Braga and Barcelos Guided Tour

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Medieval Bridge (Barcelos)
Medieval Bridge (Barcelos)
Barcelos
Barcelos
Barcelos rooster
Barcelos rooster
 Archaeological  museum (Barcelos)
Archaeological museum (Barcelos)
Barcelos
Barcelos
Barcelos
Barcelos
Bom Jesus do Monte Santuary  (Braga)
Bom Jesus do Monte Santuary (Braga)
Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary (Braga)
Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary (Braga)
Bom Jesus do Monte Santuary (Braga)
Bom Jesus do Monte Santuary (Braga)
Bom Jesus do Monte Santuary (Braga)
Bom Jesus do Monte Santuary (Braga)
Nossa senhora do Sameiro Santuary (Braga)
Nossa senhora do Sameiro Santuary (Braga)
Tourists are approaching stairs with saint's statues leading to the church Bom Jesus do Monte near Braga
Tourists are approaching stairs with saint's statues leading to the church Bom Jesus do Monte near Braga
Nossa senhora do Sameiro Santuary (Braga)
Nossa senhora do Sameiro Santuary (Braga)
Gardens of Santa Barbara with castle of Braga
Gardens of Santa Barbara with castle of Braga
Gardens of Santa Barbara with castle of Braga
Gardens of Santa Barbara with castle of Braga
The Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in the city of Braga
The Cathedral is one of the oldest churches in the city of Braga
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What To Expect

Take a full day trip to Braga and Barcelos that will enable you to discover Portugal from another angle. Spend the morning exploring all that Braga has to offer and visit Barcelos in the afternoon. Hotel pick up and drop off are available from Oporto, Guimaraes and Braga.

Highlights

  • Take a small group tour to Braga and Barcelos departing from Oporto, Guimaraes or Braga

  • Enjoy a panoramic and a walking tour of Braga and visit Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary, Braga Cathedral and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro

  • Try typical portuguese dishes at a traditional restaurant in Barcelos

  • Tour the city of Barcelos and visit the churches of Igreja Matriz and Bom Jesus da Cruz, Faria Castle and the Olaria Museum of Ceramics

Specifications

Type:
Full Day Tour
Departs From:
Oporto
Meeting Point:
Centrally located hotels in Oporto, Guimaraes and Braga
Duration:
8 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
14971
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

You will be picked up from your hotel in Oporto, Guimaraes or Braga for a full-day tour to Braga and Barcelos, in small groups of 6 people maximum.

Your tour will start with the visit of Braga, a lively city known as the Portuguese Rome due to its concentration of religious architecture, located about 50km in the North of Oporto.

Enjoy a panoramic city tour of Braga followed by a walking tour in the historic center of the city.

Discover various places such as the Braga Santa Barbara Garden, a pretty garden where medieval arches and historic background are mixed, which is a good place to relax at.

Then, you will observe the ancient Castle Keep, a tower whose role was to protect the castle of Braga which is declared as National Monument.

After that, you will see the Braga Porta nova arch, a baroque and neoclassical arch built in the 18th century and pass in front of the Braga Lapa Arcade, a religious monument of the 19th century. Admire its neoclassical architecture.

Go to Liberty Avenue, one of the main streets of Braga full of shops and flowers that bring color and happiness to the landscape.

Continue visiting the exterior of Sé de Braga, the most important cathedral and monument of Braga, which dates back to the 12th century and stop at Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, a Portuguese sanctuary famous for its 116-metter stairway.

End your tour of Braga with Nossa senhora do Sameiro Santuary, a neo-classical monument built in the 19th century, which is a part of the most important shrines to Mary.

Then, head to Barcelos, a city in the North of Portugal located about 20km from Braga, known for its handmade ceramics and baroque houses.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Barcelos' restaurants before a panoramic city tour followed by a walking tour in the historical center of Barcelos.

Discover Barcelos Medieval Bridge which is classified as a National Monument as well as its city walls, which date back to 1373.

Then, you will visit the Castle Keep Pottery museum, where you will discover potteries from all over Portugal.

You will pass in front of the Municipal Chamber Building, the executive body of Portuguese municipalities.

The visit continues with the Parish church, famous for being the place where the symbol of Portugal, the rooster, is born. This church is located behind the Archaeological Museum of Barcelos.

After that, you will have the opportunity to visit the Bom Jesus da Cruz Temple, which is a part of the Seven Wonders of Barcelos and the Ruins of Castelo de Faria, a castle that was one of the most important during the Middle Age.

Finally, stop by Largo do Apoio square in Braga historical center and at local craftsman shops. You will also have time to admire Nossa Senhora da Franqueira, a sanctuary that dates back to the 17th century.

After tour, you will be droped off at your hotel or meeting point in Braga, Guimaraes or Oporto.

Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off from centrally located hotels and meeting points in Oporto, Guimaraes and Braga

  • Professional tour guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • Panoramic tour and walking tour of Braga

  • Visit the Cathedral of Braga (outside and claustrum only)

  • Visit the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro in Braga

  • Lunch (starter, main dish and dessert) in a restaurant of Barcelos

  • Visit the churches of Igreja Matriz and Bom Jesus da Cruz, Faria Castle and Castle Keep, the museum of Ceramics and the Municipal Chamber Building in Barcelos

  • Panoramic tour and walking tour of Barcelos

  • Small-group tour of 6 people maximum

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Drinks

Schedule

8:00 to 8:30 - Pick up in Oporto and Guimaraes

9:00 to 9:30 - Pick up in Braga

9:30 to 13:00 - Panoramic and Walking Tour of Braga

13:30 - Lunch in Barcelos

14:30 to 18:00 - Panoramic and Walking Tour of Barcelos

18:00 to 19:00 - Drop off in Braga, Guimaraes and Oporto

Please note

  • The only entrance that is not included in the tour is in the Sé Cathedral of Braga. You will have access to enter all the rest of the monuments (unless they are closed).

  • Pick up in Oporto and Guimaraes will be between 8:00 and 8:30 and pick up in Braga will be between 9 and 9.30.

  • Hotel pick up and drop off are only available from centrally located hotels in Oporto, Guimaraes and Braga. Meeting points are available for those that are not staying at centrally located hotels.

- Meeting points in Oporto:

Casa da Música (Music House). Address: Av. da Boavista 604-610, Oporto

Norte Shopping. Address: Rua Sara Afonso, n 105-117, Sra. da Hora, Oporto

Avenida dos Aliados (Aliados avenue)

- Meeting points in Guimaraes:

Largo do Toural (Toural Square)

Jardim do largo da República do Brasil (Garden of Brasilian Republic). Address: Largo da República do Brasil, Guimaraes

- Meeting points in Braga:

Avenida Central (Central Avenue)

Estação de Comboios de Braga (Train Station). Address: Largo da Estação, Braga

Braga Parque (Shopping). Address: Quinta dos Congregados - S. Vítor, Braga

Arco Porta Nova (Porta Nova Arch). Address: Rua Dom Diogo de Sousa, Braga

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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