All year round
4 / 10
+/- 8 Hours
Braga, Guimarães

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)
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

Gratuities (optional) and Personal expenses

Any service that is not clearly specified in the inclusions



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


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 14 reviews

Norberto was pleasant, informative, flexible and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our two days exploring Douro Valley and Braga and Guimaraes area with him!!


Norberto provided not only an informative tour but an entertaining one. He has an enormous volume of knowledge about the area and delivers it in a fun way. He was kind and with a good sense of humor. I highly recommend him and will definitely use his guidance again when we return to Portugal.

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