Private 8-hour tour to Braga and Guimaraes from Porto Hotel w/ driver and guide

Private 8-hour tour to Braga and Guimaraes from Porto Hotel w/ driver and guide

This private tour is a journey to the real beginning of the portuguese nation. You will go to the place where Portugal was born and where everything started.
Your private driver and tour guide will pick you up from your place of choice in Porto and start driving towards Guimaraes. This city is regarded as the birthplace of Portugal, and hosts a very wide variety of monuments and old buildings.

Get to know the charming city centre of gothic buildings, traditional houses and delightful plazas. You will visit the ancient castle of Guimaraes, which is considered as the first of Portugal. This city has been declared as World Heritage site by the UNESCO in the year 2001 due to its high amount of historic and emblematic monuments.

You will visit the oldest town in the whole country, Bracara de Augusta (Braga), which exists since the 1st Century BC.

- SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Begin your journey in Braga, one of Portugal’s oldest cities, known for its deep religious heritage. The city is a blend of ancient and modern, with numerous historical buildings, gardens, and cafes.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Next, explore Guimarães, often referred to as the birthplace of Portugal. This charming city is steeped in history and is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Duration: 3 hours

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

Visit the iconic Guimarães Castle, a symbol of Portugal's foundation and independence. Perched on a hill, the castle offers a glimpse into the nation's medieval past and stunning views of the surrounding area.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes Portugal

Stroll through the historic center of Guimarães, a captivating area filled with narrow cobbled streets, traditional houses, and historic monuments. The area exudes a sense of medieval charm and authenticity.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Rua Conde Dom Henrique, Guimaraes 4800-412 Portugal

This beautifully restored palace offers a glimpse into the life of Portuguese nobility. Its architecture is a blend of medieval and modern, with impressive collections of tapestries and furniture.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Igreja de Sao Miguel do Castelo, between Castelo and Paco dos Duques de Braganca, Guimaraes 4810-245 Portugal

A small chapel near Guimarães Castle, known for its historical significance as the likely location of the baptism of Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Largo da Oliveira, 4810-431 Guimarães, Portugal

These charming squares in the historic center are surrounded by old houses, cafes, and shops, offering a lively atmosphere and a great place to relax and people-watch.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bom Jesus Do Monte, Estrada do Bom Jesus, Braga 4715-297 Portugal

This sanctuary is a must-visit in Braga. Located atop a hill, it's renowned for its stunning baroque stairway that leads to the church. The views from the top are breathtaking, and the surrounding park offers a tranquil retreat.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palacio do Raio, Braga Norte 920, Braga 4710-923 Portugal

A striking example of Baroque architecture in Braga, known for its unique façade adorned with blue azulejos (tiles).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Se de Braga, R. Dom Paio Mende, Braga 4700-424 Portugal

Conclude your tour at the Sé de Braga, one of Portugal's most important religious buildings. This cathedral is a beautiful blend of Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, and Baroque architecture, reflecting its centuries-old history.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"In case of needing a infant seat please request at time of booking"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: 1: Porto, Portugal
2: Braga, Portugal
3: Guimaraes, Portugal
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel or place of choice inside Porto


  • Porto Leixões Cruise Terminal, 57GW+XF, 4450 Matosinhos, Portugal
  • Porto Leixões Cruise Terminal, 57GW+XF, 4450 Matosinhos, Portugal

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


  • Private vehicle with private driver for 8 hours
  • Private official tour guide for 8 hours
  • Pick up and drop off in Oporto (hotel, apartment or cruise port)
  • Local Taxes

No Incluye

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks


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