Guimarães, Braga & Beyond Tour
A full trip around the north of Portugal - up to 4 different sets
- 9 hr9 hours
- 360 euros360 €
- Your hotel (lobby)
THE NORTH is much more than just Guimarães and Braga! Besides these 2 popular places, there's countryside landscapes, a wine country to explore, cultural heritage, traditions and an amazing coastline with fisherman villages. We'll start out tour by visiting Guimarães and Braga in the morning. GUIMARÃES is one of the oldest cities in Portugal, and considered the cradle city of Portuguese Nationality. The locals "defende the title" that Portugal was born there, and it's a fact that was the birthplace of our first king. You'll be able to witness all that history while visiting the CASTLE OF GUIMARÃES and the PALACE OF THE DUKES OF BRAGANZA. You'll also be impressed how cosy and picturesque the historical center is. BRAGA is quite the opposite. The first place to have a bishop in Portugal and so it got the name of "City of the Archbishops". Besides the Cathedral of Braga, and the several churches spread around the city center, Braga's main attraction is the SANCTUARY OF BOM JESUS. The amazing BARROQUE MONUMENTAL STAIRCASE will welcome you and introduce you to the outstanding theme of the sanctuary (still a secret for most visitors). The decision to climb the 573 steps and make the short pilgrimage is yours. At the top you'll see the unique interiors of the Basílica and disclose the secrets hidden in all the statues and inscriptions. BEYOND In the afternoon, you'll be able to choose to visit more places like PONTE DE LIMA (the oldest town in Portugal) and VIANA DO CASTELO (named "the Princess of Lima river") OR add a wine estate to taste the local unique Vinho Verde wine. Other options can be considered. ITINERARY - Guimarães, - walking tour + visit to the Castle of Guimarães and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, - Braga, - visit to the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, - lunch to taste the local gastronomy (not included), - continue to Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo, or other special requests, - return to Porto (before or after sunset). WHAT's INCLUDED Entrance fees at the Castle of Guimarães and Duke's Palace + coffee-break and local sweets. TOUR DETAILS Tour available in: English, Spanish, Portuguese. Transportation: Peugeot 508SW GTline (2016) luxury version with AC, bottled water, free WiFi. WHY TO BOOK WITH ME I'm willing to do a lot of extra driving to show you more of the north of Portugal. I CAN CUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR FOR YOU. Let me know after booking it.
Tours canceled more than 30 days in advance: full refund of the deposit. Tours canceled less than 30 days before the tour: no refund of the deposit. In any case, please contact me in order to re-schedule the tour or find a suitable option.
Rua Nossa Senhora da Paz 11, 4470-804 Vila Nova da Telha, Portugal