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From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour with Lunch

From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Portugal Excellence Tours
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Discover a vast architectural and religious heritage on a guided day trip from Porto. Visit the ancient city of Braga and the charming city of Guimarães.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Porto. Pickups are made between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. You will receive the exact time the day before by email, text or Whatsapp.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Climb the long staircase to the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte
  • Explore the historic center of Braga and the Cathedral
  • Have a typical Portuguese lunch at a traditional restaurant
  • Visit the city of Guimarães and the medieval castle
Full description

Explore the cities on Braga and Guimarães on a guided day tour from Porto. Admire the architecture as you take a walking tour in both cities. Learn about the historic importance of both cities, with a traditional Portuguese lunch with Vinho Verde during the day.

Be collected at your accommodation in the city of Porto and set out to discover northern Portugal. Arrive in Guimarães for a calm walk through the medieval city and enter the Castle, which is known as the birth of the kingdom of Portugal. 

Then, visit the Palace of the Dukes and be dazzled by the luxuries of royalty throughout the centuries. Your local guide will tell you the whole history of Portugal. 

Eat a delicious Portuguese lunch will be served in a restaurant where you can taste the famous Vinho Verde, which is produced in the region. 

Travel to the city of Braga, known as the city of the Archbishops. Visit the historical center and the interior of the Cathedral. Go to the top of the mountain and visit the most magnificent Sanctuary in Portugal, Bom Jesus do Monte. 

Includes
  • Group tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour of Braga Cathedral
  • Guided tour of Guimarães Castle
  • Guided tour of Paços dos Duques
  • Typical Portuguese lunch
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Tips (Optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 208 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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This was an amazing excursion. Our guide picked us up and was full of facts and knowledge regarding Portuguese history and specific information from areas we were in! This continued throughout the entire trip. We actually went over on the trip because we often got engrossed in the area and she was able to provide so much detail that we went passed the schedule time. But we did not realize it until the end!

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June 27, 2022

I reviewed the various tours and selected this and I wasn’t disappointed. There was a nice group of people on this tour, which made it more enjoyable. Small group with hotel pick up makes it more relaxing. Our guide Pedro was very good and accommodating. This was a nice tour into Portuguese history.

June 7, 2022

We loved our day exploring these 2 beautiful cities. Our guide Pedro was funny, relaxed & knowledgeable. Small group was great as you get to know everyone and it makes for an enjoyable day. Braga was incredible, especially the Jesus Bo Monte & Guimares was so charming and wonderful. Well worth it. Lunch was great also!

March 20, 2022

Product ID: 195956