Travel north on a day trip from Porto to two of northern Portugal's historic cities, which are currently basking in the European spotlight. First, discover the country's origins in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Guimarães. Home to a 10th-century castle and the Dukes of Braganza Palace, the town today is filled with pride for being named the European Capital of Culture for 2012. Then visit the city of Braga, founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. The oldest Christian city in Portugal, Braga is celebrated today as the 2012 European Capital of Youth.
• 9 hours
The Minho region is an old Portuguese province and its located in the North of Portugal. Minho is known for its green landscapes, crossed by affluent rivers, and the biodiversity enriches the views for those who visit Minho. The region presents a big coastal zone with beautiful beaches. The full-day Tour to Minho gives you the opportunity to visit the region and two cities: Guimaraes and Braga. Travel through the Minho and visit the historical centers of these two cities learning about Portuguese history in the process. Then have a traditional lunch at a local restaurant.
• 9 hours
Come and visit two of the most beautiful heritage cities in Northern Portugal: Braga and Guimarães. In this full day tour we will walk through the historical center of Guimarães known for its magnificent Castle and Palace of the Dukes. In Braga we will visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and the imposing Cathedral.
• 9 hours
Visit the historical center and go on a journey through the centuries, from the heritage of one of the most important Roman cities in the Iberian Peninsula (Bracara Augusta) to a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city. Walk through medieval streets, visit the millennial Cathedral of Braga and the famous Rua do Souto, the symbolic center of the traditional shops. Take in the Santa Barbara garden brimming with flowers, and the lush Raio Palace, with its baroque architecture. After getting back your energy with a taste of local products, you will set off in our comfortable van to one of Braga's symbols, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, an exaltation to the passion of the Christ, with its monumental staircase. Get one of the best panoramic views in the whole region, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro.
• 4 hours
Braga City Tour (Half-Day, morning or afternoon) on board of a comfortable minivan. Come and visit Braga the 2000 years old city. On this tour you will have the opportunity to learn the history and some interesting curiosities of the city of Braga. This tour includes a walking tour in the city centre (Cathedral included) with a tasting of traditional gastronomy, and a visit to the shrine of Bom Jesus.
• 4 hours
Minho Tour (Braga + Guimarães) with Lunch Included - Small Group - Full Day from Braga and Guimarães.This Full-Day Tour on board of a comfortable minivan is escorted by a certified guide which will personalize your experience to the fullest, both in the 2000 year old city of Braga and also Guimarães, the cradle of Portugal. Welcome to Minho region, the Authentic Portugal!
• 8 hours
Starting in the suburbs of Braga, let yourself be guided by the medieval streets, its gastronomy and nature, with a ride in the secular and oldest lift/funicular of the world still in operation, moved with the counterbalance of water.Highlights:- Full day tour (10h)- Pick up & Drop off- Entrance to monuments- Lift/Funicular to Bom Jesus do Monte- Local gastronomy- Small groups Braga is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of Portugal, being also one of the oldest cities in the world with one of the most important religious centers of the Country. Baptized by the Romans as Bracara Augusta, also known nowadays as the “City of the Archbishops” or even by “Portuguese Rome”. Religious Heritage in each corner, the historical center of Braga, witness the religious fervor throughout the centuries with his beautiful monuments. Activity carried out by www.trekportugal.pt
• 10 hours