Day trip

From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS
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From US$ 68.49 per person

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Travel through the Minho region from Porto to the cities of Guimarães and Braga on a day tour. Visit the centers of these 2 cities and learn about Portuguese history. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
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  • Explore the historical center of Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Spend time seeing Braga and visit an important sanctuary in the area
  • Learn about the rich history of the Portuguese people
  • Eat a traditional Portuguese lunch at a local restaurant
Full description

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Guimarães and Braga from Porto. Pass through the scenic Minho region and explore the historical centers of these two cities. Optionally, you can also enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant.

Minho is known for having some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in 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 local restaurant, visit the cathedral and the historical center. See an important sanctuary, Bom Jesus do Monte, before making your way back to Porto.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Guide services
  • Monument fees
  • Lunch, if option selected
  • Personal expenses
  • Any monument fees that are not referred to in the product description
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Living Tours/Tourist Service office, next to São Bento train station, Porto.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • The group size will be from 8 to 29 people
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • The services included in the tour are subject to third party availability and may change without notice
  • Pickup and drop-off at Hotels in the city center of Porto (if selected)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 675 reviews

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Great tour, highly recommend a visit to these two towns. The tour guide, Andres was very knowledgeable and friendly as was his colleague. There were great walking tours in each town, but they always ensured the van was going to pick us up nearby the end of the walk so it was not too much. They allowed time to explore, wish we had a bit more time in Guimarães verse Braga but it’s ok. The lunch was delicious. Highly recommend this tour.

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December 1, 2022

Anna was our guide - she was excellent, and we enjoyed the tour very much. Everything run very smoothly. We had the option with lunch - food was nothing memorable. It was a full course with soup, salad, main course, and desert with wine or beer or soda options. I did not find it very tasty, but it was ok for a quick bite. We had Spanish/English tour and our guide was great in switching between two languages, but it did feel a bit like a lot of time was wasted on translations. I recommend this tour overall.

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November 27, 2022

A nice trip to make if you are in Porto a little longer and want to see more of Northern Portugal. You will visit two inland towns that are important to Portuguese history. Expect a lot of historical information and visits to churches, a castle and old towns. The lunch wasn't great and was served in a cold cellar where you had to sit down with strangers. Because of the lunch and the short distance from the towns to Porto, I thought the price of the excursion could have been a bit lower.

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November 5, 2022

Product ID: 32568