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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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Historical & Heritage Tours

Private Tour: Coimbra (City of Students) and Santarém (Gothic City) Heritage City with lunch

Take a private tour to two of Portugal’s key cities, Coimbra and Santarem, on this full-day excursion from Lisbon. Explore Coimbra, the ‘City of Students,’ and see the famous university, the botanic gardens, the cathedral, and the old gothic-style convent. Sit down to a delicious Portuguese lunch before heading to the Gothic city of Santarem to explore its old town and learn about its history.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Guided Tour of the University of Coimbra

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 pass, 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. Our visits are private, only your group will come with us.
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  • 60 to 90 minutes
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  • 60 to 90 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra

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
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  • 3 to 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Coimbra and Fado

Because we only work with small groups in our tours we can give more attention and a personalized service to our costumers which is much better than in bigger groups.
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  • 7 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Tour Coimbra

Because we only work with small groups in our tours we can give more attention and a personalized service to our costumers which is much better than in bigger groups.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Attraction Tickets

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Coimbra - Guided Tour

Coimbra in storytelling mode. A circular route that leads us to share history, heritage, culture and gastronomy. Once upon a time ... a contemporary history.This defines the soul of a city.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Full-day Tours

Aveiro and Coimbra small-group full-day tour from Porto with Cruise in Aveiro

Explore the central Portuguese cities of Aveiro and Coimbra on this small-group tour from Porto. Visit Aveiro, dubbed the ‘Venice of Portugal,’ and relax on a 1-hour boat cruise along the famous waterways. Then head to Coimbra, known as the ‘City of Students,’ and discover the city’s rich history as you explore the old town and Portugal’s oldest university.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

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Transfer Porto / Lisbon or Lisbon / Porto with Tour

You can complement your transfer service from Oporto to Lisbon or from Lisbon to Oporto with two or three sightseeing tours.You can visit:Option 1) Fátima, Coimbra and Aveiro;Option 2) Óbidos, Nazaré and Aveiro.Gather your family or your friends and depart with us, we provide you with a luxury, comfortable Mercedes 7-seat V250 with all the amenities such as: Wifi, air conditioning, fresh water, universal charger, and a driver who will be your personal assistant, enabled to make your experience memorable. Let yourself be guided by our suggestions and create unique and special memories to remember later!
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Transfer from Lisbon to Oporto with visits on the way

Have you thought about doing a Transfer from Lisbon to Oporto with stops?Instead of making only simple transfer, making a few stops on the way visiting some of the most symbolic cities in Portugal, take advantage of this opportunity, undoubtedly the best way to optimize your time.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Porto to/from Lisbon with stops in 3 cities (Aveiro, Coimbra and Óbidos)

Visit some of Portugal’s most historic cities on this one-way transfer from Porto to Lisbon. Visit Aveiro, dubbed ‘Little Venice,’ and see the crisscrossing waterways and colorful homes. Then head to the religious city of Fatima and see the sanctuary built to honor the apparition of the three shepherds. Finally, stop at the well-preserved medieval city of Obidos and discover its ancient history before concluding at your Lisbon hotel.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Fatima and Coimbra Day Trip from Porto

Explore one of Portugal’s most holy sites, Fatima, and the university town of Coimbra on this insightful day trip from Porto. Get out of Porto’s city limits and discover the wealth of cultural experience nearby. In Fatima, learn about the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary and the alleged Virgin Mary apparitions that have happened here. Immerse yourself in the local religious culture by attending mass at the basilica inside the sanctuary. After, enjoy time in Coimbra, where you will see many university students during an informative walking tour.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

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

There's a lot to see between Lisbon and Porto, 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 Porto, 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 Porto hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Aveiro and Coimbra day tour from Porto

Home to medieval architecture and pretty canals, the waterfront cities of Aveiro and Coimbra attract visitors keen to see the historic side of Portugal. On this tour, reach both destinations in comfort in one day and delve into Portugal’s colorful past—with round trip travel from your Porto hotel included. Cruise along Aveiro’s canals in a traditional ‘moliceiro’ boat, and discover ancient monuments and historic treasures in Coimbra.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

Coimbra and Tomar full-day private tour from Lisbon

This tour is perfect for travelers with limited time. Visit the cities of Coimbra and Tomar, and see multiple UNESCO Heritage Sites in one day. It’ll be the ultimate hassle-free day with private roundtrip transport included. You’ll travel between dispersed sites in a comfortable private vehicle, seeing highlights such as Coimbra University, Baroque Library, the historic center of Tomar, the Templar Castle, and much more. 
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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

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
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Coimbra Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Mondego Cruise

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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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Cultural Tours

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Historic Center of Coimbra

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 hours
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  • 3 hours
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University of Coimbra guided tours without queue

A union between journey and knowledgeAs historian and traveler, it reinforces the privilege of visiting historical sites in the company of a local guide.In order to transform your trip into a memorable moment of great enrichment, I offer my services as a tour guide, whose priorities are to interpret and expose, in detail, every corner of the historical points visited.I have a background in History and Sociology, as well as experience in the area of Tourism for some years. As a way of improving my work and bringing my commitment, as much as possible, to excellence, I dedicate my time to researching and searching the best ways to keep my tours up to date, interesting and relevant.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Aveiro and Coimbra full day private tour from Porto

Explore the charming seaside town of Aveiro on this full-day private tour from Porto. A private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and usher you to the nearby town of Aveiro, known for its numerous canals and pedestrian bridges. Here you can wander through the fish market or look for the infamous Boats Moliceiros, or perhaps take a cruise down the Ria Aveiro. After a full day of exploring, your guide will return you to your hotel in Porto.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Private transfer from Oporto to Lisbon or Lisbon to Oporto (City tours included)

This one-way private car journey is a hassle-free and convenient way to get between Lisbon and Porto. Avoid the stress of figuring out public transport systems, and instead, relax and enjoy the luxury of having a private driver. After a hotel pickup, you’ll travel comfortably with spectacular views between Lisbon and Porto. On your way between the two cities, you’ll drive through the picturesque cities of Aveiro and Coimbra.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Multi-day Tours

8 Days Guided Tour from Santiago to Lisbon

Explore the Spanish region of Galicia and Portugal during this immersive 8-day tour. Visit cities such as Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Porto, Coimbra, Fatima, and Lisbon and learn about the history of each one. See famous landmarks like the Spanish Fjords, Santa Clara Church, the port wine cellars, the ancient University of Coimbra, the Jeronimos Monastery and much more. Sample the gastronomy and absorb the local culture throughout the tour.
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  • 8 days
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  • 8 days

Cultural Tours

Highlights of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco

The ultimate travel adventure, this sightseeing extravaganza covers the highlights of three different countries—Spain, Portugal, and Morocco—across two continents. Tick off standout attractions in the region’s history-filled ancient cities, from the palaces of Andalusia to the souks of Marrakech, with the safety and comfort of a pre-planned tour package. Trips include skip-the-line admission tickets, select meals, comfortable accommodation, and a personal group guide.
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  • 16 days
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  • 16 days
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Multi-day Tours

Porto, Coimbra, Fatima, Lisbon & Madrid 6 days

If you’ve got limited time in Europe, opt for a 6-day tour that lets you tick off more attractions in less time. You’ll skip the hassle of advance planning and benefit from the insider knowledge of a guide, who takes care of activities, accommodation, and meals so you don’t have to. Visit Porto, Coimbra, Fatima, Lisbon, and Madrid, and ensure you see the best of each city even on a time budget.
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  • 6 days
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  • 6 days

Private Sightseeing Tours

Lisbon to/from Porto day trip with stops in 3 cities

Turn your trip from Lisbon to Porto into a day of exploring the villages, historic monuments, nature that you’d miss by taking the highway. Stops in Óbidos, Fátima, and Aveiro cover some of the region’s top highlights, and since the private tour is designed just for your group, you’ll have the flexibility to customize the trip by adding a cruise on the scenic Ria de Aveiro.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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