Discover two of the most fascinating and historical Portuguese cities of the Minho Region: Braga and Guimarães. Join a full day tour and explore the Roman heritage of Braga as well as the UNESCO World Heritage historical center of Guimarães.
- Explore Braga and its Cathedral
- Visit the Sameiro Sanctuary and Bom Jesus do Monte
- Enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in Braga
- Visit Guimarães and its medieval castle
- Entrance to São Miguel Church and walking tour of Guimarães
This full day 9-hour tour through the Minho Region will take you exploring Braga, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world and Guimarães, also known as “The Cradle of Portugal”.
After checking in and meeting with your English speaking guide at the designated meeting point, we’ll start our exciting journey towards Braga. Get ready to experience the lush Portuguese landscapes of the countryside, full of green mountains, valleys and rivers.
Braga, the Capital of the Minho Region
Once in Braga, our first stop will be at the Sameiro Sanctuary, one of the most visited sites of Marian worship. Next, we’ll move towards the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, one of the most iconic monuments in Braga and a highlight of this tour.
You’ll admire in awe the sight of the Baroque stairway climbing 116 meters up to the Church of Bom Jesus. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019.
Our next stop will be at the impressive Cathedral of Braga (Sé de Braga). Not only is it one of the most important monuments in Portugal, it’s the seat of the Archdiocese of Braga and the oldest cathedral in the country. (It was even built before the founding of Portugal).
Afterwards, you’ll walk through the historical center of Braga with your tour guide, checking in at some of the most emblematic and picturesque places. You’ll have time to relax and enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in this fantastic environment.
Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal
After lunch, we’ll take you to Guimarães, a World Heritage Site considered to be the birthplace of Portugal. Its history is closely linked to the foundation of the country and its national identity.
One of Guimarães biggest landmarks is its 10th-century castle, considered a national symbol. You’ll enjoy the entrance to this medieval monument that offers breathtaking views of the city. We’ll soon head to the Palace of the Bragança Dukes and visit the São Miguel Church. We’ll also discover monuments like the Santa Maria Street, the City Hall, the Santiago Square, and the Senhora da Oliveira Church.
After enjoying our Minho Tour, you will have discovered one of the most beautiful and historical regions in Portugal!
- Entrance to Bom Jesus Sanctuary
- Entrance to Guimarães Castle
- Entrance to São Miguel Church
- Entrance to the Cathedral of Braga
- Professional tour guide in English
- Traditional Portuguese lunch
- Transportation on a air conditioned minibus
- Walking tour through Guimarães
- Other meals and drinks
The itinerary may be subject to changes without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances or events.