Guimaraes and Braga

Guimarães and Braga are two historical cities in the North of Portugal. The birthplace of the nation and one of the most ancient cities in the territory!

Guimaraes and Braga tour

Full day tour

Private tour – Departure from Porto

Visit the city of Guimarães, known as the cradle of Portugal and Braga, the capital of the province, considered the most welcoming city for young people in Portugal.

Guimarães historical center is a beautifully preserved medieval city that has its roots in the remote 10th century.

Braga is an important religious and economic center of northern Portugal with a constant human occupation that dates back to Roman times.

Guimarães is considered a world heritage site by UNESCO due to the exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town. Visit the medieval castle, the chapel of S. Miguel, where our first king, Afonso Henriques, was baptized and the historical center.

Wander the narrow streets of the city center and sit for a coffee at the Largo da Oliveira, where you can find a legendary olive tree and the gothic shrine, built to commemorate the Salado Battle, where the Portuguese and the Castilian forces defeated the Moorish army from Granada, in 1339.

Firstly known as ‘Bracara Augusta,’ Braga is a city where the old and modern mix-up in perfect harmony. Braga has been on the map since the Roman times, and the ancient Cathedral dates back to the origins of the country.

We will also visit the Baroque staircase of the Bom Jesus Sanctuary with its 573 steps. Along the stairway, there are 17 landings. They all have symbolic fountains, allegorical statues, and elaborate decorations dedicated to several religious themes.

  • Itinerary: Porto, Guimarães, Braga, Porto – Full Day Tour
  • Schedule: starts at 9:30 am and ends at around 06:00 pm.
  • Pick up: any hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Includes: private guide/driver
  • Attractions and tours according to the itinerary: Guimarães Castle and Braga’s Cathedral
  • Does not include: lunch and other extras of personal nature.

Prices from: 2-3 group (car) 285€

Prices from 4-7 group (minivan) 345€

More than 7 participants under quotation

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