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University of Coimbra Tour
Activities in Coimbra

University of Coimbra Tour

9.10 / 10
23 reviews | 193 travellers
Renan is a magnificent guide, very knowledgeable and very friendly. It has been a very interesting visit.
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 25.80
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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No trip to Coimbra is complete without visiting the historic university. With this fantastic tour, you will see the Paço das Escolas, the San Miguel Chapel, and the Joanina Library.

University of Coimbra Tour

At the time of your choosing, we will meet up at the Porta Férrea in Coimbra. From here we will begin our fantastic tour of the oldest university in Portugal and one of the most iconic and important in the world.

We will start the tour discovering the Paço das Escolas, an old royal palace where all the faculties were gathered from 1537. Made up of different buildings, this architectural complex stands out for its beautiful architectural structures, such as the University Tower. Its clock has featured in all important academic events since the 18th century.

We will also visit the Sala dos Capelos, the main room of the University of Coimbra, and the place where all the academic ceremonies are held. As we walk inside, we will discover some of the most surprising stories that have been experienced in these halls, as well as the notable people who studied here.

We continue the guided tour of the University of Coimbra by visiting other important parts on the site, such as the Joanina Library, the Academic Prison, and the San Miguel Chapel.

To conclude the tour, and get a closer look at the atmosphere of daily life at the University of Coimbra, we will head to the Old Cathedral, where the famous Queima das Fitas is celebrated. You will learn all about this ancient tradition from our expert guide. We then stroll past the house of Zeca Afonso and some of the Republicas: student residences that date back to the 14th century.

Our fantastic tour finishes after two and a half hours at the Coimbra Academic Association.

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Adults Children from 7 to 12 years old Children under 7 years old
Tour in English
US$ 25.80
US$ 12.90

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 25.80
  • Children from 7 to 12 years old

    US$ 12.90
  • Children under 7 years old


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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english.


English speaking guide.

Entry to the Univeristy of Coimbra.

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 25.80
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Puerta Férrea.