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Coimbra Free Tour

Explore this Portuguese city full of history and visit some of the most iconic spots on this free tour of Coimbra. Plus, it's free. So, are you in?

Coimbra Free Tour

At the agreed time, we'll meet up at the Agência Banco de Portugal, in Largo da Portagem, and start our tour, on which we'll be exploring the left bank of Coimbra, the university, and its old town. We'll see the contrast between the most historic area and one of the newest parts of the city.

And fewer tourists know about the left bank, its incredible places, traditions, and stories, so we'll be able to really explore this different side of the city. We'll learn about the history, society and traditions of Coimbra and Portugal.

We'll start walking and head to the Santa Clara Bridge and cross it to get to the left bank of the city. Our first destination? The Monastery Santa-Clara-a-Velha, a gothic building dating back to the 13th century.

Next we'll be passing by the Portugal dos Pequenitos, a miniature park targeted to both children and adults consisting of small renditions of Portuguese houses and monuments. We'll keep walking until we reach the Monastery of Sao Francisco. Did you know the construction started in 1602 and was finished two centuries later in 1888?

Our next stop will be the Quinta das Lágrimas and the Pedro and Ines Bridge. We'll learn all about what the Portuguese consider the most romantic love story of all time: the forbidden love of prince Pedro and Ines.

We'll move on to the Parque Verde do Mondego, considered one of the most beautiful parks in the city of Coimbra. After a stroll in the park, we'll head to the University of Coimbra, which was founded in 1290. Did you know it's one of the oldest in Europe?

Our last stop will be to visit the Botanical Garden of the University of Coimbra, a must-see spot in this city.

After two hours and 45 minutes, we'll end our tour.

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 5 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.


English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.


Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Largo da Portagem, in front of Agência Banco de Portugal