Day trip

From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS
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From US$ 70.65 per person

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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
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Please contact the activity provider in advance to confirm your hotel pickup information. The exact pickup details will be given the day before your tour.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

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

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Participants

Date

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 717 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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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

Paolo Castro was a wonderful tour leader. He was welcoming, knowledgeable, attentive to the older tourists in our group who needed a hand climbing up and down stairs, he was a safe driver which I felt was very important, and he was patient with those who kept missing the meetup times. The tour was wonderful overall, the 3, course lunch and wine was delicious and the portions were very big. I would strongly recommend this particular tour for anyone who is considering it. Book without hesitation! :)

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January 15, 2023

We had a wonderful day with Pedro. We loved the trip to Braga & Guimaraes The group was small which made it easy to get o know everyone. Pedro was an excellent guide. We were given so much information throughout the trip about the cities we visited. Pedro was a very careful driver (very much appreciated), very courteous and professional. In fact all the staff were a pleasure to interact with. We had a perfect day

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December 5, 2022

Product ID: 32568