Braga District
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Half-Day Braga City Tour

1. Half-Day Braga City Tour

You will get picked up at your hotel in the morning and ride in an air conditioned minivan towards "Bracara Augusta" (Braga), the ancient roman city. Begin your visit in the sanctuary of Bom Jesus and prepare yourself to get there in a water-powered funicular (included) built in 1882. From the top of the hill be dazzled with the spectacular belvedere with the entire city below. Reaching the historical center of Braga, it's time to do a small walking tour to get to know the city better. In the outside of the old medieval Wall, visit the church of Congregados and then head  towards the most imposing monument, the Sé Cathedral built in Romanesque style with finishings in Gothic style. Braga being the city of the archbishops, it's cathedral is indeed one of the most spectacular. Visit the old castle tower or the new avenue designed in the early twentieth century where the famous Teatro Circo is located. The visit ends at the prestigious Astoria Café, one of the most beautiful and old cafes in the city. Here you can still get a glimpse of part of the old Wall. After a half day strolling around Braga, relax and enjoy your journey back to Porto.

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From Oporto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Tour with Lunch

2. From Oporto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Travel back in time to discover 2 of the oldest cities in Portugal and see historic monuments existing side by side with modern-day life. Choose a guided public or private tour according to your preferences. Following pick-up from your hotel in Oporto, begin the day by visiting Braga, nicknamed the "Rome of Portugal" for its rich culture and traditions. See the emblematic squares and churches of Portugal's oldest city, along with monuments such as the Sé Cathedral, Bom Jesus Sanctuary and Sameiro Sanctuary. After visiting the monuments in Braga, delight yourself with the delicious dishes of Portugal in a typical restaurant of the city of Braga (The guide will inform you about the dishes available on the day of the visit) Then travel to the medieval city of Guimarães, considered the "Cradle of Portugal." Walk the streets of the historic district and visit the main attractions and monuments, such as the Palace of the Dukes, Guimarães Castle and S. Miguel Chapel.

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From Porto: Braga & Guimarães Full-Day Tour with Lunch

3. From Porto: Braga & Guimarães Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Depart from your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia to see medieval Guimarães and historic center. Guimarães, the so–called Cradle of Portugal is one of the most important Portuguese historical cities, and a historic center considered a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site. Spend a beautiful morning in a beautiful place. After lunch, explore historic Braga and the old Cathedral of Sé. Visit the nearby Bom Jesus Sanctuary and experience the most famous religious sanctuary in Portugal. After visiting Rome, Archbishop Diogo de Sousa drew a city where the squares and churches were abound as they are in Rome, which became Braga. Discover this city of traditions and cultures.

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What people are saying about Braga District

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 85 reviews

Superb tour. Milena is a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable on the history of Portugal as well as stories on traditions and popular legends. A real pleadure to spend the day with her. Wish our next tours were with her. Also, daytrip from Porto to Braga and Guinaraes is a must, if you have the time.

Despite the rainy day the guide José, did everything possible to meet our expectations. At the beginning of the tour we were full of questions about what the tour would be like due to constant rain and at the end we had our intergations answered in a positive way. We recommend the tour.

Guide with a lot of knowledge about the region. Very kind and listens to our questions and responds quickly. He is your competent. The fish meal was special for us who are not used to having a whole fish on the plate.

Steve was an excellent guide and seemed very knowledgeable about Braga. We had meet Steve the day before on a different tour we did (although he was not our guide on that trip)He was on time and we had a great time.

Beautiful walk, despite the rainy weather. It was possible to walk and enjoy. I recommend!