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Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra
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Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra

By Aventuras Forte(s) - Turismo de Natureza
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Coimbra, a city of students, a city where we learn to say saudade, a city full of charms and nooks where sections of the old wall will guide us in an adventure full of history, memories and wisdom. We will start this adventure along the banks of the river Mondego, where we will cross a pedestrian colored bridge, the Pedro and Ines Bridge, towards the Tollgate. On this bridge, you still have the privilege of contemplating a great panoramic view to the magnificent city of Coimbra and surrounding mountains. Along this route, the vast historical, cultural and natural heritage of this city awakens, in each one of us, the desire to set out on an adventure. An adventure to discover the history and mysteries hidden along the streets and staircases, from the downtown area to the high zone of the city, an adventure to get to know the old walled city and the oldest University of Europe, the University of Coimbra.
from
$33.48
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$33.48
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration:
3–5 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
Portuguese, English


  • Qualified guide
  • Photos of the whole tour
  • Follow-up by qualified technical guides throughout the course
  • Personal Accident and Liability Insurance
What's not included
  • Tickets to monuments (NOT included in price)


Departure details
  • Largo da Portagem, 3000-337 Coimbra, Portugal If you are staying in a hotel in Coimbra this is the ideal spot
  • Mondego's Verde Park, Av. Lousã, 3000 Coimbra, Portugal If you travel by car for the tour, this is the ideal spot.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 115885P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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What is the Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra cancellation policy?
Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra on Tripadvisor
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Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra is hosted by Aventuras Forte(s) - Turismo de Natureza. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Aventuras Forte(s) - Turismo de Natureza on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Discovering the charms and places of Coimbra on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 115885P1

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Torre de Almedina
    Largo da Portagem
    Se Nova Catedral de Coimbra
    Jardim Botanico
    Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz
    Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra)
    University of Coimbra
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Seaside761460
Seaside761460
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Fascinating insight into the Schist villages.
Enjoyed a fascinating morning on the Lousa mountain with our excellent guide, Sergio. In depth explore on foot of 2
Almira201
Almira201
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Exceptional Tour of Rural Portugal
Our day exploring the mountains, countryside and schist villages surrounding Coimbra district was the highlight of
amandam121077
amandam121077
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Highly recommend!
I had a great time with Sergio and learned so much! I really recommend this tour. It was one of the highlights o
R6322XKhenrym
R6322XKhenrym
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Best time EVER!
“More than an adventure, memories for life” This is exactly what my Mom and I experienced. Sergio is such an amazin
bas0921
bas0921
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Roman Ruins near Coimbra
Sergio was great! Friendly, knowledgeable and out together a great agenda for the day! Saw the Roman ruins and othe
josizone
josizone
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Best tour of all times!
Schits village is one of those magical places that make your imagination travel back to many years ago. It was defi
W2939JNtraceyk
W2939JNtraceyk
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A highlight of our time in Coimbra
Wow our tour with Sergio was fantastic. Sergio's local knowledge meant we learnt so much about the history of the a
Pablo_Rossini
Pablo_Rossini
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Magical forest adventure!
Fantastic day visiting the Bussaco forest/Palace hotel. Sergio was incredibly knowledgable about the local ecosyste
58setarehs
58setarehs
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Personalized tour through the Schist Villages
Sergio was super accommodating on personalizing a tour that worked for us from the pick up time and location to the
SeanH689
SeanH689
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A tour through Shale and more!
An outstanding day of beautiful sites completely backed by our tour guides amazing knowledge of both the area and P
Rivergirl9013
Rivergirl9013
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Fantastic Excursion to See the Natural Beauty of Portugal!
Treat yourself and see the real Portugal! Sergio is an excellent guide who goes above and beyond to ensure his cli
cortina12
cortina12
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An excellent half day tour.
Highly recommend. Spent a wonderful half day looking at 3 Shale villages in the Lousa Mountain. Our friendly guide
annecC7435TL
annecC7435TL
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What a wonderful experience!
We had an amazing time on this tour of the shale villages of Lousa. Our guide, Sergio, is a native of the area and
tmkepp
tmkepp
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An Amazing Experience to See Some of the most Unique Villages in Eurooe
A beautiful adventure, expertly guided by Sergio to some of the most unique places in Portugal. Sergio’s knowledge
Roving52672165782
Roving52672165782
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Fantastic Excursion
What a fantastic trip through the flora and fauna of the Lousa Mountains encountering the schist villages along the
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SusannaAdams
Rochester, NY47 contributions
We had the most wonderful tour of Coimbra with Sergio today. We learned about the history of the city, its place in Portuguese history, the University, which was founded in the 1200's, and so much more. Sergio was informative, friendly, and engaging, with a deep knowledge of not only Coimbra, but Portuguese culture as well. We explored the winding streets of the old town, the ancient town walls and gates, the Sé, and other churches. One highlight was the old University library- there is an extra entrance fee, but it is truly worth it. Sergio is a graduate of the university, so he has inside knowledge and stories! We ended our tour with a stroll through the enchanting botanical gardens. This is the tour to take in Coimbra!
Written July 8, 2022
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AventurasForte_s
It's always a great feeling when I meet the expectations :) thanks for all the compliments. Thank you very much for you company and good disposition :D My best regards!
Written July 28, 2022
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jdreece
Oceanside, CA34 contributions
Sérgio was great and the city of Coimbra was beautiful. Sérgio gave me a rich and detailed history of the city. Having grown up in the city and attending the university there, he had a very unique perspective. I enjoyed his stories about student life at the university and the history of it's many traditions. Don't miss out on this tour!
Written August 10, 2022
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AventurasForte_s
Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to receive you. Best regards!
Written September 5, 2022
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havaholiday
Coffs Harbour, Australia638 contributions
Sergio is a wonderful guide and we learnt so much about Coimbra and it's long and varied history. Sergio was kind, thoughtful and able to share his knowledge while ensuring we had an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend this tour as it is an exceptional opportunity to become educated about this ancient city.
Written September 9, 2022
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keith r
2 contributions
A walking tour of Coimbra with Sérgio Forte.

This was our first tour with Sérgio and his knowledge and easy style made the tour of this beautifual city all the more enjoyable. I cannot recomment him highly enough.
Written May 19, 2022
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AventurasForte_s
Thank you for all the recommendations Mr. Keith, It was a pleasure.
Written May 31, 2022
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Marie D
New York City, NY19 contributions
Wonderful guide. Sergio was knowledgeable and showed us so many things we would not have found on our own. He spent over 3 1/2 with us and his enthusiasm for the history and his love for Coimbra showed. We highly recommend Aventuras Fortes. He also took many pictures and emailed them to us. This took away any distractions from the walk as we got to enjoy our adventure twice, once with Sergio and a second time with the pictures he took. There is so much history in Coimbra that a knowledge guide is the way to go.

We cannot recommend Sergio and Anventuras Fortes enough!
Written May 29, 2022
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AventurasForte_s
Hello Ms. Marie, I am very happy with all your compliments and very pleased that you liked the way I introduced you to the city of Coimbra. And Mr. Mark was also a pleasure to meet you. And don't forget, "Tricanas" :D
Written May 31, 2022
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tmkepp
14 contributions
Couples
Sergio’s knowledge of the history of Coimbra as well as his personal stories during his university days as a student made this tour extra special. The thoroughness of his knowledge and openness to questions was so helpful, not to mention all the great photos he took for us. We highly recommend Sergio
Written June 9, 2022
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AventurasForte_s
I am very pleased that you liked this city tour you did with me. Thank you for all the compliments. Best regards, Sérgio Forte
Written June 25, 2022
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allison
Knutsford, UK1 contribution
Such a lovely couple, so knowledgeable about Coimbra and happy to chat more broadly about Portuguese life. The tour was thorough and comprehensive, but they allowed time for me to take a break when needed, it was a warm day and the hills and 3 hour walk meant a short sit down was needed for me. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area.
Written May 9, 2022
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AventurasForte_s
Thank you very much, we always try to adapt to the needs of our customers so that they can enjoy the whole tour. Thank you very much
Written May 31, 2022
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William M
4 contributions
Even though we had a bit of a rainy day, we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Sergio and Fatima know the history of Coimbra and shared their knowledge with us in a very engaging and interesting way. The time passed quickly. They made us feel like we were traveling with family. Fatima’s photos are a wonderful bonus!
Written December 21, 2021
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AventurasForte_s
Thank you very much for the compliments, we are very happy that you enjoyed your adventure. See you one day, thank you very much.
Written May 31, 2022
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David W
Gilbert, AZ35 contributions
Outstanding tour. Sergio was wonderful. He was very knowledgable about the area and was in no rush to walk us around. I highly recommend his tour. Coimbra is a beautiful city with a very interesting history. It's best to experience it with an expert like Sergio.
Written August 26, 2022
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AventurasForte_s
Thank you Mr. Watts for your words, I'm very glad that you enjoy our tour around the city of Coimbra. Best regards!
Written September 5, 2022
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N O
Peru, IL62 contributions
Outstanding tour. Sergio guided us on a very enjoyable walk through his city. Highlighting important points. Taking us through the library, pouting out restaurants, places to watch fado. He also gave us a history course and explained many aspects of student life. Outstanding tour! Highly recommend
Written July 15, 2022
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AventurasForte_s
Thank you very much for all the compliments, it's always a pleasure to take adventurers to discover my City. My best regards :)
Written July 28, 2022
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