Full day tour - Digging into history

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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for children that don't use the stroller.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Portuguese (fluent), French (conversational), English (fluent)

Dig into Coimbra history visiting its Museums

Coimbra history is well preserved in its museums. They are not only storages for antiques but mirror the life and the different moments of the city evolution. If your idea of a Museum is a closed, monotonous building, you're not definitely thinking about Coimbra.
There are 2 different itineraries: from Tuesday to Friday, from Tuesday to Sunday and that's what we're going to do: walk inside a Roman gallery whose vaulting supported the city forum; enter in one the most beautiful libraries in the world, covered in gold; go around a cloister of the 12th century; get to know the "ethnography" of the students life / visit the first Portuguese Museum of Science; go inside a monastery that was underwater for more than 400 years.

Note: Coimbra city centre has 500 square meters and the best way to visit it is by walking. We won't need a car.


Visit to the following:
- University & Library;
- Academic Museum / Museum of Science;
- Machado de Castro Museum;
- Santa Clara-a-Velha ruins

Note: please note that most museums are closed on Monday. However, it is possible to create an alternative itinerary

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 9 hours


We'll be walking, mostly inside museums.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: - ticket to visit the University
- ticket to visit the Academic Museum / Museum of Science
- ticket to visit Museum Machado de Castro
- ticket to visit Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha
- coffee or tea
- lunch (drinks not included)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 Euro - Drinks or extras that are not included in the lunch
Just in case you want to buy a souvenir

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

Private tour guide Nadia

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