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$52.02 Tours & Sightseeing

Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto

Guimarães has its historic center classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, and is one of the best preserved medieval centers in the country. We start this tour in the biggest symbol of the city, the Castle of Guimarães, the birthplace of D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, and the Chapel of St. Michael, where he was baptized. Close to these landmarks you will find the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, one of the five most visited monuments in the country. We continue to the Church of Our Lady of Consolation and Holy Steps and then to the meeting point for several generations of Guimarães, Oliveira Square, where we find the ancient Town Hall, the Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira and beautiful porches homes. We head to Santa Maria Street, one of the first to be opened in Guimarães, and contemplate the Convent of Santa Clara, which currently houses the services of the City Council. In the Santiago Square we can take a break for lunch and breathe the young atmosphere of the city. On the arrival to Braga, your driver takes you to the República Square, where the visit begins in the Arcades, the Congregados Church, the House of Riddles and the so famous cafe "A Brasileira". In the medieval and historic Braga visit the Torre de Menagem, the Largo do Paço with a fountain dating from 1723 and the amazing Cathedral, that century after century "faced" earthquakes and several architectural projects, culminating in what is the oldest cathedral of Portugal. Then we head to Monte do Bom Jesus, not without first passing to Porta Nova and the Church and Convent of Pópulo. Located six kilometers from the center, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga is the best known religious sanctuary of Portugal. With the sun setting behind, we say goodbye to Braga and return to Porto and to your hotel.

$58.45 Tours & Sightseeing

Guimarães Half Day Tour from Porto

Your friendly guide will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to historic Guimarães, a 50-minute ride. Guimarães became known as the nation’s birthplace after Portugal’s first king named it the capital in 1128. Learn about this and more ancient Portuguese history while exploring the renowned city center. During your exploration, stop into the 10th-century Guimarães Castle (admission included) before continuing to the Romanesque church of St. Miguel. While here, visit the baptismal site of Portugal’s first king, Afonso Henriques. Stroll over to the stately Palace of the Dukes of Bragança (optional), built in the fifteenth century to house the royal family.Make your way toward the charming lower city to discover what earned this area of Guimarães its UNESCO World Heritage site status. Meander through a sinuous maze of narrow streets, flanked by old houses decorated with statues. Arrive at the towering Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Church, where you can glimpse the ancient Padrão do Salado monument. Then journey to the outskirts of the city to explore Toural Square’s weekly fair. Pick up some goodies before riding back to your hotel.

$268.88 Private & Custom Tours

Elite Drivers Portugal : Braga & Guimarães Tour

Partida do Hotel em direção à cidade de Guimarães, aqui iremos visitar o Castelo de Guimarães (um dos monumentos mais conhecidos de Portugal e onde nasceu D.Afonso Henriques, o 1º Rei de Portugal); a Capela de S.Miguel (de acordo com a lenda onde foi batizado D.Afonso Henriques); e o Palácio dos Duques de Bragança (classificado como monumento nacional desde 1910, este palácio funciona como Museu). Saída de Guimarães em direção a Braga, situada no Norte de Portugal, Visitaremos os 3 santuários que constituem o famoso Triângulo da Fé: O Santuário do Bom Jesus; O Santuário do Sameiro e a Sé, caracteriza-se pelos diferentes estilos arquitetónicos Romano, Manuelino e Barroco. Aqui encontram-se os túmulos de Henrique de Borgonha, Conde de Portugal e sua esposa, Teresa de Leão, pais de D.Afonso Henriques) Departure from the Hotel towards the city of Guimarães, here we will visit the Castle of Guimarães (one of the most known monuments of Portugal and where D.Afonso Henriques, the 1st King of Portugal was born); the S.Miguel Chapel (according to the legend where D.Afonso Henriques was baptized); and the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança (classified as a national monument since 1910, this palace functions as Museum). Departure from Guimarães towards Braga, located in the north of Portugal. We will visit the 3 sanctuaries that make up the famous Triangle of Faith: The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus; The Sanctuary of Sameiro and the Cathedral, is characterized by the different architectural styles Romano, Manuelino and Baroque. Here are the tombs of Henry of Burgundy, Count of Portugal and his wife, Teresa of Leon, country of D.Afonso Henriques)

$40.92 Tours & Sightseeing

The Birthplace of Portugal Tour: Guimarães from Braga

European Capital of Culture (2012), Guimarães is also the cradle of Portuguese nationality. Walk through the battlements of the imposing 13th century Castle. X, imagining the battles that had taken place throughout Portugal's almost 900-year history. Before entering the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, to visit the imposing palace of the century. XV, we pay homage to the 1st King of Portugal - D. Afonso Henriques - preserved for eternity in the statue of Soares dos Reis.It is then time to venture into the timeless streets of the Medieval Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There, you will live the stories, the secrets and, also, taste the gastronomic products that delight the senses of your visitor. Along the ancient alleys and sidewalks, which take us to a medieval tale, we will descend Rua de Santa Maria, to find the fantastic Baroque façade of the former convent of Santa Clara, the medieval square of São Tiago and the legendary Largo da Oliveira.When you finish, you will take in the heart the memory of one of the most beautiful cities of Portugal.Upon return, the driver leaves you at your hotel, or other place of your choice.

$99.37 Tours & Sightseeing

Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour from Porto in Shuttle

Guimarães has its historic center classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, and is one of the best preserved medieval centers in the country. We start this tour in the biggest symbol of the city, the Castle of Guimarães, the birthplace of D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, and the Chapel of St. Michael, where he was baptized. Close to these landmarks you will find the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, one of the five most visited monuments in the country. We continue to the Church of Our Lady of Consolation and Holy Steps and then to the meeting point for several generations of Guimarães, Oliveira Square, where we find the ancient Town Hall, the Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira and beautiful porches homes. We head to Santa Maria Street, one of the first to be opened in Guimarães, and contemplate the Convent of Santa Clara, which currently houses the services of the City Council. In the Santiago Square we can take a break for lunch and breathe the young atmosphere of the city. On the arrival to Braga, your driver takes you to the República Square, where the visit begins in the Arcades, the Congregados Church, the House of Riddles and the so famous cafe "A Brasileira". In the medieval and historic Braga visit the Torre de Menagem, the Largo do Paço with a fountain dating from 1723 and the amazing Cathedral, that century after century "faced" earthquakes and several architectural projects, culminating in what is the oldest cathedral of Portugal. Then we head to Monte do Bom Jesus, not without first passing to Porta Nova and the Church and Convent of Pópulo. Located six kilometers from the center, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga is the best known religious sanctuary of Portugal. With the sun setting behind, we say goodbye to Braga and return to Porto and to your hotel.

$157.82 Tours & Sightseeing

Motorcycle Tour to Barcelos Gerês and Ponte de Lima from Porto

After meeting your guide at a central location in the morning, you will head out for Barcelos. This city, located in the Braga District, was originally a Roman settlement, then became the seat of the first Duke of Braganca. The Duke's palace was partially destroyed in an earthquake in 1755 and is now an open-air museum. Its claim to fame is the Galo de Barcelos, or Rooster of Barcelos. Legend has it that a rich man threw a party and when it was over, he noticed that his silver cutlery was missing. He accused a pilgrim who was put before a judge. The judge was eating a roasted rooster and was about to sentence him when the pilgrim said, "If I am innocent, this rooster will crow three times." As he was about to be lynched, a rooster crowed and the pilgrim was released.The only national park in Portugal, Peneda-Gerês National Park, covers over 270 square miles. This park has so much to offer, from its history of human presence dating back to at least 3000 BC, to its breathtaking scenery, rivers and waterfalls.Tour through Ponte de Lima, named after the long, medieval bridge that spans the Lima River which runs next to the town. This small village was founded on March 4, 1125 AD. During your day, you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant.