Coimbra Old Quarter and University Walking Tour

 
 
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1/2 Day (Duration: 04h00 approx.)

Coimbra

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On this privately guided walking tour you will visit the old quarter and univeristy of Coimbra
 
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Portugal
Region: Beiras
City: Coimbra
Duration: 1/2 Day (Duration: 04h00 approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: City and Village Walks
Group Size: 1 - 6 People
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Introduction

Coimbra was the capital of Portugal during the Middle Ages, but it was the Renaissance that transformed the city into a place of knowledge, when Dom João III (1521-57) decided to move the University to the city on a definitive basis, whilst at the same time numerous colleges were created to provide an alternative to the official form of teaching. In the 17th century, the Jesuits arrived in the city, immediately announcing their presence with the building of the Sé Nova (New Cathedral). In the following century, the royal work instituted by Dom João V (1706-50) was to enrich some of Coimbra´s monuments, including the University. Dom José I (1750-77) also introduced some alterations into the city through the influence of his minister Marquês de Pombal, particularly in the field of education.

At the beginning of the 19th century, the French invasions and the Portuguese liberal wars were to mark the beginning of a period of great agitation that brought no great developments to the city. Since then, it has been the students who have brought most changes to Portugal´s quintessential university town.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
COIMBRA
- In Coimbra meet up with a private local guide where you will take a walk around the Old town and visit the Universidade Velha (Old University).
- We have reserved a table for your lunch at a recommended restaurant after the tour.
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Included

THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- English-Speaking Official Guide for duration of tour
- (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
- Local Taxes

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airfare
- Transfers not specified in the itinerary
- Entrance fees not included
- Beverages not specified in selected meals
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Laundry Expenses
- Telephone & Facsimile charges
- Excess Baggage charges
- Passport & Visa fees
- Personal & Travel Insurance
- Airport & Departure Taxes
- Optional excursions
- Room Service
- Tip and Gratuities to local guide

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