Full Day (8 hours) From 360€
Described as the most historical city in the region, Coimbra hosts some of the most venerated customs and monuments in the district. Several years after Roman occupation and medieval domination, the vestiges of Coimbra's early years are scattered throughout the district and can be seen in the coastal town of Figueira da Foz, in the imposing 9th-century castle of Montemor-o-Velho and in the old ruins of Conímbriga.
At the highest point of the city you will find the prestigious University of Coimbra and its majestic 18th century library as well as the charming Botanical Gardens. In this privileged location are also the Sé Nova, from the 16th century, and the famous National Museum of Machado de Castro.
The Breakwater - a long staircase that leads from Coimbra's Alta to the historic center, in the Baixa - has become in itself a tourist attraction. There you will find lively streets full of typical restaurants and bars, shops of all kinds and many cafes. The Old Cathedral, the Town Hall and the Church of Santa Cruz are some of the main attractions of the area and are worth a visit.
Every year, Coimbra attracts visitors to its lively academic celebrations, where thousands of enthusiastic students proudly parade with their black cloaks through the streets of the city, singing popular songs and filling the streets with the sound of guitars accompanying the fados. One of the most important traditions is the Queima das Fitas, a graduation ceremony that takes place in May, when students burn the tapes to symbolize the end of their student days.
Another place worthy of a visit is the famous Portugal dos Pequenitos, situated on the south bank of the river. It is a wonderful space where visitors of all ages can explore the replicas of typically Portuguese villages, national monuments and miniature buildings. Be sure to visit the intriguing ruins of the nearby Santa Clara-a-Velha Monastery.
1/2 PAX - 360€
3/4 PAX - 390€
5/6 PAX - 430€
7/8 PAX - 510€
Map (Latitude: 38.7128792, Longitude: -9.1388917)