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University of Coimbra guided tours without queue

Badge of ExcellenceCoimbra, Portugal

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


    What's Included

    • Tickets

      Departure & Return

      Departure Point

      • Biblioteca Geral Da Universidade De Coimbra
        Largo Porta Férrea, 3000-447 Coimbra, Portugal

        Attention: The meeting point is in front of the GENERAL Library of the University (not the Joanine Library)

      Return Details

      This activity will end right where it started.

      What To Expect

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

      Cancellation Policy

      You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

      • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
      • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
      • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
      • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

      about cancellations.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

      Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during University of Coimbra guided tours without queue?

      A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas

      Q:What is the policy on sanitization during University of Coimbra guided tours without queue?

      A:The policies on sanitization are:
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

      Q:What is the social distancing policy during University of Coimbra guided tours without queue?

      A:The policy on social distancing is:
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

      Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during University of Coimbra guided tours without queue?

      A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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      123 reviews
      Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
      Reviews by Viator travelers.
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      Great tour with Renan!!
      Monica_K, Aug 2022
      Renan was fantastic!! We loved this tour and our guide was fun and very clever. My kids very much enjoyed his enthusiasm and vast knowledge.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Excellent guide and outstanding tour
      Stefanie_D, Jul 2022
      Our guide Ramen was knowledgeable about Portugal’ history as well as history of the University. Highlights: room where PhD students defend their thesis, the Joanine library and the chapel
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Vivid account of the university through the ages
      Judy_W, Jul 2022
      Renan Souza was an exceptional guide. Super knowledgeable and entertaining, he brought the history of the university to life. The small group all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Highly recommended.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Try it!!!
      Dorthe_M, Jul 2022
      Awedom guide, Redan, very energetic and knowledgeable . He made the visit memorable although there were slot of dates to remember
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Wonderful experience that would stay with us thanks to Renan Souza
      Daria_S, Jun 2022
      Please make sure you read and get familiarised with the history of Portugal and Coimbra before you go Renan is a wonderful phd candidate who can teach you a lot but you have to have some basic knowledge to appreciate his talent and effort. Definitely a pleasure to have him as our guide.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Outstanding tour with Renan
      Leslye_D, Jun 2022
      The stunning Joanina Library is a do not miss experience when visiting Portugal. But you only get 10 minutes inside. Our tour guide Renan made every second of those 10 minutes count. His exuberance and love of history is contagious and I so want to take one of his history classes when he finishes his doctorate. One of the very best tour guides you could possibly hope for!
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Best Tour!
      Chuck_F, Jun 2022
      Highly recommended. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He was friendly, fun and very enthusiastic and passionate about Coimbra and the university.
      1 traveler found this review helpful
      Definitely worth it!
      Neena_G, Jun 2022
      Renan was wonderful! He is so passionate about Portuguese history and it comes out during the tour. I learned so much and had a great time. The library is truly amazing as was the entire university .
      Highly recommend this tour to appreciate the University and the history!
      Shelley_C, Jun 2022
      Our guide was amazing!!! So enthusiastic and informative. Read the group and offered us the right amount of information and insights as a student. He also did a great job answering questions any of us had.
      Our tour to the University of Coimbra
      RAUL_M, May 2022
      The visit to the biblioteca Joanina was memorable and our guide made the visit that much more rewarding. He knew its history and was very passionate about it. Visiting the Royal Palace was also an excellent experience. Overall it was a very enjoyable tour and I would recommend it.
      A very informative tour...
      York_B, May 2022
      A very informative tour with deep dive in Portugals history, Coimbra and the university. Guided by an inspiring guide was it one of our best guided tours ever!
      Wonderful experience, great guide!
      Diane_Z, May 2022
      We loved our guide, Renan. He brought everything to life with a vast knowledge of the University and its history.
      Renan gave us a...
      Stuart_F, May 2022
      Renan gave us a delightful and informative tour through the library and Great Hall at the U. of Coimbra. He also shared with us some of his experiences as a student.
      Highlight of Coimbra
      SusanS_M, May 2022
      Of course, the library is the highlight. But our guide was a graduate of the University and I enjoyed his perspective.
      Janice_S, May 2022
      We had a great guide, Renan. He was very informative and spent extra time with us, even walked us to the museum he recommended we see next. Only small difficulty was figuring out exactly where to meet!
      Amazing Guide.
      Raymond_C, May 2022
      Our guide Renan was amazingly personable and gave such an understandable and enjoyable history of the country. I traditionally enjoy touring without a guide but Renan is the exception to the ordinary. Please book with him if you can.
      Highly recommend
      elaine_w, May 2022
      Renan was a very knowledgeable tour guide. Every much appreciated his ability to explain the history as well as current situation of our tour. Would recommend this tour to anyone want to know more than just looking at the buildings
      Excellent Guide, Wonderful Tour
      Elizabeth_D, Apr 2022
      What a great tour! We really enjoyed our time with Renan. So informative and personable and funny. His experience as a student at Coimbra, as well as his Brazilian perspective, really made the whole place come alive. He was a very adept tour guide as well, making sure he chatted to everyone and solicited questions. When we had to wait to get into a timed entrance, his deep knowledge of the place came in handy.
      The highlight of Coimbra.
      myrlozada, Apr 2022
      Renan was extremely knowledgeable and very informative. A highlight of Cobra. Nobody should miss it!
      Great experience
      Greg_D, Apr 2022
      It was excellent. Our guide Renan was brilliant. His description of everything was very thorough.Great guide who really seems to enjoy his role


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