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
Incredible and idyllic landscapes are included in this tour, were the bike becomes essential to ride along the coast of river Douro and the Atlantic Ocean.
• 3 hours
Medieval relics, turreted castles, bell towers and baroque churches are just some of the sights you can expect to see on this day trip from Porto to two of Portugal’s most storied cities. With a professional guide, head north to Guimarães and tour its UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Town, typified by pastel-hued houses. Then, travel to Braga, where ancient churches sit next to vibrant cafes, giving you a taste of both old- and new-world Portugal. This day trip also includes a ticket for a Porto hop-on hop-off bus tour, good for two different routes.
• 9 hours
Leave Porto for a day trip to two of Portugal’s most cultured cities. Accompanied by a private guide, travel to Guimarães, which lays claim to being the nation’s birthplace and boasts a UNESCO-listed center. View monuments that spell out its rich past, including the storybook turreted Guimarães Castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza. Then, spend the afternoon in Braga, discovering its strong Christian roots at the Cathedral of Braga and Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary. Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide and a flexible itinerary.
• 9 hours
History and religion side-by-side with youth. In this one day tour we will begin by visiting the oldest city in Portugal. Nicknamed the "Rome of Portugal," Braga is a city rich in culture and tradition, where the emblematic squares and churches abound. Touristic lunch is included.
• 8 hours
If you want to experience Canyoning for the first time, this is your best option! It is performed in recreational rivers, where you can try different techniques such as classic or guided abseiling, slides, jumps into the water (optional) or even water slides! It´s the tour where you will live an unforgettable experience. Ideal for all kinds of groups or events (birthdays, company groups, scouts, etc).
• 5 hours
Braga is not only the oldest Portuguese city, but is also one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. Founded in Roman times as Bracara Augusta, Braga has over 2000 years of history. Located in the North of Portugal, the beautiful city of Braga also offers opportunities for recreation and culture which are unique in Portugal, with its night-life, cinemas, theater, exhibitions, museums and art galleries. It is a city full of culture and traditions, where history and religion live side by side with the technology industry and university life. In 2012 it was awarded European Youth Capital.
• 4 hours
Celebrate life in Portugal with a wine tasting tour in Braga. Gather a group of friends and book a private tasting to learn about the Vinho Verde wine.This 2-hour includes round trip pickup and drop-off transportation, a local guide, and wine tasting.
• 2 hours
In this private tour with private driver, we take you to make a cultural journey through two of the most beautiful cities in the country. In order to know the history of Portugal we have to go to its roots and that means to go head north of Porto to Guimarães, the nation's birthplace, and Braga, a city founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years.
• 8 hours