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Visit The Craddle Of Portugal: Excursion To Guimarães & Braga Starting From Porto

★★★★★ 4.9 / 5 34 Reviews
Discover the oldest city in the country and the birthplace of the Lusitanian Nation. In this full-day personalized tour you will be able to visit and take part of the story where brave Portuguese soldiers started the dream of a nation called Portugal. Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
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The tour will start with a visit to Portugal’s birthplace as a nation – Guimarães. The city has preserved a medieval atmosphere and is considered World Heritage Site. We will visit the imposing 10th century castle, the majestic Dukes of Bragança Palace and the historical center.

After a relaxing lunch break included, we head to Braga, the oldest Portuguese city and religious capital of Portugal. For centuries, the city has been an archiepiscopal seat and pilgrimage site.

We will go to Sé, the 11th century cathedral, followed by a visit to Bom Jesus Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in one of the hills surrounding the city.

- What Will You Do

1. Porto
2. Guimarães
3. Bom Jesus do Monte
4. Braga
5. Porto

- What Is Included

- Pickup and drop off at your hotel in Porto
- Entrance and guided visit inside Guimarães castle, Paço dos Duques de Bragança and Braga cathedral
- Lunch

- Know Before You Go

- This tour requires a minimum of 2 people per booking

- Transfers

Your guide will pick you up and drop you off in your accommodation. Please remember to provide your complete address at the time of booking.

Customer Reviews (34 reviews)

Day trip to Braga and Guimaraes

★★★★★ Reviewed by Wendy on 2019-12-30
We were very pleased with our trip today, there were four of us, two Spanish speakers and Pedro easily switched between Spanish and English to explain and provide information. We went to Bom Jesus and walked the many steps to the church at the top, then went to Braga Cathedral and had exclusive access to three special chapel (beware of the mummy of the Archbishop if you are squeamish) including a fascinating Moorish chapel. After a tour of the town we had an excellent lunch, soup or salmon salad, mackerel or veal, chocolate mousse or pannecotta, wine and coffee. We then went to Guimaraes and saw the castle and palace then had time to visit the town. All the entrance tickets were included so we did not need to queue to buy these. A very enjoyable trip and we would definitely recommend it.


★★★★★ Reviewed by Carlos on 2019-12-13
I just love these 2 towns. If you have an opportunity to visit, go for it. These company was great and happy to recommend. They were punctual, great lunch included, and Violet was simply amazing. A wealth of knowledge and a magnificent guide. If booking with this company, request her, she will make the trip that much more fun.

Excellent tour

★★★★★ Reviewed by Barbara on 2019-12-13
I would like to thank bubbly Violet for the excellent insight and good company 😉 We enjoyed it a lot!!

Surprising and great tour!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Beatrice on 2019-12-04
Braga and Guimaraes are cities worth visiting - both are beautiful in their own way. There is a lot of history embedded in the place, as they are connected through their history and how Portugal was founded. The sites visited were really beautiful. Our guide, Bruno, was knowledgeable about both places, and was an entertaining guide.


★★★★★ Reviewed by Jerome on 2019-11-28
Bruno, notre excellent guide, nous a fait découvrir Braga et Guimaraes de manière sympathique, conviviale et professionnelle. C’est la seconde fois que nous participons à des excursions avec Cooltour. Ils sont toujours aussi TOP ! N’hésitez pas à visiter le Portugal avec eux !!! Princes et Princesses, laissez-vous guider et chouchouter...

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Price per person:
- Adult (13 to 99): 72.00 
- Child (4 to 12): 56.60 

Price per person (high season):
- Adult (13 to 99): 90.00 
- Child (4 to 12): 72.00 

High season:

- 01 March 31 October

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- Duration: 9 hours
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