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

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

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Travel through the Minho region from Porto to the cities of Guimarães and Braga on a day tour. Visit the centers of these 2 cities and learn about Portuguese history. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
French, Portuguese, English, Spanish
Pickup optional
The supplier offers free pick-up at all hotels in Porto. Please contact Living Tours to book your pick-up.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historical center of Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Spend time seeing Braga, with visits to 2 of the most important sanctuaries in the area
  • Learn about the rich history of the Portuguese people
  • Eat a traditional Portuguese lunch at a local restaurant
Full description

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. Enjoy a traditional restaurant lunch.

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 2 important sanctuaries, the Sameiro Sanctuary and the Bom Jesus do Monte, before making your way back to Porto.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Guide services
  • Monument fees
  • Lunch, if option selected
  • Personal expenses
  • Any monument fees that are not referred to in the product description
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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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Date

Meeting point

Meet at Tourist Service/Living Tours next to São Bento train station Porto.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • The group size will be from 8 to 27 people
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • The services included in the tour are subject to third party availability and may change without notice
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 533 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The start of the trip was a bit long, but that was more than made up for after the first stop and throughout the rest of the trip. The guide Joana and bus driver Silvino are top notch. They provide a pleasant explanation of all the monuments and locations to be visited, all with a nice joke. Lunch was in a nice location but we got to taste better food on other days.

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August 3, 2022

Really nice tour of two important cities, was amazing to see the cultural and religious sights and hear about the history of both places from our tour guide, Nuno. He did a good job of explaining everything in both English and French for us and gave us plenty of free time as well, to explore what we wanted. Traditional Portuguese lunch in Braga was a nice touch.

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July 23, 2022

Very nice day in a small group (we were in a minivan of 8). Good pace of the visit where we discovered Braga in the morning then Guimaraes. Detailed explanations from our guide and sufficient (and not too long) free time! Excellent value for money, the lunch being of good quality :) I recommend

July 6, 2022

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