Guimarães Half Day Tour From Porto

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am - 9:15am and 2pm - 2:15pm
  • Departure Details :
    Your central Oporto's Hotel
  • Return Details :
    Your central Oporto's Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Delve into ancient Portuguese history on this 4-hour Guimares tour, from Porto. Explore the citys well-preserved historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, via guided tour. Discover landmarks such as the 10th-century Guimares Castle, the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, and the medieval quarter. Visit the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira church, and hear the story of the nearby Padro do Salado monument. Morning and afternoon tours are available to accommodate your schedule.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Your friendly guide will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to historic Guimares, a 50-minute ride. Guimares became known as the nations birthplace after Portugals first king named it the capital in 1128. Learn about this and more ancient Portuguese history while exploring the renowned city center.

During your exploration, stop into the 10th-century Guimares Castle (admission included) before continuing to the Romanesque church of St. Miguel. While here, visit the baptismal site of Portugals first king, Afonso Henriques. Stroll over to the stately Palace of the Dukes of Bragana (optional), built in the fifteenth century to house the royal family.

Make your way toward the charming lower city to discover what earned this area of Guimares its UNESCO World Heritage site status. Meander through a sinuous maze of narrow streets, flanked by old houses decorated with statues. Arrive at the towering Nossa Senhora da Oliveira Church, where you can glimpse the ancient Padro do Salado monument. Then journey to the outskirts of the city to explore Toural Squares weekly fair. Pick up some goodies before riding back to your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance in Guimares Castle
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately