Coimbra Free Tour
Coimbra Free Tour
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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.
Time: 10:30, 16:00 & 21:30
Duration: 2 hours
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
Get to know Coimbra by the hands of the best locals
Discover the history, traditions, cuisine and Republicas of the city
Understand the student life in the most prestigious student town in Portugal
Destroy your back at the appropiately named Back Destroyer street
What we’ll see in the Coimbra Free Tour
Old Cathedral (Sé Velha)
Monastery of Santa Cruz
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 Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. This tour doesn’t run in English.
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?
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.
You set the price!