Get to Know Portugal with a Local.
Tomar & Coimbra Tour
Coimbra is and will always be one of the cities with younger people of the country. Here was born the first University of Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe. It is a city of narrow streets with courtyards and medieval arches, full of romance and tradition by student culture. Also known as the "City of Knowledge" or "Student City" Coimbra is too a reference in health and science, as well as the one where you can hear the "Coimbra Fado" sung by tunas or student choral groups.
Coimbra University City
The university city of Coimbra promises an unique experience! An UNESCO World Heritage place, our visitors can be delighted at the Chapel of St. Michael, and the magnificent Baroque Library. On the Class rooms of the university we can realize how traditional and cultural is seen the academic spirit, providing an overview of higher education and its means.
As you stroll through the picturesque streets of Coimbra, it is possible to observe the "Republics", places that welcome college students and where is transmitted all the tradition and academic knowledge associated with them. The cathedrals of Coimbra are also a tourist attraction space. It is in on the Old Cathedral which is held annually the academic serenade, ceremony prior to the burning of the ribbons, which is one of the most iconic and ancient monuments of Coimbra. The New Cathedral was a former Jesuit temple, in Mannerist style transformed into Cathedral in the century XVIII. It is also in the city of Coimbra at the church of Santa Cruz, were the remains of the first kings of Portugal are buried. The quality of the artistic interventions in the church, particularly in the Manuelino period, makes this one of the main historical and artistic monuments of the region.
You can make a panoramic passage of the Santa Clara Bridge, the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha and Santa-Clara-a-Nova, where the tomb of Queen Isabel is. The Portugal do pequenitos and the convent of the Carmelites are also one of the attractive points of the area of Coimbra worth referred to by its historical and cultural heritage.As the fado "Coimbra has more charm in the hour of parting," (Coimbra tem mais encanto na hora da despedida) on the way back home you can not go away without pass through the Penedo da Saudade; one of the iconic places where it evokes the poetry and the love of the students by the city of Coimbra.
The town of Tomar was born inside the walls of the Convento de Cristo, constructed under the orders of Gualdim de Pais, the fourth grand master of the Knights Templar in the late 12th century.
Tomar is one of Portugal's historical jewels and more significantly was the last Templar town to be commissioned for construction. Tomar was especially important in the 15th century when it was a centre of Portuguese overseas expansion under Henry the Navigator, the Grand Master of the Order of Christ, successor organization to the Templars in Portugal.
In 2013, the Guardian elected The Convento de Cristo in Tomar as the most spectacular place to visit in Portugal, "...Founded by the Knights Templar, it's a beautiful, mysterious and magical place, wonderful to discover and enjoy."
DURATION OF THE TOUR : 8H
PICKUP TIME: 09H:00
PICKUP LOCATION: HOTEL OR APARTAMENT IN LISBON
NOT INCLUDED: lunch, entrances on monuments and museums
Family with childs