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About Porto and Coimbra Tour

In this tour, we bring together the two main cities of central and northern Portugal: Porto and Coimbra.

Our tour begins in Porto by the sea, in Matosinhos beach and then goes to the mouth of the Douro River. We head to the most famous Clérigos Tower, in the middle of the city, right next door to one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, the Neo-Gothic Lello’s Bookstore, which was a great inspiration for the adventures of Harry Potter. We will pass the great avenue of the Allies and then enter the extravagant, lively and colourful Bolhao Market where you can buy almost anything. We will follow Santa Catarina Street, the commercial street, Majestic Street, one of the most beautiful Cafés in the world. Other must-see points of the tour are St. Bento Station, with its fabulous tiles that tell details of the history of Portugal and Porto Cathedral with its stunning river view.

Going to the south, 125 kilometres away from Porto, we reach Coimbra with its unmistakable charm based on being one of the oldest university cities in the world and also on having one of the most harmonious sets of buildings in Portugal. We will see the University founded in 1290 by King D. Dinis. An icon not to be missed is the Johannine Library, with an incredible collection of over 200,000 books stored on magnificent carved and gilded shelves. Opportunity to taste the local sweets: the pastries of Santa Clara, the pastries of Tentugal and the Arrufadas of Coimbra.

This single-day tour is always supported by the comfort of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, driven by our certified professional driver-guides.

Porto and Coimbra Tour - Pricing
  Total Cost in : Euros
1Person:                    230
2People x 118€:      236
3People x 86€:      258
4People x 72€:      288
5People x 59€:      295
6People x 53€:       318
7People x 48€:      336
8People x 44€:     352
9 or more passengers please contact us.
Porto and Coimbra Tour - Details

Tour availability

Daily

Duration

Up to 8 hours

Suggested Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure & Return Location

Place designated by you

Price Includes

  • Bottled waters
  • Free Wi-Fi inside the vehicle

Price Excludes

  • Entrance tickets to monuments
  • Passengers meals
Porto and Coimbra Tour - Itinerary

Panoramic

Porto is one of the most beautiful European cities. We will start our visit with a panoramic view of the sea at the beach in Matosinhos, travelling along the coast until we reach the “Foz”, the mouth of the Douro River, passing through the old medieval city district of Miragaia and arriving at the Clérigos Tower.

Tower of Clerigos-Lello Bookstore - Carmo Church (Igreja do Carmo)

The train station of São Bento is internationally renowned for its interior tiles that depict important events in the history of Portugal. Another stop on our tour is the Porto Cathedral which began construction in the 12th century. It is one the city’s oldest monuments built in the Romanesque style architecture and its location, high above the city, is a perfect place to see the fantastic views of the Douro River and the bridges that join its margins

Aliados-Mercado do Bolhão-Santa Catarina-Café Majestic

“Avenida dos Aliados” is the famous and largest avenue in Porto where we see dazzling architectural examples of granite buildings decorated with domes and sculptures that are the envy of other big European capitals. This is the center of the city where Porto’s imposing City Hall, built at the beginning of the 20th century, is located. Next, we will visit the city’s major market place “Mercado do Bolhão” known for the extravagant way that the vendors have of selling by crying out their daily fresh products: flowers, vegetables, fish, etc. From here we head on to “Rua de Santa Catarina”, the shopping district of the city. This street is aligned with magnificent shops whose windows are more than appealing to the eye of the visitor. It is also here that we will find the famous Majestic Café, a meeting place for Porto’s high society, intellectuals and bohemian artists. The Majestic is considered the most beautiful café in Portugal and one of the most enchanting in the world, entrenched with the glamour of the “Belle Époque” time period.

São Bento Train Station and Cathedral (Estação de São Bento e Catedral)

The train station of São Bento is internationally renowned for its interior tiles that depict important events in the history of Portugal. Another stop on our tour is the Porto Cathedral which began construction in the 12th century. It is one the city’s oldest monuments built in the Romanesque style architecture and its location, high above the city, is a perfect place to see the fantastic views of the Douro River and the bridges that join its margins

Coimbra

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”.

Porto and Coimbra Tour - Multimedia
Our garantee

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.