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Full Day Coimbra's Heritage and University Private Tour

Product ID: 80880
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This private tour of Coimbra will cover a lot in one day. You will visit one of the most important cities of Portugal in the Middle Ages, home to one of the oldest Universities in the World and to one of the most tragic love stories.
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Duration: 10 hours
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Your hotel or accommodation in Lisbon (cruise terminal or airport also available).

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the oldest Universities in the world
  • Get to to know one of the most tragic love stories in history
  • Visit one of the most important convents of the region where the relics of the Holy Queen Isabel are interred
Full description
Your tour begins at 8:30 AM with pickup at your hotel in the Lisbon area. This ensures enough time to enjoy your day without any hurry. This private tour is provided mainly with the objective of showing the city of Coimbra and it's heritage, nevertheless, this itinerary can be changed to best suit your preferences.

After leaving Lisbon, you should arrive in Coimbra after an approximately 2-hour drive. Start by the University Grounds where you can visit the university and the unique 17th-century Joanina Library. Please note that you will need a pre-booked ticket purchased separately to enter the Library. 

Afterwards, visit the Penedo da Saudade, a place known for being a memorial of the graduates from the University. Then visit the old Cathedral, a 12th-century church still beautifully preserved and tucked away in the center of the old city, which you will also visit before lunch.

Have lunch in one of the typical restaurants, after which you will cross the Mondego river to the south bank to visit St Claire's monastery, one of the most important monasteries in the center of Portugal and home to the relics of Isabel, the holy Queen. 

Finally, visit the Quinta das Lágrimas, home to the love story of Pedro and Inês, one of the most tragic and moving episodes of Portuguese history. If time allows or if you prefer you can also visit Little Portugal, a small theme park that unites all of the Portuguese culture and architecture in kid-sized houses. Return to Lisbon at approximately 6:30 pm.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel or accommodation
  • Private minivan or sedan according to your choice
  • Guided tour
  • WiFi
  • Bottled water
  • Parking and tolls
  • Insurance as required by law
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, etc)
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees unless stated in the inclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of bookin
• Child (3 yrs old or above) seats are available on request (free of charge) if advised at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time
• Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
• Please note that all the prices are per trip and not per person, meaning that the price you see is what you pay for the whole group
• Depending on the size of the group and car availability the tours are made on a high-end sedan/estate (Mercedes E or equivalent) or on a high-end van (Mercedes V or equivalent)
• Maximum of 7 people per booking

From US$ 571.89 Per group up to 3

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Product ID: 80880