Spend a day exploring the historic sites of Coimbra and Aveiro on this action-packed private tour. You’ll save time booking transport by having a convenient pickup from your hotel. Travel in style in a comfortable private vehicle between dispersed sites including Coimbra’s new and old cathedrals, one of Europe’s oldest universities, the area labelled as the “Venice of Portugal” in Aveiro, and The Monastery of Jesus. You’ll also get to sample Aveiro’s popular “Ovos Moles” sweets before being returned to your hotel.
Upon arrival, explore the narrow streets and see architecture that dates from the Baroque to the Renaissance to the modern. Look at the austere façade of the Sé Nova de Coimbra (New Cathedral of Coimbra), and admire one of the most important Romanesque Roman Catholic buildings in Portugal at the Sé Velha de Coimbra (Old Cathedral of Coimbra).
Find Arab influences from the Moors on the narrow streets of the city center, and see architecture with Roman origins. Sample food from the region, and meet the friendly locals. Learn about the 13th-century origins of one of the oldest universities in Europe, and discover the Pantheon of Portugal’s 1st two kings.
Continue to the “Venice of Portugal” at Aveiro. Explore the town center’s enchanting canals and square. Try some of Aveiro’s traditional ovos moles (soft eggs) sweets before you depart for Lisbon.
What can you see:
Explore the historic streets of Coimbra in Portugal’s Centro Region
Discover the “Venice of Portugal” at Aveiro
Learn about one of the oldest universities in Europe
See the Pantheon of Portugal’s 1st two kings
Admire the diverse landscapes of the Centro of Portugal
Try some authentic ovos moles de Aveiro sweets
Each additional person (Max. 7 persons)
- Private transportation
- Private guide
- Pick-up at your Lisbon hotel is provided
- Free WiFi
- Bottled water
- Itinerary according to the program description