The full-day Tour to Minho gives you the opportunity to visit the region and two cities: Guimaraes and Braga. Travel through the Minho and visit the historical centers of these two cities learning about Portuguese history in the process. Then have a traditional lunch at a local restaurant.
Your day starts at 9am and the first region to visit is Guimaraes, known as the birthplace of Portugal and also the birth of the first Portuguese king. In the visit to Guimaraes you will spend some time in the historical city center, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Experience the opportunity to see the Medieval Castle of Guimaraes, where the resident people believe that D Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, was born. Visit the S. Miguel church, the Oliveiras Square and have a panoramic view of the Santa Clara Convent. During the visit, you will observe that the streets and the monuments are so well-preserved that is so easy to imagine the past.
After visiting Guimaraes, the Tour goes to Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world and one of the most important religious centers in Portugal. Braga is known by its several baroque churches, houses from the heighten century, gardens and thematic parks. Braga counts with more than two thousand years of history as a city. In Braga, enjoy a lunch in a typical restaurant and after that, visit the Cathedral and the historical center. Before making your way back to Porto, you will also see two important Sanctuaries, the Sameiro Sanctuary and the Bom Jesus do Monte.
The tour will end in Porto around 6:30pm.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Local guide
- Personal expenses
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Hotel pick-up only in Porto or Gaia city center
- Cancelations are non refundable