Guimarães is known as the cradle of Portugal. See the birthplace of the country at the medieval castle, where the battle for the nation's creation was fought. Explore the historic city center, declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity Site by UNESCO.
What to Expect
Experience the charm and unique personality of Guimarães on a half-day tour. This birthplace of Portugal harmoniously combines the past with the present and has been widely recognized for this ability.
In 2012 Guimarães was named a European Capital of Culture, and in 2013 it was chosen European City of Sport.
The tour begins at the medieval castle, where a mother and her son waged a battle over the creation of the Portuguese nation. Behind the Castle you will find a small church, where it is believed that the first king of Portugal was baptized.
Continue on to the city center, which has been listed by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity Site. The streets and monuments of Guimarães have been so well preserved that you will feel like you have stepped into another era.
- Pick-up and drop off at hotels in Porto and Gaia
- Guide service
- Visits to monuments as indicated in the description
What's Not Included
- Personal expense
Know Before You Go
Changes are subject to availability 72 hours prior to the date booked. To change any tour please call the tour operator. Any cancellations or changes must be made 72 hours prior to the date booked. Refunds are only available if requested 72 hours prior to the date of your tour.