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Best of Braga and Guimaraes Day Trip from Porto

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    Minho is a traditional province in the north of Portugal known for having some of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Portugal, for having a huge beauty and biodiversity, amazing beaches as well as being one of the richest regions in history. The Minho region is known by its traditional landscapes, full of small fields, vineyards, villages, manor-houses, hospitality, gastronomy and lots of traditional festivals.

    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.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The tour-guide Thiago himself did a good job. He showed his flexibility as he optimized the tour to the weather conditions. Unfortunatly all the explanations were in english AND portugese!?. This took always a long time. I booked a tour in english only. I wished...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Georg P
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mr. George, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed the guidance of Tiago. Regarding the languages, in our tours, usually we have always two languages in the...More

    Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

    Staring by thanking our incredible guide Francisco.F and the excellent driver Silvino. They have made our tour an unforgettable moment.The tour is awesome. Very comprehensive tour. Francisco is very knowledgeable, like an open encyclopedia. The places we have visited were amazing. Very good food and...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank SilviaCanada
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mrs. Silvia, Thank you very much for your review about our Braga and Guimarães Tour with Francisco and Silvino. We really do appreciated it. Our Best Regards Living Tours Team

    Reviewed June 18, 2019

    We had a tour with Portugal Excellence company. Patricia made the day absolutely wonderful sharing with us many interesting facts about Portugal's history. Braga is very lovely and the cathedral is one of the best on the Iberian peninsula. I definitely recommend to visit both...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Sofia T
    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

    Good afternoon Dear Mrs. Sofia, Thank you very much for your feedback. Best regards Living Tours Team

    Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

    We took the Braga and Guimarães small group tour. The “small group” consisted of 25 people and the tour was conducted in English and Portuguese. One sentence in heavily accented English and another sentence in Portuguese. The two languages ran together so it was impossible...More

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    Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

    It’s been a great day thanks to our guide Paola- she was very kind, knowledgable and attentive to all of us. We could feel personal attitude and her passion and love to Portugal. We were told also many facts about history, traditions, current political, social...More

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    LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

    Good afternoon from Living Tours, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback about the tour to Braga and Guimarães. We really do apreciate your time and we will share your kind words with Paula. Warmest regards Living Tours Team

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    May 25, 2019|
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    Response from UriK629 |
    we actually did visit. you can climb the stairs if you want
    April 28, 2019|
    Response from Jim B | Reviewed this property |
    Usually at a tourist ticket office. There are many of them in Central Porto so check with tour operator.
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