Bussaco, Portugal
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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Tour the student city of Coimbra and the royal palace of Buçaco with a private guide on this 8-hour tour from Porto. Make the most of sightseeing on a tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off and in-depth commentary about the history of each site.
  • Private 8-hour tour of Coimbra and Buçaco from Porto
  • Visit important landmarks like the Palace of Buçaco and one of the oldest universities in Europe
  • Narrated tour provides insight into every landmark
  • Tour accommodates one to eight passengers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Porto included
Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel in Porto prior to a 9 a.m. tour start time. Head straight to the Palace of Buçaco in the Bussaco National Forest, built for the last kings of Portugal in 1885. Learn the story of the last royalty as you tour the gardens and frescoed interiors.
Then, continue to Coimbra, or the “City of Students,” which boasts the oldest university in the country, dating to the 12th century. Look through the collection of 300,000 books and rare manuscripts in the Baroque-era library before heading back downtown for lunch in a traditional tavern.
After eating, visit other important landmarks, including the Old Cathedral and Convent of Santa Clara, and then relax by the Mondego River and the CHoupal National Forest.
Return to the Porto at the end of the day.

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L
, Sep 2018

Paulo picked us up and knowing we had wanted to see the oldest university in the Portugal and especially the Johana library, he planned the day so that we would not miss anything. He also took us to a local place for lunch in Coimbra for their special pork sandwich. We had asked not to return to Porto but be dropped off at the Coimbra train station to continue on to Lisbon which was no problem even with our luggage. Paulo was a lovely gentleman and we had a lovely day. Thank you.

k
, Aug 2017

Had a great day.


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