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Guimarães is considered the birthplace of Portugal, because the country’s first king—Afonso Henriques—was born there. An authentic example of the evolution of a medieval town into a modern city, Guimarães’ historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that makes for a fascinating day trip from Porto.

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Porto: Guimarães and Braga Day Trip

Porto: Guimarães and Braga Day Trip

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Journey to two of Portugal’s northernmost cities, Guimarães and Braga, on this immersive guided day trip from Porto, including lunch. Meet your expert guide and set out for Guimarães, an UNESCO World Heritage-listed town. See the 10th-century castle and the Dukes of Braganza Palace. Enjoy a satiating lunch at a local restaurant. Next, venture to Braga, where you will learn about its extensive Roman history from your informative guide. This is a great tour for Portuguese and European history buffs.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.39
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$101.39
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Best of Braga and Guimaraes Day Trip from Porto

Best of Braga and Guimaraes Day Trip from Porto

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Discover the beauty of one of Portugal’s most underrated regions on this full-day guided tour of Minho from Porto. Located in Northern Portugal, Minho is known for its bucolic countryside, lush terrain, vineyards, and delicious cuisine. Spend the day exploring it all with the help of a knowledgeable guide, including eating a memorable lunch at a local restaurant. Visit two cities, Guimaraes and Braga, to get to know the heart of the region.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.57
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$71.57
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Guimarães Half Day Tour from Porto
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Guimarães Half Day Tour from Porto

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Explore the city of Guimarães on a half-day tour from Porto. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is home to important historic sites including the 10th–century Guimarães Castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza. Hear the story of the Padrão do Salado monument that stands outside the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira church. Explore the historic town center as your guide shares informative commentary about the city’s history and importance to Portugal. Choose a morning or afternoon tour that includes admission to Guimarães Castle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.45
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Guimarães Medieval Tour

Guimarães Medieval Tour

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Guimarães has one of the best preserved medieval centers of Portugal, where time seems to have really given way and magically stopped. Come to know more than the history and monuments of Guimarães. Visit the suburbs of the city, with its traditions, historical and cultural heritage, local gastronomy and its nature with cable car trip. It's Historic Center is classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a historical city of medieval origin and has its origin in the tenth century, known as “Cradle of the Nation” or “Cradle City”, for its crucial role in the formation of Portugal, and here the first Portuguese King was born. Highlights: • Full day tour (10h) • Pickup & Drop-off • Entrance to monuments • UNESCO Heritage site • Ride by cable car to Penha mountain • Photos of the tour • Individual groups (max. 6 pax)
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.67
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$145.67
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Minho Tour Private (Braga and Guimarães) Full Day

Minho Tour Private (Braga and Guimarães) Full Day

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A full day tour filled with history and content, acompanied with an expert guide who will lead you through Braga and Guimarães on a 8 hours private tour. Find out the famous Triângle of faith in Braga and the well-known Guimarães Castle one of the 7 wonders of Portugual. Discouver the beauty of Bom Jesus Sanctuary and Sameiro both reciving many visitors every year. At Guimarães, known as the brith of the nation, has one of the most beautill historical centres of the country. walk along the old town feeling like you've returned to medieval times. You'll be given many important references about each city during the day by the guide who will show you the most important sights, monuments and places. Apreciate also the local gastronomy on a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.60
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Braga and Guimarães Tour with Lunch from Porto

Braga and Guimarães Tour with Lunch from Porto

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Discover the natural beauty and cultural splendor of North Portugal on a full-day tour to emblematic cities, Braga and Guimarães, from Porto. Alongside an expert guide, visit the medieval church and grand Sé Cathedral in Braga before absorbing panoramic vistas from a hilltop perch. Revitalize with a traditional Portuguese lunch and then continue to Guimarães, a historic town famed for its Romanesque Church of St Miguel. Embark on a guided walking tour of the charming historical center and then visit a local market to sample sweet Portuguese specialties beofre returning to Porto.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.16
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Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour from Porto with Lunch
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Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour from Porto with Lunch

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Cover two scenic locations for the price of one on this double-duty day trip from Porto. First, experience the highlights of stunning Guimarães, famous for its UNESCO-listed historic center and 10th-century castle. After a tasty local lunch—included in the tour—you’ll head to Braga for a peek at Bom Jesus do Monte, a Baroque-era pilgrimage site, and the town cathedral.
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  • 8 hours
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$95.42
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Guimarães, Braga & Barcelos Tour

Guimarães, Braga & Barcelos Tour

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Discover three of northern Portugal’s historic cities on this full-day tour to Barcelos, Braga, and Guimarães. See where Portugal’s national symbol, the rooster, originated in Barcelos, visit the country’s oldest cathedral in Braga, and visit the birthplace of Portugal in Guimarães. Listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of the cities and Portugal as you stroll around each location.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Braga & Guimarães Tour - Historical Castle, Palace, Cathedral and Lunch included
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Braga & Guimarães Tour - Historical Castle, Palace, Cathedral and Lunch included

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Explore two of Northern Portugal’s oldest cities—Braga and Guimarães—on this full-day tour from Porto. Discover the spiritual heritage of Braga, visit the magnificent Braga Cathedral, and enjoy a lunch of traditional Portuguese cuisine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, continue to Guimarães, where highlights include the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza and Guimarães Castle.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.21
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Private Day Tour to Braga and Guimarães (Castle and Palace ticket included)
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Private Day Tour to Braga and Guimarães (Castle and Palace ticket included)

Join us in this journey through the most beautiful and unique cities of the North of Portugal, Guimarães and Braga. Guimarães, the Birth city of our Nation, known for his symbolic monuments but as well for the beautiful and picturesque streets. Braga, the religious capital of the North of Portugal and one of the biggest and more active cities in Portugal offers you the golden colours of their santuaries together with the rainbow colours of its famous gardens. Join us today! You will find the most friendly and skilled staff always willing to make you have the most enjoyable experience at this unique sites in the North of Portugal. We are strongly commited to deliver to all our customers a reliable and professional service.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$297.81
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Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto

Braga and Guimarães Full Day Private Tour from Porto

Explore some of northern Portugal’s key cities on this full-day private tour. First, stop at the historic city of Braga with over 2,000 years of history and a lot of ancient Roman influence. Then head to Guimarães to explore its medieval city center, Guimarães Castle, and the Dukes Palace. Learn about the rich history of the UNESCO-listed cities from your informative guide and admire their beautiful architecture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.31
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Guimarães and Braga Private Experience

Guimarães and Braga Private Experience

During this private tour you will have an insider’s view about the importance of Guimarães to our country and why King Afonso Henriques was known as the Conqueror. This tour is a discovery through Guimarães city where you will discover amazing medieval streets as Rua Santa Maria, unique museums and monuments such as the church of São Francisco and unique squares as Praça das Oliveiras that breathe history and enchant anyone who visit the city.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$417.48
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Discovering Serra da Cabreira - Hiking Tour

Discovering Serra da Cabreira - Hiking Tour

Follow us on this tour that will give you a breathtaking view over the villages and fields of the Cabreira Mountain Range. It is a journey that combines the pleasure of hiking with beautiful scenery. The steepest and most technical areas will be avoided. We will wander along rural paths lined with green vegetation that carry us to times gone by. The landscape is composed of small villages and agricultural areas. We will climb until the top of Malhadouro at 754 meters high were we can enjoy a panoramic view of the region. In this area, it is common to sightsee wild horses that roam the mountain range, as well as cattle and goats characteristic of the region. Following our course we will soon arrive at the village of Pedraído and from there we will go by rails to our starting point. The route does not allow meals in catering units so we advise the participants to carry food and drink necessary for the entire journey.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.78
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Guimarães: Half Day Private Tour from Porto

Guimarães: Half Day Private Tour from Porto

The Birth place of Portuguese Nation, with its Historical centre classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2001. Also Capital European of Culture in 2012. Guimarães is a city full of History and Heritage, walking along the narrow streets is like returning to the middle age, thanks to the heritage so well preserved nowadays. Know everything about Guimarães on this half day private tour from Porto. Visit the most important places, walk through the historical cantre and visit the well-known Guimarães Castle!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$155.07
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Braga and Guimarães - Private Tour

Braga and Guimarães - Private Tour

Make the most of your vacation time in northern Portugal, and book a day trip with a private guide to visit Braga and Guimarães. Perfect for a group of family or friends, the day trip includes private transport to shuttle you around the towns, leaving you with more time to focus on Braga’s history and Guimarães UNESCO-listed historic center. Note that entrance fees are paid at your own expense.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$405.56
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Guided Tour From Porto To Guimaraes

Guided Tour From Porto To Guimaraes

GUIMARÃES located in the Minho Region where we find the reason for our nationality. The cradle of Portugal is in the town of Guimarães, that takes us to visit the castle, where the first King of Portugal was born; the chapel, where he was christened and next to it the Palace of the «Duques de Bragança». The historical centre of Guimarães was classified by UNESCO as World Heritage in 2001 and is an excellent example of the transformation of a medieval settlement into a modern town, keeping its own features still with part of the old wall that protects the town. The current city of Guimarães knew how to blend, in the best way possible, history and the consequent maintenance of the heritage with the dynamism and entrepreneurship that characterise modern cities, which resulted in the nomination for European Capital for Culture 2012. Itinerary: Departure from Porto to... Guimarães; Visit to the Castle of Guimarães, to the historical centre classified as World Heritage, Arrival in Porto.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$108.77
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Barcelos, Braga and Guimarães Tour from Esposende

Barcelos, Braga and Guimarães Tour from Esposende

During this private tour you discover the historic center of Barcelos, famous for its colorful ceramics, medieval monuments and for creating Portugal’s national symbol - the rooster. On Thursdays you can get involved in one of the oldest and biggest markets in Portugal. In Braga, you will find a religious city with more than 2000 years of history. You will visit Portugal’s oldest cathedral, the famous sanctuary and ancient attractions such as the 14th-century Castle of Braga and the ´Arco da Porto Nova´. Discover the delightful medieval centre of Guimarães. You will see why the historical center city -the birthplace of the nation- was warranted as UNESCO World Heritage . Besides the beautiful center city you will also visit the castle that accommodated the Counts of Portugal during the 10th and 11th century and the 15th century Palace of the ´Duques de Braganza`.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.32
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8 days traveling in Portugal - Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon

8 days traveling in Portugal - Porto, Coimbra, Lisbon

This is a script created with all the rigor and knowledge, of this our Portugal. So that you feel relaxed and comfortable while traveling through our cultural, landscape and gastronomic heritage. Always with the presence of our drivers who accompany our customers giving the best restaurant tips and all the historical information of the places.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$4,771.25
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Private 8-hour tour to Braga and Guimaraes from Porto Hotel w/ driver and guide

Private 8-hour tour to Braga and Guimaraes from Porto Hotel w/ driver and guide

This private tour is a journey to the real beginning of the portuguese nation. You will go to the place where Portugal was born and where everything started. Your private driver and tour guide will pick you up from your place of choice in Porto and start driving towards Guimaraes. This city is regarded as the birthplace of Portugal, and hosts a very wide variety of monuments and old buildings. Get to know the charming city centre of gothic buildings, traditional houses and delightful plazas. You will visit the ancient castle of Guimaraes, which is considered as the first of Portugal. This city has been declared as World Heritage site by the UNESCO in the year 2001 due to its high amount of historic and emblematic monuments. You will visit the oldest town in the whole country, Bracara de Augusta (Braga), which exists since the 1st Century BC. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$571.36
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Should I book Guimarães tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Guimarães can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Guimarães 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Guimarães costs USD 35.78. Guided Guimarães tours start around USD 35.78 per person.
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