Northern Portugal is by right regarded as the cradle of the country. Guimaraes is the birthplace of the independent kingdom of Portugal at the time it separated from Castile in the XII century. Braga - a city with more than 2,500 years of history - in the distant past, it was once the capital of the Roman province of Galicia. Braga and Guimaraes are also is about green and lush vegetation, incredible sights, it is about tradition, history and monuments, but also about modernity and development,
You will get to see and feel:
We set off from Porto towards Guimarães, the cradle city of the Portuguese nation, where you will have time for a calm walk through the medieval city. You will enter then in its iconic Castle that is known for the birth of a new kingdom: Portugal. Other mesmerizing places that will be covered on your visit are the Palace of the Dukes, St. Michael’s Chapel, the baptism site of D. Afonso Henriques (first King of Portugal), and Largo da Oliveira.
The lunch, an integral part of the route, takes place in a typical restaurant and is a showcase of the Minho gastronomy: succulent, rich in spices and with an endless list of dishes, from home-grown meat to local-caught fish, everything that is served on a Minho table has two guarantees: intense flavor accompanied by good Vinho Verde.
Bracara Augusta awaits us, the city of Braga, European Youth Capital, Known for the city of the Archbishops: you will visit its historical center, the interior of the Cathedral before we go to the top of the mountain and visit the most magnificent Sanctuary in Portugal: Bom Jesus do Monte. Last but not least you will visit the Church of Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara´s Garden.
This itinerary includes:
Private Tour, Transportation in a luxury vehicle from and to your Hotel from Porto, Local expert guide accompaniment, Mandatory insurances, Lunch at a typical restaurant, visits, and entrances to Monuments, flexible schedule.
This itinerary DOESN’T include:
Many of The Best Portugal animation activities are conducted on open air. Thus, while always be mindful of weather conditions. We have to bear in mind that sometimes unpredictable weather phenomena do occur during a tour. In such cases The Best Portugal won´t be held responsible for that and those reasons will never be considered as reasonable for any refund.
Tours will leave according to times stated on itineraries and will not wait for “latecomers”. We accept no responsibility for passengers failing to be at designated pick up points at designated times, no refund is provided for passengers failing to meet our tour at designated times.
We reserve the right to alter any part of the itinerary due to the fact that they are subject to supplier availability at the time of booking. Should it be necessary to alter an itinerary, a supplier of equal value and quality shall be chosen. The client shall be notified in writing of any changes made to an itinerary.
We reserve the right to use alternate vehicles and operators.
Tour arrangements are intended for persons of reasonably good health and without physical disabilities which would create a hazard either for the passenger or other passengers. The Best Portugal, reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour participant should such person’s health or mental condition impede the operation of the tour.
Smoking is not permitted on our vehicles or inside winery buildings.
We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen property.