Discover the secrets of Guimarães and Braga on a 7-hour sightseeing tour from Porto, and sample some Portuguese sponge cake at a cake factory. See where Portugal was born at Guimarães and have a typical lunch. Admire the city center and the Cathedral.
What to Expect
Leave the hustle and bustle of Porto for the day for a trip to Guimarães, classified by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Humanity site for its historic significance as the place where Portugal was born.
En route, stop at the Portuguese Pão-de-Ló (Sponge Cake) Factory of Margaride in Felgueiras. Learn how the special pastry is made, and enjoy a tasting at the end.
Upon arrival in Guimarães you will have some free time to explore the city center and enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant.
Continue to the Dukes of Bragança Palace, known as a Potuguese National Monument for its fabulous façade and wonderful interior. You will also go to Guimarães Castle, where you can climb the tower for panoramic views of the city.
End with a stop in Braga and discover one of the most beautiful cities in northern Portugal at sites such as the Sé Church and Sanctuaries of Sameiro and Bom Jesus.
- Local guide
- Pick-up and drop-off by 9 seat van anywhere in Porto
- Entrance and guided visit of the Sponge Cake Factory with tasting at the end
- Lunch in a typical restaurant
- Entrance and guided visit of the Sé Braga (Cathedral)
What's Not Included
- Entrance to the Dukes of Bragança Palace (optional)