Go on a cultural journey to two of the most beautiful cities in the country, Guimarães, the nation's birthplace, and Braga, a city founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago.
What to Expect
Guimarães has its historic center classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and is one of the best preserved medieval centers in the country. Start this tour at the biggest symbol of the city, the Castle of Guimarães, the birthplace of D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, and the Chapel of St. Michael, where he was baptized. Close to these landmarks you will find the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, one of the five most visited monuments in the country.
Continue to the Church of Our Lady of Consolation and Holy Steps and then to the meeting point for several generations of Guimarães, Oliveira Square, where you will find the ancient Town Hall, the Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, and beautiful homes. Head to Santa Maria Street, one of the first to be opened in Guimarães, and contemplate the Convent of Santa Clara, which currently houses the services of the City Council.
take a break for lunch and breathe the young atmosphere of the city in Santiago Square.
On the arrival to Braga, your private driver will take you to the República Square, where the visit begins in the Arcades, the Congregados Church, the House of Riddles, and the famous cafe "A Brasileira".
In the medieval and historic Braga visit Torre de Menagem, the Largo do Paço with a fountain dating from 1723, and the amazing Cathedral, that survived earthquakes century after century and several architectural projects, culminating in what is the oldest cathedral of Portugal.
Then head to Monte do Bom Jesus, not without passing Porta Nova and the Church and Convent of Pópulo first. Located six kilometers from the center, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga is the best known religious sanctuary in Portugal.
With the sun setting behind, say goodbye to Braga and return to Porto and to your hotel.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Professional driver
- Transport by private vehicle
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
Know Before You Go
Please bring along comfortable shoes.