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  • Braga and Guimarães Full Day from Porto with Lunch

    1. Braga and Guimarães Full Day from Porto with Lunch

    Minho is known for having some of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Portugal, as well as being one of the richest regions in history. Explore the area and visit the cities of Guimarães and Braga on a full-day trip from Porto. Guimarães is the birthplace of Portugal and of the first Portuguese king. See the medieval castle of Guimarães and spend some time in the historical city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The streets and monuments of Guimarães are so well-preserved that it is easy to imagine the past. Go on to spend the afternoon in Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. After lunch in a typical restaurant, visit the cathedral and the historical center. You will also see 2 important sanctuaries, the Sameiro Sanctuary and the Bom Jesus do Monte, before making your way back to Porto.

    Great tour with an excellent guide. Braga and Guimarães are really nice places and full of interesting history. Many thanks to our guide Silvia who made this day tour just perfect. She’s knowledgeable and described with detail all the places that we visited. She was also very accommodating and answered all of our queries.

  • Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour with Lunch from Porto

    2. Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour with Lunch from Porto

    Be collected at your accommodation in the city of Porto and set out to discover northern Portugal. Arrive in Guimarães for a calm walk through the medieval city and enter the Castle, which is known as the birth of the kingdom of Portugal.  Then, visit the Palace of the Dukes and be dazzled by the luxuries of royalty throughout the centuries. Your local guide will tell you the whole history of Portugal. A delicious traditional Portuguese lunch will be served in a restaurant where you can taste the famous Vinho Verde, which is produced in the region.  Travel to the city of Braga, known as the city of the Archbishops. Visit the historical center and the interior of the Cathedral. Go to the top of the mountain and visit the most magnificent Sanctuary in Portugal, Bom Jesus do Monte. 

    Hugo was a kind, knowledgeable and organized guide. The cities and sites chosen were beautiful and interesting. Highly recommended.

  • Porto: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

    3. Porto: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

    The tour starts with a visit to the birthplace of the Portuguese nation – the city of Guimarães. This was the first city of Portugal chosen by the first king, Afonso Henriques. Known as the cradle of Portugal, Guimarães has preserved a medieval atmosphere at its core and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your first stop takes place in the northern part of the city with a visit to the imposing 10th century castle and the majestic Dukes of Bragança Palace. Afterward the historical Santa Maria Road leads you to the charming square in the heart of the old town, Largo da Oliveira. After a relaxing lunch break in Guimarães that will certainly allow you to enjoy the pleasures of the cuisine of the north of Portugal, it will be time to continue towards Braga, the oldest religious capital of Portugal. Known to the Romans as Bracara Augusta, for centuries Braga has been and archiepisc...

    A very well-planned trip hat shows you the richness and beauty of the culture in Braga-Guimaraes and the the surrounding areas.

  • Braga: Tuk Tuk City Tour

    4. Braga: Tuk Tuk City Tour

    During this tuk tuk ride you will be taken through the most important historical and architectural points of the city center of Braga to understand the importance and extensive history of the city. Within the maze of narrow streets, Gothic churches back onto modern shopping streets and grand baroque buildings surround peaceful plazas. Braga is the perfect place for history and culture, being home to numerous monuments and attractions, including one of the finest monuments in Northern Portugal, the Bom Jesus do Monte church, a must-do for any trip to Braga. Some of the other sights covered by this tour are the Holy Cross Church, Pius XII Museum, Roman Thermae of Maximinus, Roman ruins of Carvalheiras, Biscainhos Museum, Carmo Church, Mercado Municipal de Braga, Braga City Hall, and the Public Library of Braga. The number of these places visited will depend on the duration booked.

  • From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Tour

    5. From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia, and then discover the "Cradle of Portugal" on a day trip to Guimarães and Braga. Upon arrival in Guimarães, visit the birthplace of Portugal's first king at the medieval Castle of Guimarães. See the Chapel of St. Michael where he was baptized, and discover the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança. Continue to the Church of Our Lady of Consolation (Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira) and the Holy Steps. Then, discover a favorite meeting point for several generations in Guimarães on Praça da Oliveira. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the historic center, including the beautiful Town Hall. Venture down one of the oldest streets of Guimarães on Rua de Santa Maria, and contemplate the Convent of Santa Clara before you take a break for lunch and soak up the city's youthful vibe on Praça de Santiago. Continue in th...

    We have Andre as a tour guide and he is very professional and knowledgeable person. Tour was great. We love both places. Braga and Guimarães

  • Minho: Private Braga and Guimarães Tour

    6. Minho: Private Braga and Guimarães Tour

    Your first stop will be in Braga, a city known by its heritage and religious events as one of the oldest cities in Portugal and one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. Being a religious city, it is mandatory to visit the Triangle of Faith Cathedral, and the Sanctuaries of Bom Jesus and Sameiro. Braga's cathedral is characterized by the different architectural styles, including Roman, Manueline and Baroque. It is considered a center of episcopal irradiation, and is one of the most important Romanesque temples in the country. The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus is famous for its endless stairs and Baroque details, and above being a religious monument is also a truly romantic and relaxing place complete with stunning views of the city. The Sanctuary of Sameiro is known for being Catholic, but is also very famous for it's architecture. Before you depart to Guimarães, you will take a short ...

  • Braga & Guimarães: Premium Day Tour

    7. Braga & Guimarães: Premium Day Tour

    Your premium day tour of Braga and Guimarães begins with a pickup in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle by your certified guide. You will be led through the streets of Braga, to the busy commercial street of Souto. Along the way, you'll have the chance to gaze at the city's exquisite Baroque facades as well as its beautiful gardens, including the Santa Bárbara Garden.

    Visit Braga's cathedral, the Sanctuary of Sameiro, and the UNESCO Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, a Baroque masterpiece and a famous pilgrimage site. Afterward, pause and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.  Visit the medieval city of Guimarães where your friendly guide will lead you through the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança. Listen as they recount historical events from Portugal's past, including the history of the country's independence. Continue the tour by discovering the medieval streets...

  • Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo: All-Inclusive Private Tour

    8. Ponte de Lima & Viana do Castelo: All-Inclusive Private Tour

    The day starts with a meeting at your hotel in Oporto, Braga, or Guimarães and you’ll head towards the beautiful green area of Portugal, a title given to this region due to the fertility of its soils that confers a vivid green color to the landscape as far as your eyes can reach. Onboard a comfortable air-conditioned minibus, head towards Ponte de Lima, considered the oldest town in Portugal. Here, you will be guided through the picturesque streets, narrow alleys, and the ancient bridge of Ponte de Lima. Nearby this town you will have a relaxing moment with one of the treasures of the region, the green wine (Vinho Verde). This guided visit takes place inside a baroque palace that dates from the XVII century, where you will find a hospitable wine producer that will explain the uniqueness of this wine while you taste as well some local cheese and smoked sausage. This will also be the mome...

  • Braga and Guimarães: Tour from Porto

    9. Braga and Guimarães: Tour from Porto

    On this tour visit Braga and Guimarães. Braga is the oldest city in Portugal and extremely rich in culture and tradition. It offers an abundance of old squares and churches all over the city! After unraveling the wonders of Braga, head to the medieval city of Guimarães, which is regarded as "The Cradle of Portugal". Walk through the streets of Old Town, a World Heritage site, and visit the main sights and monuments. In Braga a few of the places you will visit are, the historical center of the city, its cathedral, the Good Jesus Sanctuary and the Sameiro Sanctuary. In Guimarães you will also visit its historical center, the palace of the dukes, the cities castle and the Saint Michael Chapel. On the day of your tour, you will be picked up at your accommodation. During the whole tour, a guide will tell you about the history of the places you are seeing, so you can make the most out of you...

  • Guimarães: Half-Day Private Tour from Porto

    10. Guimarães: Half-Day Private Tour from Porto

    Experience the charm and unique personality of Guimarães on a half-day tour. This birthplace of Portugal harmoniously combines the past with the present and has been widely recognized for this ability. In 2012 Guimarães was named a European Capital of Culture, and in 2013 it was chosen European City of Sport. The tour begins at the medieval castle, where a mother and her son waged a battle over the creation of the Portuguese nation. Behind the Castle you will find a small church, where it is believed that the first king of Portugal was baptized. Continue on to the city center, which has been listed by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity Site. The streets and monuments of Guimarães have been so well preserved that you will feel like you have stepped into another era. Discover the magnificent architecture of the Church of São Miguel do Castelo, Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, an...

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What people are saying about Guimaraes

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 243 reviews

Great tour with an excellent guide. Braga and Guimarães are really nice places and full of interesting history. Many thanks to our guide Silvia who made this day tour just perfect. She’s knowledgeable and described with detail all the places that we visited. She was also very accommodating and answered all of our queries.

Patricia was our excellent tour guide. She drove very well, she explained a lot about Portugese history and the cities we visited. We we with 5 American tourists and Patricia could speak good english. I recommend this very interesting tour. Thank you Patricia and Get your Guide

Francesco was a perfect tour guide - he was not only very friendly and helpful tour guide, but also knew relatively every interesting and / or funny detail about the places visited. We can absolutely recommend the tour !!

Hugo was a kind, knowledgeable and organized guide. The cities and sites chosen were beautiful and interesting. Highly recommended.

Very nice cities. A guide takes you through the most characteristic areas. It's worth it. The great guide (Joao).