Braga & Guimarães Private Tour (All Inclusive)

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  • 9 hr

Welcome to the Cradle of Portuguese History! Travel to the 2000 years of History of the city of Braga, Best European Destination 2021, and through the battles of the foundation of the Reign of Portugal in the city of Guimarães. All this without rushing, always at your own pace, in a private all-inclusive tour.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Guimaraes Castle

We will start this incursion through the history of Portugal, visiting the "Castle of the Foundation", one of the monumental emblems of the History of Portugal as a nation, as tradition says that it was in its interior that D. Afonso Henriques was born, 1st King of Portugal (12th century).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Igreja de Sao Miguel do Castelo

In this heritage ensemble we will also find the Church of São Miguel do Castelo, small in size but large in symbolism as the first king of Portugal was supposedly baptized here.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Paco dos Duques de Braganca

After the origins of our kingdom, we will have the opportunity to discover this monumental palace, built by the 8th Count of Barcelos, which is today one of the most important tourist attractions in the city of Guimarães, and is also the Official Residence of the President of the Portuguese Republic, in the North of the country.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Praca de S. Tiago

The Historical Centre of the city of Guimarães opens before us, one of the best preserved in Portugal and Europe, being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its story is connected with this square.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Largo da Oliveira

We will continue wander through the medieval alleys, among the “terreiras” houses, the traditional commerce, the squares full of inviting terraces and the outstanding monuments that make up this beautiful old town. Largo da Oliveira is one of the most picturesque squares in Portugal. Your guide will explain you the interesting facts behind the centenary buildings.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro

After lunch, there is nothing better than to visit this space full of tranquility, erected on top of the mountain, surrounded by a panorama of indescribable beauty, where the second most important temple of Marian adoration in Portugal is located.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Visit the Bom Jesus Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most sought after destinations in the city of Braga and the Minho region.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Elevador do Bom Jesus do Monte

You will be transported by the oldest hydraulic-powered funicular working in the world, with a glimpse of the world-famous staircase, whose fountains and baroque statues surround it in a mantle of centuries-old vegetation, in a privileged scenario over the city of Braga.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Praca da Republica

Now, let's go back 2000 years in time to stroll through the streets of the Historical Centre of "Bracara Augusta", nowadays known as Braga, Best European Destination 2021.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Rua do Souto

During this walking tour though the city center, you will enjoy the local atmosphere of Braga, passing through the main points of interest.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Se de Braga

It is in the heart of the Historical Centre that we will have the opportunity to discover one of the most visited places in the city: the first and oldest Portuguese Cathedral to be built (11th century).

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Arco da Porta Nova

Your walking tour through Braga Historical Center will pass through the main points of interest, including the beautiful Arch of Porta Nova, where its history will be telled.

Duration: 10 minutes
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