Guimarães & Braga Tour

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8 hours

All Ages

We require a minimum of two people for the first booking. One infant per adult.

Explore the rich history and cultural heritage of Braga and Guimarães on an unforgettable guided tour, visiting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and their iconic landmarks.

Embark on a memorable Braga and Guimarães tour from Porto, stepping into the rich history and cultural heritage of these fascinating cities.

Our journey starts with Guimarães, often hailed as the birthplace of Portugal and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll explore the city's medieval atmosphere, beginning with a tour of the impressive 10th-century Guimarães Castle, crucial in Portugal's early history. Then, we'll visit the majestic Dukes of Bragança Palace, a symbol of Portugal's noble heritage, and wander through the picturesque historical center, with its charming medieval streets and squares.

After a delightful lunch paired with regional Vinho Verde wine, our tour continues to Braga, known as the oldest Portuguese city and religious capital. Braga boasts a rich history as the oldest archiepiscopal seat and pilgrimage site, with architectural wonders dating back centuries. We'll stroll through the city center and visit its Sé Cathedral, showcasing remarkable architecture from Romanesque to Gothic and Baroque styles.

Before concluding our tour, we'll explore the iconic Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its spiritual devotion and architectural splendor. Discover its beautiful gardens and natural surroundings, along with the majestic Baroque staircase of 573 steps, known as the Sacred Way, leading to one of the most photographed churches in the world. Situated atop a hill, Bom Jesus do Monte offers breathtaking panoramic views of Braga's surrounding area.

Join us on this unforgettable journey through Braga and Guimarães, where history, culture, and stunning landscapes converge to create an enriching experience. Book your tour now and uncover the fascinating heritage of Portugal's ancient cities!

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided exploration of two UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Discover the medieval ambiance of Guimarães and its Castle
  • Enjoy in a delicious traditional Portuguese lunch
  • Experience the beauty and history of Braga and its Cathedral
  • Explore Bom Jesus Sanctuary, a renowned hilltop pilgrimage destination

AWARDS

  • Trip
  • Trip 2

INCLUDED

  • Pickup at the Hotel
  • Full-day Guide Tour in a Comfortable Van
  • Full Traditional Lunch and Entries Included
  • Bottled water with sustainable packaging
  • Drop-off at two central locations: Trindade station or Bolsa Palace

NOT INCLUDED

  • Food and drinks not mentioned
  • Gratuities

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282 reviews on TripAdvisor

An excellent way to spend a day in the north of Portugal

If you are unsure about which tour to book, or if you should book any tour at all, allow me to assure you that this is the right decision. After a few bad experiences I am staunchly anti-tours. But while planning this trip with my family we realized that if we wanted to see the Douro Valley during our time in Porto, it would be more convenient to let a tour company handle the logistics. On your own, you are renting the car, you are planning the driving route, you are the one getting lost or turned around, you are the one choosing which wineries and restaurants to visit, you are responsible for booking the river cruise. Or, you could click 'Book' with Cooltour Oporto and they will take care of all of the above. On the day of our tour we were picked up at our hotel's front door and driven to Sabrosa, the birthplace of Ferdinand Magellan, for a short pit stop of coffee and pastry. It was here we first saw we made a good decision. For one, if you are planning your own day trip would you know it was possible to stop in the birthplace of Magellan? Would you know to order your coffee with smell (cafe com cheirinho), a coffee with an added shot of spirit? These were a few of the interesting things our tour guide planned for us that we would never know to do if left to plan our own trip. We then went on to tour two wineries where we bought multiple bottles of their fantastic port wine and some gorgeous olive oil. We had a beautiful lunch al fresco at a delicious restaurant, and of course the picturesque river cruise through the valley. My six year old daughter even had a good time as one of the wineries had two friendly farmhouse kittens that allowed her to pick them up and pet them. At the end of the day, our tour guide drove us back to the front door of our hotel. We had such a brilliant time that we still talk about it a year after the fact. To Cooltour Oporto, and especially our great tour guide João, sorry for such a late review (almost a year later). João your tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Portugal. Thank you so much for making our trip to Porto so memorable and special. Hopefully our paths cross again sometime. And remember, if you're ever in Taiwan we'd love to be able to give YOU a tour. To Cooltour Oporto, your man João is a 5-star tour guide. Do whatever you can to keep him happy ;)

Review of: Guimaraes & Braga Small Group Tour, Lunch & All Tickets included
Kyle M

Kyle M

River and road wine tour

Our driver Antonio was great! The wine tastings were small and intimate and quality was good to great, nothing bad. I would have liked to have someone give us background of the area, large estates and wineries we were seeing on the boat tour but that was the responsibility of the boat captain in my opinion. Overall loved it!

Review of: Guimaraes & Braga Small Group Tour, Lunch & All Tickets included
scotthM2140CW

scotthM2140CW

Very nice

Great guide, good attention to detail, well thought out plan and you could have asked more about any topic, religion, architecture, history… what ever you wanted.

Review of: Guimaraes & Braga Small Group Tour, Lunch & All Tickets included
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