Porto: Guimarães and Braga Day Trip

Porto: Guimarães and Braga Day Trip

Travel north on a day trip from Porto to two of northern Portugal's historic cities, which are currently basking in the European spotlight. First, discover the country's origins in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Guimarães. Home to a 10th-century castle and the Dukes of Braganza Palace, the town today is filled with pride for being named the European Capital of Culture for 2012. Then visit the city of Braga, founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. The oldest Christian city in Portugal, Braga is celebrated today as the 2012 European Capital of Youth.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Braga, Braga, Braga District, Northern Portugal

Our first stop will be Braga, the capital of Minho, and then we will discover the historic city of Guimarães. Prepare your cameras and come with us to explore two of the most important cities in the history of Portugal!
Braga is a city in the far north of Portugal, northeast of Porto. It is known for heritage and religious events. To the east, the Bom Jesus do Monte complex has a neoclassical church perched on an elaborate 17-story staircase. In the city center, the medieval-style Sé de Braga houses a museum of sacred art and the Gothic-style Chapel of the Kings. Nearby, the imposing Archbishop's Palace overlooks the Santa Barbara Garden.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sameiro Sanctuary, Av. Nossa Sra. do Sameiro 44, 4715-616 Braga, Portugal

It is today the second largest center of Marian devotion in Portugal, so it is a must visit place in the Minho capital.
It is a stunning building that attracts a large number of devotees and tourists. Did you know that Mount Sameiro is the highest point in the city- From there you will have fantastic views that cover hundreds and hundreds of kilometers. Not only for the Catholic faith, but for its architecture, you will understand why this monument is so amazing to everyone.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bom Jesus do Monte, Estrada de Sao Pedro, Braga 4715-165 Portugal

One of the biggest highlights of this tour. Famous for its endless stairs and baroque details, this place will definitely impress you! Not only a religious monument, it is also a truly romantic and relaxing place with amazing views of Braga. Here, nature is privileged and protected with the utmost care.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Se de Braga, Se Primaz Rua Dom Paio Mendes, Braga 4700-424 Portugal

The magnificent Braga Cathedral (also known as Braga Cathedral), a monument that combines three different styles: Romanesque, Manueline and Baroque. It is the oldest cathedral in Portugal - it was even built several decades before the founding of the country! Undoubtedly, this imposing cathedral is Braga's biggest landmark.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes Portugal

After lunch in Braga, we will leave for Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal and World Heritage, since 2001. Guimarães is a true example of the evolution of a medieval city throughout history!
This was the city where the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques was born. The history of Guimarães is related to the foundation of national identity and the Portuguese language.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Guimaraes Castle, Rua Conde D. Henrique Paço dos Duques, Guimaraes 4810-245 Portugal

National symbol of the tenth century. From the outside, its medieval structure is impressive; Inside you can have magnificent views across the city. Afterwards, we will continue to pass by the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança and visit the Church of São Miguel.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Guimaraes, Guimaraes, Braga District, Northern Portugal

Observe the imposing statue of D. Afonso Henriques and walk through Martins Sarmento Square. To end this short walking tour, discover Santa Maria Street, the Town Hall, Santiago Square and Senhora da Oliveira Church.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"There is no bathroom on board the bus"
"Dress code is smart casual"
"The tours may be changed without prior notice"
"A moderate amount of walking is involved"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers"

Hora de Inicio: 9:00 AM
Duración: 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact the tour operator in order to confirm your pick up time and local till 24hours before the tour.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Professional guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Porto city center
  • Entry/Admission - Sameiro Sanctuary
  • Entry/Admission - Bom Jesus do Monte
  • Entry/Admission - Se de Braga
  • Entry/Admission - Guimaraes Castle

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


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