Immerse yourself in the allure of Portugal as we take you on an unforgettable journey that unveils the wonders of Aveiro and Coimbra.
Known as the “Venice of Portugal,” Aveiro captivates visitors with its enchanting canals and is rightfully hailed as a city-museum of Arte Nova. Prepare to be amazed by the architectural splendor of this charming destination, boasting some of the country’s most exquisite buildings. Embark on a traditional moliceiro boat trip, where you’ll leisurely glide along the waterways and discover the vibrant and colorful fishermen’s houses that line the shores.
Our tour continues to Coimbra, often referred to as the “student city” due to its renowned university. Steeped in tradition and historical significance, Coimbra was once a capital of Portugal, and its streets are adorned with monuments and treasures from ages past. As you wander through the city’s medieval gates, prepare to be awestruck by the grandeur of the two cathedrals—the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral—as well as the prestigious University and other notable landmarks that define the city’s rich heritage.
Join us on this comprehensive adventure through Porto, Aveiro, and Coimbra, where history, culture, and breathtaking sights await you at every turn. Our expert guides will ensure you have a truly immersive experience, providing fascinating insights and stories along the way. Get ready to create cherished memories as you uncover the beauty and allure of these remarkable Portuguese cities.
8:15//08:30 AM: Depart from Porto
Start your day early to make the most of your trip.
Hop in your car and begin your journey to the Aveiro and Coimbra
Explore Aveiro, a charming city with a rich fishing culture. Visit the Fisherman’s Market, wander through the historical city center, and admire the magnificent cathedral. Enjoy a memorable moliceiro boat cruise through the canals. In Coimbra, discover the first Portuguese university, built in the 13th century. Explore the historical city center and soak in the academic atmosphere. Experience the unique gastronomy and immerse yourself in the rich history of both cities.
Enjoy a delicious meal and recharge before continuing your journey through these captivating cities.
After a delightful lunch, we have the option to drive to Coimbra, a captivating city renowned for its prestigious university, which boasts a remarkable history dating back to the 13th century. Located on the scenic banks of the Rio Mondego, Coimbra enchants visitors with its ancient stone walls and the enchanting melodies of the Portuguese guitar. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this city as you explore iconic landmarks such as Sé Velha, Igreja de Santa Cruz, and Jardins da Quinta das Lagrimas. Whether you choose to visit the university or not, Coimbra promises a truly unforgettable experience.
During our visit to the region we will recommend many places to see, to take a picture, to enjoy, to taste and to walk around. We will recommend you some places if you want to have lunch by your own. Please, feel free to ask our guide anything you may want to know about the region, but as well about your experience. We really want to provide you the best tour ever, in the North of Portugal.
4:30 PM: Depart for Porto
Bid farewell to the Aveiro and Coimbra and start your journey back to Porto.
Enjoy the scenic drive while reflecting on the wonderful experiences of the day.
5:45 PM: Return to Porto
Arrive back in Porto, where you can spend the rest of the evening exploring the city or relaxing after a fulfilling day