Braga, Portugal

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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Ideal for travelers with limited time in Portugal, this 9-hour tour of Braga and Barcelos provides a comprehensive historical overview of northern Portugal. From Port, you’ll head to Braga to visit ancient attractions such as the 14th-century Castle of Braga and the Arco da Porto Nova. Discover the historic center of Barcelos, famed for its colorful ceramics and medieval monuments, and delve into the town’s artistic heritage at the Centro do Artesanato de Barcelos. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off in Porto are included on this small-group tour, limited to six people.  
  • 9-hour tour of the historic towns of Braga and Barcelos from Porto
  • Receive a comprehensive historical overview of northern Portugal
  • Tick off top Bragas attractions including the cathedral and the 14th-century Castle of Braga
  • Delve into the artistic heritage of Barcelos at the Centro do Artesanato de Barcelos
  • Lunch and round-trip transport from Porto hotels are included
  • Small-group tour limited to six people
Your cultural excursion kicks off at 8:15pm, when you’ll be collected from your Porto hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Hailed as the ‘Rome of Portugal’, Braga is a historic city replete with medieval monuments. During the 45-minute drive, your guide offers history-rich commentary to enhance your knowledge of northern Portugal. 
On arrival in Braga, you’ll embark on a walking tour of the city’s historic center: tick off top attractions such as the atmospheric ruins of the Castle of Braga, the Santa Barbara Gardens, and the Keep Tower, declared a National Monument in 1910.
See, too, the Cathedral of Braga, Nossa Senhora do Sameiro Santuary, and absorb panoramic vistas of the city from the stairway at Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary. 
Then, continue to Barcelos to revitalize with a traditional Portuguese lunch before you embark on a walking tour. Cross the impressive medieval bridge, delve into the city’s artistic heritage at Centro do Artesanato de Barcelos, and marvel at the ruins of Castelo de Faria. 
Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Porto hotel.

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, Jun 2017

FANTASTIC TOUR WITH GRAT lunch


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