Braga and Guimarães full day private tour from Porto
In this private tour with private driver, we take you to make a cultural journey through two of the most beautiful cities in the country. In order to know the history of Portugal we have to go to its roots and that means to go head north of Porto to Guimara?es, the nation's birthplace, and Braga, a city founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years.
Guimara?es has its historic center classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, and is one of the best preserved medieval centers in the country. We start this tour in the biggest symbol of the city, the Castle of Guimara?es, 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 Braganc?a, one of the five most visited monuments in the country.
We continue to the Church of Our Lady of Consolation and Holy Steps and then to the meeting point for several generations of Guimara?es, Oliveira Square, where we find the ancient Town Hall, the Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira and beautiful porches homes. We head to Santa Maria Street, one of the first to be opened in Guimara?es, and contemplate the Convent of Santa Clara, which currently houses the services of the City Council.
In the Santiago Square we can take a break for lunch and breathe the young atmosphere of the city.
On the arrival to Braga, your private driver takes you to the Repu?blica Square, where the visit begins in the Arcades, the Congregados Church, the House of Riddles and the so famous cafe "A Brasileira".
In the medieval and historic Braga visit the Torre de Menagem, the Largo do Pac?o with a fountain dating from 1723 and the amazing Cathedral, that century after century "faced" earthquakes and several architectural projects, culminating in what is the oldest cathedral of Portugal.
Then we head to Monte do Bom Jesus, not without first passing to Porta Nova and the Church and Convent of Po?pulo. Located six kilometers from the center, the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga is the best known religious sanctuary of Portugal.
With the sun setting behind, we say goodbye to Braga and return to your hotel in Porto.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Professional driver/guide
- Transport by private vehicle
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
Pick-up at your hotel
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Group: min.3 max.8 people
- Daily at 9.00am
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