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University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) Tours and Tickets

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Portugal’s oldest university, the University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) was founded in 1290, and is located in the former capital city. Now a popular tourist destination, the university was granted UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2013, and boasts notable architecture, a botanical garden, a science museum, and more.

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University of Coimbra guided tours without queue

University of Coimbra guided tours without queue

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RM Tour was born from the idea of transforming visits to the University of Coimbra into a unique experience, transforming the guided tour into a pleasant experience of knowledge and cultural enrichment in a way that is interesting. Therefore, we always seek in our company to join the beautiful history of the University of Coimbra with the present and its customs that still permeate our institution today. This was all made possible by the training we have in the areas of history, sociology and tourism. Our collaborators are former students of the University of Coimbra which brings to our services a great appreciation and knowledge of it. If you like the idea of continuing your visit to the city of Coimbra, you can book our other tour, just search on Tripdavisor for "Guided visit to the University and city of Coimbra"
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.43
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Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra

Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra

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Coimbra, a city of students, a city where we learn to say saudade, a city full of charms and nooks where sections of the old wall will guide us in an adventure full of history, memories and wisdom. We will start this adventure along the banks of the river Mondego, where we will cross a pedestrian colored bridge, the Pedro and Ines Bridge, towards the Tollgate. On this bridge, you still have the privilege of contemplating a great panoramic view to the magnificent city of Coimbra and surrounding mountains. Along this route, the vast historical, cultural and natural heritage of this city awakens, in each one of us, the desire to set out on an adventure. An adventure to discover the history and mysteries hidden along the streets and staircases, from the downtown area to the high zone of the city, an adventure to get to know the old walled city and the oldest University of Europe, the University of Coimbra.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.98
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$29.98
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Guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra.

Guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra.

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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.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.42
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Joanina Library & University of Coimbra VIP ACCESS!

Joanina Library & University of Coimbra VIP ACCESS!

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The University of Coimbra is the oldest university in Portugal, and one of the oldest in Europe. Join a former student and explore the grounds of the school, learning about the centuries-old history, traditions, and secrets. Walk around campus and visit St. Michael’s Chapel, the St. Sebastian Aqueduct, and conclude at the stunning Joanina Libary.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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History - Legends - Traditions of Coimbra

History - Legends - Traditions of Coimbra

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In about 3 hours you will have the opportunity to get to know all the main attractions of the city, seasoned with legends, famous local characters and a pinch of gastronomy that never hurts. Starting from Largo da Portagem we will go into the Baixa, the lower part of the city, walking for about an hour in the streets that made the history of the city in the last century. We will continue on Avenida Sá da Bandeira, a long avenue characterized by student houses and night clubs. Piazza della Repubblica, Erasmus meeting point, and the Botanical Garden, 13.5 hectares owned by the university, will be the prelude to the visit of the university center. We will end the tour by descending through the narrow streets of Sé Velha, the old cathedral. Our goal is to showcase an Alternative Coimbra and, as always, we will do it our way. An artistic way, like an open-air show. WARNING: We recommend that you get in touch before the tour to check availability.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.83
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Coimbra's Historical Highlights

Coimbra's Historical Highlights

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Coimbra has more charm when it’s time to say goodbye”! While Coimbra has only been classified as World Heritage in 2013, when both its monuments as well as traditions have been recognized by UNESCO (a specialized agency of the UN for Education, Science and Culture), it's safe to say that this city – also known as the “City of Knowledge” - holds unexpected surprises at each corner either by the unique beauty of its historical buildings or even the singular aura lend by a student life filled with centuries of tradition! During this walking tour through the Historic Center we will discover the different reasons that allowed for such classification, going from the Downtown to the Uptown while we unveil its importance in the History of Portugal and the material and immaterial values within the classified perimeter. This visit, conducted by a resident of Coimbra and former student of the oldest institution in the Country – the University – will make you fall in love for this city!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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History and Beer in a Panoramic View

History and Beer in a Panoramic View

RM Tour was born from the idea of transforming visits to the University of Coimbra into a unique experience, transforming the guided tour into a pleasant experience of knowledge and cultural enrichment in a way that is interesting. Therefore, in our company, we always seek to combine the beautiful history of the University of Coimbra with the present and its customs that still permeate our institution today. This was all made possible by the training we have in the areas of history, sociology and tourism. Our collaborators are former students of the University of Coimbra which brings to our services a great appreciation and knowledge of it. In addition, we offer this tour option in which we continue to visit the historical part of the city of Coimbra and then go to a pleasant bar with a beautiful panoramic view of the city of Coimbra.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.06
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Guided Historical Tour in Coimbra

Guided Historical Tour in Coimbra

• The guided tour made by Renan Souza is not only a journey through the material heritage of one of the oldest cities in Europe, but also through the city's past and recent history. The visitor can count on a historical contextualization of the monuments and streets that surrounds the city and how its inhabitants relate to it, maintaining centuries-old habits and traditions that are intertwined with the history of the City and University.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.30
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Coimbra Walking Tour

Coimbra Walking Tour

Visit the most emblematic places in the city of Coimbra, accompanied by a guide, graduated in Art History by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra. Meet some traditions of students from Coimbra. No monument is entered, only in the Church of Santa Cruz, if no mass is taking place.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.22
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Classic car city tour – Coimbra ride

Classic car city tour – Coimbra ride

Discover Coimbra in a different way! CoolaBoola offers a unique experience in a classic car city tour. On this city tour, you will have the chance to take a unique tour through the streets of Coimbra and learn about the stories it contains. In addition, you will enjoy the comfort and elegance of our classic car. Aboard a comfortable 1931 Ford Model A, this classic car city tour includes places with historical and cultural value in Coimbra. Thus, you can visit the Lower or Upper parts of the city, also passing by the University of Coimbra , one of the oldest university institutions in the world and classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2013.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.13
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Private 8-hour tour to Coimbra and Aveiro from Porto Hotel with guide and driver

Private 8-hour tour to Coimbra and Aveiro from Porto Hotel with guide and driver

Your private driver, together with your private guide, will pick you up at your hotel or place of choice in Porto and drive you along the south coast to Aveiro. This pretty coastal town is now a vibrant and modern university place, but it remains faithful to its fishing port roots. Due to its canals it is worldwide known as the Venice from Portugal. Your will discover its "Art Nouveau" houses next to the canals, where you will see the colourful “moliceiros” boats. A group ride on a boat is included in the price of this tour. You will then proceed to Coimbra, considered the Medieval Capital of Portugal. With an incredible historic center, crossed by the Mondego River, this charming city has notable monuments, medieval churches and Cathedrals. Coimbra hosts one of the oldest universities in the World. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$547.70
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Should I book University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) costs USD 9.22. Guided University of Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra) tours start around USD 9.22 per person.
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