Minho is like a small country itself. Its history and traditions, together with an unique architecture and cuisine, makes it one of the most special places in Portugal.

Guimarães, know as the cradle of Portugal, and Braga, the city of the Archbishops, are the two most important cities in the region, and both worth a visit.

This tour will take you to the most iconic landmarks of these two cities, and will make you understand how Portugal was founded.

Tour Highlights

Rich History

Beautiful architecture

Visit the Cradle of Portugal

Main Attractions

Castle of Guimarães (considered the first and most emblematic in Portugal)
Ducal Palace
Old town of Guimarães (World Heritage Site, beautiful streets filled with history)
Braga’s roman origins
Cathedral of Braga (oldest cathedral in Portugal and, still nowadays, a religious icon)
Bom Jesus Shrine (considered a gem of the Portuguese religious architecture)
Visit and tasting in a traditional tavern
Amazing 18th century Palace

About this tour

Duration: Up to 8 hours, usually between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. However the schedule can be adapted according to your needs.

Private: Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).

Tailor made: The tour will be adjusted and scheduled according to your specific interests and needs.

Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot: Our driver will pick you up at any agreed previously spot, like your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or another meeting point.

Our Guarantee: Our driver/guide will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historical context. Since our driver is also the guide, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits inside of monuments. Find out why.

If you wish to have a guide with you full time, we recommend you to hire the services of a local licensed guide. Please contact us for a quotation and more information.

The price includes:

Visit and tasting in a traditional tavern

Private and exclusive Driver / Guide

Modern and Comfortable luxury Mercedes vehicle

Pick-up and Drop-off at a designated spot

Free wifi and bottled water

24h/7 Customer Service Assistance

The price does not include:

Entrances in Castle of Guimarães, Ducal Palace and Cathedral of Braga

Entrances in monuments and activities not mentioned in the program

Lunch

Personal expenses

Gratuities

Tailor this tour

Painting workshop at local art gallery - €7,50 / person

Traditional lunch - €30,00 / person