For those who are in Lisbon, we designed a magnificent Tour to discover the emblematic city of Coimbra and Santarm (Heritage and Gothic Citys). A visit to Coimbra and Santarm are increasingly mandatory and we idealized a first-class experience just for you.
Enjoy the enchanted and fantastic city of Coimbra, the first capital of Portugal for 200 years during the reigns of the earliest monarchs.
This royal heritage permeates the city's steep hills.Further visit the largest completting Roman site in Portugal.
At 8:00 AM, our private driver/guide will pick you up at your Hotel and will drive you to Coimbra, where we will arrive at 10:30AM after a stop to relax and take a drink or eat. On arrival in Coimbra, our driver/guide will lead you to the citys main sites like the famous University of Coimbra, Botanical Garden, Machado de Castro Museum, Convent de Santa Clara a Velha and Coimbra Old Church.
University of Coimbra: Founded in 1290 holds Bibliotheca Joanina, the famous University library that is richly decorated with exotic wood in green, red, and gold. The library now operates as a museum with an amazing collection of about 300,000 volumes. It was recently named as UNESCO World Heritage.
Botanical Garden: Created by the Marqus of Pombal, Botanical Garden is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Portugal, covering an area of up to 13 acres.
Machado de Castro Museum: It is one of the most important art museums in Portugal, containing Roman material from excavations, medieval sarcophaguses, Romanesque and Gothic sculpture in stone and wood, goldsmiths work, furniture, tapestries, porcelain and paintings.
S Velha (Coimbra Old Cathedral): The Cathedral dates back from the reign of King Afonso Henriques and is based on Romanesque style, which was popular at that period in Coimbra. It is one of the most important Romanesque buildings in Portugal.
Convento de Santa Clara a Velha: Located on the left bank of Mondego River, its a beautiful representation of the Gothic style in Portugal.
Lunchtime at 1PM (are not included in the tour price) at Coimbra City. Enjoy dishes up excellent regional cooking, with good-value, high quality from Seafoodand all kindsand bacalhau (codfish).
At 3:00PM is time to back to Lisbon with a stop drive at Santarm (Capital of Gothic) (60Km from Lisbon) to visit Santarm main square, Praa S da Bandeira, was the scene of the gruesome execution of Ins de Castro's murderers in 1357 and not far from there is the Portas do Sol Park, commanding views over the Tagus River and the plains of the Ribatejo province.
The arriving in Lisbon will be around 7:30PM (depending on traffic and weather).
Enjoy an experience that will leave lasting memories and the desire to return to discover more!