8h (Full day)
Coimbra is the home of one of the oldest Universities in Europe and stage to one of the most beautiful romances lived in the XIV century - the story of D.Pedro I and Dona Inês de Castro.
Aveiro is famous by it’s traditional pastry - the ovos moles - and by the water canals that intersect the town.
Departure from the hotel at 09h00, heading to Coimbra.
Coimbra with the narrow streets, courtyards, stairs and medieval arches, bathed by the Mondego river, was the birthplace of 6 Portuguese kings and the First Dynasty, as well as the home of the first University in the country.
Visit the Joanina library. This library holds around 300 thousand volumes, dated from the XII to the XIX century highlighting law, philosophy and theology themes.
Free time to “lose” yourself in the city also known as “city of knowledge”, discovering its historical centre as well as its magnificent New Cathedral.
After lunch in Coimbra, we’ll visit Aveiro - a joyful city where water and the sea play the main role.
Aveiro is divided in several water canals - navigated by the colorful moliceiros - making it one of the most interesting cities in the Portuguese coast.
Free time for 50minute boat ride in the moliceiro.
In the old town you’ll be able to see the typical white fishermen’s houses, and assist every morning (in the Fish Market) to the sale of the fish caught during night-time.
We recommend tasting the typical “ovos moles”, a specialty from this region.
Return to the hotel.
Languages available: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
Includes: Guide, Moliceiro boat ride.
Not included: Lunch, entrances in monuments and personal expenses.