Witness the castle, palace & charming historic centre in the birthplace of Portugal
Depart Porto en route to Guimaraes, where we will visit the Palace of the Dukes and the 10th century Guimaraes Castle, the birthplace of Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal. After, we will to the quaint historical center which is extremely well preserved where the narrow streets of the Medieval quarter are lined with old houses and ornate balconies, tiled churches and historic monuments all leading to the beautiful main square, Largo da Oliveira.
Continue the tour to Braga, the capital of Minho province and known as "Portuguese Rome" because of its remarkable collection of religious architecture. Visit the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary; a magnificent site with chapels, caves, ornaments, and beautiful gardens.
After a traditional lunch, head to the Se Cathedral; a Gothic/Renaissance structure founded in 1070 including one of the three Gothic chapels, Capela dos Reis.
Afterwards, there will be some free time to explore and shop before returning to Porto.
Pick up at pier, hotel or other location.
Drive to and explore Guimaraes.
Drive to Braga, stop for lunch, explore Braga.
Return to Porto.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At pier, hotel or other location as requested.
End location: At pier, hotel or other location as requested.
Duration: 7 hours
Note: Tour can be customized based on guests' requests.
Guests will be driven in a private air conditioned Mercedes tour vehicle
Professional guiding service.
Private transportation in modern spacious air conditioned Mercedes tour van.
All mandatory insurance required by the Tourism of Portugal Organization.
Wi-Fi on board.
Complimentary bottled water.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
28 € - For lunch and entrance fees to the Palace of the Dukes and Tower in Guimarães and Cathedral in Braga.
Lunch and entrance fees and any personal expenses (souvenirs, etc).
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Delightful, wealth of knowledge, kind and considerate. A wonderful 2 days of Porto, Guimaraes and Braga.