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In Coimbra we recommend the following car hire offers

from 33 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Fiat 500
4 Days from 08.08 - 12.08.2024
Example vehicle
from 33 £ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. VW Polo
4 Days from 08.08 - 12.08.2024
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from 36 £ per day
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Mini
e.g. Fiat 500
4 Days from 08.08 - 12.08.2024
Example vehicle

Driving in Coimbra: What to Expect

Driving Rules and Speed Limit

Remember, driving is on the right-hand side in Portugal. If you're used to driving in the UK, this may require a bit of adjustment. In built-up areas, the speed limit is 50 km/h unless indicated otherwise. On motorways, it’s typically set between 90 km/h and 120 km/h.

Car Parks and Street Parking

Coimbra has several parking options. Car parks located near the city centre are recommended if you're planning to explore the central areas. Street parking charges may apply during weekdays.

City Highlights and Sights

Historic Centre and University

Start your adventure with a visit to the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in Europe, offering wonderful panoramic views of the city. Other must-sees include the Monastery of Santa Cruz and Old Cathedral of Coimbra.

Beaches and Natural Attractions

The region around Coimbra boasts several enticing beaches, such as Figueira da Foz, and the beautiful natural parks of Serra da Estrela and Serra do Açor, perfect for those keen to explore the outdoors.

Culture and Events

If you visit Coimbra in May, don't miss the centuries-old tradition of Queima das Fitas, the students' festival marked by parades and performances.

Fuel, Food and Currency

When you're filling up your rental car, remember that petrol is called 'gasolina' and diesel 'gasóleo'. Portugal uses the Euro (€) as its currency. British credit and debit cards are widely accepted.

Local Climate and Recommended Car Class

Coimbra's mild Mediterranean climate makes any time a good time to visit. If you're planning to stay in the city, a compact or economy car is recommended due to narrow streets and limited parking. For countryside exploration, you might consider renting an SUV for added comfort and capability.

Coimbra and Beyond

With a car, you can also explore nearby cities like Aveiro, known as the 'Venice of Portugal', and Portugal's capital, Lisbon, just a two-hour drive southwards.

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