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From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour with Lunch

1. From Porto: Braga and Guimarães Full Day Tour with Lunch

Explore the cities on Braga and Guimarães on a guided day tour from Porto. Admire the architecture as you take a walking tour in both cities. Learn about the historic importance of both cities, with a traditional Portuguese lunch with Vinho Verde during the day. Be collected at your accommodation in the city of Porto and set out to discover northern Portugal. Arrive in Guimarães for a calm walk through the medieval city and enter the Castle, which is known as the birth of the kingdom of Portugal.  Then, visit the Palace of the Dukes and be dazzled by the luxuries of royalty throughout the centuries. Your local guide will tell you the whole history of Portugal.  Eat a delicious Portuguese lunch will be served in a restaurant where you can taste the famous Vinho Verde, which is produced in the region.  Travel to the city of Braga, known as the city of the Archbishops. Visit the historical center and the interior of the Cathedral. Go to the top of the mountain and visit the most magnificent Sanctuary in Portugal, Bom Jesus do Monte. 

Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

2. Santiago de Compostela Full-Day Tour From Porto

Discover 2 charming southern Europe on a full-day sightseeing tour from Porto. Cross the border into Spain to explore the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia and stop to see Valença do Minho on the way back to Porto.  Board a comfortable van or bus and embark on a journey to one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in the world, Santiago. See the Caminhos de Santiago (St. James Way) pilgrim trail and visit a magnificent 11th-centuty cathedral. Admire the architecture that was originally built in a Romanesque style, today the cathedral is an amalgam of harmonious influences. Have the opportunity to attend mass and enjoy free time to go for a stroll in the UNESCO World Heritage city center. Begin the drive back to Porto, stopping at Valença do Minho, a historical village in the north of Portugal, located right on the border between Portugal and Spain. Valença was important during the middle ages and it was part of "Caminhos de Santiago".  See how the city is dominated by a fortress of two towers and a double wall before returning to your meeting point in Porto. 

Portugal: Braga Private-Tour

3. Portugal: Braga Private-Tour

Start your day with a convenient pick-up service at your accommodation in either Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia. Here, your friendly and informative guide will be waiting to meet you. After a short meet and greet you will set-off on your adventure, a journey through the ancient city of Braga.   During your 4-hour visit to this famous, religious city, you will visit the attraction known as the Triangle of Faith. The Triangle of Faith comprises the Cathedral, the Triangle Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and Sameiro. Visit the Braga Cathedral, characterized and famous for its different architectural styles, blending Roman, Manueline and Baroque. This Cathedral is considered one of the most important Romanesque Temples in the country and is also the oldest. Next, visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, a famous structure known for its central theme - the sacred road. Numerous chapels line the endless staircase, representing each station. This religious monument is also a truly romantic and relaxing place, with stunning views of the city. Lastly, you will explore the sanctuary of Sameiro, the second largest sanctuary in devotion to the Virgin Mary in Portugal. Marvel at the structure's architectural form before enjoying a comfortable ride back to your accommodation to complete your journey. 

Porto: Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

4. Porto: Jewish Heritage Walking Tour

The Jewish Heritage in Porto Walking Tour is the best way to get to know Portuguese Jewish history. Get to know the story of the rise and fall of the Jewish community from medieval times until now, all while visiting the most important monuments in the city. Learn interesting facts about Jewish history and communities in Porto from your guide. Learn about the first Jews who came to Porto, today's Jewish community, Porto's former Jewish quarter, and more.  Stop at the Sé Cathedral, where the first Synagogue was built, see other important landmarks of the city, and get ready to experience Porto from a different perspective with your local guide.

Porto : The Best of Porto Walking Tour

5. Porto : The Best of Porto Walking Tour

See Porto from a new perspective, learning about its history, architecture, and culture from a local guide. Discover Porto, also known as Oporto, one of the largest cities in Portugal. Learn about its long history, while admiring its quaint streets, historic palaces, ancient cathedrals, and architecturally stunning buildings. Visit some of Porto's most popular attractions, such as the bell tower of the Clérigos Church, one of the most noticeable sights in the city, whose construction began in 1732. Gaze at the Dom Luís I Bridge, while learning about its history, from its construction in the 1880s to facts about its creators. Be led through the city by a knowledgable guide, learning how the city of Porto got its name, and why the city is nicknamed "Invicta".

Private Tour: Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo

6. Private Tour: Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo

Enjoy a full-day tour with a private driver and a private guide that will make everything to give you a great experience! We pick you up and drop off at your accommodation for your best comfort. You will star by visiting Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and one of the most important pilgrimage destinations of the world. Here you will visit the historic center, classified as a World Heritage Site and the famous Cathedral of Santiago. After that, you have the precious time(1h/1.5) for lunch and walk the streets of Santiago. After Santiago, you will travel to Viana do Castelo, where you'll see Santa Luzia Sanctuary and the historically rich city center.

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As a person who has English difficulty, I thought it might be a rather unstable choice. I participated in the tour because I had a dream of going on a pilgrimage to Santiago and I really wanted to visit Valença. A private tour involving a woman from Poland and only two people was as pleasant and good as it could be. Most of all, the guide, Daniel & Joana's careful consideration and wit, even in a moving car, It was enough to make everyone happy during lunch. From the stories and history of Portuguese culture and life... Unlike what I was worried about before I left, Daniel's accurate pronunciation and the speed of words that were considerate of me were perfect. Above all, I could feel Daniel's sincere consideration for me, so I could immerse myself in the tour. Just in case you're alone... not good at English... If you're worried or hesitant, Please participate without hesitation. From the expressions of pilgrims arriving at Santiago de Compostela, You feel passion and fulfillment.

A long day but a fantastic, amazing day tour with Daniel at the helm. His commentary, interest in assisting us any way possible and driving ability were all exemplary. Liked every aspect of the tour and enabled me to accomplish a long held desire to see the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. Very much enjoyed my exploring around this ancient, interesting town. The added stops were well worth the visit too. Marvellous day out. Highly recommended.

This was an amazing excursion. Our guide picked us up and was full of facts and knowledge regarding Portuguese history and specific information from areas we were in! This continued throughout the entire trip. We actually went over on the trip because we often got engrossed in the area and she was able to provide so much detail that we went passed the schedule time. But we did not realize it until the end!

Our guide Norno (spelling?) was excellent. Very knowledgeable, personable and helpful - especially as we visited Santiago de Compostela on a Sunday when the queues for entering the cathedral were long. His passion for history and connection to place was infectious. A great command of English.

The trip was great, the guide Francisco has explained many things to us about the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Thanks.