NORTH (from PORTO)
Old, new and undiscovered
Birthplace of Portugal
THINGS TO DO
Visit the Castle in Guimarães
Wander around the city and imagine yourself to be in a mediaeval setting (UNESCO World Heritage)
Visit Bom Jesus Sanctuary in Braga
Visit the oldest Cathedral in the country
Have a walk to the city center
OVERVIEW AND EXPECTATIONS
Start with Guimarães, which is considered the birthplace of Portugal because Afonso Henriques, who went on to be the first king of Portugal, was born here. The city still has a harmonious, well-preserved heritage that is evident in the graceful iron balconies, mansions, arches connecting the narrow streets, paving slabs smoothed by time, towers and cloisters.
Continue towards Braga, a lively city, one of the oldest in the country, and is teeming with young people who study at its universities. Braga’s Cathedral is also the oldest in the country and was built in the 12th century.
Departure between 8h30 and 9h00 (Duration: 8h)
Comfortable shoes recommended
Not wheelchair accessible (but it can be adapted)
Tour available in PT, EN, NL, DE
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Pick-up and drop-off
Fuel and Tolls
Bottle of water
Wi-Fi in the car
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
Meals and drinks
CUSTOMISE YOUR DAY
It is possible to customise your own day to include other activities. Accommodation can be arranged upon request.
For cancellations 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. Between 3 and 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent fee. For cancellations within 2 days, there is a 100 percent fee.