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

Coimbra: Private World Heritage Site Tour

Product ID: 370471
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Coimbra, also known as the “City of Knowledge”, holds unexpected surprises at each corner. Throughout this experience, travel with a guide to explore its wonderful mix of centuries-old culture and history.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 9:30 AM, 3:30 PM
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Spanish, English, Portuguese

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  • Discover the highlights of Coimbra, a World Heritage Site
  • Gain entrance to the panoramic lift
  • Encounter the World Heritage University, the Royal Palace, the Joanina Library, and the Chapel of Saint Michael
  • Taste a typical local pastry
Full description
Explore the medieval streets of Coimbra throughout an overview of the city complemented by its many gorgeous geographical details. As you learn about the lifestyle, history, and culture, you'll also receive useful tips on how to best spend the remainder of your time in the city.

Your tour will help you feel like a local as you take the panoramic lift to discover the highlights of Coimbra on foot. From there, explore the main squares of the city before proceeding onward to the Old Cathedral, the Almedina Tower, and the Monastery of Santa Cruz, among other sites.

Your itinerary later includes the oldest university in Portugal, the "Joanina" Library, the Chapel of Saint Michael, the Arms Room, the Yellow Room, the "Capelos" Room, the Private Examination Room, and the Academic Prison. Your experience finally concludes with a tasting of a typical pastry.
  • Expert guidance
  • Entrance tickets to the World Heritage University
  • Entrance ticket for the panoramic lift
  • Typical pastry tasting
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Your meeting point at Largo da Portagem, next to the "Joaquim António de Aguiar" statue.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour will take place rain or shine

From US$ 171.70 Per group up to 2