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From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Trip

1. From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full-Day Trip

Embark on a full-day guided tour of Guimarães and Braga from Porto. Pass through the scenic Minho region and explore the historical centers of these two cities. Optionally, you can also enjoy lunch in a traditional restaurant. Minho is known for having some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Portugal, as well as being one of the richest regions in history. Explore the area and visit the cities of Guimarães and Braga on a full-day trip from Porto. Guimarães is the birthplace of Portugal and of the first Portuguese king. See the medieval castle of Guimarães and spend some time in the historical city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The streets and monuments of Guimarães are so well-preserved that it is easy to imagine the past. Go on to spend the afternoon in Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the cathedral and the historical center. See an important sanctuary, Bom Jesus do Monte, before making your way back to Porto.

Braga: Tuk Tuk City Tour

2. Braga: Tuk Tuk City Tour

During this tuk tuk tour, pass through the most important historical and architectural points of Braga's city center to understand the importance and extensive history of the city. Within the maze of narrow streets, Gothic churches back onto modern shopping streets and grand baroque buildings surround peaceful plazas. Braga is the perfect place for history and culture, being home to numerous monuments and attractions, including one of the finest monuments in Northern Portugal, the Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary, a must-do for any trip to Braga. You can also visit the Sanctuary of Sameiro. Some of the other sights covered by this tour are the Holy Cross Church, Pius XII Museum, Roman Thermae of Maximinus, Roman ruins of Carvalheiras, Biscainhos Museum, Carmo Church, Mercado Municipal de Braga, Braga City Hall, and the Public Library of Braga. The number of these places visited will depend on the duration booked.

From Porto: Wonders of Braga & Guimaraes Private Day Trip

3. From Porto: Wonders of Braga & Guimaraes Private Day Trip

From Porto, discover the beauty of one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal, on a trip in a comfortable vehicle and private driver. On this trip to Minho you will get to know the best of the cities of Braga and Guimarães, two of the oldest and historical in Portugal and recognized by UNESCO. Have a memorable lunch at a local restaurant and choose the places to enjoy: • Braga Downtown, Braga Cathedral, Bom Jesus or Sameiro • Igreja e Convento de Sao Francisco, • Paco dos Duques de Braganca and Guimarães Castle • Arco da Porta Nova e Largo da Nossa Senhora Oliveira Return in comfort to your hotel in Porto after a day that will surely be unforgettable. This is a private experience tour. You can adapt the program according to your preferences.

From Porto: Barcelos, Braga, & Guimarães Day Trip with Lunch

4. From Porto: Barcelos, Braga, & Guimarães Day Trip with Lunch

Travel back in time to discover some of the oldest cities in Portugal and see historic monuments existing side by side with modern-day life. Choose a guided public or private tour according to your preferences. Following pick-up from your hotel in Oporto, begin the day by visiting Braga, nicknamed the "Rome of Portugal" for its rich culture and traditions. See the emblematic squares and churches of Portugal's oldest city, along with monuments such as the Sé Cathedral, Bom Jesus Sanctuary and Sameiro Sanctuary. After visiting the monuments in Braga, delight yourself with the delicious dishes of Portugal in a typical restaurant of the city of Braga (The guide will inform you about the dishes available on the day of the visit) Then travel to the medieval city of Guimarães, considered the "Cradle of Portugal." Walk the streets of the historic district and visit the main attractions and monuments, such as the Palace of the Dukes, Guimarães Castle and S. Miguel Chapel.

Barcelos, Braga and Guimarães Private Tour from Porto

5. Barcelos, Braga and Guimarães Private Tour from Porto

Take an amazing tour through the history of Portugal on a private tour of Braga and Guimarães, with round-trip transportation from Porto. Benefit from pickup at your accommodation, and then travel in air-conditioned comfort to one of the oldest cities, known as Bracara Augusta during the Roman Empire when it was the capital of the province of Gallaecia. See landmark monuments, such as the Sé Cathedral and sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte. Marvel at the grandeur of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro as you make your way to the medieval city of Guimarães, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its exceptionally well-preserved medieval architecture. Walk the streets of the historic center to see sights such as the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza and Guimarães Castle, built in the 10th century as a defense against the Moors. See the medieval Church of São Miguel do Castelo before getting dropped off at your accommodation in Porto.

One Day Tour Sentir Braga e Bom Jesus

6. One Day Tour Sentir Braga e Bom Jesus

One Day Tour Sentir Braga e Bom Jesus Conheça a beleza da cidade mais antiga que Portugal. Compreenda as suas gentes e sinta as emoções que cada recanto esconde. Aproveite o paladar das suas redondezas. Deslumbre-se com a paisagem do Monte Sameiro e encante-se com a coroa do Minho. Explore também os seus sentidos pelos escadórios do Bom Jesus. Você escolhe: subindo ou descendo... Feel Braga and Bom Jesus drived in an confortable 3 hours Sanctuary Bom Jesus, Sanctuary do Sameiro, Sé Catedral, Historic Center of Braga Conditioons: - Driver - Car equipped with all amenities

Tours; Guimarães and Braga historic and charming cities

7. Tours; Guimarães and Braga historic and charming cities

The tour starts in Guimarães, known as the birthplace of Portugal. Here, you will visit Guimarães Castle, birthplace of the first king of Portugal. Explore the castle walls and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Next, visit the Paço dos Duques de Bragança, an old palace that now houses a museum. You can also walk through the historic center of Guimarães, admiring its medieval streets and old houses. After visiting Guimarães, we will continue to Braga. Braga is a city known for its stunning religious architecture. Our first stop will be Bom Jesus do Monte - This is a famous sanctuary and pilgrimage site in Braga. The church is on top of a hill, which can be accessed via a staircase or using the funicular. Next, we will visit the Santuário do Sameiro, dedicated to Our Lady of Sameiro. This location offers stunning views of the city and surrounding areas. Ending at Sé de Braga, a cathedral with more than 900 years of history. Explore its richly decorated interior and climb to the top of the tower to enjoy views of the city. Free time to explore the historic center of Braga, where you can visit the Church of São Marcos, the Jardim de Santa Bárbara and Praça da República. Take the opportunity to try the local cuisine, such as the famous green wine and convent sweets.

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What people are saying about Sameiro Sanctuary

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 749 reviews

Paolo Castro was a wonderful tour leader. He was welcoming, knowledgeable, attentive to the older tourists in our group who needed a hand climbing up and down stairs, he was a safe driver which I felt was very important, and he was patient with those who kept missing the meetup times. The tour was wonderful overall, the 3, course lunch and wine was delicious and the portions were very big. I would strongly recommend this particular tour for anyone who is considering it. Book without hesitation! :)

Loved this tour! Not another transportations n service to the places. They actually walk with you and tell you the story of each building and the men/women that contributed shaping up Braga and Guimarães. Really good Portuguese food! Well worth the value!

Excelente viaje, muy bonitas vistas y la guía era muy atenta explicando todo! Nos encanto Guimaraes! El almuerzo dejo un poco que desear, no era muy bueno, pero tampoco tan malo.

Very good tour, well organized. Sylvia was fantastic. The van was very comfortable. Overall a very pleasant experience.

Definitely worth to join to visit two beautiful cities at one day, comfortable coach, professional guide and driver