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

From Braga and Guimaraes: Coimbra and Aveiro Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 179774
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A full-day tour on board a comfortable minivan to discover two of Portugal's charismatic regional towns, Coimbra and Aveiro.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

Hotel or City Center
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a guided visit of the University of Coimbra
  • Walk through the ancient Moorish town
  • Sit down for a traditional lunch
  • Visit the city of Aveiro’s historical centre
Full description
This full-day 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 “Portuguese Venice”.

You will start the day by visiting the oldest Portuguese University, the University of Coimbra, inside of which 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 in the Portuguese Independence, the history of the University where the students celebrate 500-year old traditions with their traditional black cloaks and also the iconic tragic love story of Pedro and Inês de Castro.

Following this, you’ll be carried through the old Moorish town, discovering the Old Cathedral’s façade, the narrow alleys and stairways that will lead you to the commercial street of the city centre, all done at your own pace. Because your guide will be informing you of all of your surroundings, you won’t be rushed, having the time to best absorb the local atmosphere.
Then, it’s time to regain energy by having lunch in a regional restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will visit the unique city of Aveiro which is considered the “Portuguese Venice”, with its romantic canals in which you’ll softly cruise in a traditional “Moliceiro” boat through. You will be surrounded by “Art-nouveau“ style buildings and also the curious fishermen's architecture, witnessing the place where the “Ria” and the Ocean meet.
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotel
  • Transport by a comfortable and air-conditioned van (8 seats maximum)
  • Guided tour and entrance fee at theUniversity of Coimbra
  • Lunch (beverages included)
  • 1-hour "Moliceiro" cruise in Aveiro's canals
  • Legal insurances and taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Other personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Infant seats are available on request, please advise in advance if required.
• Specific nutritional or dietary food restrictions must be informed in advance.
• The tours are subject to local traffic, visit schedules and other external factors.
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Product ID: 179774