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From Lisbon: Private Coimbra Tour with Drop-off in Porto

Activity provider: Estrela d'Alva Tours

From Lisbon: Private Coimbra Tour with Drop-off in Porto

Activity provider: Estrela d'Alva Tours
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From US$ 773.58 US$ 696.22 per group up to 7

Make the most of your private transfer from Lisbon to Porto with a stopover tour in Coimbra, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. Visit the university and Santa-Clara-a-Velha Monastery.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Portuguese, German, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver/guide uses an identification with his name and that of our company through a badge.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Turn your transfer into an unforgettable experience visiting some locations in the Center of Portugal and discover a country within the country.
  • Did you know that ...
  • • that there are bats in the Joanina Library and that they play a fundamental role in keeping books, as the bats eat the paper-eating insects?
  • Hear the tragic love story of one of the most famous couples of the European Middle Ages
  • Find out the University of Coimbra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Full description
Avoid the stress of traveling by public transport or a shared tour and choose the comfort and safety in the company of your private guide who will pick you up at your hotel in a comfortable vehicle with the Clean & Safe Seal guarantee. Travel time from Lisbon to Coimbra is approximately 2h. 204 km from Lisbon you will find Coimbra, the first capital of the kingdom, in the time of our first monarchs, for almost two centuries, it gained new prominence with the foundation of the University in 1290, which provided the formation of an urban core full of remarkable buildings. Visit Coimbra, an old, effervescent city that has a young population with a lot to teach and show us. You will start the visit to Coimbra at the University of Coimbra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Paço das Escolas. With 730 years of history, the University of Coimbra is an unavoidable institution in the history of Portugal and the entire Portuguese-speaking world, having been considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, due to its unique material and immaterial heritage, fundamental in the history of Portugal. European and world scientific culture. While leaving the University, you will follow towards Sé Velha de Coimbra (Old Cathedral of Coimbra) and visit the interior. You will find the Praça 8 de Maio where you find the Monastery of Santa Cruz de Coimbra (visit the interior), National Pantheon and one of the oldest monuments of Coimbra, founded in 1131. In this Monastery are buried the first two kings of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques and his son, D. Sancho I. The Monastery of Santa-Clara-a-Velha (visit the interior), founded in 1283, by a noble lady, D. Mor Dias, and delivered to the Poor Clares shortly after. Later it was refounded by Queen Isabel of Aragon, the Holy Queen who, when she became a widow, wore the Poor Clare's' habit. Did you know that ... • the Santa-Clara-a-Velha Monastery suffered several floods caused by the Mondego River? • it was in the Paço of the Santa-Clara-a-Velha Monastery that D. Inês de Castro lived and, later, in 1355, was executed following the order of King D. Afonso IV, father of D. Pedro I of Portugal, future king of Portugal and D. Inês de Castros lover. The story doesn't end here! Find out more through our guide's testimony about Pedro and Inês on the spot? Now, it's time to go to Porto! You will arrive at your destination carrying the stories you heard through the testimony of your guide, the good mood you felt from the contact of the people from each location you visited and the emotions experienced during this wonderful day that was intended to be just a travel trip but became an unforgettable experience. The duration of the trip is about 1h30. NOTE: Not included are the entrance tickets to the monuments you will visit from the inside: The Monastery of Santa-Clara-a-Velha and Old Cathedral of Coimbra. Entrance is free: The Monastery of Santa Cruz and Patio das Escolas
Includes
  • Private transportation
  • Driver/Guide
  • Personal accompaniment during the whole day
  • Pick up at hotel/accommodation in Lisbon
  • Drop-off at hotel/accommodation in Porto
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi onboard
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • This is a private transfer. Only your group will participate
  • Liability insurance under current law
  • Personal accident insurance under current law
  • Entrance tickets to monuments
  • NOTE: Not included are the entrance tickets to the monuments you will visit from the inside: The Monastery of Santa-Clara-a-Velha and Old Cathedral of Coimbra.
  • Entrance is free: The Monastery of Santa Cruz and Patio das Escolas
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional expenses not agreed upon in advance
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Folding Wheelchair accessible
  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • You will walk a short distance to reach some of the locations.
  • This is a private transfer. Only your group will participate

Product ID: 400622