1. Portugal
  2. Braga District
  3. Guimaraes

Minho: Private Braga and Guimarães Tour

Product ID: 197665
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The perfect opportunity to explore Minho is these 2 cities where history still prevails in every corner. Braga is one of the oldest Christian cities in the world, and Guimarães is where the first king of Portugal was born.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore every corner of these two historical cities
  • Visit the Triangle of Faith in Braga
  • Visit the castle where D. Afonso Henriques was born
Full description
Your first stop will be in Braga, a city known by its heritage and religious events as one of the oldest cities in Portugal and one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. Being a religious city, it is mandatory to visit the Triangle of Faith Cathedral, and the Sanctuaries of Bom Jesus and Sameiro.

Braga's cathedral is characterized by the different architectural styles, including Roman, Manueline and Baroque. It is considered a center of episcopal irradiation, and is one of the most important Romanesque temples in the country.
The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus is famous for its endless stairs and Baroque details, and above being a religious monument is also a truly romantic and relaxing place complete with stunning views of the city. The Sanctuary of Sameiro is known for being Catholic, but is also very famous for it's architecture.

Before you depart to Guimarães, you will take a short break in the historical center of Braga where you can enjoy a tasty and traditional lunch. Guimarães is where the first King of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques, was born. The history of Guimarães is related to the foundation of the national identity and the Portuguese language. Here you can explore the Castle of Guimarães, and observe the imposing statue of D. Afonso Henriques.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Porto or the Vila Nova de Gaia center
  • Van or mini-bus transportation
  • Guide
  • Traditional lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to museums/ monuments, unless specified
  • Meals and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia center

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Important information
Know before you go
• Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes