Braga and Guimarães Full-day Tour from Porto

Duration
9 hours
Languages
English, Spanish, Portuguese

Visit 2 interesting cities of Portugal on this full-day tour from Porto.

Highlights:

  • Discover Braga and Guimarães, known as "The two most Portuguese cities"

  • The castle that accommodated the Counts of Portugal during the 10th and 11th century

  • The 15th century Palace of the Duques of Braganza

  • Have an amazing Portuguese lunch

  • Braga, a city with over 2000 years of history

  • The Cathedral

  • The Sanctuaries Bom Jesus and Sameiro

Includes:

  • A guide

  • Pick-up and drop-off

  • Entrance fee to Castle

  • Entrance fee to Paço dos Duques

  • Entrance fee to Sé de braga

  • Local pastry, coffee

  • Bottled water

Please note: minimum 2 people. The price for children up to 12 y.o. is €45 per person, the price for 65 - 99 y.o. seniors is €80 per person.

Braga is one of Portugal's largest cities, located in the heart of the fertile province of Minho in the northwest of the country. It is famous for its splendid 18th century granite mansions, a number of stunning ancient churches and picturesque parks and gardens. Braga is one of the oldest cities in Portugal and its religious capital, known for its solemn atmosphere and sumptuous Baroque architecture. Because of its ancient history and many sacred monuments, Braga is often called the "Portuguese Rome". Braga's old town is famous for its scattering of magnificent Gothic and Baroque churches and old 18th-century mansions. But the city offers many more attractions than just endless ancient temples. The historic center of Braga is almost entirely pedestrian and consists of charming squares, beautiful old streets and picturesque gardens.

Guimarães, city and concelho (municipality), northwestern Portugal. Guimarães lies at the foot of the Serra de Santa Catarina, northeast of the city of Porto. Guimarães was founded in the 4th century and in the 12th century became the first capital of Portugal. Its landmarks include the 10th-century castle (where Afonso I, Portugal’s first king, was born) on a hill overlooking the town, the Romanesque Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira (rebuilt 1387–1400), the 14th-century convent and church of São Francisco, and a Dominican convent now housing a notable museum of antiquities. A former convent, Santa Marinha da Costa, on a hill southeast of the city, has been transformed into a spectacular pousada (special tourist inn). The historic center of the city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. North of the city is the Citânia de Briteiros, an Iron Age settlement that is an important archaeological site. An industrial center, Guimarães produces woolen goods, linen, goldsmith’s items, and cutlery. 

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With GetExperience since 2022
Meeting point
Porto, Portugal
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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