Get out of the city and explore some of Portugal’s smaller towns during this private full-day tour of Coimbra and Bussaco from Lisbon. Home to the University of Coimbra, the oldest university in Portugal, Coimbra is known for its own take on fado, the traditional Portuguese style of music. Tour the town, then head to the picturesque mountain range of Bussaco (Buçaco) to see the famous Buçaco Palace Hotel and gorgeous natural scenery. This private tour offers a totally personalized experience and includes roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel in Lisbon.
After getting picked up from your hotel by a private guide, set out for the Portuguese countryside to explore some of its smaller towns. Once the capital of Portugal, the town of Coimbra was the birthplace of six Portuguese kings and holds the nation’s first university, the University of Coimbra. Start the tour with a visit to the university, stopping to explore its many historical treasures along the way. See the Church of Santa Cruz and the National Pantheon, home to the graves of D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, and D. Sancho I. Tour the Old Cathedral and Largo de Almedina before heading off to the town of Bussaco. Also know as Buçaco, the small city is located in a beautiful mountain range and holds the Buçaco Palace Hotel, one of the most luxurious hotels in all of Portugal. Spend time wandering through the town before hopping back in the car and hitting the road for Lisbon. Your guide will drop you back at your hotel at the end of the day.