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Guimarães: Half-Day Private Tour from Porto

Guimarães: Half-Day Private Tour from Porto

From US$ 132.77 per person

Guimarães is known as the cradle of Portugal. See the birthplace of the country at the medieval castle, where the battle for the nation's creation was fought. Explore the historic city center, declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity Site by UNESCO.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Pick-up is offered at all hotels in Porto and Gaia.
Private group


  • Visit the city center of Guimarães, a Cultural Heritage Site
  • See the medieval Castle, site of one of Portugal’s most historic battles
  • Enjoy the ages-old charm of this 2012 European Capital of Culture
Full description
Experience the charm and unique personality of Guimarães on a half-day tour. This birthplace of Portugal harmoniously combines the past with the present and has been widely recognized for this ability. In 2012 Guimarães was named a European Capital of Culture, and in 2013 it was chosen European City of Sport. The tour begins at the medieval castle, where a mother and her son waged a battle over the creation of the Portuguese nation. Behind the Castle you will find a small church, where it is believed that the first king of Portugal was baptized. Continue on to the city center, which has been listed by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity Site. The streets and monuments of Guimarães have been so well preserved that you will feel like you have stepped into another era. Discover the magnificent architecture of the Church of São Miguel do Castelo, Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, and Largo Martins Sarmento. Pass by the municipal library, the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova, and the church of Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira.
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels in Porto and Gaia
  • Guide service
  • Visits to monuments as indicated in the description
  • Personal expense
  • Meals
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • Tours are available in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French
  • The group size will be from 8 to 30 people
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • Pick-up is included from central Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels
  • Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service
  • Children from 4 to 12 years pay half price
  • Children aged 0 to 3 are free of charge
  • The services included in the tour are subject to third party availability and may change without notice
  • This tour is not available on 25 December and 1 January
Customer reviews

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The visit is very interesting, it is worth it!

Tiago was a very nice guide during the tour, he spoke Spanish very well and made the trip very enjoyable.

August 5, 2016

Great experience in visiting Guimaraes. Claudia, the guide, spectacular. Great professional, well documented, attentive and above all very nice. A 10 punctuation.

October 2, 2021

Product ID: 50837