Visit Braga, the capital of Portuguese Baroque religious architecture, and Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the Bom Jesus and Sameiro sanctuaries in Braga and the medieval architecture of Guimarães.
What to Expect
Enjoy the scenic landscapes of Minho, noted for its popular Vinho Verde, and visit 2 of the region’s historic cities, Guimarães and Braga, to discover their architectural heritage.
The first stop on this full-day tour is Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal, and whose city center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001.
See Guimarães Castle, dating from the 10th century, where you’ll learn about the early period of Portugal’s history. Admire the architecture of this medieval city, its unique buildings, streets, and squares.
Continue on to Braga, a city once occupied by Romans and one of the most important Christian centers of the ancient region of Gallaecia. You’ll visit the city center and take a break to enjoy lunch.
Learn about the history of Braga and see its most important pilgrimage sites, such as the Cathedral and Bom Jesus and Sameiro sanctuaries. Admire the city’s 18th-century religious Baroque architecture.
- Hotel transfers
What's Not Included
- Optional lunch (EUR 10.00)