Visit Braga and Guimarães

Coming to Portugal to visit Braga and Guimarães? This 1-day tour will take you to the best that these Portuguese cities have to offer. Come along!

Visit Guimarães – Morning

The castle of Guimarães was first a monastery whose construction was ordered in the Xth century, and it became a castle in the XII century during the reign of Count D. Henrique, father of D. Afonso Henriques. It is believed that it was in this castle that Dona Teresa de Portucale gave birth to the one that would be the first King of Portugal.

Dom Afonso Henriques, after the famous battle of São Mamede in 1128 chose this old Roman city to be the capital of the Kingdom. And it became therefore known as the ‘Birthplace of the Nation’.

Classified as Unesco World Heritage site in 2001, its well-preserved medieval quarter is a beautiful place to visit. We will have the opportunity to appreciate this charming historic city, a labyrinth of winding laneways with old houses decorated with statues which lead to the beautiful Main Square, the Square of Oliveira, and the old Ducal Palace.

Lunch in a typical restaurant in Guimarães.

Visit Braga – Afternoon

We will follow to Braga or ‘City of the Archbishops’ which contains countless churches and monuments, namely the imposing Cathedral and the Church of Santa Cruz, which dates back from the XVIIth century.

On a hill to Southeast, there is the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, an important peregrination place, with its famous baroque stairs, which winds to the Church, and a funicular with a water-powered engine that makes it unique.

Behind this, there is Sameiro Mountain, where the colossal statue of Our Lady attentively watches the City.

Already in the historic centre, there is the oldest cathedral in Portugal, whose construction was started in 1070 and which was influenced by various Styles, like Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. The tombs of Dom Henrique and Dona Teresa, parents of the first king of Portugal, are in the Chapel of the Kings.

After we visit Braga and Guimarães, it is with our hearts full of history that we will return to Lisbon with drop off at the hotel.


  • Pick up at the Hotel and departure from Lisbon

  • Arrival at Guimarães for a visit to Castle

  • Residence of the Dukes of Bragança e Church of São Miguel do Castelo

  • Historic Centre of the City – Square of Santiago and the Toural, Square of Oliveira with the Old City Hall

  • Lunch in Guimarães


  • Braga with visit to the Cathedral of Braga

  • Walk through the old city, visiting some churches and emblematic religious monuments in the centre of the city

  • Sanctuary and Funicular of Bom Jesus do Monte

  • Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora do Sameiro

  • Return to Lisbon with drop off at the Hotel



All the prices are presented per person

General Conditions

All the tours and experiences presented require a minimum of 2 participants.

Our tours are made in vehicles Mercedes, and the maximum number of participants is seven.

The departure for all tours is from the City of Lisbon. Any pick-up or drop-off outsider the city of Lisbon will be subject to the payment of an extra fee. The pick-up and drop-off place must be indicated by the client upon reservation of the tour.

In case baby car seat tare necessary for the transport of children, they must be requested upon reservation or up to 48 hours before the tour.

In case one or more passengers suffer from a special condition, this must be communicated upon reservation of the tour.

Van Go Tourism assumes no responsibility from items or personal belongings left in the vehicles or at the places visited during the tour.

Van Go Tourism cannot be liable for delays occurred due to the traffic or weather conditions.

It is not allowed to smoke or drink alcoholic drinks in the vehicles. Stops for that purpose are made at the request of the client, provided that the guide considers it to be possible and that it does question the execution of the tour.

Van Go Tourism is an environment-friendly company, and therefore we ask our clients not to through any object or waste through the window or during the walks.

All the prices include VAT.

In case of non-private tours, more than one language can be used, depending on the nationality of the participants.

Included in the Tours

Guide in the selected language – Portuguese, English, French and Spanish
Pick-up and Drop-off in Lisbon
Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
Personal and accident insurance
Wi-fi and Water aboard
Parking, Fuel and Tolls

Not included in the Tours

Tickets for monuments and museums
Meals and drinks
Personal expenses


All reservations shall be made 48 hours before the Tour, using the form in the website of Van Go Tourism or by sending or confirming the reservation to one of the emails of Van Go Tourism.

The execution of all tours always requires the previous confirmation from Van Go Tourism.


Upon reservation a payment of de 25% of the total value of the tour must be made, as a reservation fee.

The remaining 75% shall be paid until 48h before the Tour. In case of non-payment, the tour will be cancelled and will not take place, and there will be no refund of the mounts already paid.


Any cancellation must necessarily be sent to e-mail expressly indicating the tour to be cancelled.

For any cancellation made until 7 days before the tour, you will be refunded of the totality of the reservation fee.

For any cancellation made between 7 days and 72 hours before the tour, you will be refunded of 50% of the value of the reservation fee.

For any last-minute cancellation made 72 hours before the tour, you will not be refunded of the reservation fee.

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