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$289.62 Private & Custom Tours

Full-Day Private Tour of Barcelos and Peneda Gerês from Porto or Braga

Depart early in the morning for your first stop in Barcelos. Sites to see here include the medieval bridge plus the historical center with its beautiful squares. Learn the historical significance of the sites you see, as you go. Here you will have free time for lunch (at your own expense). After, head to explore the Peneda Gerês National Park with its natural beauty and its astonishing views. Classified as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO, this park has so much to offer that you will never forget.Next, visit the Vila of Gerês and Portela do Homem, passing through the heart of the park and then visit Pedra Bela, Arado Waterfall or Tahiti Waterfall.After all this, you will start your way back, and end your tour with a drop-off at your hotel.

$86.88 Day Trips & Excursions

Porto to Minho Full-Day Trip with Admission Ticket and Lunch

After pickup from your Porto hotel, travel north by air-conditioned minivan and listen as your expert guide gives an interesting overview of the history, culture and flavor of the Minho region. Bordered by two rivers, the Douro and Minho, and with a third river, the Lima, running through it, the Minho province boasts a well-watered and extremely fertile terrain. Admire the lush landscapes as you cruise up the coast.Stop in Barcelos, a medieval walled market town that is the birthplace of a Portuguese national symbol: the rooster. Legend has it that an innocent pilgrim passed through Barcelos and was wrongly accused of a crime, only to have dead rooster miraculously save his life. Discover more about the rooster myth at an open-air archaeological museum, which features a 16th-century cross that's engraved with images depicting the famous legend.After working your way through Barcelos historical center, continue onto Ponte de Lima, a pretty rural village populated with antique buildings and set along the banks of the Lima River. Admire its striking stone arch bridge, then call into a local restaurant, where you’ll be treated to typical regional delicacies, such as Arroz de Sarrabulho (rice stewed with pork meat and blood), as well as local wine.Following lunch, hit the road again for a short journey to Viana do Castelo, a seaside resort town hemmed in by forest-covered mountains and the Atlantic coast. Make your way to the hilltop Basilica of Santa Luzia and look down upon breathtaking views of the town below.Next, take in educational exhibits at the nearby Costume Museum, which focuses on traditional Portuguese clothing and culture, before indulging in a delectable princesinha do lima (a regional egg-and-sugar confection).Come evening, you’ll be chauffeured back to your accommodation in Porto, where your tour concludes.

$98.47 Day Trips & Excursions

History and Culture Tour of Braga and Barcelos from Porto

You will be picked up at 8:15am at a centrally-located departure point and transported to Braga, known as the Portuguese Rome. Your extensive city walking tour in the historic center includes the Santa Barbara Garden; the ancient remnants of the Castle of Braga, the Keep Tower, declared a National Monument in 1910; and the Arco da Porta Nova. Next you will visit The Cathedral of Braga, Sé de Braga, one of the most important monuments in Braga; the Portuguese sanctuary Bom Jesus do Monte, famous for its stairway and panoramic view over Braga; and Nossa Senhora do Sameiro Santuary, one of the most popular shrines to Mary in all of Portugal.After your tour of Braga concludes in the late morning you will be transported to Barcelos, the city of the Portuguese rooster, where you will enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant.You will tour the historic center of Barcelos on a city walking tour. You will visit the Barcelos Medieval Bridge, classified as a National Monument; the Castle Keep Pottery museum; the Parish church; the Archaeological Museum of Barcelos and the Municipal Chamber Building. Finally, you will have the opportunity to visit the Bom Jesus da Cruz Temple.Your tour will conclude when you are returned to your hotel at approximately 5:15pm.

$104.26 Private & Custom Tours

Barcelos, Braga and Guimarães Tour

Your tour kicks off at 8:30am, when you’ll be collected from your Porto hotel. During the drive you will learn about the rich culture and heritage of the region. Arrive in the medieval town of Barcelos, head to the ruins of the Palace of the ´Duques de Braganza` that is also an outdoor archeological museum.  You will visit the main church with its spectacular ´Azulejos´ and hear about the legend of the rooster.  After this you will visit the historical center of Barcelos where you will visit the church of ´Bom Jesus da Cruz´. You will also appreciate the view of baroque gardens from the medieval tower. If your tour is on Thursday, you will as well get involved in one of the oldest and biggest markets in Portugal ´a feira de Barcelos´.On your way again, and the next stop will be Braga also known as ´The Rome of Portugal´.You will embark on a walking tour of the city’s historic center: here you will visit top attractions such as the Cathedral of Braga, the atmospheric ruins of the Castle of Braga, the Santa Barbara Gardens, and the Keep Tower. Here you will have some free time to lunch. After lunch, visit and absorb the panoramic view of the city from the stairway at Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary.Our final stop is Guimarães, here you will discover amazing medieval streets as Rua Santa Maria, monuments such as the Castle, the Palace of the Dukes and unique squares as Praça das Oliveiras and Praça de Santiago that breathe history and enchant anyone who visit the city.

$50.68 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Minho Day Trip from Porto

Start with pickup from your central Porto hotel and venture into the heart of Minho with your private guide. This fertile region is often referred to as the ‘Costa Verde’ (Green Coast), in reference to its dense green landscapes. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to Barcelos, a pretty medieval riverside town famous for its ceramics and for the legend of the Rooster of Barcelos. The rooster is a national icon that can be found in souvenir shops the length and breadth of Portugal. To find out more about the legend, pay a fee to enter the city's open-air museum. Then, explore the historical town center, home to the distinctive octagonal Baroque Church of Senhor da Cruz.Accompanied by your guide, continue on to Ponte de Lima, a charming town that dates back to Antiquity. Look out for the medieval bridge of its namesake, a picturesque bridge that features four stone arches from an earlier Roman construction. Pause for lunch (own expense) and take the opportunity to sample some local dishes, such as Arroz de Sarrabulho (rice stewed with pork meat and blood).After eating, make your way to Viana do Castelo, a lively fishing port situated at the mouth of the Lima River, sandwiched between the ocean and the mountains. Climb Mount Santa Luzia to reach the Neo-Byzantine church at its summit, then admire the sensational views over the ocean and town below.Browse the displays at the nearby Costume Museum (own expense), which reveals how textiles and clothing have changed over the years and explains their role in Portuguese culture. Sample a sweet princesinha do lima (a local egg-and-sugar confection), before beginning the journey back to Porto. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Porto hotel.

$104.26 Tours & Sightseeing

Barcelos and Ponte de Lima Day Trip with Lunch From Braga-Guimarães

Visit the historical center of this locations (Barcelos and Ponte de Lima) and take a walk with us. We will show you the best of Barcelos and Ponte de Lima. From the pick-up point (Combined address) we will start this tour into the pass of this beautiful places. The highlights of this tour are the Medieval bridges, City walls, stories, rivers, breathtaking views and so much more to see and experience.You will Delight yourself with a typical lunch, with the best local products and also Meet locals, their culture and costumes.When it's over, your soul will be fulfilled with this tour.