This tour combines knowledge and beauty. The first stop will be the charming Coimbra not only for being one of the oldest university cities in the world but also for having one of the most harmonious sets of buildings in Portugal. We will see the University of Coimbra founded in 1290 by King D.Dinis. An icon not to be missed is the University Library, with an incredible collection of over 200,000 books stored on magnificent carved and gilded shelves.
At lunch, you can enjoy the famous Bairrada piglet.
A few kilometres away from Coimbra, we entered Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal. Aveiro got this artistic name due to its channels formed from the Vouga River estuary. You can enjoy the historic centre of Aveiro, where its palaces were built in the 19th and 20th centuries with the money generated by the salt trade. This architecture makes a beautiful contrast with the simplicity of Moliceiros boats that cross the canals. Aveiro will also be the perfect opportunity to taste the famous sweet Ovos Moles.
This single-day tour is always supported by the comfort of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, driven by our certified professional driver-guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros|
|2People x 240€: 480€|
|3People x 170€: 510€|
|4People x 135€: 540€|
|5People x 116€: 580€|
|6People x 100€: 600€|
|7People x 93€: 651€|
|8People x 89€: 712€|
|9 or more passengers please contact us.|
Up to 9 hours
Place designated by you
The city of Coimbra recognized internationally for its prominent university (one of the oldest in Europe), was the capital of Portugal until 1255. The city of Knowledge, as it is known, breathes culture everywhere, from the banks of the Mondego River to the hills where the university is located. Here we will visit the Johannine Library, considered by the British newspaper “The Telegraph”, the most amazing library in the world. Its construction was ordered by King João V. This baroque-style library of indescribable beauty and wealth, was the result of the cultural vision of the richest monarch in Europe at that time. His royal safes were overflowing with gold from “Minas Gerais” in Portugal’s colony of Brazil. Free time to walk around the center of town and visit the Santa Cruz Church where we can find the tombs of the first king of Portugal, King Afonso I and of his son King Sancho I. You will also enjoy tasting the local sweets and pastries “Pastéis de Santa Clara, “Pastéis de Tentuga”l and the ” Arrufadas de Coimbra”.
Time to taste the famous “leitão à Bairrada” (suckling piglet cooked over fire) in one of the many local restaurants. This is one of the most typical and celebrated dishes of Portuguese cuisine. Of course, there is a variety of other choices in the region for your lunch if you so wish.
Aveiro is known as the Venice of Portugal. A tour in a “Moliceiro“, the traditional boat of this region, is a must. We will cruise through the innumerable water channels that run through the city and through the “Ria” (a saltwater river) where the industry of salt exists since the Roman Era. Leisure time to walk around the historic center, dominated by “Art Noveau” style buildings, local stores and pastry shops where you can buy the famed “Fleur de Sel”, the king of salts. You can also taste the famous “Doce de Ovos Moles” of Aveiro, the traditional egg sweets of the region.
A private tour with an accredited professional driver/guide, exclusively at your disposal, who will accompany you on visits to monuments and other places of interest whenever possible, (in certain areas of the city, car parking is not available or not allowed in which case the driver/guide will drop you off and schedule a time with you for pick-up, back at the same place of drop-off).
The start and ending of the tour will always be at a place designated by you, in accordance to the agreement previously established between you and Premiere Tours .
This tour is completely personalized. If you wish to change our suggestions of places to visit with others chosen by you, we will gladly do our best to accommodate your choices or options.