Enjoy the scenic landscapes of Minho, noted for its popular Vinho Verde, and visit two of the region’s historic cities, Guimarães and Braga, to discover their architectural heritage. The first stop on this full-day tour is Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal, and whose city center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. See Guimarães Castle, dating from the 10th century, where you’ll learn about the early period of Portugal’s history. Admire the architecture of this medieval city, its unique buildings, streets, and squares.
Continue on to Braga, a city once occupied by Romans and one of the most important Christian centers of the ancient region of Gallaecia. You’ll visit the city center and take a break to enjoy lunch. Learn about the history of Braga and see its most important pilgrimage sites, such as the cathedral, Bom Jesus and Sameiro sanctuaries. Admire the city’s 18th-century religious Baroque architecture.