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Guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra.

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icon2 to 3 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the rich history and traditions of Coimbra and its ancient university during this guided tour. Join your dedicated tour guide and walk around the campus of Portugal’s oldest university, visiting the Royal Palace, chapel, the assembly room, and the stunning Joanina Library. Then, venture out to the city to see key landmarks including the cathedral, the Barbican Gate, and the Santa Cruz Monastery.
  • A private guide and tour ensure a personalized experience
  • Avoid the hassle of traveling on a crowded tour bus
  • Learn about Coimbra's unique student traditions
  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest universities in Europe
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Biblioteca Geral Da Universidade De Coimbra , Largo Porta Férrea, 3000-447 Coimbra, Portugal

Attention: The meeting point is in front of the GENERAL Library of the University (not the Joanine Library)

Tv. da Rua Nova 19 , Tv. da Rua Nova 19, 3000-153 Coimbra, Portugal

The tour ends in front of the Church of Santa Cruz, a central location in the city of Coimbra.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY RM Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra.?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra.?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra.?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra.?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-5
Best tour guide in Coimbra!
Sophia_S
, Jun 2022
Our guide Renan was absolutely wonderful! He was very knowledgeable, funny, and did an excellent job keeping us engaged while we learned all about the history of Coimbra. We loved his passion for teaching and even told him he needs to be a professor. At the end of our tour Renan even suggested a nearby restaurant to us that was so delicious! We strongly recommend Renan. He was the best tour guide!!
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Bonnie_P
, May 2022
Renan was a great guide. We got a very informative tour of the University as well as the city. Renan was passionate about his job and his love for the city was evident. Obrigada Renan!!
star-5
Such a.wonderful experience!
Kelly_M
, May 2022
What a great tour with Renan! He was such a joy to tour with - not only knowledgeable, but his bubbly personality and art in storytelling made the time fly by! Definitely recommend!
star-5
Great tour!
Jeff_H
, May 2022
Renan way personable, enthusiastic and a wealth of knowledge. That he was Brazilian and a student of the university gave the tour a fresh perspective. The tour was well paced and thorough.
star-5
Wonderful trip to the university and old library
mikegruntman
, May 2022
We had a wonderful private tour guide Renan Souza . Friendly , very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He is a alumnus if the university if Coimbra , specializing in culture and art. He made the tour to the palace , university , library , multiple cathedrals and old town worse visiting. We learned a lot and because of him fell in love with the old city of Coimbra. Highly recommend !!
star-5
A most interesting tour
William_L
, May 2022
We were fortunate to be in a small group (5 persons) with an excellent guide, Renan, who was knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommended.
star-5
Our guide ,Renan, was...
Lisa_R
, Apr 2022
Our guide ,Renan, was very knowledgable and kept history interesting! We would definitely recommend this tour,especially for first time visitors.
star-5
Nuno is awesome!
Craig_M
, Apr 2022
Nuno is a passionate, knowledgeable guy and a delight to spend time with! Highly recommend his tour.
star-5
Fantastic tour of university and city
Elly_T
, Apr 2022
This tour was great! Our tour guide (Renan Souza of "Walking Talking Coimbra") was fabulous and basically a walking encyclopedia of Portuguese history and so many details about Coimbra. We loved walking with him and hearing all the historical details. I am hesitant to spend much beyond an entry ticket in many cases, but this tour was worth every penny. The tour was the perfect way to spend our morning in Coimbra and I loved that it went beyond the university and throughout the city. He was even willing to recommend a local spot for lunch that we so enjoyed before heading on for the rest of our trip.
star-5
a lot of history lessons
T_Y
, Nov 2021
My tour guide Rafael has encyclopedic knowledge of history and tells a good story. Also he answered all my questions within seconds
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star-4
Short but sweet.
William_A
, Oct 2021
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. His background in history was particularly worthwhile. Our only complaint is that the tour felt a bit rushed and the 3 hour tour was done in 2 hours. There was so much more to see at the University and the city tour was quite limited.
star-5
Learn on the road
Youssef_C
, Aug 2021
I had an amazing journey while visiting Coimbra (the university and the city). The very talented guide treat me in a courteous way, explained the history of the city but also of Portugal and showed me all the things to discover in this amazing city.
star-5
A great tour
Andrea_M
, Aug 2021
This was an amazing tour. As a history teacher I learnt so much about the history of Portugal that I did not know. The university is absolutely stunning. I definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Tolle Stadtführung mit super Stadtführer
Dirk_S
, Jun 2022
Ich war gestern mit Stadtführer Renan unterwegs. Er hat uns mit seiner Begeisterung für die Stadt, die Geschichte und die Menschen in seinen Bann gezogen. Mit großem historischen Hintergrundwissen konnte er jede Frage beantworten. Eine super Stadtführung mit einem tollen Stadtführer!
star-5
Excelente mesmo para quem já conhece
FERNANDO_N
, May 2022
Apesar de eu já conhecer os locais visitados, Renan, o guia, acrescentou uma profundidade que tornou tudo ainda mais interessante. O ritmo foi perfeito, nem lento nem apressado. Pude aproveitar cada minuto para aprender sobre História, artes e curiosidades. E ao saber do meu interesse por arte de rua, Renan saiu do percurso para me mostrar um mural que eu dificilmente encontraria por conta própria. Também destaco o profissionalismo de manter a excursão mesmo com apenas um participante.
star-5
Führung großartig.
Andreas_S
, May 2022
Eine Führung mit einem exzellenten Guide. Alles war sehr beeindruckend. Großes Wissen sprachlich überzeugend vorgetragen.
star-5
Visita guiada totalmente...
Beatriz_B
, Apr 2022
Visita guiada totalmente recomendable. Es una buena manera de aprender la historia de Coimbra y su Universidad
star-5
OPINIÓN VISITA GUIADA DE COIMBRA
Mara_F
, Mar 2022
Guía muy atento, considerado y simpático, con muchos conocimientos de la ciudad. Tiene en cuenta los/as intereses de los participantes por la ciudad, proporcionando información y mostrando los mismos, si es posible. La visita permite conocer lo principal de Coimbra y llevarte una perspectiva general de la ciudad bastante completa.
star-5
Gran experiencia
Mariana_P
, Jul 2021
Rafael nos dio un gran tour por la universidad y la ciudad de Coimbra. El es historiador así que fue una gran oportunidad, conocer a través de un experto la historia de este lugar tan importante.

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