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Coimbra Private Tour
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Coimbra Private Tour

9.20 / 10
Correct and comprehensive explanations. Good knowledge of Spanish and many other things besides what we were visiting
8 Agustin Garcia
  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours

Discover the beautiful historical centre of Portugal's former capital with this Coimbra Private Tour. You'll have an exclusive guide for you and your family or friends to explore the riverfront city.

Tour Type

When booking this private tour, you can choose between two modalities:

Coimbra 90 Minute tour

We'll meet at the scheduled time at the entrance of Largo da Porta Férrea, and there we'll take a walk through the old town of Coímbra, the Portuguese university city par excellence, with a guide just for you!

This architectural complex is located in the old Royal Palace and was founded in 1290. Did you know that it is one of the oldest universities in Europe?

We'll continue to the Old Cathedral, whose Romanesque façade will leave you speechless from the very first moment. We'll also tell you about the relationship of Fado with Coimbra and we'll cross the Arco de Almedina. You'll be fascinated!

We'll finish the private tour after one hour and thirty minutes, in front of the façade of the Santa Cruz church, where
the first two kings of Portugal are buried.

Two hour tour

We'll meet at 10 am at Rua de São Pedro and walk to the old town of Coimbra, the Portuguese university city par excellence, with an exclusive guide just for you!

Our first stop will be the Old University of Coimbra, the city's most famous building. This architectural complex is located on the grounds of the old Royal Palace and was founded in 1290. Did you know that it is one of the oldest universities in Europe? If you want, you can see the Joanina Library, a real treasure of baroque style.

The tour will continue to the Old Cathedral, whose Romanesque façade will impress you from the very first moment. We'll explain the relationship between Fado and Coimbra, and we'll cross the Arch of Almedina.

The private tour will finish around 12 pm in front of the Santa Cruz Church, where the first two kings of Portugal are buried. 

Advantages of a private tour

By booking a private tour, you will receive a much more personalized service. You will be able to choose the day you prefer to do the tour, modify the itinerary to your liking and, if you are a large group, you will save money!

Important Information

Due to safety restrictions for Covid-19, access to the University is currently unavailable, if you wish to visit the university, you will need to make sure to book in advance, as it can only be visited with a qualified guide.  Entry to the university is not included in the tour price. 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 5 people Up to 10 people Up to 15 people
90 minute tour
US$ 59.10
US$ 94.60
US$ 142
2 hour tour
Free
Free
Free

90 minute tour

  • Up to 5 people

    US$ 59.10
  • Up to 10 people

    US$ 94.60
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 142

2 hour tour

  • Up to 5 people

    Free
  • Up to 10 people

    Free
  • Up to 15 people

    Free

More Information

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Private and exclusive tour, there won't be anyone else in your group.

Not included

Entry to Joanina Library: 10 (US$ 11.80) per person over 12 years old.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Per group from
US$ 59.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Rua de São Pedro, 20.