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University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) Tours

University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra)
Portugal’s most famous and prestigious university, the University of Coimbra is one of Europe’s oldest colleges and has become a popular tourist attraction in its own right. First established in Lisbon in 1290, the university moved to its current location in 1537 and today stands proudly at the highest point of the town.

Touring the vast hilltop campus unveils an array of historic architecture, most notably the imposing 18th-century University Tower, an important landmark of the Old Town, and the renowned 18th-century Biblioteca Joanina (João V Library), an elaborately decorated National Monument. Around 300,000 ancient books grace the shelves of the famed library and the richly decorated interiors are a show-stopping display of Portuguese art and architectural design, featuring two-tiers of exotic wood shelves, gilded pillars and intricate ceiling paintings by Lisbon artists Simões Ribeiro and Vicente Nunes.

Visitors can also tour the ornate baroque Capela de São Miguel, the Sala dos Capelos (Graduates’ Hall) and the 16th-century University Church, home to a museum of sacred art. The university also runs the 18th-century Botanical Gardens, the largest in Portugal stretching over 13 hectares of the idyllic Ursulinas Valley and featuring over 1,200 exotic plant and flower varieties.
Address: Largo Paço do Conde, Coimbra, Portugal
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University of Coimbra - Private guided tour, without queue and entrance ticket

University of Coimbra - Private guided tour, without queue and entrance ticket

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The product becomes unique, because we believe that there are no people alike, so we customize all visits, as per taste, in addition to the traditional sites that all tours go through, people have the possibility to know and visit places of essence of the University of Coimbra, outside the tourist circuit. When booking a visit with Gonçalo Lopes Walking Tours you do not have to stand in line to secure your ticket, we always guarantee ticket and entry to the Joanina Library. Our visits are private, only your group will come with us.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 44.96
Price varies by group size
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US$ 44.96
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University of Coimbra guided tours without queue

University of Coimbra guided tours without queue

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RM Tour was born from the idea of transforming the visits to the University of Coimbra into a unique experience, transforming the guided tour into a pleasant experience of knowledge and cultural enrichment in a way that is interesting. Therefore, we always seek in our company to combine the beautiful history of the University of Coimbra with the current and its customs that still permeate our institution. This was all made possible by the education we have in the areas of history, sociology and tourism. Our employees are alumni of the University of Coimbra which brings to our services a great appreciation and knowledge of it.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 44.96
Price varies by group size
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US$ 44.96
Price varies by group size
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Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra

Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra

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Coimbra, a city of students, a city where we learn to say saudade, a city full of charms and nooks where sections of the old wall will guide us in an adventure full of history, memories and wisdom. We will start this adventure along the banks of the river Mondego, where we will cross a pedestrian colored bridge, the Pedro and Ines Bridge, towards the Tollgate. On this bridge, you still have the privilege of contemplating a great panoramic view to the magnificent city of Coimbra and surrounding mountains. Along this route, the vast historical, cultural and natural heritage of this city awakens, in each one of us, the desire to set out on an adventure. An adventure to discover the history and mysteries hidden along the streets and staircases, from the downtown area to the high zone of the city, an adventure to get to know the old walled city and the oldest University of Europe, the University of Coimbra.
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  • 3 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 30.76
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US$ 30.76

Historic Center of Coimbra

Historic Center of Coimbra

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Our product is unique because it has the possibility of visiting the University, Sé Velha and the Monastery of Santa Cruz, only with the group that booked the trip, our visits are private, intimate, where people can interact with the guide, posing questions.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 124.22
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Coimbra dos Encantos

Coimbra dos Encantos

A unique look around the city that shows that it is much more than the iconic University and does justice to the title of Coimbra dos Encantos
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 42.47
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US$ 42.47

Guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra.

Guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra.

The city of Coimbra has one of the most important stories in Portugal. Famous for its University, it is also very important for the history of the Portuguese nation as it is the country's first capital. It is in this context that we will make the guided tour through the city of Coimbra, we will talk about history, culture, traditions and etc. at the most different times that this city has.
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  • 2 to 15 minutes
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US$ 26.03
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US$ 26.03

Coimbra Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Coimbra Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the sights of Coimbra at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off tour. On board an open-top, double-decker bus, enjoy convenient transportation around the city, hopping off at whatever attractions interest you, such as Igreja de Santo António dos Olivais and Parque de Campismo. Entry to select museums and other discounts are also included.
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 15.38
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US$ 15.38
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Coimbra Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Mondego Cruise

Coimbra Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Mondego Cruise

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Spend a day exploring the medieval city of Coimbra at your own pace with tickets for a hop-on, hop-off tour by double-decker bus, and a sightseeing cruise along the Mondego River. Learn about the city’s fascinating history and traditions with an audio guide, the board a river boat for a trip through the heart of the city. This independent tour includes all activities, plus admission to Coimbra’s municipal museums, and discounts at places around the city.
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US$ 18.10
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US$ 18.10
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Coimbra's Historical Highlights Tour

Coimbra's Historical Highlights Tour

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rm when it’s time to say goodbye”! While Coimbra has only been classified as World Heritage in 2013, when both its monuments as well as traditions have been recognized by UNESCO (a specialized agency of the UN for Education, Science and Culture), it's safe to say that this city – also known as the “City of Knowledge” - holds unexpected surprises at each corner either by the unique beauty of its historical buildings or even the singular aura lend by a student life filled with centuries of tradition! During this walking tour through the Historical Center of Coimbra we will discover the different reasons that allowed for such classification, going from the Downtown to the Uptown while we unveil its importance in the History of Portugal and the material and immaterial values within the classified perimeter. This visit, conducted by residents of Coimbra and former students of the oldest institution in the Country – the University – will make you fall in love for this city!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 23.66
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US$ 23.66
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Coimbra Experience Walking Tour

Coimbra Experience Walking Tour

Do you have little time to visit Coimbra? Therefore, we have the best solution, we pass by the most emblematic monuments of the city of Coimbra. One of the best ways to know the essential points of a city.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 29.58
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Best Experience of Coimbra

Best Experience of Coimbra

Discover two of the most important points of the city of Coimbra, the University of Coimbra and the Old Cathedral, with specialized guides. Then enjoy a tasting menu, while waiting for the concert in Fado ao Centro. Here you can enjoy Fado de Coimbra and at the end of a glass of port wine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 182.01
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Joanina Library & University Tour of Coimbra (VIP access!)

Joanina Library & University Tour of Coimbra (VIP access!)

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All our certified guides are former students of the University of Coimbra, graduated in areas such as History, History of Art and Heritage Studies. We will tell you, first hand, about all the amazing traditions of this centenary University while visiting the most important sights and learning why this town became a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO! We will take you to the Royal Palace, St Michael Chapel and the unforgettable JOANINA LIBRARY - you will be amazed by it!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 47.32
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US$ 47.32
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Fatima & Coimbra - Private Tour

Fatima & Coimbra - Private Tour

At Go Travel Everywhere, we bet on a quality service, punctual and personalized, in order to guarantee the satisfaction of those who choose us. Our drivers, and guides, are committed professionals who stand out for their attention and care. Visit the sacred Sanctuary of Fatima, site of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary and one of the main religious sites in the world!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 414.06
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US$ 414.06
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Private 8-hour tour to Coimbra and Aveiro from Porto Hotel with guide and driver

Private 8-hour tour to Coimbra and Aveiro from Porto Hotel with guide and driver

Your private driver, together with your private guide, will pick you up at your hotel or place of choice in Porto and drive you along the south coast to Aveiro. This pretty coastal town is now a vibrant and modern university place, but it remains faithful to its fishing port roots. Due to its canals it is worldwide known as the Venice from Portugal. Your will discover its "Art Nouveau" houses next to the canals, where you will see the colourful “moliceiros” boats. A group ride on a boat is included in the price of this tour. You will then proceed to Coimbra, considered the Medieval Capital of Portugal. With an incredible historic center, crossed by the Mondego River, this charming city has notable monuments, medieval churches and Cathedrals. Coimbra hosts one of the oldest universities in the World. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 561.94
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Full Day Coimbra - Private tour from Lisbon

Full Day Coimbra - Private tour from Lisbon

Coimbra is for those who want to have a taste of the Arab-flavored old town, for those who want to wander through a maze of narrow streets, learning and experiencing this university town where students are the real Fado singers
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 397.50
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US$ 397.50
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Porto to Lisbon with stop at Aveiro Coimbra Fátima Nazaré and Óbidos Private

Porto to Lisbon with stop at Aveiro Coimbra Fátima Nazaré and Óbidos Private

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There's a lot to see between Porto and Lisbon, and this private guided tour makes sure that you don't miss out on key sights located between the two cities. On your way between Porto and Lisbon , stop at Aveiro, Coimbra, Fatima, the medieval town of Obidos, the traditional fishing village of Nazare, and more, all with just your private guide and group. This one-way transfer includes pickup at your Porto hotel and drop-off at your Lisbon hotel.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 390.40
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US$ 390.40
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Lisbon to Coimbra with stop at Óbidos Nazaré Fátima and Aveiro private tour

Lisbon to Coimbra with stop at Óbidos Nazaré Fátima and Aveiro private tour

There's a lot to see between Lisbon and Coimbra, and this private guided tour makes sure that you don't miss out on key sights located between the two cities. On your way between Lisbon and Coimbra, stop at the medieval town of Obidos, the traditional fishing village of Nazare, and more, all with just your private guide and group. This one-way transfer includes pickup at your Lisbon hotel and drop-off at your coimbra hotel.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 325.33
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US$ 325.33
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Visit guided time travel!

Visit guided time travel!

Travel through time, visiting all ages from historical time to the present day by the main institutions and characters of the history of the place that will become Portugal in the Middle Ages, in a tour of architectural, military, artistic and cultural heritage in the main buildings that marked the history of Coimbra.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 60.68
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US$ 60.68
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Self-guided Discovery Walk in Coimbra: Cathedrals, Kings, and Calla Lilies

Self-guided Discovery Walk in Coimbra: Cathedrals, Kings, and Calla Lilies

Did you know Coimbra was the capital of Portugal for about 100 years? On this self-guided walk, explore the rich history of the Alta, where the city’s centuries-old university presides majestically over the River Mondego. Discover ancient landmarks, enjoy breathtaking views, and unlock local recommendations by solving fun location-based riddles. All while following in the footsteps of Tricia, a New York writer who calls Coimbra her home for almost a decade. During this experience you will: - Explore The Hague during this interactive discovery walk - Keep a comfortable distance from other people throughout the experience - Learn about the history and local stories of the city centre in a playful way - Solve location-based riddles to unlock directions to your next stop - See popular sights from a different angle and discover local spots This discovery walk is an educational and fun activity for friends, couples, families with kids, curious locals, visitors, and team building.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 33.12
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US$ 33.12
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