Your cultural excursion kicks off at 8:15pm, when you’ll be collected from your Porto hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Hailed as the ‘Rome of Portugal’, Braga is a historic city replete with medieval monuments. During the 45-minute drive, your guide offers history-rich commentary to enhance your knowledge of northern Portugal.
On arrival in Braga, you’ll embark on a walking tour of the city’s historic center: tick off top attractions such as the atmospheric ruins of the Castle of Braga, the Santa Barbara Gardens, and the Keep Tower, declared a National Monument in 1910.
See, too, the Cathedral of Braga, Nossa Senhora do Sameiro Santuary, and absorb panoramic vistas of the city from the stairway at Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary.
Then, continue to Barcelos to revitalize with a traditional Portuguese lunch before you embark on a walking tour. Cross the impressive medieval bridge, delve into the city’s artistic heritage at Centro do Artesanato de Barcelos, and marvel at the ruins of Castelo de Faria.
Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Porto hotel.