Guimarães and Braga - Private Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Guimarães

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Guimarães, a city of medieval origin known as the "Cradle of the Nation", was classified in 2001 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.It was from here that the conquest of Portugal to the Moors began, by D. Afonso Henriques (1st King of Portugal). Still in this foray into history, we continue towards Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world, built more than 2000 years ago, with the oldest archdiocese in Portugal, the Cathedral of Braga.Enjoy this tour in private mode with an exclusive guide and transportation for you!Inclusions: • Castle of Guimarães • Palace of the Dukes of Bragança • S. Miguel’s Church • Historical Centre of Guimarães • Cathedral of Braga • Santa Barbara’s Garden • The Arch of Braga’s Door • Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Guimaraes Castle, Guimaraes, Braga District, Northern PortugalFrom your place of accommodation, we continue towards the wonderful city of Guimarães, where we begin to immerse ourselves in the history with the visit to the castle of Guimarães. It was from here that the administrative center of the Condado Portucalense was established. Still in the paths adjacent to the castle, we will visit the Palace of the Dukes, majestic manor house of the XV century. Large palace with architectural characteristics of a fortified house influenced by the architecture of the northern seigneurial Europe, it is a unique example in the Iberian Peninsula. The tour continues through the emblematic streets of the historic center, classified in 2001 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After lunch in the historical center of Guimarães, the visit continues with direction to Braga, built more than 2000 years, was one of the main Roman routes of the Iberian Peninsula. Here we will visit the oldest archdiocese of Portugal, the Cathedral of Braga. To finish this beautiful tour, we will climb Bom Jesus do Monte, where besides the beautiful Cathedral that we will visit, we can still have a privileged look about the city of Braga.Duration: 9 hours

What’s included

  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Guimaraes Castle

What’s not included

  • Lunch