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  2. Porto District
  3. Porto
  4. Porto Cathedral

Braga: Luxury Private Half-Day Tour from Porto

Product ID: 86390
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Experience history and religion side-by-side with youth. In this private tour, visit the oldest city in Portugal. Nicknamed the "Rome of Portugal." Here, you will see the Sé Cathedral, the Bom Jesus Sanctuary and Sameiro Sanctuary.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a family friendly tour
  • Get a comprehensive tour of the city
  • Try the perfect activity for all ages and skill level
  • Learn from a fully narrated tour
Full description
Built more than 2,000 years ago, Bracara Augusta was, as the name indicates, founded by Augustus. It was located on one of the main Roman roads in the Iberian Peninsula, since it was the administrative seat of the empire, and later given the status of capital of the Roman province of Gallaecia, present-day Galicia, by Emperor Caracalla. The Braga Diocese is the oldest in Portugal and, in the Middle Ages, the city even competed with Santiago de Compostela in power and importance. One of the Camiños de Santiago passed through here, when this pilgrimage cult grew with the Christian reconquest and the foundation of Portugal.

The Cathedral of Braga is also the oldest in the country and was built in the 12th Century by the parents of Portugal’s first King, D. Henrique and D. Teresa, who are buried there. Braga is to this day one of the country’s main religious centers, having the Holy Week Celebrations and the São João Festival as the highlights in its liturgical and tourist calendar.

You will enjoy the morning or afternoon with a local guide who will let you know the history of Braga and the most importante aspects of the Portuguese culture. You will visit Sé Cathedral of Braga, the Bom Jesus Sanctuary and Sameiro Sanctuary.
Includes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/ guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
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Meridian4People - Portugal

Product ID: 86390