Day trip

From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour with Lunch

Day trip

From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Portugal Excellence Tours
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From US$ 134.71 US$ 107.76 per person

Discover Portugal's history on this guided tour from Porto. Visit the ancient city of Braga and the charming city of Guimarães and visit Braga Cathedral, Guimarães Castle, and Paços dos Duques.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Porto. Pickups are made between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. We do not do pickups outside the city limits of Porto city area. You will receive the exact time the day before by email, text or Whatsapp.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Climb the long staircase to the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte
  • Explore the historic center of Braga and the Cathedral
  • Have a typical Portuguese lunch at a traditional restaurant
  • Visit the city of Guimarães and the medieval castle
  • Enjoy exclusive access to the high choir of Braga Cathedral
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Travel in an air-conditioned van from Porto to the cities of Braga and Guimarães on this guided tour. Savor an authentic Portuguese lunch. Get exclusive access to part of Braga Cathedral and stay hydrated on your trip with the included bottled water. 

Starts with pickup your hotel or accommodation and relax with your group on the drive in a climate controlled van. Arriving in Braga, we will start by visiting the Bom Jesus Sanctuary and contemplating its magnificent staircase to the top of the church.

After a top view of the city, visit the oldest cathedral in the country where you will have exclusive access to the chapel's and high choir. Sit down to a delicious, traditional Portuguese lunch at a restaurant where you can taste the famed "Vinho Verde" that is produced in the region.

During the afternoon visit Guimarães. Have time for a calm walk on foot through the medieval city before entering in the Guimarães Castle where the kingdom of Portugal was born. 

Continue to the Palace of the Dukes to be dazzled by the luxuries of royalty from other times. A whole history of Portugal will be told by your local guides along the way. Return to your accommodation in Porto at the end of your tour. 

  • Group tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Fast-track entry to monuments
  • Guided tour of Braga Cathedral
  • Exclusive access to the Chapels and High Choir (Braga Cathedral)
  • Guided tour of Guimarães Castle
  • Guided tour of Ducal Palace
  • Typical Portuguese lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Tips (Optional)

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based on 242 reviews

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We had a fabulous day with our guy Ricardo! He is amazing. He is attentive and knowledgeable. He was able to answer all our questions and explain the history. He gave us enough time to explore. We never felt rushed. He called the restaurant ahead and arranged delicious vegetarian meal for my friend. And of course the non vegetarian meal was also delicious. He picked a nice restaurant. He was very flexible and accommodating. when he realized that I wanted to climb the 500 steps at Braga Bom Jesus, he dropped me off at the bottom of the hill instead of his normal stopping point mid way. He kept the entire trip entertaining. I love the experience and highly recommended!

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March 26, 2023

the day was well organised with pickup taking place on time. The guide Sergio , was friendly and knowledgeable. Travelling with a small group is the best way to your, money well spent. I was kept in the loop at all times and knew exactly what to expect.

March 26, 2023

We went on a small van tour to Braga and Guimaraes with the tour guide Mr. Ricardo Oliveira and 6 other people. The experience was an excellent one, we saw all the popular attractions and sights and Mr. Ricardo showed an excellent knowledge about all of them and really thought us a lot about the Portuguese history. He was so friendly and really made all of us feel welcome. We also had lunch in Braga, in a wonderful restaurant "Diana", that served amazing food and wine (all included in the tour). Overall it was a trip I hope to get to experience again sometime. Jasmin and Lenica from Croatia.

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March 26, 2023

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