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$104.27 Day Trips & Excursions

Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto

Heading north from Porto with your guide, start your historic and cultural excursion into Portugal's past and present. The first stop of your day trip is the UNESCO World Heritage city of Guimarães, in the wine region of Minho. Portugal's history comes alive as you see the city's 10th-century castle and Dukes of Braganza Palace. Then drive through the historic city center to see Guimarães' squares and monuments backed by the forested slope of Mt Penha.Enjoy a two-course lunch of fish or meat in a local restaurant before continuing to Braga, founded by the Romans as Bracara Augusta and known today as the City of Archbishops for its many religious monuments. At Sameiro Sanctuary, see the domed church of Our Lady of Sameiro, followed by a visit to Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary in Tenões. Here, walk up a crisscrossing Baroque stairway to reach the hilltop pilgrimage church, where you can admire panoramic views over Braga.Then take a drive through Braga's historic center, where Portugal’s oldest Christian city was born. See the city's Roman ruins, Baroque fountains, grand religious buildings and palaces, and numerous churches and towers before returning to Porto.

$104.27 Cultural & Theme Tours

Best of Braga and Guimaraes Day Trip with Lunch from Porto

Minho is a traditional province in the north of Portugal known for having some of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Portugal, for having a huge beauty and biodiversity, amazing beaches as well as being one of the richest regions in history. The Minho region is known by its traditional landscapes, full of small fields, vineyards, villages, manor-houses, hospitality, gastronomy and lots of traditional festivals. Your day starts at 9am and the first region to visit is Guimaraes, known as the birthplace of Portugal and also the birth of the first Portuguese king. In the visit to Guimaraes you will spend some time in the historical city center, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Experience the opportunity to see the Medieval Castle of Guimaraes, where the resident people believe that D Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, was born. Visit the S. Miguel church, the Oliveiras Square and have a panoramic view of the Santa Clara Convent. During the visit, you will observe that the streets and the monuments are so well-preserved that is so easy to imagine the past. After visiting Guimaraes, the Tour goes to Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world and one of the most important religious centers in Portugal. Braga is known by its several baroque churches, houses from the heighten century, gardens and thematic parks. Braga counts with more than two thousand years of history as a city. In Braga, enjoy a lunch in a typical restaurant and after that, visit the Cathedral and the historical center. Before making your way back to Porto, you will also see two important Sanctuaries, the Sameiro Sanctuary and the Bom Jesus do Monte. The tour will end in Porto around 6:30pm.

$92.69 Day Trips & Excursions

Braga and Guimarães with Lunch Included - Small Group - Full Day

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Guimaraes CastleThen we will visit the Palace of the Dukes where we are dazzled by the luxuries of royalty from other times. A whole history of Portugal will be told by our local guides who have always followed the group. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Paco dos Duques de BragancaThen we will visit the Palace of the Dukes where we are dazzled by the luxuries of royalty from other times. A whole history of Portugal will be told by our local guides who have always followed the group. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bom Jesus do MonteWe will leave for the city of Braga, known for the city of the Archbishops where we will visit its historical center, visit the interior of the Cathedral before we go to the top of the mountain and visit the most magnificent Sanctuary in Portugal: Bom Jesus do Monte. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Cathedral of Santa Maria de BragaWe will leave for the city of Braga, known for the city of the Archbishops where we will visit its historical center, visit the interior of the Cathedral before we go to the top of the mountain and visit the most magnificent Sanctuary in Portugal: Bom Jesus do Monte. Duration: 1 hour

$40.55 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half Day Original Braga City Tour

Did you know that Braga was originally an important city in the Roman Empire? That this city was the capital of one of the oldest Christian kingdoms in all of Western Europe? That this city is intrinsically linked to the history of Portugal? What was the central point of a whole Christian culture that radiated throughout the country? It will be to answer this and many other curiosities that will take you to know Braga. You will start by visiting the historic center and will take you on a journey through the centuries, from the heritage of one of the most important Roman cities of the Iberian peninsula (Bracara Augusta) to a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city. You will walk through medieval streets, visiting the millennial Cathedral of Braga and the famous Rua do Souto, symbolic center of traditional commerce. It is then time to contemplate the flowery garden of Santa Barbara and the lush Radius Palace with its Baroque architecture. After returning energies with a proof of local products, you will leave in our comfortable van until one of the ex libris of Braga, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, an exaltation to the passion of Christ with its monumental staircase. You will end the visit to the city of Braga with one of the best panoramic views of the whole region, the Shrine of Our Lady of Sameiro.Points of interest: • Cathedral - oldest cathedral of Portugal • Historical Center - Roman/Baroque heritage • Route of Souto • Gardens of Santa Barbara • Holy Hill with the Santuários do Bom Jesus do Monte, Sancho of Our Lady of Sameiro

$451.85 Private & Custom Tours

5 Days Private Tour In Portugal

Day Lisbon Tour - Our first day will be all dedicated to visit and understand Lisbon and its importance. We will visit the city, starting at the “Park of Nations” (the new Lisbon), Belem quarter (Bethlehem), the monumental area dedicated to the great Portuguese seafarers of the 15th and 16th centuries.And all the different old quarters such as Alfama, Chiado, Baixa amount others.Day Sintra - Cascais - Estoril Tour - Day to visit Sintra, with its fairytale palaces ( the guide will suggest the Palace/s to visit according the guest ), Portugal’s heart of the Romanticism period, land of aristocracy, Cabo da Roca on the way to Cascais, followed by a mandatory stop at “Boca do Inferno”. Free time in Cascais, we drive back to Lisbon along road “Marginal” enjoying breathtaking ocean scenery. Lisbon - Fatima - Coimbra - Oporto - In this day we will leave Lisbon towards Fatima where you have the option to celebrate a mass,  in Coimbra where we’ll visit the old university (1290) and one of the finest libraries in the world, the “Biblioteca Joanina” the baroque library, considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Free time to walk the historic center, arriving to the Oporto.Oporto Tour - Day dedicated to Porto (Oporto), starting our day by visiting the Lello bookshop (considered by CNN as the most beautiful in the world) and where J.K. Rowling got inspired to write the best seller Harry Potter, the Cathedral , the “ Palacio da Bolsa”, the Church of San Francisco among other important monuments.On this day we have two suggestions, from which you can choose one:Douro Valley Tour - Visit Amarante where we can pray to a well-known matchmaker saint, São Gonçalo de Amarante, this small town that heroically halted the advance of Napoleon’s troop during French invasion, to taste one of the five convent sweets of this village then we follow the road along the mountain and the river banks, enjoying breathtaking scenery to the Douro Valley.Braga and Guimaraes Tour - We start our day with a visit to Braga city know as the “Cidade dos arcebispos” (City of archbishops) where we will visit its cathedral and the historic center, followed by the sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, where we will make a short trip in the water powered funicular (oldest running in the world)… yes water powered!!! Then we’ll head towards Guimarães. This is the birthplace of our nation, also known as the “cradle” of the country. We will visit its medieval castle (Castelo de Guimaraes) and the historic center. You have the option to visit a producer of the famous wine in the area known as “Vinho Verde” (Green wine), exclusively produced in this region.Return to Lisbon.  

$40.55 Cultural & Theme Tours

Braga Half-Day Tour from Braga

Welcome to the city of Braga. This half-day (morning or afternoon) city tour starts with an hotel pick up in your hotel in Braga.On board of a comfortable minivan, we will present you the city of Braga with a panoramic tour. Then, to have a comprehensive visit of the city centre we will have a walking tour adapted to your needs. During this walking tour our knowledgeable and friendly tour guide will take you back in time, to explain you the importance of Braga during the roman empire, 2000 years ago. While walking in the pedestrian streets of Braga, you will have the opportunity to have a guided visit inside of the oldest cathedral that exists in Portugal. We will also visit the commercial street of Souto, the baroque facades of the city and some beautiful gardens decorated with flowers, like the Santa Bárbara garden.  To regain some strength, your tour guide will take you to try some local gastronomy. It can be either salty specialities or local sweets with a glass of wine or other drink.Before the half day Braga Tour finishes, you will visit the iconic Shrine of Bom Jesus do Monte - a barroque masterpiece. After, we will drive you back to your hotel. Come with and visit Braga with us.

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