Discover the Best Coimbra and Aveiro Tour From Lisbon

Discover Coimbra and Aveiro. Take a tour of the two cities, one by the sea, Aveiro, and the other bathed by the largest river in Portugal, the Mondego. Coimbra has a historical-cultural complex classified as a Unesco World Heritage site with more than two thousand years of history.

Price

From €203

Duration

1 day 8 hours

Min People

2

Max People

8

Coimbra and Aveiro Tour

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience in Portugal, our Coimbra and Aveiro tour should be at the top. These two enchanting cities offer a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty that will leave you in awe.

Coimbra, known as the “City of Students,” is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. You’ll feel transported back in time as you explore its narrow streets and picturesque squares. The University of Coimbra, with its majestic library and breathtaking views over the city, is a must-see. Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions that have shaped this vibrant city.

Experience the Charm of Aveiro’s Canals and Beaches

Aveiro, often called the “Venice of Portugal,” is famous for its charming canals and colorful Moliceiros boats. Take a leisurely boat ride along the canals and marvel at the beautiful architecture that lines their banks. Don’t miss out on sampling some delicious local delicacies such as ovos moles, a sweet treat made from eggs and sugar.

A private tour allows you to tailor your experience to your preferences. Whether you want to delve deeper into Coimbra’s academic heritage or spend more time exploring Aveiro’s coastal beauty, your knowledgeable guide will ensure that your itinerary perfectly suits your interests.

So why wait? Embark on our Coimbra and Aveiro Tour for an unforgettable journey through Portugal’s history, culture, and natural wonders. Let us take care of all the details while you sit back, relax, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Tour Plan

Escape the hustle and bustle of Lisbon’s City Center on a private full-day tour starting with a pick-up from your hotel and driving to Coimbra, the capital city of the Centro Region

Upon arrival, we will explore the beautiful narrow streets and marvel at the architecture from the Baroque, Renaissance, and modern periods including influences from the Moors and Romans.  Admire the austere façade of the Sé Nova de Coimbra (New Cathedral of Coimbra) and one of the most important Romanesque Roman Catholic buildings in Portugal at the Sé Velha de Coimbra (Old Cathedral of Coimbra).

Learn about the 13th-century origins of one of the oldest universities in Europe, and discover the Pantheon of Portugal’s 1st two kings. Admire the spectacular views from the University and visit one of the most beautiful Baroque libraries in the world.

It is time for our lunch experience in the medieval ity, 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.

After lunch, we will continue our tour to Aveiro, the “Venice of Portugal” considered the most romantic city in Portugal. Explore the enchanting canals as we take a wonderful canal ride; see the lovely squares, homes, and historic monuments such as the 15th-century Monastery of Jesus.  We will stop for an afternoon snack of Aveiro’s traditional ovos moles (soft eggs) sweets before we return to Lisbon.

What can you see:

  • Explore the historic streets of Coimbra in Portugal’s Centro Region.
  • Take a canal ride and discover the “Venice of Portugal” at Aveiro.
  • Learn about one of the oldest universities in Europe and admire the spectacular architecture.
  • Discover the best Porcelain factory in Portugal, Vista Alegre, dating back to the 18th hundreds.

More than 8?

No problem! Fill out our Inquiry Form to ask for our large group rates.

Included

  • We will pick you up at a mutually agreed upon location, your hotel or cruise ship port, for example.
  • We will drop you off at a mutually agreed upon location, your hotel or cruise ship port, for example
  • Comfortable minivan or car with AC and WiFi, up to 8. people
  • Guided tour in English ,driver, minivan with WiFi, parking, gas, tolls, insurance, taxes, and water.
  • Guided visit to the University of Coimbra.
  • Boat trip in Aveiro Canals.
  • Guided visit to the pocelain factory, Vista Alegre.

Excluded

  • Food and drinks, unless specified on Tour Includes
  • Entrance fees, unless specified on Tour Includes

Additional Information

Operational info

Private: Our tours are always private (just you and guide/driver);

Custom-made: The tour highlights are just suggestions of places to visit. The tour itinerary will be designed according to your preferences;

Tour Length: Each day tour is designed to last approximately 8 hours (hotel-tour-hotel);

Minimum group of 2 people and maximum 8 people;

The values indicated are per person and vary depending on the number of people.

Transfers

Lisbon airport, hotel and cruise transfers to and from all destinations in Portugal

Transport up to 8 adult passengers

Free Wi-Fi in all vehicles

Special rates for airport and cruise transfers

We will meet you inside the airport terminal arrivals and holding a sign with your name written on it

High quality service

Changes made by clients

Any changes made after booking confirmation along the tour will not be refundable, and the resulting costs will be considered extras and paid by the customer.

Spoken languages

Our tours are spoken in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your trip, penalties may apply based on the total trip price.

  • Suppose you cancel up to 30 days before your scheduled arrival. In that case, no penalties will be applied except for certain items such as entrance tickets, third-party activities, hotel bookings, and transaction fees. Each provider’s policy will be evaluated individually in these cases.
  • If you cancel between 30 and 15 days before your arrival, a penalty of 20% will be applied.
  • If you cancel less than 15 days before your scheduled arrival, a penalty of 100% will be applied. However, Real Embrace Portugal sometimes reserves the right to consider a partial refund.

 

Cancellation requests must be made by email.

Changes and Cancellations by Real Embrace Portugal

Before you enter into a contract with us, we reserve the right to change any of the facilities or services described in our brochure or website. We also reserve the right to cancel the booking do to weather and/or other conditions. Any changes are usually very minor and we will advise you at the earliest possible date. If a major change, such as change in departure time, becomes necessary, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible your tours begins. When a major change or cancellation occurs you will have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, purchasing another available tour from us, or cancelling your tour. If booking is cancelled we will refund all payments made directly to us in respect of the tour price. We will not refund any personal expenses you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as flight payments for land-only tours, travel insurance, equipment purchases, visas, vaccinations etc.

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