Barcelos, Bom Jesus da Cruz Temple and Ponte de Lima Small Group Tour

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Medieval bridge of Barcelos
Medieval bridge of Barcelos
Barcelos rooster
Barcelos rooster
Archaeological Museum of Barcelos
Archaeological Museum of Barcelos
Ponte de Lima bridge
Ponte de Lima bridge
Ponte de Lima - Caminho de Santiago
Ponte de Lima - Caminho de Santiago
Ponte de Lima - Folklore group
Ponte de Lima - Folklore group
Ponte de Lima - Tourism office
Ponte de Lima - Tourism office
Ponte de Lima - Balneario de castrejo
Ponte de Lima - Balneario de castrejo
Ponte de Lima
Ponte de Lima
Ponte de Lima
Ponte de Lima

What To Expect

In this tour you have the possibility to visit two places in the same day. You will visit Barcelos, knowned by its rooster and also by their beautiful historical center. Also Ponte de Lima, the oldest village in Portugal.


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

  • Discover the main attractions of Barcelos such as its medieval bridge, its parish church and Bom Jesus da Cruz

  • Relax at the beautiful Arnado Garden in Ponte de Lima


Day Tour
Departs From:
Meeting Point:
Centrally located hotels in Oporto, Guimaraes and Braga
8 hours
daily at 8:00 AM
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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)

  • 3-hour walking tour of Ponte de Lima


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Drinks


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

Please note

  • 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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