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.

Afterwards, walk down the oldest street of the city to the UNESCO medieval city center where you will be dazzled by centuries-old beauty. Another landmark is the mythical inscription on the city wall saying “Here was born Portugal”.

After lunch, it is time to discover Braga. Visit one of the most beautiful and imposing sanctuaries in the country with amazing views over Braga: the Good Jesus Sanctuary with it’s impressively beautiful staircase.

Time to explore the city center: marvel at the Cathedral of Braga, the oldest monument in Portugal! Wander around the modern center, see the gardens of Santa Bárbara, the Gate of the city and the main squares and streets.

Return to Porto.

PICK UP/DROP OFF At your hotel or lodging in Porto
START AT / END 09:00am 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


For 1 or 2 people: Total of 340€ 

For 3 or 4 people: Total of 390€

For 5 or 6 people: Total of 430€

For 7 or 8 people: Total of 480€ 

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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
  • Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga
  • Center of Braga
  • Cathedral of Braga
  • Arco da Porta Nova (Arch of the New Gate)
  • Gardens of Santa Bárbara

– 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 16 reviews

Excellent tour guide and person. Explanations were simple but thorough. Norberto was respectful and he offered good advices for lunch. He also gave us free time. With no doubt we will choose him for another tour.


Norberto as our tour guide to Braga and Guimaraes was perfect for our group of 8 people. He showed us the 2 cities’ highlights, shared with us his knowledge of the 2 beautiful cities with very rich histories. We couldn’t have picked a better tour guide who has a vast knowledge of the 2 cities. A personal and easy going guide who is a delight to have as our tour guide.


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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