Private Braga and Guimarães Tour - UNESCO World Sites

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Departs: portugal, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Guimarães and Braga are two of the most emblematic cities in Portugal with a strong influence on the country's identity.

Explore Guimarães, the cradle of the nation, and be enchanted by the more religious and peaceful environment that Braga has to offer.

Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this city seems to be part of the Middle Ages, with castles and mansions framed in the urban mesh.

A little further north is Braga, a city known for its heritage and strong religious character, which they also call the "city of archbishops".

Braga is one of the oldest Portuguese cities, with more than 2,000 years of history, and one of the most emblematic Christian cities in the world.

What's Included

Certified Tourist Driver.

Our executive vehicles offer Wi-Fi, bottled water, refreshments, and a relaxing atmosphere.

Personal accident and liability insurance.

Transport in luxury vehicles, with maximum comfort and extra equipment tailored to your needs.

What's Not Included

Extra - Ticket - Capelas e Coro Alto (2,00€)

Extra - Ticket - Catedral de Braga (2,00)

Extra - Ticket - Tesouro - Museu da Sé de Braga (3,00€)

Extra - Typical Lunch (Starter - Main course – Drink – Dessert – Coffee) with Wines (25,00€)

Extra -Ticket - Paço dos Duques (5,00€)

Gratuities are not included and are left to individual discretion.

No Transportation of suitcases or excess baggage, unless specified.

Ticket - Castelo (2,00€)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 90

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Endless Weekend Tours® received its guarantee seal - Clean & Safe in May 2020 from the Portuguese National Tourist Office.
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Consolacao e Santos Passos
The origins of the church date back to a small hermitage built in the 16th century.

The church is then completed in the 18th century and is an exemplar of the baroque spatiality in Guimarães.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Alberto Sampaio Museum
(OPTIONAL, price of tickets not included)

A previous monastery built in the 10th century, the Museum Alberto Sampaio was created in 1928 to house collections of several churches and monasteries located Guimarães' region.

It is located in the heart of the Historic Centre of the city.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira
The occupation of the site originates in a pre-Romanesque monastery, founded by Mumadona Dias in 949

It is classified as National Monument since 1910.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Padrao do Salado
This gothic porch was built in the 14th century as a memorial of the Salado Battle.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Praca de S. Tiago
An ancient square that still preserves its medieval features.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Largo da Oliveira
Antigos Paços do Concelho - Old Town Hall

Its construction will have begun in the 14th century until the mid-15th century.

Currently, the Delegation of The Cultural & Landscape Touring and Heritage, of the Regional Tourism Entity of Porto and Northern Portugal, is installed in this building.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Rua de Santa Maria
This was one of the first streets to be opened in Guimarães and linked the Monastery of Guimarães - now converted into the Museum Alberto Sampaio - and the castle.

This is the most medieval street in Guimarães and we can find several architectural testimonies of it's past.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

It was one of the richest convents of Guimarães, established in the 19th century. XVI by the Canon Master School of the Collegiate of Our Lady of the Olive Tree, Baltasar de Andrade.

This baroque façade building has to the centre the sculpture of Santa Clara.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Igreja de Sao Miguel do Castelo
This is a Church of the 12th century, of Romanesque Style, with small dimensions but great importance as it is linked to the period of the foundation of nationality.

It is classified as a National Monument.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Estatua de D. Afonso Henriques
The bronze statue was built in 1888 is a work of Soares dos Reis.

The idea of its construction came from a group of Portuguese, living in Rio de Janeiro.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Guimaraes Castle
The original foundation was built by Mumadona Dias in the 10th century but it was in the 12th century, at the time of our first monarch, that the castle was refurbished and expanded to its current perimeter.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Paco dos Duques de Braganca
Paço dos Duques de Bragança

This palace of vast dimensions that shows the influence of the manor architecture of Northern Europe, is a unique example in the Iberian Peninsula.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Largo do Toural

Toural Square is considered, nowadays, the heart of the city. In the 17th century it was a square outside the main door of the village, where the cattle fair - and other products - were held.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Santuario da Penha
The Sanctuary is located at the top of the mountain of Penha, that is the highest point in the vicinity. This is a monument of singular beauty, architectural and religious value.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameiro
Also known as Sameiro Sanctuary, it is a neoclassical shrine that began its construction in the 19th century and completed in the next century.

In front of the sanctuary there is an imposing staircase topped by two pillars. Around the sanctuary, there are gardens, parks, some fountains, a chappel and an enclosure for church mass.

The sanctuary is located at the top of Sameiro hill which allows you to enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view of the whole region.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Arco da Porta Nova
Known as New Door (Porta Nova), it is located at the top of one of the most relevant arteries of the city, the Souto Street or commerce street. However, the arch that we know today acquired its configuration only in the XVIII century.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tesouro Museu da Se Catedral
Cabido da Sé de Braga

The Treasure-Museum is the home of notable treasures. It has some of the most significant pieces to tell the History of the country, even before we were a nation.

Some of its emblematic pieces are the Paleo-Christian grave (V-VI centuries), the Ivory Safe (1004-1008), or the Goblet (Cálice) and Paten of S. Geraldo (Patena de S. Geraldo) (XI century).

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Largo do Paco
The construction of this building lasted from the 14th to the 20th centuries.

The building is currently occupied by the rectory of the University of Minho and the Public Library of Braga.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Igreja de Santa Cruz
The Church of Santa Cruz is a church of Braga, built in the seventeenth century, in a baroque mannerist style, and has in its interior unusual gilded carvings.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palacio do Raio

Palácio do Raio - Raio Palace

Raio Palace, also known as Casa do Mexicano - House of the Mexican - is one of the most notable civil architecture buildings of the city, in johannine baroque style.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Basilica dos Congregados

The Congregados Convent is an example of baroque-style religious architecture and was built in the course of the 18th century.

The group comprises the Basilica / Church of the Congregates and the College of The Congregants.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Great trip
Marko_S, 24-09-2022
This was an excellent trip.
We had Carlos as a guide/driver and he made the trip unforgettable. He is very knowledgeable about the north of Portugal and knows how to intrigue travelers. He accommodated our needs (being Croats, we mostly wanted to sit down and take a coffee in different cafes). We saw everything that was in the program and did not have to rush but were able to walk at our own pace.
What I particularly appreciated is that even if he did not know something we asked, we would check it online and give us proper info. Not many guides do that.

I have to say that if I return to Porto in the future and want to go for a private tour, I would contact Endless Weekend Tour and ask for Carlos.
Muito bom
J314XAmauriciog, 15-08-2022
Muito atencioso, confiável e confortável, valeu muito à pena. O carro era muito bom o Motorista Carlos é muito bem informado, é guia formado.
Carlos is the best!
Josip P, 15-11-2019
Great tour, Carlos was extremely helpful, informative...he showed us all hidden jewels and from the very beginning we felt we are with a friend rather then just a guide! Highly recommend!

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