in the City Centre, visitors really must see the Monastery of Santa Cruz, which houses the tomb of the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, and on the other bank, the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha, recovered and rescued from the waters of the river that invaded it over the centuries. The Sé Velha (Old Cathedral), too, on whose steps the monumental serenade takes place in which students dressed in black capes sing the Coimbra Fado with heartfelt emotion. This is one of the events in the Queima das Fitas ritual (Burning of the Ribbons) every May, in which newly graduated students celebrate the completion of their course, at a very colourful party. This liveliness is felt throughout the year, however, in the many pubs, restaurants and “Repúblicas” (student residences), examples of community life.

    But there is much more to see. The Machado de Castro National Museum contains the Roman Cryptoporticus among a collection of great value that introduces you to the history of the city. There are many gardens not to be missed, too, such as those at Choupal, those at Quinta das Lágrimas, the setting for the story of D. Pedro and Inês de Castro, and the Botanical Gardens. Children (of all ages) will love Portugal dos Pequenitos (Portugal for the Little Ones), a park that reproduces the main Portuguese monuments on a miniature scale.

    Coimbra is not only about tradition; it also has modern buildings that are worth knowing, such as the University’s Campus II, the Pedro and Ines Footbridge, the Centro de Portugal Pavilion in the Parque Verde do Mondego. And to get a different perspective of the whole city we recommend a boat trip on the River Mondego.

    According to a fado sung by the students, “Coimbra has more charm in the hour of parting”, but maybe it will not be necessary to wait for that to find out...


    Duration: 2 hours

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

    Coimbra city of narrow streets, courtyards, stairways and medieval arches, it is here that was born the first University of the Country and one of the oldest in Europe. Its name derived from the Roman city of Conímbriga.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Aveiro Portugal

    Aveiro is a city on the Portuguese west coast, founded next to a lagoon known as Ria de Aveiro.

    Famous for its canals navigated by colorful boats (moliceiros boats), used for the harvest of algae, also known by the buildings of art nouveau style, is the Cathedral of Aveiro, with its prominent steeple.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We also pick up our guests at their accommodation, train station, and any other destinations on agreement.Airports
    • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
    Ports
    • Lisbon Cruise Port
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • 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 Fantastic Ride

Activity ID: V-109813P26

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