Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and Sameiro its historic centre and to Guimarães considered the birthplace of Portugal,
We leave the city of Porto in the morning toward to the city of Braga, once the city of Romans and later "city of archbishops ".
Braga is one of the main religious centres of Portugal where you can see the strong predominance of the Baroque. We will discover its main places of worship, particularly the famous Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and Sameiro with its historic centre and green landscapes. This city has earned the title of "Portuguese Rome ".
I will show you the Cathedral, a Gothic/Renaissance structure founded in 1070 including one of the three Gothic chapels, Capela dos Reis.
Then, we will visit Guimarães, considered the birthplace of Portugal. The place has a magnificent historic centre classified World Heritage by UNESCO (2001) and we will discover the corners of the European capital city of the 2012 Culture.
-We leave the City of Porto in the morning toward to the city of Braga.
- In Braga, we will discover places of worship, particularly the famous Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and Sameiro. We will visit the historic centre, the green landscapes and the Cathedral.
- Lunch break and then departure from Braga towards Guimarães
- Visit on foot to the historical centre of Guimarães:
Castelo, Igreja de S. Miguel do Castelo, Paço dos Duques de Bragança, Estátua de D. Afonso Henriques, Largo Martins Sarmento, Rua de Santa Maria, Praça de Santiago, Praça da Oliveira, Largo República do Brasil.
- Back to Porto
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel, cruise terminal or at any other convenient location.
End location: Back to you hotel, cruise terminal or as previously agreed.
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
- A Chevrolet car 2014 with all the modern comfort up to 3/4 passengers. - A Recent van up to 8 people with all comforts (AC and Wifi included).
- Guiding service.
- Transportation in a Private Luxury car or van with air conditioned and Free Wi-Fi.
- All insurance required by the Tourism of Portugal.
- Entrance tickets to Braga's Cathedral and Guimarães castle.
- Bottled water
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 € - For lunch and any personal expenses.
Lunch and any personal expenses (drinks, souvenirs, snacks).
I have a Tour Company Licensed under the nº 1569/2017 the Official Tourism Office of Portugal , For Guide & Driving Tours with mandatory insurances .
I am not an official guide and will not be able to guide you inside of some historical monuments.