Tales Of Love: Pedro And Inês


Fullday Tour Of Coimbra And Alcobaça
All you need to know:

Schedule

Available from Tuesday to Sunday, except 1st January, Easter Sunday, 1st of May, 20th August and 25th December, under request of guide’s availability | From 9am to 6pm

Price

80€/person . Min 2 people or equivalent price

Meeting Point

To be agreed with the client (hotel or point of interest in Coimbra’s city center)

Delve into this Great Opportunity

In this guided tour we will unveil all the details of the most tragic – as well as the most beautiful – love story in the History of Portugal, as we travel along some of the sites where it all took place during the 14th Century!

Our day starts with a foot walk through the city sites that are directly connected with this tragic tale. First the Mondego Green Parks which are connected by the lovely pedestrian bridge known as “Pedro & Inês” since 2006. Next we will visit the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha and the Quinta das Lágrimas Gardens, a name that was given as a reminder of the love filled adventures of Lady Inês de Castro and Prince D. Pedro I from Portugal.

After a short lunch break, we will be driving to Alcobaça where we can visit the Abbey as part of the World Heritage Monastery as well as the National Pantheon, the eternal resting place of Pedro and Inês. After the tragic death of Inês de Castro, D. Pedro ordered the construction of two big gothic styled tombs. Both of these still remain at the transept of the Alcobaça Abbey, fronting each other forever.

Before returning to Coimbra there will be a quick stop at one of the local pastries to taste some of the regional gastronomic treats. Here you will be able to experience prized conventual pastry like the famous Cornucópias, Castanhas de ovo, Delícia de amêndoas, Diário de Inês, Ovos do Paraíso, Pudim de São Bernardo, Torrão de Abadessa, Torresmo do Céu… by the end of it you will be deeply in love with this place!

In this guided tour we will unveil all the details of the most tragic – as well as the most beautiful – love story in the History of Portugal, as we travel along some of the sites where it all took place during the 14th Century!


Points of Interest

Mondego River Pedro & Inês Pedestrian Bridge Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha and Corner of Love Gardens of Quinta das Lágrimas and its Medieval Retreat Romantic Garden Fountain of Love Fountain of Tears Camões Auditorium Wellington Sequoia Historical Center of Alcobaça Abbey of the Monastery of Alcobaça and the Tombs of Pedro & Inês Leiria Pinewood.

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Optional

Ask for a tailored tour: we will gladly adapt the route according to your personal preferences, allowing you to discover everything you would want to know about the portuguese culture… accompanied by a local guide!

Ask for a tailored tour: we will gladly adapt the route according to your personal preferences, allowing you to discover everything you would want to know about the portuguese culture… accompanied by a local guide!