Hi there fellow travellers!

This time we are taking you to the so called “City of Students”! Are you ready to explore the most traditional and academic Portuguese city?

Trip to Coimbra

Sunday, 23rd September, 8:30am

Coimbra is located in the Centre of Portugal and it’s one of the most ancient cities of the country, where the oldest university of Portugal and one of the oldest in Europe is situated - Universidade de Coimbra, founded 728 years ago. It is said that Luís Vaz de Camões, Portugal’s great national poet, studied at the University of Coimbra, nonetheless it was never proved. Coimbra is also characterized by its Fado (Fado de Coimbra) that was adopted by students at the University of Coimbra and it is usually considered the typical music of Coimbra itself.

In our trip to the Students City, we will start the day by taking you to “Quinta das Lágrimas” where, according to the legend, a tragic love story between D. Pedro, a Portuguese Prince, and his lover, Inês de Castro, took place. After that, we will visit “Portugal dos Pequenitos” (Small Size Portugal) where you’ll have the chance to feel like a giant (or a kid again) among original representations of the most iconic Portuguese monuments. In the afternoon, you’ll have a city tour around the beautiful Coimbra! And at the end you’ll have some time to discover its beauty by yourself!


8:30am - Meeting point @Reitoria

9:00am - Departure to Coimbra

11am - Visit to “Quinta das Lágrimas”

12am - Visit to “Portugal dos Pequenitos”

1:30am - Lunch Time

2:30pm - City tour

5:30pm - Chill time

6:30pm - Return to Porto

8pm - Arrival to Porto

Meeting Point: 8:30 am @Reitoria (map here)

Price: 20€

What to bring:

- ESNcard

- Comfortable clothes and shoes

- Lunch and snacks (or you can eat at some restaurant, it’s your choice!)

- Water

We are pretty sure it will win your heart! So, come and learn with us the real meaning of the word “Saudade”. The students themselves say “Once Coimbra, forever ‘Saudade’”.

Run to the ESN office (map here) to assure your place!

Registrations: Start on the 10th of September.

The office is open from 14h30 to 18h00 and if you want, you can register two friends, but you need to bring their ESNcard number and you need to pay their fee

- Refunds are only available until 1 week before the trip. For a refund, you need to send an e-mail to refunds@esnporto.org.

Note: To participate in ESN activities, you must buy an ESNcard, at the ESN Porto office. It will cost you 10€, it is valid for one year and allows you to benefit from lots of national and international discounts with our partners. You must bring a photo of yourself (passport type) when you come to the office to buy your card.


Your new travel friends,

ESN Porto