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Coimbra's Historical Highlights

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Coimbra, PT

Coimbra's Historical Highlights

3 (1)
Coimbra, PT
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Discover the charm and beauty of Coimbra's historical highlights on this captivating walking tour. As you wander through the city's historic center, you'll uncover the rich history and cultural significance that led to its UNESCO World Heritage status. From the downtown area to the uptown, your knowledgeable guide, a resident of Coimbra and former student of the prestigious University, will share fascinating stories and insights about the city's monuments, traditions, and centuries-old student life. Marvel at the unique architecture of the oldest private house in town, visit the beautiful churches and buildings of the Commerce Square, and explore the medieval town through the Old Entrance, Torre de Almedina. The tour concludes at the University, where you can soak in the stunning views and if needed, your guide will assist you in returning to the meeting point. Don't miss the opportunity to fall in love with the enchanting city of Coimbra.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-9 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover the unique beauty of Coimbra's historical buildings
  • Unveil the material and immaterial values within the city's classified perimeter
  • Learn about the importance of Coimbra in the History of Portugal
  • Explore the Oldest Private House of the Town
  • Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the student life at the University of Coimbra
  • All fees and taxes

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Coimbra's Historical Highlights tour is a captivating walking tour through the charming city of Coimbra, Portugal. Known as the "City of Knowledge" and recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, Coimbra offers a unique blend of historical buildings and centuries-old traditions. This tour will take you on a journey through the city's historic center, as you uncover its rich history and cultural significance. Guided by a knowledgeable local resident and former student of the renowned University of Coimbra, you will experience the city's hidden gems and fall in love with its undeniable charm.

What to expect?

During this tour, expect a total duration of 120 minutes filled with exploration and discovery. The itinerary begins at the meeting point, where the history of Coimbra and its importance will be introduced. You will then visit the oldest private house in town, the iconic Commerce Square with its churches and beautiful buildings, and the burial place of the first two kings of Portugal. The tour continues with a visit to the historic Torre de Almedina, the old entrance to the medieval town. The highlight of the tour is the University of Coimbra, with its magnificent campus and main buildings classified as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. The tour ends on top of the hill at the University, offering breathtaking views of the city.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture seekers, and anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the unique beauty of Coimbra. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this experience is designed to captivate and inspire. The tour caters to all age groups and interests, ensuring that everyone can appreciate the historical and cultural significance of Coimbra.

Why book this?

By booking Coimbra's Historical Highlights tour, you are embarking on a journey through time and immersing yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of this historic city. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you will gain a deeper understanding of Coimbra's rich history, important landmarks, and significant traditions. This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the classified World Heritage sites of Coimbra, providing a deeper appreciation for its cultural treasures. With its delightful blend of historical buildings and a vibrant student life, Coimbra is a city that truly comes alive during this tour. By booking this experience, you will create lasting memories and gain a newfound love for Coimbra's charm and allure.

Good to know

During the tour, you will be walking for approximately 120 minutes, so wearing comfortable shoes is recommended. The meeting point is located at the garden, on the back of the statue in front of Comur Shop. At the end of the tour, you will be on top of the hill at the University, and if you wish to return to the meeting point, your guide will be happy to assist you. Prepare to be enchanted by the captivating beauty and rich history of Coimbra on this unforgettable walking tour.


Visitors who have experienced Coimbra's Historical Highlights tour have praised its informative and engaging nature. They have appreciated the in-depth knowledge and passion of the guides, who bring the city's history and traditions to life. Travelers have expressed their delight in discovering hidden gems and iconic landmarks, such as the University of Coimbra. Overall, visitors have expressed their satisfaction with the tour, describing it as an enriching and unforgettable experience.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Your Itinerary

Largo da Portagem

Meeting Point where we will introduce you to the History of Coimbra and it's importance

Associação Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center

The Oldest Private House of the Town!

Praca do Comercio

The Commerce Square and its Churches and beautiful buildings

Santa Cruz Church

Burial place of the 2 first Kings of Portugal

Torre de Almedina

Old Entrance to the Medieval Town

University of Coimbra

The University Campus and all it's main buildings classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2012!



3 (1)


Fabiana gave us a tour around the main parts of the Baixa and Alta (except the cathedrals), and taught us many facts about the city of Coimbra that we didn't know, especially student and university related. We missed a bit more depth of the historical facts and general city history, and also felt the 2h guide could be more structured (I think we could have gone through the same amount of info in 30 minutes less). If they improve the historical depth of the tour, I would definitely increase the rating, as Fabiana was super friendly and nice, and it was great visiting the city with her.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-23 04:30