Alcobaça, Batalha, Tomar e Coimbra - 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

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Take the opportunity to visit the Center of Portugal, Alcobaça, Batalha, Coimbra and Tomar, and its 4 World Heritage Sites that differ in their unique and diverse vocation and represent a fundamental and relevant part of Portugal's historical memory.
Embark on a fantastic journey through a heritage steeped in history.
Do not forget to take the opportunity to taste the religiosity of its sweets and the diverse gastronomic and restaurant offer in this region.
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Take the opportunity to visit the Center of Portugal, Alcobaça, Batalha, Coimbra and Tomar, and its 4 World Heritage Sites that differ in their unique and diverse vocation and represent a fundamental and relevant part of Portugal's historical memory.
Embark on a fantastic journey through a heritage steeped in history.
Do not forget to take the opportunity to taste the religiosity of its sweets and the diverse gastronomic and restaurant offer in this region.
We emphasize that all of our tours are completely customizable to your needs and desires. Talk to our guide / driver who is an expert in the region and its minutiae.
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Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Monastery of Alcobaca, Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018 Portugal

Alcobaça owes its fame and development to the Monastery or Royal Abbey of Santa Maria, founded by the Order of Cistercians in 1153.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Batalha Monastery, Largo Infante Dom Henrique 2440, Batalha 2440-484 Portugal

The Monastery of Batalha, a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic, is a magnificent piece of architecture that combines various influences from its lengthy period of construction, which lasted several reigns.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Convent of Christ, Igreja do Castelo Templario, Tomar 2300-322 Portugal

Tomar is the most important place of the Templar History in the whole world, since it has preserved an imposing castle and church, practically intact. The Order of the Temple existed from 1118 to 1308, when the Pope extinguished it and deprived it of its assets.

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Monastery of Alcobaca, Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018 Portugal

Alcobaça owes its fame and development to the Monastery or Royal Abbey of Santa Maria, founded by the Order of Cistercians in 1153.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Batalha Monastery, Largo Infante Dom Henrique 2440, Batalha 2440-484 Portugal

The Monastery of Batalha, a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic, is a magnificent piece of architecture that combines various influences from its lengthy period of construction, which lasted several reigns.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Convent of Christ, Igreja do Castelo Templario, Tomar 2300-322 Portugal

Tomar is the most important place of the Templar History in the whole world, since it has preserved an imposing castle and church, practically intact. The Order of the Temple existed from 1118 to 1308, when the Pope extinguished it and deprived it of its assets.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Torre da Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-295 Portugal

Symbol of the University and of the city itself, it was built during the 18th century, replacing the previous one, designed by João de Ruão (16th century). The Italian architect who designed the work, António Cannevari, added baroque aspects in italian style. The construction was overseen by Portuguese Gaspar Ferreira.

There is a small balcony at the top, with four clocks below (one on each side), joined by four bells that govern the academic life: the Cabra [goat] of 1741, the Cabrão [buck] of 1824, the Bolão [Big Ball] of 1561 and the Quartos [quarters].

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chapel of St Michael, Praca Cortes de Coimbra, Coimbra 3040-250 Portugal

Former oratory of the Royal Palace, dating from the 12th century, it was subjected to major enlargement construction works during the reign of King D. Manuel I, projected by Marcos Pires and Diogo de Castilho. The port archway is an allegory to the political ideology of King D. Manuel I – he is King by divine right!

In the interior, the ex-libris of this religious space: the baroque organ, by Manuel de São Bento, decorated with chinoiserie painted in gold.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Biblioteca Joanina, Praca da Porta Ferrea Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3000-447 Portugal

Commonly known as Biblioteca Joanina [Joanina Library], a unique and internationally recognised work made during the reign of King João V, whose large portrait by Domenico Duprá occupies the last room of the library.
The exterior portal, in stone, is reproduced inside by marbled wood arches, each one with the symbol of the several faculties existing at that time, which delimits the great hall into three rooms.
The walls are covered with exotic wood shelves, with two floors, polychrome and decorated with chinoiserie art.
Also worth mentioning are the frescoes on the ceilings, executed in tromp l’oeil, with allegories to faculties, virtues and continents.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Porta Ferrea, Rua de Sao Pedro 20, Coimbra 3000-370 Portugal

Entrance of the old Royal Palace to which were added, in 1634, two portals with allegorical sculptures of the ancient Faculties (Medicine, Law, Theology and Canon Law), the founding monarch, King D. Dinis, the monarch who definitively establishes the general studies in Coimbra, King D. João III, and the Sapience, the institution’s insignia.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Escadas Monumentais, R. Castro Matoso Coimbra University, Coimbra 3000-104 Portugal

Due to the reforms that the building was subjected to around 1724, Gaspar Ferreira was in charge of recreating the communication ladders between the University and the public street. The work is a testimony that the whole building is dedicated to Sapience: crowning the arch of the staircase arises the baroque sculpture, evocative of Sapience, by Friar Cipriano da Cruz.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Prisao Academica, Largo da Porta Ferrea - Foyer da Biblioteca Geral Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra 3040-202 Portugal

Established in 1593 in the north wing of the building, it was transferred in 1773 to what had been left of the old royal jail built by King D. John I in the late 14th century, and which then served as infrastructure for the Library House.
It remained here until the extinction of the academic court, in 1832.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Via Latina, R. do Norte 37, 3000-295 Coimbra, Portugal

A big colonnade built in the end of the 18th century, which name remembers the old rule that prohibited any other language to be spoken, asides from Latin, beyond that point.

At the centre, a sculptural group, by Claude Laprade, with the allegoric figures of Justice and Fortress, on which was added a sculpture representing King D. José I by the end of the 17th century.

Duration: 15 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Live tour commentary provided in English, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Personal accident and liability insurance.
  • Our chauffeurs have knowledge and ethics required for confidential business matters
  • Our chauffeurs provide a concierge service for any requirements.
  • Gourmet Lunch with wine.
  • Our executive vehicles provide Wi-Fi, bottled water, refreshments and a relaxing atmosphere.
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Biblioteca Joanina
  • Entry/Admission - Torre da Universidade de Coimbra
  • Entry/Admission - Batalha Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Chapel of St Michael
  • Entry/Admission - Convent of Christ
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of Alcobaca
  • Entry/Admission - Prisao Academica
  • Admission to venues & attractions along the tour route.
  • Gratuities are not included and is left to individual discretion.
Departure Point
Praça da Liberdade 19, 4000-322 Porto, Portugal

Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Porto Airport, Porto Portugal


Ports

  • Leixões Port


8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible for those with limited eye sight.
  • Accessible for those with limited mobility.
  • You must inform us if you need child safety seat for children under 8 years of age or 4 foot 9 inches (144 cm) tall.
  • It's forbidden to smoke, eat or drink any drink other than water inside the vehicle.
  • Exact destinations & itinerary may differ due to weather, road conditions, and the guide's discretion.
  • For international guests, please be aware the legal drinking age in Portugal is 18 years of age.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • If you have limited mobility, please inform us when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.