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Guimarães and Braga Small Group Tour with Lunch from Porto provided by Cooltour Oporto

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Guimarães and Braga Small Group Tour with Lunch from Porto

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Overview
Both Braga and Guimarães boast many historical landmarks, but ticking them all off in a day can be difficult. Travel with ease to both locations in air-conditioned vehicle from Porto, avoiding the hassle of public transport, and visit notable sites including the Dukes of Braganza Palace, the Sé de Braga and the Bom Jesus do Monte. Benefit from a professional guide’s insights and enjoy personalized attention with a small-group tour.
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  • 1
    Bom Jesus do Monte
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Se de Braga
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Paco dos Duques de Braganca
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Guimaraes Castle
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Largo da Oliveira
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Small-group tour ensures maximised interaction with your guide
  • Tour the cities’ many landmarks, including the Guimarães Cathedral and Bom Jesus do Monte
  • Keep up your energy with lunch in Guimarães’ Largo da Oliveira included
  • Travel with ease to the distant locations on a round-trip from your Porto hotel
What to Expect
Begin your tour with pickup from your Porto accommodation by air-conditioned minivan. Travel by minivan to the culture-steeped Braga. Tour the Sé de Braga, the city’s 11th-century cathedral, before heading into the hills to visit the sacred Bom Jesus do Monte. Ascend its stairway, following the popular pilgrimage route. Head to the UNESCO-listed Guimarães and visit its landmarks, including its medieval castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, before wandering into the historic central square, Largo da Oliveira, for a local lunch. When relaxed and replenished, relax back on board the minivan as you return to Porto, with hotel drop-off included.
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Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guimarães castle and Ducal Palace entrance
  • Entry/Admission - Se de Braga
  • Entry/Admission - Paco dos Duques de Braganca
  • Entry/Admission - Guimaraes Castle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Theresa B wrote a review Mar 2020
Hornchurch, United Kingdom550 contributions57 helpful votes
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Not the best of weather for this trip but we were collected promptly by Rodrigo with trainee Marie in an excellent modern van and joined by a lovely Canadian couple. We have taken a number of trips whilst in Porto with different companies but this company and Rodrigo have
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Raquel H wrote a review Feb 2020
Porto, Portugal1 contribution
The tour was extraordinary. First the guide, Violeta, was the friendliest, most knowledgeable, interesting, fun and kind tour guide I have ever encountered. She really takes to heart her boss's directive to treat the tourists like her children. Can't wait to recommend this trip
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Diane C wrote a review Feb 2020
Atlantic City, New Jersey45 contributions1 helpful vote
My mom and I had the pleasure of not one, but TWO beautiful, intelligent and knowledgeable hard-working female tour guides, along with two other female travelers on this small group tour today. It turned out to be an all female group which I cannot complain about at all. I
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Lopes R, Diretor-Geral at Guimarães and Braga Small Group Tour with Lunch from Porto
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Wow, Wow and Wow What a delight to read through your review Diane. It's always rewarding when we read a feedback like yours. It's with a full heart that i'm writing this answer: first because I would like also to seize the opportunity from your review not only to thank Violeta and Maria, but also to all the women that are part of Cooltour Oporto team and that work so hard every day for the company success. Second, Violeta is indeed a very special person that fully deserves you review. And "yes" it's not always easy to pay attention to everything you mentioned while trying to do our best on passing our knowledge to our travelers. Guimarães and Braga are two very special cities each with their special charm, but for the ones that are keen on history they well deserve a visit and won't be disappointed. Thank you also for your feedback regarding the company and your loyalty as costumer. We hope to welcome you again on a near future on another of our tours.
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WendyHew wrote a review Dec 2019
Southampton, United Kingdom22 contributions1 helpful vote
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We were very pleased with our trip today, there were four of us, two Spanish speakers and Pedro easily switched between Spanish and English to explain and provide information. We went to Bom Jesus and walked the many steps to the church at the top, then went to Braga Cathedral
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Date of experience: December 2019
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MaltaButterfly wrote a review Dec 2019
Malta4 contributions
I would like to thank bubbly Violet for the excellent insight and good company 😉 We enjoyed it a lot!!
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