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Minho: Private Braga and Guimarães Tour

Minho: Private Braga and Guimarães Tour

From US$ 192.76 per person

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.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is available from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia center.
Private group

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 for 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, you must visit the Cathedral of Faith Triangle, and the Sanctuaries of Bom Jesus. The Cathedral of Braga is distinguished by 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 Bom Jesus Sanctuary is famous for its endless staircases and baroque details, and above being a religious monument it is also a truly romantic and relaxing place, complete with stunning views of the city. Before leaving for Guimarães, you will have a short break in the historic center of Braga, where you can enjoy a tasty, traditional lunch. Guimarães is where the first King of Portugal, D. 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 Guimarães Castle, and see the imposing statue of King Afonso Henriques.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Porto or the Vila Nova de Gaia center
  • Private Van or mini-bus transportation
  • Private Expert Guide
  • 1 bottle of water per person
  • Traditional lunch
  • Entrance fees to museums/ monuments, unless specified
  • Meals and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Luggage or large bags

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  • Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes
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Excellent and knowledgeable tour guide. Safe driver. Pleasant to spend day with. Wonderful day Elizabeth

October 9, 2021

Product ID: 197665