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  1. Portugal
  2. Coimbra District
  3. Coimbra
  4. University of Coimbra

Coimbra: Discover the Charms and Highlights Walking Tour

Product ID: 248832
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Explore the ancient city of Coimbra on this half-day walking tour. Your guide will share stories about the history of the city and point out fascinating highlights along way.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the University of Coimbra
  • Climb the Stairs of Minerva
  • Wander along historic Sofia Street
Full description
Coimbra is a city of students, full of charms and nooks. Your guide will take you on an adventure full of history, memories and wisdom. Begin your tour along the banks of the river Mondego and then cross the coloured pedestrian bridge called the Pedro and Ines Bridge, towards the Tollgate. From the bridge, enjoy panoramic views of the magnificent city of Coimbra and the surrounding mountains.

Along the tour route, discover the vast historical, cultural and natural heritage of this ancient city. Explore some of the mysteries hidden along the streets and staircases, from the downtown area to the high zone of the city, and the University of Coimbra, the oldest university in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Tower of Almedina, the Tower of Anto, the Joanina Library, the Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra, the Santa Cruz Monastery and National Pantheon, and the Monasteries of Santa Clara-a-Nova and Santa Clara-a-Velha.
  • Qualified guide
  • Photos of the whole tour
  • Personal injury and civil liability insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to the museums and Joanina Library
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide next the giant bear at Mondego Green Park (Parque Verde do Mondego). Your guide will be wearing a white t-shirt with the local partner's logo on it.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Service animals allowed
• Near public transportation
• This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
• This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
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