Coimbra: Historic Old Town Private Walking Tour

Coimbra: Historic Old Town Private Walking Tour

From $149.14 per person

Visit the main architectural highlights of the ancient city of Coimbra on this 3-hour private walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. See the UNESCO-listed university, the magnificent library, and two beautiful churches.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit the oldest university in Portugal, established in 1290
  • Visit the Romanesque Cathedral and its mix of architectural styles
  • Enter the Church of Santa Cruz, restored and rebuilt over the years
Full description
Visit the ancient downtown of Coimbra on this 3-hour private walking tour. With a tour guide just for you, delve into the history and culture of this historical city. Begin at the Old Royal Palace, which later became the University of Coimbra, the oldest university in Portugal (established in 1290). See why this university has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Then, admire the beauty of the Royal Chapel of St. Michael and let yourself be enchanted by the fantastic world of books at the Joanine Library, which houses 56,000 volumes.   Then, head to the Old Cathedral of Coimbra, a Romanesque structure with some Gothic and Renaissance modifications, with one of the most beautiful cloisters. Pass by Arco de Almedina, part of a solid medieval wall that now marks the entrance into the old part of Coimbra. End your visit at the Church of Santa Cruz, where the first 2 kings of Portugal are buried.
  • Guided tour
  • University of Coimbra entrance
  • Old Cathedral entrance
  • Santa Cruz Church entrance
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Iron Gate of the University, at the crossroads of R. de Sao Pedro and Largo Porta Ferrea.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and stairs.
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Product ID: 271652