Visit Coimbra and Aveiro

Prepare for an intense 1-day trip in which you will get to know two of the most amazing Portuguese cities! If you’re looking to visit Coimbra, the old city, and Aveiro, the Portuguese Venice, then this tour is perfect for you.

Visit Coimbra – Morning

Coimbra is one of the oldest cities in the country. It was the capital of Portugal before Lisbon, until 1255. It is there that we can find the first National Pantheon, the Monastery of Cruz.

The large University of Coimbra was built on an old palace and contains the King John V Library. In the University, we can also visit the Royal Residence and the Chapel of São Miguel.

In the old city, we will find the Roman Cathedral of the XIIth century, the Old Cathedral.

We can’t visit Coimbra without walking in the Quinta das Lágrimas (Garden of Tears). This beautiful garden owes its name to the misadventures of the romance between Lady Inês de Castro and Prince Dom Pedro. According to the romantic tragedy, lovely Inês died in this place.

We will head to Mealhada, Region of Bairrada, where we will have lunch, at your own cost. Here the speciality is roast suckling pig, known as Suckling Pig of Bairrada.

Visit Aveiro – Afternoon

After we visit Coimbra, we part to Aveiro. Aveiro is known as ‘The Portuguese Venice’, a charming city crossed by a channel, where coloured Moliceiros boats navigate and with buildings in pastel shades of Art Nouveau style. The traditional sweet is Ovos Moles which are presented in different shapes, and the Tripas from Aveiro.

The saltworks from Aveiro are among the most well-known saltworks in Portugal, and here we can learn how the salt appears and is extracted. There are those who say that the Salt Worker is lazy because he lives from what nature gives him. But the wisdom of the Salt Worker lies in being capable of relating the salted water, the wind, the sun and the rain, the clayey muds, the seaweed and the wood of the tools, creating what once was the great engine of the world economy, salt.

Salted return to Lisbon with drop off at the hotel.


  • Pick up at the Hotel with departure from Lisbon

  • Arrival in Coimbra and visit to the University of Coimbra

  • King John V Library, Royal Residence (Rooms of Capelos, Room of the Private Exam and Room of Weapons) and Chapel of São Miguel

  • Passage by the New Cathedral and the Old Cathedral, a Roman Cathedral of the XIIth century

  • Old part of the city, Arch and Tower of Almedina, Church of the Holy Cross – National Pantheon, Cloister of Manga e Square of Portagem

  • Gardens of Quinta das Lágrimas, the Love Fountain and the Tears Fountain

  • Lunch in Mealhada in a typical restaurant


  • Costa Nova and its typical little houses

  • Arrival in the city of Aveiro, the Portuguese Venice

  • Ride in a Moliceiro boat through the channels of Aveiro

  • Visit to a house of typical specialty sweet from Aveiro, Ovos Moles

  • Visit to the Saltworks

  • Return to Lisbon and drop off at the hotel



All the prices are presented per person

General Conditions

All the tours and experiences presented require a minimum of 2 participants.

Our tours are made in vehicles Mercedes, and the maximum number of participants is seven.

The departure for all tours is from the City of Lisbon. Any pick-up or drop-off outsider the city of Lisbon will be subject to the payment of an extra fee. The pick-up and drop-off place must be indicated by the client upon reservation of the tour.

In case baby car seat tare necessary for the transport of children, they must be requested upon reservation or up to 48 hours before the tour.

In case one or more passengers suffer from a special condition, this must be communicated upon reservation of the tour.

Van Go Tourism assumes no responsibility from items or personal belongings left in the vehicles or at the places visited during the tour.

Van Go Tourism cannot be liable for delays occurred due to the traffic or weather conditions.

It is not allowed to smoke or drink alcoholic drinks in the vehicles. Stops for that purpose are made at the request of the client, provided that the guide considers it to be possible and that it does question the execution of the tour.

Van Go Tourism is an environment-friendly company, and therefore we ask our clients not to through any object or waste through the window or during the walks.

All the prices include VAT.

In case of non-private tours, more than one language can be used, depending on the nationality of the participants.

Included in the Tours

Guide in the selected language – Portuguese, English, French and Spanish
Pick-up and Drop-off in Lisbon
Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
Personal and accident insurance
Wi-fi and Water aboard
Parking, Fuel and Tolls

Not included in the Tours

Tickets for monuments and museums
Meals and drinks
Personal expenses


All reservations shall be made 48 hours before the Tour, using the form in the website of Van Go Tourism or by sending or confirming the reservation to one of the emails of Van Go Tourism.

The execution of all tours always requires the previous confirmation from Van Go Tourism.


Upon reservation a payment of de 25% of the total value of the tour must be made, as a reservation fee.

The remaining 75% shall be paid until 48h before the Tour. In case of non-payment, the tour will be cancelled and will not take place, and there will be no refund of the mounts already paid.


Any cancellation must necessarily be sent to e-mail expressly indicating the tour to be cancelled.

For any cancellation made until 7 days before the tour, you will be refunded of the totality of the reservation fee.

For any cancellation made between 7 days and 72 hours before the tour, you will be refunded of 50% of the value of the reservation fee.

For any last-minute cancellation made 72 hours before the tour, you will not be refunded of the reservation fee.

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