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  • From Porto: Braga & Guimarães Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    1. From Porto: Braga & Guimarães Full-Day Tour with Lunch

    Depart from your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia to see medieval Guimarães and historic center. Guimarães, the so–called Cradle of Portugal is one of the most important Portuguese historical cities, and a historic center considered a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site. Spend a beautiful morning in a beautiful place. After lunch, explore historic Braga and the old Cathedral of Sé. Visit the nearby Bom Jesus Sanctuary and experience the most famous religious sanctuary in Portugal. After visiting Rome, Archbishop Diogo de Sousa drew a city where the squares and churches were abound as they are in Rome, which became Braga. Discover this city of traditions and cultures.

    Superb tour. Milena is a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable on the history of Portugal as well as stories on traditions and popular legends. A real pleadure to spend the day with her. Wish our next tours were with her. Also, daytrip from Porto to Braga and Guinaraes is a must, if you have the time.

  • Porto: Private Braga and Guimaraes Tour

    2. Porto: Private Braga and Guimaraes Tour

    Your tour will begin with your exploration of the first capital of Portugal, where you will discover the hill where a statue of D. Afonso Henriques (the first king of Portugal) and Guimaraes Castle, followed by the São Miguel Church and Paço dos Duques de Bragança (Bragança's House Palace). Last but not least, you will take a little time to taste a delicious Santa Clara’s Pastry. Next up, it will be time to visit Braga, a modern city that is full of rich Roman and Medieval history. Commencing in the Cathedral (a monument from the 11th century), one of the main attractions is the cross which was used in the first mass service in Brazil. The Bom Jesus Elevator is the only water powered elevator in use in the world. Its construction is due to an idea by a 19th-century Bracaran businessman, and it was built by two well-known engineers of the time, Nikolaus Riggenbach and Raul Mesnier. Whi...

  • Braga and Guimarães: Tour from Porto

    3. 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: The Duchess and the Palace Tour

    4. Guimarães: The Duchess and the Palace Tour

    This tour takes place entirely inside the Ducal Palace of the Bragança in Guimarães, built in the 15th century, but its only permanent inhabitant at that time was Lady Constance of Noronha, Duchess of Braganza. On this unique tour, your guide will be in character as the duchess, and she will tell you in a fun and educational way about her life, work, and religion. Learn fascinating stories about the time from the duchess, who will explain the complex palatial intrigues, and explore the beautiful interiors of the palace. This is a unique opportunity to step back in time and discover history as it really was lived!

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What people are saying about Guimaraes

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Superb tour. Milena is a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable on the history of Portugal as well as stories on traditions and popular legends. A real pleadure to spend the day with her. Wish our next tours were with her. Also, daytrip from Porto to Braga and Guinaraes is a must, if you have the time.

Guide with a lot of knowledge about the region. Very kind and listens to our questions and responds quickly. He is your competent. The fish meal was special for us who are not used to having a whole fish on the plate.

Our guide Tiago was extremely knowledgeable about Portuguese history and culture and was accommodating regarding the special needs of one of our party. I would highly recommend this tour.

Beautiful walk, despite the rainy weather. It was possible to walk and enjoy. I recommend!

Our guide Carlos was very conscientious and very pleasant. To recommend