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Guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra.
Visit all the main historical places in Coimbra. This tour includes admission to the JOANINA LIBRARY. This tour was created for people who want to immerse themselves deeper in Coimbra's history. Our visit "University of Coimbra guided tours without a queue", also linked to TripAdvisor, has made clear the great interest and taste of visitors for history and other aspects of the city. That's why we created this extension of the visit beyond the University of Coimbra. The city of Coimbra has one of the most important stories in Portugal. Famous for its University, it is also very important to the history of the Portuguese nation as it was the first capital of the country. It is in this context that we will take a guided tour of the University and city of Coimbra; be prepared for a lot of walking and history.
University of Coimbra guided tours without queue
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"
Great Tour of the Sanctuary of Fatima and Óbidos medieval castle
THIS IS AN AMAZING TOUR. WITH PLENTY OF TIME TO SEE EVERYTHING! In Fatima, we will visit the interior of the Factory, where the images and the rosaries of Fatima are hand made. Then we'll go to the Sanctuary, and attend a mass, so we can bless all the images, rosaries and\or souvenirs that you bought at the Factory. Then we will visit the home of the children that witness the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, and if possible (if we are lucky), we will take a picture and be blessed by Lucia's niece, Maria dos Anjos, who is now 102 years old. After Fatima, we will have lunch in a buffet local restaurant, well known for it's buffet of Portuguese food. After lunch, we will visit the incredible medieval village of Óbidos, where you can try the delicious liquor ginginha, before returning to Lisbon Booking made for date before theb15 of August, don't have the lunch included
Joanina Library & University of Coimbra VIP ACCESS!
I am a certified guide & travel consultant. I am a former student of the University of Coimbra, graduated in Tourism, Leisure & Heritage. I will tell you, first hand, about all the amazing traditions of this centenary University while visiting the most important sights and learning why this town became a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO! I will take you to the Royal Palace, St Michael Chapel and the unforgettable JOANINA LIBRARY - you will be amazed by it!
Schist Villages at Lousa Mountain
The Veado Verde / Green Deer challenges you to live an experience in the Lousa Mountain. Come with us and visit the beautiful and picturesque Schist Villages of Lousa Mountain. We will pass thru forests of pines, chestnut trees, oaks and beeches where we can find deer, wild boars, foxes and squirrels. It´s a wonderful and rewarding experience that includes offroad activities, hiking and visiting the shale villages. It's a 4 hour tour (or 8 hour tour) with Coimbra as the pickup point. Get ready, the beauty of this mountain will leave you amazed! IMPORTANT: Feel safe, we have the "Clean & Safe" seal from Turismo de Portugal!
Fátima, Nazaré & Óbidos Private Tour
Your knowledgeable guide will bring the history to life during this tour. First, visit Fátima, one of the most spectacular Catholic sanctuaries in the world. Then, head to the breathtaking views of Nazaré and be admired by the size of the waves. Finally, finish your day in the fairy-tale town of Óbidos, sipping a glass of Ginjinha.
Private guided tour of the University of Coimbra - Ticket Included
This visit is special, you have a few hours to visit Coimbra, but I would like to see the main one at the University of Coimbra (Joanina Library, Real Capela de São Miguel and the Royal Palace), so this tour is for you, get to know all the history of the University of Coimbra, in the hands of historian guides and former students of the University of Coimbra. By booking this tour, we guarantee entry to the building (ticket included), so you don't have to wait in line to buy a ticket, you just have to be at the scheduled time at the meeting point.
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
University of Coimbra - more complete and private visit, ticket included
When booking a visit with Gonçalo Lopes Walking Tours, you do not need to stand in line to secure your ticket, we always guarantee a ticket and entry to the Joanina Library. This tour is the most complete tour of the University of Coimbra and its experiences. Our tours are private, only your group will go with us. Our guides are former students of the University of Coimbra, in areas such as History, Art History and Tourism. They are qualified guides, we have specific guides by language and knowledge of the monuments.
Conimbriga and The Roman Tour
The Veado Verde / Green Deer invites you to live an experience in ancient Roman lands. Learn about Roman habits and traditions so deeply rooted in and around the ruins of Conimbriga. Let us show you their source of water and the beginning of the aqueduct in an ancient castellum, the ruins of the quasi-imperial Conimbriga with its House of the Fountains and enjoy its wonderful garden scenes, mythological passages, seasons, monsters, birds and sea animals. We will also have the opportunity to visit the PO.RO.S - Roman Portugal Museum in Sicó, the newest museum, integrated in the Roman legacy tour. As a multimedia and virtual space, it works in combination with Conímbriga. IMPORTANT: Feel safe, we have the "Clean & Safe" seal from Turismo de Portugal!
Convent of Christ Tour "Portugal in the Map" - Visit Tomar with a local guide!
Much more than a simple, plain visit to the ex-libris of the city, the Convent of Christ, this tour guides you and involves you in the mythic Templar History that the teletransports you all the way to the beginning of Tomar’s history and the Templar Knights.This place has become, throughout the decades, a live museum of Portuguese History having been in this exact same place where important portuguese history pages were written. Leafing through this immense book we will be get in touch with the most diverse styles and forms which coexist there, making it the greatest example of this magnitude in the world. From the Charole and its uniquely painted panels to the illustrious Capitulo window or the architecture of the main cloister
An adventure through the shale villages of Lousã (with hike)
Schist villages have already been called “magic villages”, their names sound like Romans, Arabs and even barbarians, but it is their characteristic appearance that makes them so fantastic. These structures dating back to medieval times exude an architectural beauty that is still difficult to match today, even more fascinating are the places where they are located due to the need to settle for pastoral and agricultural activities. During this adventure we will take you to know some of the most beautiful schist villages of Serra da Lousã as well as the breathtaking landscapes that this unique place has to offer… It includes a jeep ride through the Lousã mountain range and a visit to the beautiful Schist villages in the morning and a walk of about 6 km and an intermediate level of difficulty in the afternoon along some of the most beautiful trails in the mountain.
An adventure through the shale villages of Lousã
The villages of Shale have already been dubbed "magical villages," their names sound like Romans, Arabs and even barbarians, but it is their characteristic appearance that makes them so fantastic. These structures dating back to medieval times emanate an architectural beauty that is still difficult to match today, even more fascinating are the places where they find themselves by necessity of fixation for pastoral and agricultural activities. During this adventure we will take you to know some of the most beautiful villages of Shale of Serra da Lousã as well as the sweeping landscapes that this unique place has to offer ...
Visit the University of Coimbra without queues
Getting to know Coimbra - queuing free - is one of the advantages of GAIA TOUR, as in the city, one of the most important in Portugal, you have an encounter with living history with every step and no time to lose. Our guides will take you on a journey through time and, among other wonders, visit the University of Coimbra, founded in 1290, visit the Joanina Library - one of the most beautiful in the world. It's centuries of history! That's why we value every moment of your journey.
Lousa Mountain Private Tour
The Veado Verde / Green Deer challenges you to live an experience in the Lousa Mountain. Come with us and watch deer exhibit natural behaviour in the wild. We will walk in forests of pines, chestnut trees, oaks and beeches where we can also find wild boars, foxes and squirrels. It´s a wonderful and rewarding experience that includes offroad activities, hiking and visiting the shale villages. It's a 4 hour tour with Coimbra as the pickup point. Get ready, the beauty of this mountain will leave you amazed! IMPORTANT: Feel safe, we have the "Clean & Safe" seal from Turismo de Portugal!
Coimbra Exclusive Walking Tour
Skip the crowds on this totally private guided walk, as only you and your party will be participating. Come to discover Coimbra, the first Capital of the Portuguese Kingdom, known as the "City of Knowledge" during a pleasant walk leaded by your private tour guide. Immerse in its unique ambiance, learn about its old traditions started by the college students back in the 14th century, when its famous University was transferred to Coimbra from Lisbon. Unveil the city's best hidden gems and take part in a private guided visit to the historical buildings of the oldest University in Europe the University of Coimbra!
Coimbra Scavenger Hunt and City Highlights Walking Tour
Discover Coimbra from a different perspective on a self-guided walking tour and scavenger hunt of the city. Solve riddles and clues that lead to the next location, showing all the city highlights. - Solve interesting puzzles, have fun and learn new things about Coimbra - Explore the city and find hidden gems at your own pace - Try a new type of experience with your smartphone, the perfect mix between a walking tour, sightseeing, and a scavenger hunt. - Enjoy the tour in English, Portuguese
Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra
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.
Coimbra's Historical Highlights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Venture into the heart of Coimbra’s historical centre on a self-guided audio tour. On this walk, the audio will guide you through downtown Coimbra, called Baixa, where you’ll traverse its narrow streets and church-adorned squares. You'll walk through the city’s old medieval gates to Cidade Alta where you’ll see the Old and New Cathedrals. Most of this historical area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. You'll hear about the style of Fado music unique to Coimbra and see some of the city’s Roman ruins. You'll hear about its early beginnings, and the history of Coimbra's university and its traditions. The tour ends at the university campus, where you’ll be treated to amazing views over the city and Mondego River. This walking tour can be enjoyed on location or even virtually at home with VoiceMap's Continuous Play function which disables the GPS playback. So, roam the cobbled streets, echoing with the mournful sounds of Fado and the memories of times past.
Tomar, Batalha & Alcobaça - 3 World Heritage Sites without rushing!
World Heritage classified sites in Portugal: Tomar, Batalha and Alcobaça! Also known as the “Templar City”, in Tomar we will unveil the charms of the “Mata dos Sete Montes”, the Castle and Convent of Christ (listed by UNESCO as World Heritage since 1983)! There will also be time for a quick stop so that you can enjoy a tasty meal at one of the many restaurants located in the typical commerce streets on the banks of Nabão River. In Batalha we will visit the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória (also known as Mosteiro da Batalha, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage since 1983)! Then we will be visiting Alcobaça and its beautiful Monastery, one of the most imponent testimonies of Circestience architecture in all of Europe (classified by UNESCO since 1989).