What To Expect
You will be picked up from your hotel in Oporto, Guimaraes or Braga for a full-day tour to Barcelos and Ponte de Lima, in small groups of 6 people maximum.
Barcelos is a city in the North of Portugal located about 20km from Braga, known for its handmade ceramics and baroque houses.
Upon arrival in Barcelos, enjoy a panoramic city tour followed by a walking tour in the historical center of Barcelos.
Discover Barcelos Medieval Bridge which is classified as National Monument as well as its City walls, that dates back to 1373.
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 7 Wonders of Barcelos.
You will also stop by Largo do Apoio square in Barcelos historical center, and at Centro do Artesanato de Barcelos, a handicrafts center.
Then, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.
After around 4hours in Barcelos, your trip continues to Ponte de Lima, a market town on the south bank of the Lima River, for a 3-hour guided walking tour.
Here, you will explore the 350 meters high medieval bridge. Then, visit the Parish Church, dating from the 15th century, with its beautiful Romanesque pointed arch.
Stop at the tower of the old Prison, built in the 16th century, was an incarceration place until the middle of the 1960s. It is used now for the exhibitions.
Take a walk to Arnado Garden, a thematic park, where garden styles from the worldwide are gathered, such as Roman garden, labyrinth inspired by the myth of the Minotaur, and where water is considered as an essential element and a Baroque style, which reflects the splendor of the French gardens.
End your tour at Camões square, a place near to the medieval bridge, where you will be able to find restaurants, bars and at its center, the Chafariz, which is the stone fountain.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Hotel pick up and drop off (for select hotels)
Professional tour guide
Small groups of 6 people
4-hour walking tour of Barcelos
Lunch (Starter, main dish, dessert and coffee + National green wine beer, water or soft drinks)
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
8:00 to 8:30 - Pick up in Oporto and Guimaraes
9:00 to 9:30 - Pick up in Braga
9:30 to 13:30 - Walking Tour of Barcelos
13:30 - Lunch in Barcelos
14:30 to 17:30 - Walking Tour of Ponte de Lima
18:00 to 19:00 - Drop off in Braga, Guimaraes and Oporto
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.
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)
Largo do Toural (Toural Square)
Jardim do largo da República do Brasil (Garden of Brasilian Republic). Address: Largo da República do Brasil, Guimaraes
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
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