All year round
Dates
4 / 10
Physicality
+/- 8 Hours
Duration
1+
Age
Braga, Guimarães
Location

Let`s explore Guimarães, known as the cradle of the nation! And Braga, an ancient Roman city!

We start by visiting the Guimarães Castle, symbol of the beginning of the Portuguese nation, followed by a visit to the Chapel of S. Miguel and Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, where you`ll get to know the detailed historical background.

A selfie next to the statue of our first King will be followed by a walk through the oldest street in the city that leads to the Unesco medielval city center. Another landmark is the mythical inscription on the city wall saying “Here was born Portugal”.

After a delicious lunch, it is time to discover Braga. Braga has about 105 churches! It is the capital of the Baroque style and the oldest city in the country with more than 2000 years! We’ll visit the Old Town, the Roman ruins, the Santa Bárbara gardens, the baroque fountains and the amazing Cathedral de Braga – oldest in the country!

Finally, we’ll visit one of the most beautiful sanctuaries of the country: The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga and the impressive stairway.

PICK UP/DROP OFF At your hotel or lodging in Porto
START AT / END 09:30am to 06:00pm (approx)
INCLUDED
Pick up/drop off at your hotel/lodging

Entrance Fees: Guimarães Castle and Dukes of Bragança Palace

Tickets to: Braga Cathedral

Private transport in a top class vehicle

Professional guide, insurances and fees

NOT INCLUDED
Lunch
Gratuities (optional) and Personal expenses

Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions

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Detailed itinerary

– Departure from Porto towards Guimarães

  • Castle of Guimarães
  • S. Miguel Chapel
  • Palace of the Dukes of Bragança
  • Santa Maria street and Medieval center of Guimarães
  • Time for lunch
  • Center of Braga
  • Cathedral of Braga
  • Arco da Porta Nova (Arch of the New Gate)
  • Gardens of Santa Bárbara
  • Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga

– Return to your hotel/lodging in Porto

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End of the Tour


Guimarães Castle
the cradle of the nation writen on the city wall
Statue of Don Afonso Henriques - the first king of Portugal
church of s. miguel, where don Afonso henriques was baptized
Padrao do salado in Guimaraes city center
Bom Jesus Braga Sanctuary
Bom Jesus Funicular

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 11 reviews
12/10/2019

Wonderful trip. Norberto picked us up on time on a nice clean van, was very professional and had a great knowledge of Portuguese history. More important it was more like going with a friend than tour guide. Norberto provided a wonderful historical tour of Guimaraes and Braga with a little “local” history thrown in. Lunch was delicious! Many thanks for a wonderful day.

02/08/2019

Norberto gave us a fantastic tour around Guimaraes and Braga. We had a lovely day — a special highlight was the amazing lunch we had with vino verde in the mountains where he regaled us with his travel stories!
We also really appreciated that he could pick us up in Amarante (rather than Porto).
Thank you!

10/07/2019

Noberto was a fantastic guide. I have taken tours all over the world, and he is one of the most knowledgeable guides that I have encountered. I was lucky enough to take this tour on my first day in Portugal, and his detailed history of northern Portugal and how it was relevant to each stop actually made my entire trip better by giving me a unique historical perspective of the region and the country. Braga and Guimaraes are two excellent stops, and I often see it recommended that a day in each is better, but I felt like the time at each location was perfect.

02/07/2019

Had an interesting and beautiful day in Guimaraes and Braga! Norberto’s English is excellent and he knows all about the history. Just a perfect guide. Thanks a lot!

21/04/2019

The day trip to Guimaras and Braga was very well conducted by Norberto. He was very knowledgeable and informative. We would take a trip with Norberto again.

08/04/2019

3 days touring Braga and Guimaraes, Douro Valley and Porto!
Norberto was wonderful as a guide . He was above and beyond . We learned so much about the history And culture of Portugal.. His knowledge of the area enriched our trip And made our trip so much more memorable. I would highly recommend Norberto as a guide. Five Stars !!!

ennetours
22/08/2018

Great tour guide, picked up at hotel on time, never hurried, great choice of restaurant to eat, lunch was included.

ennetours
18/08/2018

Mucho conocimiento con un excelente guía!

Nuestro guía y chofer Norberto Pinto nos permitió conocer al máximo las atracciones que visitamos, desde el Castillo y el Palacio de Guimaraes hasta los santuarios de Braga.
Fue un viaje muy completo, lleno de lugares que desconocía. La experiencia de subir a los dos santuarios (Bom Jesus y Sameiro), el teleférico, el castillo… Todo era formidable y además siempre las explicaciones y la conversación de Norberto que ayudaban a conocer el contexto.
Además, se adecuaba a nuestro ritmo, considerando que yo viajaba con mi madre, que tiene 85 años, pero que se divirtió mucho.

ennetours
11/11/2017

“Guimaraes and Braga: Ennetours highly recommended”
We had a super pleasant day with Norberto discovering those 2 villages, Norberto is very friendly, gave us an overview of the Portugal both historical and economical and is a very easy going guy. Norberto managed to even improve our very positive feedback of Porto!!

ennetours
24/09/2017

Very knowledgeable and personable guide. Recommend this tour.

ennetours
27/07/2017

We had an excellent tour, 9 hrs plus, our guide was Norberto and he really knew his stuff. He was very personable and passionate, even shared some of his own experiences touring different countries on his own, which made it an enjoyable day. We laughed as he drove and walked around our different places included in the tour. I would recomend this tour guide! Thank you Norberto!

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