Enjoy your time in Porto and take this private 8 hour tour where you will visit two of the most historical cities of Portugal, Braga and Guimaraes. Explore the wonderful region of Minho with our private Braga and Guimaraes tour.
Firstly your driver and guide will pick you up from your desired place in Porto. After that you will drive north to the region of Minho. This traditional Portuguese region hosts some of the most beautiful sceneries of the country.
The Tour Travel and More team will help you arrange a tailor made experience, adjusting the 8 hours as much as possible to your own interests and likes.
Points of interest and landmarks
This private Braga and Guimaraes tour is a journey to the real beginning of the Portuguese nation. You will discover the place where Portugal was born. Get into the the authenticity and genuine of these cities that host the deepest history of the country.
Your private driver and tour guide will pick you up from your place of choice in Porto and start driving towards Guimaraes. Regarded as the birthplace of Portugal, the city hosts several monuments and old buildings. Discover the charming city centre of gothic buildings, traditional houses and delightful plazas. You will visit the ancient castle of Guimaraes, considered 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.
During your tour you will also visit the oldest town in the whole country, Bracara de Augusta (Braga). The city exists since the 1st Century BC. It was founded by Augustus and it was located in one of the main Roman roads of the Iberian Peninsula. Braga hosts also the oldest Cathedral in the country. The first mass celebrated was in 1089. Braga is to this day one of the country’s main religious centres, having the Holy Week Celebrations and the São João Festival as the highlights in its liturgical and tourist calendar.
You will then visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte. Which receives a very large number of pilgrims every year.
You will of course have free time for lunch during your tour. After visiting both cities you will drive back to your place of choice in Porto.