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From Lisbon: Private Tour to Coimbra

Product ID: 202024
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Visit Coimbra, one of the oldest university cities, on a tour from Lisbon. See its famous University, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and listen to one of the most famous love stories of the European Middle Ages.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick-up at your accommodation in Lisbon (other pickup locations are possible at an additional cost).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the University of Coimbra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hear the tragic love story of one of the most famous couples of the European Middle Ages
  • Take a journey through the bustling streets of Coimbra
Full description
Coimbra was the first capital of the kingdom of Portugal for almost two centuries. It gained new status with the foundation of the University. Visiting Coimbra is like travelling back to the past, while admiring the joys of the present. You will begin by visiting the University of Coimbra, a World Heritage Site. Visit the Paço das Escolas, where you will find the Joanina Library, the São Miguel Chapel, the The Capelos Room, the Medieval and Academic Prison, the Arms Room, the Private Exam Room, and the University Tower.

Leaving the University, you head to discover the Sé Velha, from its historic center with its medieval alleys and steps, up until the Santa Cruz Monastery, where the first two kings of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques and his son, D. Sancho I, are buried. Known as 'City of Black Cloaks', Coimbra is known for an infamous legend of love and punishment, the tragic love story of King, D. Pedro I and the queens maid, D. Inês de Castro.

There are many attractions in Coimbra, such as the Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery, founded in 1283, by a lady of the nobility, D. Mor Dias, and delivered to the Poor Clares shortly afterwards. It was in the Palace of the Monastery that D. Inês de Castro lived and later, in 1355, was executed. On the left bank of the Mondego River, you will find the Portugal dos Pequenitos theme park, which is divided into three themed spaces.
Includes
  • Transport in an air-conditioned and comfortable minivan
  • Personal escort throughout the day
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Liability insurance under current law
  • Accident insurance under current law
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to sights
  • Guided tours
  • Lunch
Organized by

Estrela d'Alva Tours

Product ID: 202024