Embark on the “Best of Coimbra” walking tour, a curated exploration through the heart of Portugal’s storied city. Your journey begins at Largo da Portagem, where the city’s lively spirit welcomes you. Discover the historical layers of Coimbra at the Casa Medieval and through the vibrant Praça do Comércio. The Santa Cruz Church offers a glimpse into Portugal’s spiritual heritage, while the Porta e Torre de Almedina transports you to medieval times. The tour culminates at the University of Coimbra, a beacon of knowledge with its ancient halls and breathtaking views. This immersive experience weaves together the city’s rich tapestry of history, culture, and academia, making every step through Coimbra an encounter with the past and present.

“Please note: The availability and accessibility of attractions may vary based on time of day and crowd conditions, ensuring each visit is a unique experience.”

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  • Dive into history at the Casa Medieval and Coimbra Welcome Center.
  • Step back in time at the historic Porta e Torre de Almedina.
  • Experience the scholarly ambiance of the University of Coimbra.


  • Professional local tour guide


  • University of Coimbra Entrance Fee - €13.5
  • Porta e Torre de Almedina Entrance Fee - €2

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Largo da Portagem

    The perfect starting point for any visit to Coimbra, this bustling square offers scenic views of the city and the Mondego River, serving as a vibrant introduction to the city's lively atmosphere.

  • 2

    Associação Casa Medieval - Coimbra Welcome Center

    This unique center offers insights into Coimbra's medieval history, providing a fascinating glimpse into the city's past and its development over the centuries.

  • 3

    Praça do Comercio

    Known for its historical significance and bustling energy, this square is a hub of commerce and social interaction, reflecting the daily life and vibrancy of Coimbra.

  • 4

    Santa Cruz Church

    This monumental church is not just a place of worship but a significant historical site, housing the tombs of Portugal's first kings and showcasing exquisite examples of Manueline architecture. (Outside Visit)

  • 5

    Porta e Torre de Almedina

    The main gate of the former medieval fortified city, this tower offers a peek into the city's defensive past and medieval architecture, standing as a symbol of Coimbra's rich history.

  • 6

    University of Coimbra

    Established in 1290, this prestigious university is not only a center for education but also a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its beautiful library, historic buildings, and the tradition it represents in Portugal's academic and cultural landscape.

Meeting Point

We will meet by Largo da Portagem.
3000-201 Coimbra, Portugal See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.