The Coimbra Free Tour in English is operating daily until the 31st of August!

Coimbra Free Tour

Coimbra Free Tour


Discover why it is considered one of the best student cities in Portugal and enjoy the streets, gardens and views of the lower and the higher town.

  When: every day
  Where: Largo da Portagem
w  Languages:  español esportugues pt,  English en

}  Time: 10:30 & 16:00
  Duration: 2 hours
  Price: Free

Did you know that the University of Coimbra is the oldest university in the Portugues-speaking world, established in 1290? The city now is one of the most well-known student cities in the country, hosting loads of local and foreign students, unlimited student traditions, and the unique Republicas.

The city was once the capital of Portugal and, through all its history, has hosted many cultures. We will start the tour in the Largo da Portagem, an important square in the commercial neighbourhood of Baixa, and start climbing through the narrow alleys filled with World Heritage sites until the top.

There we’ll see the famous University of Coimbra, with its faculties, tons of traditions, several gardens and squares. From there we will go down across the charming little streets and see the Old Cathedral, lively squares and, maybe, the street with the oddest name of the world: the Quebra Costas. We will conclude the tour nearby!

Highlights of the Coimbra Free Tour

N  Get to know Coimbra by the hands of the best locals
N  Discover the history, traditions, cuisine and Republicas of the city
N  Understand the student life in the most prestigious student town in Portugal
N  Destroy your back at the appropiately named Back Destroyer street

What we’ll see in the Coimbra Free Tour

  Old Cathedral (Sé Velha)

  Botanic Garden
  Monastery of Santa Cruz
  Quebra Costas

Meeting Point

  Meeting Point: Largo da Portagem

Next to the monument of Joaquim António de Aguiar.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can your tours be free?

Our Free Tours are based on tips only! Part of this will go to cover marketing and operational expenses. In this way we achieve great quality in the tours, immense guest satisfaction and that we also make sure that, regardless of the budget, everyone can enjoy Coimbra as much as we do.

In which language is the tour?

The Coimbra Free Tour runs, in English, daily at 10:30 and 16:00, until the 31st of August.

When does the tour run?

The Coimbra Free Tour runs every day at 10:30, 16:00 and 21:30.

How long is the tour?
The Coimbra Free Tour lasts for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, but it can be a little longer depending on the rhythm of the group.
Where does the tour end?

The Coimbra Free Tour finishes in the Arco de Almedina.

Is it suitable for people with reduced mobility or babies in a stroller?

No. The Old Town of Coimbra is steep with loads of stairs and narrow streets. Unfortunately, it is not suitable.

We're a big group. Can we still join?

We always try not to leave anyone out but, sometimes with large groups, it is difficult to organize the tour and the guides. We always ask that, if you are a group of more than 10 people, you contact us and we will see how we can solve it.


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