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  • Coimbra: Live Fado Show with Port Wine Tasting

    1. Coimbra: Live Fado Show with Port Wine Tasting

    Casa Fado ao Centro is a cultural project created in Coimbra in 2010. All of the musicians and collaborators are or were university students in Coimbra. Decorated with the belongings of the musicians, the walls are lined with history. The concerts are cultural events. In an intimate setting, you will embark on a journey through the unique sound of Fado de Coimbra, and through the most important moments in the city's history. At the end, enjoy a Port wine tasting with the musicians to interact with them and learn about their craft.

    Highly recommend Faro Centre small quaint the artist draw yiu into to the story telling of the Rick history of Fado you will be surprised as you learn (I won’t spoil it for you) but it’s was a delight. Have fun !

  • Coimbra: Mondego River Kayaking Tour

    2. Coimbra: Mondego River Kayaking Tour

    After meeting your tour guide, you will be provided with the kayaking equipment and some instructions. Then, set off from the Carvoeira dam on a kayaking tour with a total length of 18 km (11 miles).  You'll be kayaking through the natural Mondego river valley, surrounded by extensive forests. As you travel downriver, you will pass by the small villages of Ronqueira, Rebordosa, Louredo, Foz do Caneiro and Casal. This part of the river is full of small beaches where you can stop for a picnic or go to go for a swim. On the river beach of Palheiros, you'll find a small bar where you can buy an ice cream or a cold beer. The river usually has a light current, which makes the kayaking easy and accessible to all ages. Finish in Torres do Mondego, after 3-4 hours of kayaking and breaks along the way.

    Lovely experience, beautiful region and helpful staff/guides. It wasn’t quite as described however- starting at 10:15 despite being told to arrive early for a 9:45 start and running much longer than the details online said. The team were helpful with this but it felt quite disorganised.

  • Coimbra: Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

    3. Coimbra: Exploration Game & Self-Guided Tour

    Fall in love with Coimbra with this playful self-guided walk. Learn about the city that served as Portugal’s capital for 100 years with a fun game. All you need is your phone and a web browser to play. Start your quest near the Old Cathedral of Coimbra, one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in Portugal. The game’s playful prompts will guide you through ancient Roman ruins. Explore the rich history of the Alta, where the city’s centuries-old university presides majestically over the River Mondego. Take a walk in the lush Botanical Gardens which is adorned with a fountain, terraces, and many exotic trees. Solve location-based riddles to navigate the city and unlock local recommendations. Play the game at your own pace with your group. Soak in breathtaking views and click photos—all while following directions from this game that is designed to help you navigate Coimbra li...

  • University of Coimbra Walking Tour

    4. University of Coimbra Walking Tour

    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.

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

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

    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, th...

  • From Lisbon: 5-Day Private Portugal Tour

    6. From Lisbon: 5-Day Private Portugal Tour

    Day 1: Lisbon Spend a full day exploring Portugal's charming capital city. Take a guided walking tour and become acquainted with one of Europe's most fascinating cities. With your informative guide, see and learn about some of this city's most famous historical landmarks. Return to your hotel in Lisbon and stay overnight (not included).   Day 2: Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril On the second day, visit Sintra, the Portuguese Aristocracy paradise and discover the charm of its narrow alleys and the typical shops. Visit a local pastry shop where the famous sweets Queijadas de Sintra and Travesseiros de Sintra will be waiting for you. Then, customize your tour and choose from the many palaces to visit in the area, including Quinta da Regaleira and Moorish Castle Palaçio da Pena. Later, visit the geological formation of Cabo da Roca, also know...

  • From Lisbon: Aveiro, Moliceiro Boat and Coimbra Tour

    7. From Lisbon: Aveiro, Moliceiro Boat and Coimbra Tour

    First you will visit one of the most beautiful places in Portugal, Aveiro. Discover the city's many canals and bridges as you take a ride on a Moliceiro, a small boat typical of the local area. By taking a trip on a Moliceiro you will be able to enjoy the city's beautiful Art Nouveau buildings and bridges from the water. Next, stroll through Aveiro's historic center on a walking tour. See the Convent of Santa Joana, Aveiro Cathedral, Chapel of St. Gonçalinho, and the Misericordia Church. Try the famous Ovos Moles de Aveiro, a sweet pastry typical of Aveiro. You'll then explore one of the city's must-see attractions, the Costa Nova Beach. Pose for photos in front of the beach's famous striped and colorful houses. Next, continue towards Coimbra, a city full of history and tradition, with the Mondego River passing through it. Visit the narrow and steep streets of the University of Coimbr...

  • From Lisbon: Aveiro and Coimbra Private Full-Day Tour

    8. From Lisbon: Aveiro and Coimbra Private Full-Day Tour

    After pickup in Lisbon, start your private tour in Aveiro, a city of singular beauty located by the sea and the river. Its canals and the traditional boats fill the city with a unique and colorful beauty. The city has always been linked to maritime trade, fishing, and salt production. Explore with your guide the unique aspects of this city, hear about its history, and see how contemporary citizens live. Coimbra was the first capital of Portugal, but today it is known for being student city. The UNESCO World Heritage listed University of Coimbra is the oldest university in the country, and one of the first universities in Europe. Be inspired by the historical importance of the city, and enjoy the relaxed ambience. At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped off back in Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Coimbra

Lovely experience, beautiful region and helpful staff/guides. It wasn’t quite as described however- starting at 10:15 despite being told to arrive early for a 9:45 start and running much longer than the details online said. The team were helpful with this but it felt quite disorganised.

A unique experience. It is worth it, the show is very interesting and very short. We really enjoyed it. Also, both the woman who receives the people and the artists were very kind to us. You learn about fado and the culture of Coimbra.

A moment of pure expression, portraying one of the best symbols and heritage that Coimbra can give to the world. An engaging show, with equal parts fun and emotion, while also giving viewers a small insight to the history of Fado.

Highly recommend Faro Centre small quaint the artist draw yiu into to the story telling of the Rick history of Fado you will be surprised as you learn (I won’t spoil it for you) but it’s was a delight. Have fun !

It was great. Worth every penny we paid for it. The singer and his musicians where top!!