Day trip

From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS
Day trip

From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS
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From US$ 69.46 per person

Likely to sell out

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
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
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  • Explore the historical center of Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Spend time seeing Braga and visit an important sanctuary 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. Optionally, you can also enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant.

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 an important sanctuary, Bom Jesus do Monte, before making your way back to Porto.

  • 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

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Living Tours/Tourist Service office, 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 29 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
  • Pickup and drop-off at Hotels in the city center of Porto (if selected)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 767 reviews

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We are grateful that despite the low season this tour still took place. The group that had gathered for the day constisted of only 6 tourists. We had two great, extremely erudite on all topics guides - Daniel and his assistant Diogo. Amongst jokes and pleasant atmosphere we learned a lot about the history of the places we visited - Braga and Guimaraesh. We certainly recomend you to purchase a guided day trip to those two towns. Our warmest thanks to our guides!

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February 4, 2023

We have a nice day with Pedro. Picked up nicely on time and on the road with a small group of people. Learned a lot and received a lot of information about the region. We only made a short visit to Porto and Portugal. This trip gave us more depth to our city trip. The lunch was tasty and the walks are easy to do. Do not book the trip (and a trip to Porto) if you have difficulty walking. For me we could have spent a little more time in the church of Braga. Other than that it was a nice and beautiful day.

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January 25, 2023

We had Pedro as our tour guide. What a driver he was and he did not scare us at all amongst all the fast drivers. He was very cautious and safe. He was amazing and super accommodating to my mother who has a hurt knee. It was great to know that he could continue the tour with rest of us and still provide one-on-one attention to her. He had exceptional English skills. His history and country knowledge was great. The only request I would have is more time in Guimaraes. That was our favorite for the day. All around a great tour and I recommend to anyone visiting Porto.

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January 24, 2023

Product ID: 32568