Private Tour: Coimbra (World Heritage) & Aveiro (Little Venice) tour day trip from Lisbon with lunch


europe » portugal » portugal » portugal

From $428.45

2 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

Lowest Price Guarantee

Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: portugal, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Enjoy visits Coimbraknown as the “City of Students & Aveiro, known as the Little Venice of Portugal 250 km north of Lisbon and affords a rewarding 11 hours Private Tour experience. Start visiting Coimbra and the oldest university in Portugal is a World Heritage Site, high on a hill in the middle of the city. Coimbra is a charming city with a long history, visit mandatory are the Monastery of Santa Cruz, Old Cathedral of Coimbra and Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha. Then drive to Aveiro and take an idyllic cruise on the Moliceiro River, you’ll admire art-nouveau architecture and visit Costa Nova’s beaches, famed for their exotic bird species. Enjoy dishes up excellent regional cooking, with good-value, high-quality from Seafood stew, the grilled cuttlefish and desert “sweet eggs”. Private tour also includes a free and flexible pick-up (7:30am) /drop-off (7:30pm) from your located accommodations and lunch.


What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch

Professional guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Coronavirus Safety Measures - The safety and well-being of everyone who uses our services are always our priority. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking steps to help keep our customers safe.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • For our safety, we operate only private tour and pick-up/drop-off all passengers. We clean and disinfect our vehicles every tour and we provide hand sanitizer and masks to our customers.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • We’re certified by the Official Tourism entity ‘Turismo de Portugal’ with the hygiene certification stamp ‘Clean & Safe’.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Our guides are experienced professionals, courteous and drive defensive and safety with only one objective to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • We're certified by the Official Tourism entity 'Turismo de Portugal' with the hygiene certification stamp 'Clean&Safe'. We clean and disinfect our vehicles every tour and we provide hand sanitizers and masks to our customers.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Coimbra
On the high banks of the Mondego River, Coimbra is a city with the oldest university in the country.

The prestige of this school will hit you when you step onto the Paço das Escolas courtyard.

In this rich ensemble of buildings is one of the finest libraries you’ll ever set foot in.

The university is found precisely where Portugal’s first kings had taken up residence centuries before, and the city’s monasteries have tombs for these rulers.

For culture, you’ll learn about the tragic love affair between the medieval Prince Pedro I and the noblewoman Inês, while Coimbra has its own genre of fado music that also originated at the university.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

University of Coimbra
The University of Coimbra is a Portuguese public university established in 1290 in Lisbon

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)
The Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Portuguese: Sé Velha de Coimbra) is a Romanesque Roman Catholic building in Portugal. Construction of the Sé Velha began some time after the Battle of Ourique (1139), when Prince Afonso Henriques declared himself King of Portugal and chose Coimbra as capital.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Aveiro
Aveiro was a little fishermen’s village surrounded by the sea and occupied by Ria, a shallow coast lagoon. The city has for centuries been growing and developing around its many canals, which gave birth to the nickname, “Portuguese Venice”, but also underlining this deep connection to the sea life and the surrounding nature. Aveiro is surrounded by salt-flats, amazing beaches and small lagoons that still preserve the fauna, the flora, and the traditions of the city.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Aveiro District
In the old quarter it is still possible to see the original facades of the quaint colorful houses of the old fishermen. Not even a 10 minutes walk from the city center you will arrive at the Eco-museum and receive a closer look at the salt production or even dig your feet in the salt flats. But not only the sea rules Aveiro traditions: amazing examples of art noveau buildings are hiding around every corner. We challenge you to find them all!

For a city tour with a different perspective, there is nothing better than hopping on a traditional boat, “Moliceiro”, and exploring the Central Canal. An elegant and perfectly designed boat, painted with vivid colors and humorous decorations.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Coimbra and Aviero tour
IRINA_O, 19-04-2019
it was a great tour. Ruben was our tour guide.He was excellent and we learn a lot . Both places are unique in their own way. Lunch was excellent , everything was super fresh and view from restaurant was amazing.
Wunderschöner Tag in Coimbra und Aveiro!!!
Naufi1860, 14-06-2022
Wir hatten einen super schönen Tag.
Unser Guide Phillip ist auf all unsere Wünsche eingegangen und hat uns auch sehr viel über das Leben in Portugal erzählt.
Wenn wir wieder eine Tour planen werden wir diese auf jedenfall auch bei Knight Riders Tourismus und natürlich wenn möglich mit Phillip buchen.




« All Activities

Portugal activities and shore excursions by group:

© Copyright 1995 - 2022 Portugal Travel Guide