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From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Shuttle Tour

Product ID: 119209
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Take a cultural journey to two of the most beautiful cities in Portugal on a full-day tour to Guimarães and Braga. Discover the birthplace of the nation and a former Roman settlement more than 2,000 years old.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Driver
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel in Porto
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the historic city of Guimarães
  • Discover the birthplace of a nation and see the castle where the first king of Portugal was born
  • Visit the famous sanctuaries of the old city of Braga
  • Go to the Torre de Menagem, Largo do Paço and amazing Braga Cathedral
  • Admire the sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga
Full description
Benefit from a pick-up at your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia, and then discover the "Cradle of Portugal" on a day trip to Guimarães and Braga.

Upon arrival in Guimarães, visit the birthplace of Portugal's first king at the medieval Castle of Guimarães. See the Chapel of St. Michael where he was baptized, and discover the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança. Continue to the Church of Our Lady of Consolation (Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira) and the Holy Steps. Then, discover a favorite meeting point for several generations in Guimarães on Praça da Oliveira. Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the historic center, including the beautiful Town Hall.

Venture down one of the oldest streets of Guimarães on Rua de Santa Maria, and contemplate the Convent of Santa Clara before you take a break for lunch and soak up the city's youthful vibe on Praça de Santiago.

Continue in the afternoon at the old city of Braga. Visit Praça da República, admire the unique façade of the Igreja dos Congregados, discover the House of Riddles and the famous A Brasileira café. Go to the fortified tower of the Torre de Menagem and see the 18th-century fountain of the Largo do Paço. Admire the cathedral that survived many earthquakes to emerge as one of Portugal's most important monuments.

Then, head to Monte do Bom Jesus, 6 kilometers from the city center, and see the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga to experience the most famous religious sanctuary in Portugal. Depart Braga as the sun begins to set, and return to Porto to get dropped off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Professional driver
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
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• Please wear comfortable shoes
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From US$ 97.95 US$ 58.77 per person

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Product ID: 119209