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Porto: Guimarães and Braga Day Trip

Travel north on a day trip from Porto to two of northern Portugal's historic cities, which are currently basking in the European spotlight. First, discover the country's origins in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Guimarães. Home to a 10th-century castle and the Dukes of Braganza Palace, the town today is filled with pride for being named the European Capital of Culture for 2012. Then visit the city of Braga, founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. The oldest Christian city in Portugal, Braga is celebrated today as the 2012 European Capital of Youth.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Porto city center
    • Entry/Admission - Sameiro Sanctuary
    • Entry/Admission - Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte
    • Entry/Admission - Se de Braga
    • Entry/Admission - Guimaraes Castle
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Braga, Braga, Braga District, Northern Portugal

    Our first stop will be Braga, the capital of Minho, and then we will discover the historic city of Guimarães. Prepare your cameras and come with us to explore two of the most important cities in the history of Portugal!
    Braga is a city in the far north of Portugal, northeast of Porto. It is known for heritage and religious events. To the east, the Bom Jesus do Monte complex has a neoclassical church perched on an elaborate 17-story staircase. In the city center, the medieval-style Sé de Braga houses a museum of sacred art and the Gothic-style Chapel of the Kings. Nearby, the imposing Archbishop's Palace overlooks the Santa Barbara Garden.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sameiro Sanctuary, Av. Nossa Sra. do Sameiro 44, 4715-616 Braga, Portugal

    It is today the second largest center of Marian devotion in Portugal, so it is a must visit place in the Minho capital.
    It is a stunning building that attracts a large number of devotees and tourists. Did you know that Mount Sameiro is the highest point in the city? From there you will have fantastic views that cover hundreds and hundreds of kilometers. Not only for the Catholic faith, but for its architecture, you will understand why this monument is so amazing to everyone.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte, Largo do Santuario do Bom Jesus, Braga 4715-056 Portugal

    One of the biggest highlights of this tour. Famous for its endless stairs and baroque details, this place will definitely impress you! Not only a religious monument, it is also a truly romantic and relaxing place with amazing views of Braga. Here, nature is privileged and protected with the utmost care.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Se de Braga, Se Primaz Rua Dom Paio Mendes, Braga 4700-424 Portugal

    The magnificent Braga Cathedral (also known as Braga Cathedral), a monument that combines three different styles: Romanesque, Manueline and Baroque. It is the oldest cathedral in Portugal - it was even built several decades before the founding of the country! Undoubtedly, this imposing cathedral is Braga's biggest landmark.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes Portugal

    After lunch in Braga, we will leave for Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal and World Heritage, since 2001. Guimarães is a true example of the evolution of a medieval city throughout history!
    This was the city where the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques was born. The history of Guimarães is related to the foundation of national identity and the Portuguese language.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Guimaraes Castle, Rua Conde D. Henrique Paço dos Duques, Guimaraes 4810-245 Portugal

    National symbol of the tenth century. From the outside, its medieval structure is impressive; Inside you can have magnificent views across the city. Afterwards, we will continue to pass by the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança and visit the Church of São Miguel.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Braga District, Northern Portugal

    Observe the imposing statue of D. Afonso Henriques and walk through Martins Sarmento Square. To end this short walking tour, discover Santa Maria Street, the Town Hall, Santiago Square and Senhora da Oliveira Church.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please contact the tour operator in order to confirm your pick up time and local till 24hours before the tour.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • There is no bathroom on board the bus
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • The tours may be changed without prior notice
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum passenger required to run - 2 persons
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Two thirds of seating capacity for your safety
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-5550MINHO

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