Guimarães And Braga Day Trip From Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Overview

Medieval relics, turreted castles, bell towers and baroque churches are just some of the sights you can expect to see on this day trip from Porto to two of Portugal’s most storied cities. With a professional guide, head north to Guimarães and tour its UNESCO World Heritage–listed Old Town, typified by pastel-hued houses. Then, travel to Braga, where ancient churches sit next to vibrant cafes, giving you a taste of both old- and new-world Portugal. This day trip also includes a ticket for a Porto hop-on hop-off bus tour, good for two different routes.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Family friendly

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Meet your guide in central Porto, and settle into your seat aboard an air-conditioned bus for the approximate 1-hour drive to Guimares, famed for its World Heritagelisted Old Town comprised of cobblestoned squares and narrow streets lined with medieval buildings and candy-colored houses.
When you arrive, stretch your legs on a walking tour. Follow your guide through the warren of streets in Guimares Old Town, and take in sights such as Guimares Castle (Castelo de Guimares), which dates back to the 10th century and is known for being the birthplace of Portugals first king. Other sights include a palace, Pao Duques de Bragana, and a church, Igreja de Nossa Senhora Consolao e Santos Passos.

Afterward, you have a little more than an hour of free time to explore independently before continuing to Braga, known worldwide for its elaborate Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations. The chorus of chiming bells and bevy of baroque churches serve as a reminder of Bragas status as the oldest Christian city in Portugal while the chic boutiques, bustling cafes and bars packed with university students reveal a new side to the city.

Take a guided tour of Bragas timeworn streets and Arcada, the main square, and admire sights like Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary and S Cathedral (the oldest in Portugal). Then enjoy more free time to explore at your leisure or have lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. When the time comes, return to your coach and travel back to Porto, where your day trip concludes back at the original starting point.
Port hop-on hop-off tour:
This day trip also includes access to two different hop-on hop-off tour routes in Porto. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from time of first use and can be taken at any point during your stay.

Inclusions for Guimarães And Braga Day Trip From Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Porto hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket

Exclusions for Guimarães And Braga Day Trip From Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees

Itinerary:

Hop-on hop-off tour stops:
Route 1 (Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia)
  • Clérigos Tower
  • Praça da Liberdade / Av. dos Aliados
  • Porto Cathedral
  • Praça da Batalha
  • Praça D. João I
  • Av. dos Aliados
  • Hotel Infante Sagres
  • Carmo Church
  • Jardim Carregal / Museu Nac. Soares dos Reis
  • Rosa Mota Pavillion
  • Rua de Júlio Dinis
  • Casa da Música / Rotunda da Boavista
  • Av. Boavista Hotels
  • Av. Boavista Hotels
  • Fundação de Serralves
  • Pérgula da Foz
  • Foz / Boa-Vista
  • Passseio Alegre
  • Fluvial
  • Tramcar Museum
  • Port Wine Museum
  • Ribeira / Palácio da Bolsa
  • Gaia Quay / Calém Caves
  • Gaia Quay
  • Porto Viewpoint / Yeatman
  • Largo dos Aviadores / Casa Museu Teixeira Lopes
  • El Corte Inglés
  • City Hall
  • Jardim do Morro
  • Praça da Batalha
  • Praça D. João I
  • Hotel Infante Sagres
  • Carmo Church
  • Clérigos Tower
Route 2 (Porto and Matosinhos):
  • Clérigos Tower
  • Porto Cathedral
  • Praça da Batalha
  • Praça D. João I
  • Hotel Infante Sagres
  • Carmo Church
  • Jardim Carregal / Museu Nac. Soares dos Reis
  • Tramcar Museum
  • Fluvial
  • Foz/Boa Vista
  • Molhe
  • Castelo do Queijo / Sea Life Porto
  • Anémona
  • Av. República
  • Matosinhos City Hall
  • Matosinhos Church
  • Matosinhos Market
  • Restaurants
  • Tourism Office / Cruises Terminal
  • Matosinhos Beaches
  • Anémona
  • Castelo do Queijo / Sea Life Porto
  • Fund. Cupertino Miranda / Pq. da Cidade
  • Fundação Serralves
  • Av. Boavista Hotels
  • Casa da Música / Av. Boavista
  • Praça da República / Lapa Church
  • Hotel / Rua Gonçalo Cristóvão
  • Praça D. João I
  • Hotel Infante Sagres
  • Carmo Church
  • Clérigos Tower

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Minimum age is 4 years

You will receive information on how to claim your Porto hop-on hop-off tour when you exchange your voucher

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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6 reviews by the users

  • This was a fantastic tour. George was very knowledgable and we had a great day. He even recommended some places in Porto for me to check out later. The two places were wonderful :)

  • Guide's English was very poor and the information provided was not so interesting. Anyway, the bus was excellent and the places we've seen compensated this. It's better to make this bus tour than taking the train.

  • Great value small group tour for the Guimarães part of the tour. Thoroughly enjoyed my day and got to see all the places of interest that interested me. Highly recommended.

  • 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.

  • 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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