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From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Trip

1. From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Trip

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Guimarães and Braga from Porto. Pass through the scenic Minho region and explore the historical centers of these two cities. Optionally, you can also enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant. Minho is known for having some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Portugal, as well as being one of the richest regions in history. Explore the area and visit the cities of Guimarães and Braga on a full-day trip from Porto. Guimarães is the birthplace of Portugal and of the first Portuguese king. See the medieval castle of Guimarães and spend some time in the historical city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The streets and monuments of Guimarães are so well-preserved that it is easy to imagine the past. Go on to spend the afternoon in Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the cathedral and the historical center. See an important sanctuary, Bom Jesus do Monte, before making your way back to Porto.

From Porto: Peneda-Gerês National Park Tour with Lunch

2. From Porto: Peneda-Gerês National Park Tour with Lunch

The journey begins with a pick up on a Land Rover 4x4 at your accommodation (porto downtown), you will join like minded people in a small group for the day. We offer you the gems of the National Park, the hidden secrets that the locals are kindly sharing with us! Surrounded by gorgeous mountain landscapes you will make short and accessible walks to reach a crystal clear lagoon and waterfall taken straight from fantasy books. Once there you will be able to ground yourself! Appreciate the magic scenery, wild swimming and the purest nature. Throughout our day, we might feel like travelling back to ancient times. We step in one of the last communitary villages in the Portuguese northeast. Where you will get to know a real interesting way of living, based on traditions and focus on heritage and cultural preservation. Food is a great way to preserve culture. Traditional meal in a local and welcoming restaurant with fair, flavoured, deliciou food and wine included! "Changing the world at an arm's distance!" Giving back to nature and the community by an environmental care project , it's our way to promote active and participative tourism. Being on the tour means being part of the process of reforestation in the National Park. Allow yourself to absorb all the sounds, smells, senses that this experience has to offer all year round.

Porto: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

3. Porto: Guimarães & Braga Tour with Entry Tickets and Lunch

The tour starts with a visit to the birthplace of the Portuguese nation – the city of Guimarães. This was the first city of Portugal chosen by the first king, Afonso Henriques. Known as the cradle of Portugal, Guimarães has preserved a medieval atmosphere at its core and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your first stop takes place in the northern part of the city with a visit to the imposing 10th century castle. Afterward the historical Santa Maria Road leads you to the charming square in the heart of the old town, Largo da Oliveira. After a relaxing lunch break in Guimarães that will certainly allow you to enjoy the pleasures of the cuisine of the north of Portugal, it will be time to continue towards Braga, the oldest religious capital of Portugal. Known to the Romans as Bracara Augusta, for centuries Braga has been and archiepiscopal seat and pilgrimage site. Your first stop is Sé, the 12th century cathedral built by Henri de Bourgogne and Dona Teresa. Then you will head to Bom Jesus Sanctuary, a hilltop pilgrimage site. The 581 steps that the pilgrims climb up to the top of Bom Jesus are one of the most glorious stairways in Portugal. After a visit to these landmarks of faith in the country you head back to Porto.

From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

4. From Porto: Hiking and Swimming in Gerês National Park

Spend the day walking through Geres National Park, just an hour and a half from Porto. Immerse yourself into the heart of the park, explore the grounds, and enjoy a coffee. Hike for 10 km to the 7 natural pools, spend some time admiring the natural beauty, and head back to the starting point. THE HIKE:Embark on a 10 km (6.2 miles) hike which takes you to 7 magnificent natural pools situated in the heart of the park. The hike will be divided into 2 stages, 5 km (3.1 miles) from the starting point to the pools, where you'll stay for around 1.5/2 hours to dive in the amazing natural pools. Depending on people's willingness the group can stay a bit longer. Then, hike 5 km (3.1 miles) back to the starting point. The path is on uneven terrain but without steep slopes. HIKE DIFFICULTY:Difficult: for people who are not used to walking. Medium: For people who are used to hiking for 10 km in the countryside. Easy: For people who are used to hiking for more than 10 km on uneven terrain with steep slopes. LUNCH:For lunch, you need to prepare your own food as there's nothing around where you can eat. Please bring lots of water as it might be very hot. GROUP SIZE:From 8 to 15/pax maximum. After the hike, you'll have the chance to stop in a local tavern for a refreshing drink and relax a bit before making your way back to Porto city. Arrival in Porto will be around 6:30 PM.

From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour with Lunch

5. From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour with Lunch

Travel in an air-conditioned van from Porto to the cities of Braga and Guimarães on this guided tour. Savor an authentic Portuguese lunch. Get exclusive access to part of Braga Cathedral and stay hydrated on your trip with the included bottled water.  Starts with pickup your hotel or accommodation and relax with your group on the drive in a climate controlled van. Arriving in Braga, we will start by visiting the Bom Jesus Sanctuary and contemplating its magnificent staircase to the top of the church. After a top view of the city, visit the oldest cathedral in the country where you will have exclusive access to the chapel's and high choir. Sit down to a delicious, traditional Portuguese lunch at a restaurant where you can taste the famed "Vinho Verde" that is produced in the region. During the afternoon visit Guimarães. Have time for a calm walk on foot through the medieval city before entering in the Guimarães Castle where the kingdom of Portugal was born.  Continue to the Palace of the Dukes to be dazzled by the luxuries of royalty from other times. A whole history of Portugal will be told by your local guides along the way. Return to your accommodation in Porto at the end of your tour. 

eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

6. eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

Whether you're a traveler exploring the UK or embarking on a multi-country European adventure, an eSIM card ensures you're always connected. Enjoy instant mobile delivery and 1- to 30-day coverage options with 500 MB to 10 GB. This eSIM is ideal for modern travelers using devices like the iPhone or other smartphones supporting the eSIM feature. Enjoy the convenience of prepaid coverage in all major European destinations with uninterrupted connectivity and no surprises. This eSIM covers the following locations: Austria (Österreich) Belgium (Belgien) Bulgaria (Bulgarien) Cyprus (Zypern) Croatia (Kroatien) Denmark (Dänemark) Estonia (Estland) Finland (Finnland) France (Frankreich) Germany (Deutschland) Greece (Griechenland) Hungary (Ungarn) Ireland (Irland) Iceland (Island) Italy (Italien) Latvia (Lettland) Lithuania (Litauen) Luxembourg (Luxemburg) Malta Norway (Norwegen) Netherlands (Niederlande) Poland (Polen) Portugal Slovakia (Slowakei) Slovenia (Slowenien) Spain (Spanien) United Kingdom (Vereinigtes Königreich) Czech Republic (Tschechische Republik) Romania (Rumänien) Sweden (Schweden) Switzerland (Schweiz) Ukraine

From Porto: Peneda-Gerês National Park Kayaking & Waterfall

7. From Porto: Peneda-Gerês National Park Kayaking & Waterfall

The journey begins with a pick up on a 4x4 at your accommodation (porto downtown), you will join like minded people in a small group for the day. Start your day at the National Park with a Kayak activity in the Caniçada reservoir (apx. 1h30 min). The magnificent landscape will be your background for the morning, while you can be active by paddling and swimming around the lake. Take a pit stop on a small sandy beach, to swim, relax and try stand up paddle. Savour a traditional meal in a local and welcoming restaurant with fair, delicious food and wine included! After lunch take the opportunity to appreciate the stunning views while driving to the next adventure. This is the moment where you emerge into the wilderness and beauty of the National Park. Easy/moderate level walk through to a magical path will take you to a stunningshing waterfall, you'll be able to ground yourself, swim and enjoy the magic! Throughout the day, you will learn about the cultural and traditional aspects of the villages in the Park. By taking part on this tour, you will be supporting our active/participative environmental project at the National Park. Challenge yourself and absorb all the sounds, smells, senses that this experience has to offer!

Braga: Tuk Tuk City Tour

8. Braga: Tuk Tuk City Tour

During this tuk tuk tour, pass through the most important historical and architectural points of Braga's city center to understand the importance and extensive history of the city. Within the maze of narrow streets, Gothic churches back onto modern shopping streets and grand baroque buildings surround peaceful plazas. Braga is the perfect place for history and culture, being home to numerous monuments and attractions, including one of the finest monuments in Northern Portugal, the Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary, a must-do for any trip to Braga. You can also visit the Sanctuary of Sameiro. Some of the other sights covered by this tour are the Holy Cross Church, Pius XII Museum, Roman Thermae of Maximinus, Roman ruins of Carvalheiras, Biscainhos Museum, Carmo Church, Mercado Municipal de Braga, Braga City Hall, and the Public Library of Braga. The number of these places visited will depend on the duration booked.

From Porto: Braga & Guimarães Full-Day Tour

9. From Porto: Braga & Guimarães Full-Day Tour

We will start in Guimarães, known as the cradle of the Portuguese nation. The first stop will be at the imposing Guimarães Castle, a medieval fortress dating back to the X century where you will delve into the rich history of the place. Next, we will visit the Paço dos Duques de Bragança, an XV-century palace that was the residence of the Portuguese royal family. With its stunning architecture and authentic furnishings, the Palace offers a fascinating insight into the aristocratic life of the time. After exploring Guimarães, we will leave for Braga, a city full of tradition and religiosity. There, we will visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, a pilgrimage site famous for its monumental staircase and the beautiful garden that surrounds it. Climbing the steps to the top is a unique and rewarding experience, with stunning views of the city. In the historic center of Braga, you will have the opportunity to explore its picturesque streets, admire the baroque architecture, and visit the majestic Braga Cathedral, one of the oldest in Portugal. Throughout the tour, our expert guide will be on hand to provide historical information and interesting facts about the places visited, ensuring you make the most of this cultural experience.

Canyoning Tour in Portugal

10. Canyoning Tour in Portugal

Are you tired of the day-to-day? Are you looking for a burst of adrenaline? This is the ideal activity for you! Canyoning Adventure is one of the most challenging experiences you can have on the Portuguese mainland, at Peneda-Gêres National Park! Navigate downstream by swimming and sliding through natural pools, waterfalls, and chutes that have been shaped by the powerful river. Soar with zip-lines ending on the water, try abseiling, and several have the chance to jump from rocks into the water.



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We want to express our most sincere thanks to Jorge, an exceptional guide on the excursion to Braga. His professionalism and detailed explanations about the city and the Bom Jesus Sanctuary made our trip truly memorable. Thank you, Jorge, for sharing your knowledge and passion with us!

the our was excellent. Chris was amazing, she never made things feel rushed and had great insights into everything we saw. The trio up to Bom Jesus is easy and well worth doing, the park and gardens are gorgeous. This is a great tour to do on your first day in Braga.

Amazing, a beautiful city and sorry for the name but our guide Jorge or Gorge was very kind and taught us a lot about Braga but also Guimarães and its region and the history of Portugal

It's been great. Jorge has explained to us the entire history not only of Braga but of Portugal to have a historical context and it has all been beautiful and super interesting.

Our guide Felipe was very attentive, reliable and accommodating. My wife and I are very happy with our day tour to Compostela and Braga. Raymund V. Sy