Guimarães & Braga, 1 Day Tour

Guimarães & Braga, 1 Day Tour

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From 465€ for two people.   Journey back in time on this memorable day to two beautiful locations in the Minho region. This is a premium, inclusive, private tour where you will experience rural living, medieval monuments and magnificent views.    Itinerary The Minho Region comprises of…

From 465€ for two people.

 

Journey back in time on this memorable day to two beautiful locations in the Minho region. This is a premium, inclusive, private tour where you will experience rural living, medieval monuments and magnificent views. 

 

Itinerary
The Minho Region comprises of the northwestern province of Portugal and takes its name from the River Minho. Considered the birthplace of Portugal it was here where Portugal´s first king, Alfonso Henriques, was born. The region is also the home of Portugal’s unique wine ´vinho verde.´ Dating back to the 10th century, Guimarães Castle is thought to be the birthplace of the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques in 1100. A charming medieval castle surrounded by a small forest. The north of Portugal is well known for its warm hospitality. With many family-owned restaurants you will taste traditional Portuguese dishes from the Minho Region. The Cathedral of Braga is the oldest religious monument in Portugal and its construction lasted for over a century. Then experience a very special place; the Sanctuary of Bom JesusThis sanctuary is located just outside Braga and is famous for its 116-meter Baroque staircase. Marvel at the wonderful views over Braga from the summit. Minho Region private tour is beautiful day you will remember for a lifetime. 

 

Experiences to make your tour especially memorable
Marvel at the wonderful views over Braga from the summit of Sanctuary of Bom Jesus

Discover authentic, regional foods and wine

 

All entrance tickets to monuments including
Guimarães Castle
Braga Cathedral
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus

 

Classic Portugal Guarantee 
All of our tours are hosted by official and certified tour guides. We guarantee they will enter all monuments with you and share with you the history of each place. They are the only guides authorised to enter all monuments throughout Portugal, so you can be assured you will be taken good care of. Classic Portugal is a certified and licensed Turismo de Portugal agency with the Clean and Safe seal. Your health is our priority. We have set protocols in place in regards to Covid19 on this private tour. Be sure to check out the Classic Portugal blog. If you are interested in Guimarães & Braga private tour you may also like our Douro Valley and Porto tours.

 

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This one day private tour is inclusive of an official tour guide, Mercedes vehicle and all experiences and entrances.

 

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9 hours, from Porto
5+ Age
  • Departure
    We pick you up from your accommodation within the Porto area.
  • Departure Time
    Please be ready by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 17:00 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual / comfortable. Please don't forget to bring hats and sunscreen.
  • Included
    Experiences & tickets
    Hotel pick up and drop off
    Insurance & taxes
    Official Tour Guide
    Private transportation
    Tour available in multiple languages
  • Not Included
    Accommodation
    Meals
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Guimarães
To begin your wonderful rural day your tour guide will be waiting for you at your accommodation. Dating back to the 10th century, the Guimarães Castle is thought to be the birthplace of the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques in 1100. It is a finely-preserved medieval castle with a huge square keep and eight crenelated towers. It is regarded as a national shrine and includes the Chapel of São Miguel; a Romanesque chapel where mass is celebrated yearly to celebrate King Afonso´s birthday. The north of Portugal is well known for its warm hospitality. With many family-owned restaurants you will taste traditional Portuguese dishes from the Minho Region, such as Caldo Verde - a soup made with cabbage, potatoes, olive oil, garlic and onion and served with chorizo and chunky bread and Bacalhau: salted cod fish used in many Portuguese dishes.
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Braga
Portugal’s oldest cathedral, this architectural wonder in Braga is surrounding by winding, cobbled alleys. The Cathedral of Braga is the oldest religious monument in Portugal and its construction building began in the year of 1070 and lasted for over a century! Admire the many beautiful architectural styles including Romanesque, Manueline and Baroque. The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus is located just outside Braga and is famous for its 116-meter Baroque staircase. You can choose to climb the mountain by foot, take the water-powered elevator (!) or drive to the top. We think the walk up is worth it. The staircase is said to symbolize a Christian's ascent to heaven and before Fatima it was here that was the most prominent pilgrimage site. Marvel at the wonderful views over Braga from the summit. At the end of this wonderful day full of memories your tour guide will return to your accommodation.    
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