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  1. Portugal
  2. Porto District
  3. Porto
  4. Aveiro

Coimbra & Aveiro: Private Day Tour

Product ID: 260277
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Discover two of Portugal's charismatic regional towns, Coimbra and Aveiro, on a private day tour with a certified guide.
About this activity
Duration 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

At your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided visit of the University of Coimbra
  • Walk through the ancient Moorish town
  • Sit down for a traditional lunch
  • Enjoy a cruise on a typical Moliceiro boat
Full description
This full-day private tour on board a comfortable minivan is escorted by a certified guide who will personalize your experience to the fullest. You will visit both Coimbra, the city of the students and ancient capital of Portugal, as well as Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal.

You will start the day by visiting the oldest Portuguese University, the University of Coimbra. Here you will find the world-renowned Joanina Library and the Royal Palace. During this guided visit your knowledgeable and friendly tour guide will take you back in time to explain the important role of this city and Portuguese Independence. Learn about the history of the university and how students celebrate their 500 year old traditions. Also hear about the iconic tragic love story of Pedro and Inês de Castro.

Following your time at the university, you will go through the old Moorish town to discover the old cathedral’s facade, the narrow alleys, and stairways that will lead you to the commercial street of the city center. Enjoy the town at your own pace, absorb the local atmosphere, and listen as your guide informs you of all of your surroundings. After your walk have lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will visit the unique city of Aveiro which is considered Portugal's Venice. Cruise along the canals in a traditional Moliceiro boat. Admire the Art Nouveau buildings and the interesting fishermen's architecture. Witness the place where the Ria and Ocean meet as your tour concludes.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in a comfortable and air-conditioned van (8 seats maximum)
  • Guided tour and entrance fee at the University of Coimbra
  • Lunch (beverages included)
  • 1-hour "Moliceiro" cruise of the Aveiro's canals
  • Insurances and taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The tours are subject to change, as a result of local traffic, visit schedules, and other external factors
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Product ID: 260277