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

60€ pp

Discover the origins of Portugal on a fully guided historical tour to Braga and Guimarães. My name is Norberto and I will be your full time guide.

We will start by exploring the first Portuguese Castle, walk inside the castle walls and climb its tower! Afterwards, we`ll visit St Michael’s Chapel, where the first King of Portugal was baptized.

Get ready for one of the most impressive Palaces in Northern Portugal – the Dukes Palace – beautiful rooms filled with stunning furniture’s, art and history.

A walk down through the oldest street of city, will lead us to the UNESCO medieval city center where we`ll get dazzled by its centuries-old beauty!

Free time for lunch. Plenty of good and different options in the medieval center.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit Braga – the 2000 years city!

We`ll wander around the city center to visit Roman ruins, the main squares, the gardens of Santa Bárbara, the Arco da Porta Nova, a landmark of Braga.

Marvel at Braga`s landmark: the Cathedral, which is the oldest monument in Portugal!

Finally, we`ll visit one of the most beautiful and imposing sanctuaries in the country with amazing views over Braga: The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, with it`s impressively beautiful staircase.

Return to Porto.

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

Transport and guide (small group: min 2 – max 8 people)

Guided visit to Guimarães Castle – Ticket included

Guided visit to Dukes of Braganza Palace – Ticket included

Guided visit to Braga Cathedral – Ticket included

Personal expenses and Gratuities

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 Braganza
  • Santa Maria street and Medieval center of Guimarães
  • Free 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

The first portuguese castle - Guimaraes
the cradle of the nation writen on the city wall
church of s. miguel, where don Afonso henriques was baptized
Padrao do salado in Guimaraes city center

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 11 reviews

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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


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 !!!


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


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.


“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 !!


Very knowledgeable and personable guide. Recommend this tour.


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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