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Address: Cais do Parque Dr. Manuel Braga, Coimbra 3000-337, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 969 830 664

Boat Trips in the river Mondego

The only way to contemplate the beautiful...

Boat Trips in the river Mondego

The only way to contemplate the beautiful landscape of Coimbra by the river is on board of the iconic "O Basofias".

"O Basofias" is a vessel that holds up to 60 passengers, and provides to its visitors a singular experience, in an exclusive way.

On a 50 minutes boat trip, you can admire all the river view monuments, such as the "University of Coimbra", "Se Velha", "Almedina Tower", "Santa Clara-a-Velha" and "Santa Clara-a-Nova" (among others), from the river.

This boat trip is also a privileged way to admire the medieval city's architecture, as well as some recent contemporaneous architecture like the cork "Portugal Pavilion" building (attraction in Hannover Expo 2000 exhibition), "Pedro e Ines" and "Rainha Santa`s" bridges, and others.

If you are coming on an excursion group, you can also enjoy a dining experience with traditional Portuguese Cuisine. At the end of your meal (lunch or dinner) you can also enjoy what most represents the culture of this city - "Fado de Coimbra" Show.

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Absolutely brilliant!

Had tour around city on hot day with children 4 and 6. Was brilliant and kids loved it. Highly recommend this.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2014
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Arcadia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

NIce relaxing boat tour up the river was a nice way to see the city from the water. Drifted lazily down the waterway was a nice way to enjoy an afternoon.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Had tour around city on hot day with children 4 and 6. Was brilliant and kids loved it. Highly recommend this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We had loads of fun with the guide and the TukTuk. We can highly recommend it! :) cheap and the easiest way to get a quick overview about Coimbra and the history of it.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

In a city of narrow cobbled streets and steep hills this is by far the best way to travel round and see all the sites, described by a local who knows the history. Can get very hot so remember water and sun-cream. Price also includes the river boat cruise and some local discounts.

2 Thank xpitkinnie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Great way to get around this city with its steep narrow lanes, as you can go places where bigger vehicles are unable to get access. The tuk tuk has seat belts and you get a very good view.

1 Thank BronwenSydney
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

In deed, tIndeed, this is the best City Tour in Coimbra. On the Tuk Tuk City Tour, you discover all the city main landmarks. The driver makes the description of the places that the Tuk Tuk passes by! Super You can also call the Tuk Tuk to pick you up at the hotel and start the tour from there!

1 Thank Renato_Ladeiro
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I had a fight with trypadvisor to make sure that this atraction is included... I called and they pick me up on the hotel. Coimbra is full of hills, so this is an excent way to visit it without making 'an olimpic games preparation'.... Plus, the driver knows it all, so he stops in all major places of interest... My... More 

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