I really am looking to tour Coimbra, the university and town. Will we get a good look at Coimbra on this tour, including the library we hear so much about? Looking for more than a cursory visit. Aveiro sounds nice also, but its not our primary reason for the tour. Is this tour for us, or do you offer something better suited for what I describe?
I think this tour will be too short for you. We spent relatively long time in Aveiro waiting for the boat trip, then some time in Costa Nova, then lunch, traffic, and finally in Coimbra we only had time to drive through the center to the University, buy tickets to the library, then gallop through the University itself, see the library and start the journey back to Porto. If you look for more than a cursory visit, try something else. Maybe staying a night in Coimbra will be a good idea.
Hi, I was a student até Coimbra and I could not visit it whitout knowing the students "repúblicas", the "Penedo da Saudade", The Jardim da Sereia, the botanic garden and if you are lucky listen to one of "Tunas" at the Academic café for example or go by the famous "quebra costas" where you can also listen the Coimbra Fado. It's a city with a lot of history and Legend, but I wouldn' t miss all the traditions that make Coimbra the City of Students! Ah and don't forget to take a picture with one of them in a costume. And eat a "barriga de freira", it's typical there. Enjoy your trip!!:)