From Porto: Braga & Guimarães Full-Day Tour with Lunch

4.5 / 5

31 reviews

From Porto: Braga & Guimarães Full-Day Tour with Lunch

From $109.34 per person

Come to visit the place where Portugal was born and the beautiful areas in this city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Valid 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the historic city of Guimarães
  • Visit the famous sanctuaries of the old city of Braga
  • Discover the birthplace of a nation and see the castle where the first king of Portugal was born
Full description
Depart from your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia to see medieval Guimarães and historic center. Guimarães, the so–called Cradle of Portugal is one of the most important Portuguese historical cities, and a historic center considered a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site. Spend a beautiful morning in a beautiful place. After lunch, explore historic Braga and the old Cathedral of Sé. Visit the nearby Bom Jesus Sanctuary and experience the most famous religious sanctuary in Portugal. After visiting Rome, Archbishop Diogo de Sousa drew a city where the squares and churches were abound as they are in Rome, which became Braga. Discover this city of traditions and cultures.
Includes
  • Lunch
  • Guided tour
  • Free Wi–Fi
  • Bottled water
  • Pick–up and drop-off
  • Anti-virus mask
  • Disinfectant gel for hands
  • Additional food
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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Superb tour. Milena is a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable on the history of Portugal as well as stories on traditions and popular legends. A real pleadure to spend the day with her. Wish our next tours were with her. Also, daytrip from Porto to Braga and Guinaraes is a must, if you have the time.

November 5, 2019

The first part in Braga was interesting and the views were definitely worth it. The Guimarães section disappointed us. A castle / fortress and the palace of the dukes where in both cases we had to pay our entrance fees contrary to what we had understood, nothing seen from the village. The lunch had not been confirmed, two possible dishes bacalau and over-roasted goat almost just bones. We were only 7 which is good but the guide did not give clear instructions, we waited for 2 people at the Palace of the Dukes beyond an hour and a half without explanations.

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September 24, 2018

On the morning of the trip the tour operator called me on my cell phone asking to show us in a square for the departure, after 20 minutes from the departure the driver announced that the first stop would be in a winery house, so we discovered that by mistake of the tour operator we had been placed on a different tour. After several insistences we managed to get a car to take us to Braga and Guimaraes. Cities that we visited in half the scheduled time (arrived in Braga at 12.30) without the guide for which we had paid. We also had to pay for our own lunch and entrance tickets to churches and museums. Although the tour operator made an effort to remedy the error, the result was certainly not suitable for repairing the damage. Also to get the driver, we had to insist a lot because their first offer was to leave us in a train station to take a train to Porto at our expense and practically losing a day

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September 25, 2019

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