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University of Coimbra Walking Tour

University of Coimbra Walking Tour

From US$ 82.63 per person

Take a tour of the University of Coimbra, the oldest Portuguese university, with guides who studied here. Learn about the incredible history of the university and the ways it shaped modern Portugal.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the stunning architecture of some of the university's most notable buildings
  • Learn the history of the university, with guides who studied at the University of Coimbra
  • Appreciate the insight of a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide
  • Visit the Royal Palace, St. Michel's Chapel, and Joanina Library
Full description
Visit one of the oldest universities in the world (and the oldest university in Portugal). Founded originally in 1290, the University of Coimbra has occupied its spot in the city of Coimbra since 1537. Accompany your knowledgeable guide to the Royal Palace, Chapel of St. Michael, Joanina Library, Academic Prison, and other highlights. Go deeper than the average tourist with stops at the university.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Mee in front of the Iron Gate; the official name is Porta Férrea.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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This was a fantastic tour. Our guide Joao was informative and passionate about the university and knew his content exceptionally well having attended university on the campus. Not only was he on time and waiting for us, but we got a WhatsApp the morning of our tour with contact information which was so helpful to stay in touch. The university is amazing and seeing it with a private guide is the way to go! The library alone was worth every penny to have access to see it. Thank you Joao!

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December 28, 2022

What a wonderful morning, spent with a knowledgeable guide (Joao). We loved how engaged he was in sharing his obvious love for this incredible university with all its history and import. He steered us into the sights at the exact right times to avoid crowding from other tours and made sure we didn't miss a thing, including a dramatic view of Coimbra. You could do a walking tour on your own, but we are super glad we booked this tour. Not cheap, but quite special.

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April 4, 2022

Top level guide Joâo Archer we recommend . Very intéressant walk and tour inside the university .

August 11, 2022

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