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Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães: Coimbra and Aveiro Private Tour

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Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães: Coimbra and Aveiro Private Tour

From $153.93 per person

Discover two of Portugal's charismatic regional towns, Coimbra and Aveiro, on a premium day tour with a certified guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
• Your accommodations in Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães • Porto Airport pickup available for tours on the same day of arrival, if flight time allows • Pickup also available at Porto, Braga and Guimarães Main Train Stations (in Porto both S. Bento and Campanhã)
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided visit of the University of Coimbra
  • Walk through the ancient Moorish town
  • Sit down for a traditional lunch
  • Enjoy a cruise on a typical Moliceiro boat
  • Admire a Fado performance, accompanied by Port wine tasting
Full description
This full-day premium tour onboard 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 Venice of Portugal. You will start the day by visiting the oldest Portuguese University, the University of Coimbra. Here 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 and Portuguese Independence. Learn about the history of the university and how students celebrate their 500-year-old traditions. Be enchanted by a Fado performance, played and sung by students Following your time at the university, you will go through the old Moorish town to discover the old cathedral’s facade, the narrow alleys, and stairways that will lead you to the commercial street of the city center. Enjoy the town at your own pace, absorb the local atmosphere, and listen as your guide informs you of all of your surroundings. After your walk have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit the unique city of Aveiro which is considered Portugal's Venice. Cruise along the canals in a traditional Moliceiro boat. Admire the Art Nouveau buildings and the interesting fishermen's architecture. Witness the place where the Ria and Ocean meet as your tour concludes.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in a comfortable and air-conditioned van (8 seats maximum)
  • Lunch with beverages included
  • Certified tour guide
  • Guided visit of the University of Coimbra and Joanina Library
  • Private walking tour of the old Moorish city
  • Fado session with Port wine tasting
  • Private walking tour in the historic center of Aveiro
  • 45-minute "Moliceiro" boat ride
  • Insurance and taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • The tours are subject to change, as a result of local traffic, visit schedules, and other external factors
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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Good organization and good guide

October 19, 2019

January 24, 2020

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