Private tour in Braga and Guimarães
125 km / 78 miles
No solo travelers
Price per person
On this private tour in Braga and Guimarães we will visit the monuments of the sacred hill in Guimarães – the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança and the Church of São Miguel.
Then we will take a stroll around town, visiting the ruins of a secret medieval industry that practically no one knows about.
Later, we will have lunch at one of the best restaurants in Braga – you will understand why the food from this region, Minho, is so famous!
Finally, we will visit the famous cathedral of Braga.
Why book this tour in Braga and Guimarães?
You can book a tour directly up to 8 members. If you are traveling with a larger group, contact us.
We will walk approximately 2,6 km / 1,6 miles, and use a private transport to travel between cities.
Kids are always welcome in our tours!
All tours can be canceled and fully refunded within 30 days prior to the tour.
You will be accompanied by one of our incredible guides, that will make sure that you have a great time!
We will pick you up at your hotel in Porto or in Vila Nova de Gaia and take care of your transportation until we’re back.
The tickets to all the monuments that we are going to visit are included on the price of the tour.
Don’t worry, we got you covered! We will register you under our personal accident insurance, civil liability insurance and car insurance.
What’s not included
Lunch is not included on the tours as we think it is best that you choose what you really like on the daily menu.
You may or may not tip your guide – it is entirely up to you!
Pick up from your hotel in Porto
We will pick you up from your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia.
Then, we will drive from Porto to Guimarães – it is the perfect moment to ask all your questions about the trip!
Visit to the Church of São Miguel
We will start the day visiting an ancient church where you will learn about the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, and the foundation of Portugal.
Visit to the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança
Our second stop will be the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, a medieval castle where you will see famous tapestries, among other things.
A taste of the traditional sweets from Guimarães
None of our tours is complete without tasting a typical sweet, because we are a sweet team team all the way! Now comes the tough choice: do you prefer toucinho do céu or tortinha de Guimarães? Decisions, decisions!
Stroll in Guimarães
After the sacred hill, we will stroll in the cute center of Guimarães. You will learn urban legends, and visit the ruins of a secret medieval industry that no one remembers (it will be our little secret!).
Lunch at the best restaurant in Braga
Our time in Guimarães is up – it is time to head to Braga to have lunch at one of the best restaurants in Northern Portugal (true story!).
Visit to the Cathedral of Braga
A visit to the city is not complete without going to the stunning cathedral of Braga, where we will be able to visit the upper choir.
Drop off at your hotel in Porto
It is time to say goodbye to Douro Valley and head back to Porto. We will drop you off at your hotel in the city – but in the meantime, use the ride to ask your guide everything you want to know about Porto!
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We went with Portoalities to Braga and Guimaraes and had Sara to ourselves for the whole day. She's a smart, energetic and well-informed guide with first-rate English skills. She took us to several places we would have missed on our own, including a wonderful local restaurant. She was patient with our desire to squeeze in some jewellery shopping and throughout the day kept up a lively conversation focused on our interests. We have no hesitation n recommending her to anyone who wants a high-quality tour.
We had a great day with Sara in Guimaraes and Braga. She is extremely knowledgeable and made the history of Portugal come to life. We also enjoyed going to a local place for lunch in Braga - the most unassuming location in a residential area with the most delicious grilled sardines and meat. Sara and her team are very responsive and their passion for their country and their work is evident. Highly recommend!
Researching about Porto, we discovered Portoalities and in a group of 8 people we took the Private Tour to Braga and Guimarães. Very pleasant day of visits to historic monuments with the personalized narration of Sara about the historical context of the Portuguese kingdoms. At lunch we had the opportunity to discuss authentic Portuguese cuisine and had two wonderful white wines kindly chosen by her. Overall, a very nice day!