From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Tour with Lunch
- Pickup available
- Duration: 9 hours
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We were picked up promptly at our hotel in Porto by Pedro. My sister in law and I were the only people on the tour. Pedro was well educated and during the drive we talked flora, fauna, and politics! Pedro asked us what we were interested in and I stated I was most interested in the Iberian wolf and being out in nature. Due to this interest and evaluation of our degree of fitness, he decided going to a shepherd corral was a good choice. We had an incredible hike up into the mountains to a remote bog and shepherds hit. . The hike was steep and a bit rocky, but we were in capable hands. The views were amazing. We saw wolf tracks and scat! Then a lovely local lunch with wine and more food then we could eat—bean stew, steak, bread and cheese and cod fritters. We then drove around the park a bit, seeing waterfalls and milestones. The end was great—a soak in a hot springs in Spain with a full moon, Jupiter and Venus on the horizon. This trip is highly recommended.
It was a great trip. The church in Braga is a delight. So was the church in Sameira. We were treated to some delicious Portugese food (Acorba). The town of Guimaraes is a little, hidden gem. Finally, Pedro (our guide) was very engaging and knowledgable. We also had great co-travellers. Overall, we really enjoyed the day.
Well organised, Was hoping for a longer stay in the church at Braga but there was a baptism and we were lucky to be last group rushed through. Guide extremely knowledgeable.
Really enjoyable tour, I learned a lot as well from our guide Lucas Andre Vidal! Wish we spent a bit more time in Guimaraes but still, I would recommend it!
Perfect, our guide Claudia was really lovely and very interesting .. We had a great time. Do not hesitate ...