Guimarães and Braga Tour
Guimarães e Braga: The charm of the Minho Region
The Minho region is an old Portuguese province and is located in the North of Portugal. It is known for its green landscapes and big coastal zone with beautiful beaches. This private tour allows you to visit this magnificent region and two of the oldest Portuguese cities: Guimarães and Braga.
This is a unique experience that will take you to discover these beautiful cities, their historical importance, and how they combine secular traditions with a young and cosmopolitan lifestyle with perfect harmony.
We suggest Guimarães as our first stop. It is considered the birthplace of Portugal because Afonso Henriques, who went on to be the first king of Portugal, was born here. this city is a UNESCO site and has a harmonious and well-preserved heritage, that is evident in the graceful iron verandas, granite balconies, porticos, mansions, arches connecting the narrow streets, paving slabs smoothed by time, towers, and cloisters. For a moment you might imagine yourself in a medieval setting.
Then we will proceed to Braga, Portugal’s third-largest city. With over 2000 years of history, Braga is the oldest city in Portugal and one of the world’s oldest catholic cities. Founded by the Romans in the year 16 B.C. and named “Bracara Augusta” in honor of the emperor Cesar Augusto.
The long history of Braga is visible in its monuments and churches, the Cathedral the most imposing and displaying several different styles, from roman to baroque, also being proud of the splendid houses, particularly the XVIII century ones.
Today it is an elegant, cosmopolitan, and multicolor city, with a very young population and extended cultural activities. But the constant chiming of bells is a reminder of Braga´s devotion to the spiritual world.
We will visit churches, shrines, castles, and streets with history, and feel the unique atmosphere of these cities.
- Departure Time 08:30 am - Pick up at your accommodation
- Return Time Approximately 6:30 pm.
- Dress Code Casual. Comfortable clothing and shoes, hat and warm jacket in Winter.
- IncludedProfessional Driver/guideVisit to Guimarães and Braga Historic CentreGuimarães CastlePalace of Dukes of BragançaThe Arch of Braga´s DoorBraga CathedralBom Jesus do Monte SantuaryTaste of local pastry
- Not IncludedFlight to/from PortugalPersonal expensesOther expenses (entrances) not mentioned
Visit two of Northern Portugal’s historic cities;
Admire the natural landscapes of Minho Region;
Explore the castle of Guimarães, the famous birthplace of Portugal;
Discover the city of Braga, its city hall, old streets and the incredible Sanctuary of Bom Jesus
A unique experience that will take you to discover Guimarães and Braga, their historical importance and how they combine secular traditions with a young and cosmopolitan lifestyle with perfect harmony.