Guimarães Medieval Tour with Lunch

Cultural & Theme Tours in Bragança

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Guimarães has one of the best preserved medieval centers of Portugal, where time seems to have really given way and magically stopped.Come to know more than the history and monuments of Guimarães. Visit the suburbs of the city, with its traditions, historical and cultural heritage, local gastronomy and its nature with cable car trip.It's Historic Center is classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a historical city of medieval origin and has its origin in the tenth century, known as “Cradle of the Nation” or “Cradle City”, for its crucial role in the formation of Portugal, and here the first Portuguese King was born.Highlights: • Full day tour (10h) • Pickup & Drop-off • Entrance to monuments • UNESCO Heritage site • Ride by cable car to Penha mountain • Local gastronomy • Photos of the tour • Small groups
• kings • battles • history & traditionsEmbark on a journey of discovery, visiting one of the most charming and historical cities of Portugal. The Minho region marks its way; admire the perfect scenery and learn the history of the cities that are along its banks.After you’re picked up from your hotel, Sit back and take in the breathtaking countryside that surrounds you. Head toward to the famous and picturesque town of Guimarães, considered the Cradle of Nationality, where the first king of Portugal was born. Visit the 10th-century castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, wandering through the maze-like medieval lanes of the town’s historic center - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk to the Largo da Oliveira, a plaza that’s home to a centuries-old olive tree, and stroll along the Rua de Santa Maria past typical Portuguese homesFor lunch, taste the typical gastronomy of the Minho region with its delicacies and the famous green wine in a typical Portuguese restaurant.Besides its historical center, Guimarães has much more history. Come visit the Citania of Briteiros whose archaeological ruins are an extraordinary proof of the existence of an important primitive village, of pre-Roman origin.To finish the day, nothing better than the fantastic view over the city, from Penha  mountain with cable car ride.

What’s included

  • Full day tour (10h)
  • Pickup & Drop-off
  • Transport in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
  • Small groups (max. 6)
  • Small hikes in natural / rural environment and in the city.
  • Visit of several monuments (up to 5 monuments)
  • Ride by cable car to Penha Mountain
  • Traditional local food & drinks for lunch
  • Local guide
  • Insurance
  • Photos of the tour
  • Special car seat for children (Group 1/2/3)
  • Taxes and fees
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Other expenses and activities not mentioned
  • Tips/Gratuities (optional)
  • Any kind of worries