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Baroque churches, turreted castles and medieval relics are just a few of the sights you can expect to see on this day trip to two of Portugal’s best-loved towns. Following pickup from central Porto, travel to Guimarães and explore its candy-colored Old Town with your guide. Then, continue to Braga, where you'll visit sights like Sé Cathedral on a guided tour before exploring independently. You’ll also receive a hop-on hop-off bus ticket, valid for 48 hours.

Highlights

  • Guimarães and Braga day trip from Porto by coach
  • See Guimarães’ sights and UNESCO–listed Old Town during a guided walking tour
  • Explore Braga’s historical city center with a professional guide
  • Be wowed by Sé de Braga, the oldest cathedral in Portugal
  • Enjoy ample free time in both cities to sightsee independently
  • Explore Porto at your leisure with an included hop-on hop-off bus tour valid for 48 hours

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This day trip is perfect for those wishing to explore more of Portugal while on vacation in Porto. Visit two of northern Portugal’s most beautiful cities, and you can use the included ticket for two hop-on hop-off tour routes in Porto to see city sights at your own pace during your stay.

What You Can Expect

Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See Guimaraes Castle on a day trip from Porto.

Climb aboard an air-conditioned coach in central Porto and receive an introduction to the city’s history from your guide. After a 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive in Guimarães — a town renowned for its cobbled streets and UNESCO-listed old town.

During a walking tour, you’ll admire rows of candy-colored houses and see monuments that date back to the medieval ages. Historical landmarks abound in Guimarães Old Town: see, too, the 10th-century Guimarães Castle (Castelo de Guimarães) and the grand Paço Duques de Bragança.

Then, explore independently for a short while before continuing to Braga — the oldest Christian city in Portugal. Famed for its extravagant Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations, the city combines contemporary chic with ancient charm. On a guided tour, you’ll see landmarks such as Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary and Portugal’s oldest cathedral, Sé Cathedral.

Before returning to Porto in an air-conditioned coach, you’ll enjoy some relaxed free time to have lunch at your own expense.

After your tour, you’ll receive a ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Porto, valid for 48 hours from first use. Please see the Itinerary for a list a stops serviced.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Alice Q

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Really enjoyable trip. Very knowledgeable guide Susana was very approachable and shared lots of passion for this particular region of Portugal. Trip was very good, however I think that we would have enjoyed Braga Sanctuary (Church) more had we had a little longer free time to explore independently.

Joanne S

4 star rating: Recommended March 2016

This was s lovely tour with an excellent guide. I enjoyed the two places we visited very much. The guide also recommended a very nice place for lunch. The tour was quite flexible so he worked with the rainy weather to give me the best day out.

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