Day trip

Braga & Guimarães: Premium Day Tour

Braga & Guimarães: Premium Day Tour

From $153.90 per person

Explore the Portuguese region of Minho with a certified guide on a premium day tour. Visit the 2000-year-old city of Braga and medieval city of Guimarães.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, French, English
Pickup included
• At your place of accommodation in Porto, Braga, or Guimarães • Porto Airport pickup available for tours on the same day of arrival (if time flight fits) • Pickup also available at Porto, Braga, and Guimarães Main Train Stations (in Porto both S. Bento and Campanhã)
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the 9th-century cathedral in Braga
  • Discover the iconic sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte
  • Visit the Castle of Guimarães
  • Explore the medieval streets and churches of Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage listed city
Full description

Your premium day tour of Braga and Guimarães begins with a pickup in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle by your certified guide. You will be led through the streets of Braga, to the busy commercial street of Souto. Along the way, you'll have the chance to gaze at the city's exquisite Baroque facades as well as its beautiful gardens, including the Santa Bárbara Garden.

Visit Braga's cathedral, the Sanctuary of Sameiro, and the UNESCO Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, a Baroque masterpiece and a famous pilgrimage site. Afterward, pause and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.  Visit the medieval city of Guimarães where your friendly guide will lead you through the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança. Listen as they recount historical events from Portugal's past, including the history of the country's independence. Continue the tour by discovering the medieval streets and churches of the city. Before finishing the tour, you will also have time to explore the traditional commercial area of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Certified tour guide
  • Private walking tour in the historical center of Guimarães
  • Visit to Guimarães Castle and S. Miguel do Castelo Church
  • Private walking tour in the historical center of Braga
  • Visit to the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga
  • Ascent or descent on Bom Jesus do Monte funicular (1-way ticket)
  • Visit to the Sanctuary of Sameiro
  • Entrance and guided tour of the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança
  • A traditional local pastry
  • Lunch (drinks included)
  • Insurance and taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • This tour is subject to local traffic, visiting schedules, and other external factors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Beautiful ride! Guide Joana Teixeira is excellent. Besides being nice, she knows the background and drives very well.

October 5, 2019

Une excellente journée avec notre super guide Artur. Non seulement il est super sympa et connaît son sujet sur le bout des doigts, mais sa maîtrise du français est bluffante ! Guimaraes et Braga nous ont séduits. Une excursion à ne pas manquer au départ de Porto !

August 11, 2021

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