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Braga and Guimarães Private Tour

Product ID: 206364
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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, as well as a former Roman settlement more than 2000 years old.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Instructor
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pickup from any hotel or location in the city.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the most important historic monuments in Portugal
  • Discover the stunning cradle of Portugal
  • Visit the birthplace of Portuguese Guimarães
Full description
Enjoy an easy pickup service 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 and 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, 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.

In the afternoon, continue through the old city of Braga. Visit the Praça da República, admire the unique façade of the Igreja dos Congregados, discover the House of Riddles, and stop in at the famous A Brasileira cafe. 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, only to emerge as one of Portugal's most important monuments.

Later, head to Monte do Bom Jesus, 6 kilometers from the city center, and see the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga. This is the most famous religious sanctuary in Portugal. Depart Braga as the sun begins to set, and return to your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in a private minivan
  • Personal driver and guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
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Gray Line Portugal

Product ID: 206364