Private Porto & Braga & Guimarães from Lisbon 3 days all inclusive
This 3 days Tour Package departs from Lisbon. Includes: 2 night stay in a Standard Room in a 4 or 5 star hotel with breakfast daily, plus 3 lunch and 2 dinner. A Day tour to Braga and Guimarães from Porto is also included
Take this opportunity with time to discover the famous and emblematic city of Porto and enjoy a marvelous journey by a comfortable Minivan with WiFi from Lisbon to Porto, in a first-class experience.
Discover the most important and notable monuments of Porto, Braga and Guimarães.
Porto - principal city and port of northern Portugal, near the mouth of the River Douro, famous for port wine.
Braga - capital of the Roman province of Lusitania (12th-century)
Guimarães - Portugal was born here - Its historic town centre is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 2x Breakfast
- 2x Dinner
- 3x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 2 nights
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Wine tasting
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Overnight accommodation
- 2 nights accommodation
- Entry/Admission - Douro River
What's excluded :
Day 1: Porto
Stop At: Porto, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal
Porto is considered the capital of the north and as the second largest city in Portugal, rightfully so. There are really very few similarities between Porto and Lisbon – they are both near the coast, on the banks of large rivers and have some fairly daunting hills, but that’s really where it ends. The two cities have a totally different feel and different charms.
Porto’s most striking characteristic is that of ‘faded grandeur’. In Europe there are very few remaining cities that can do ‘faded grandeur’ quite on the scale of Porto, you’d have to travel to Cuba or Argentina for competition. The feeling is accentuated by the mix of Baroque, Neoclassical and splash of Belle Epoque architecture, all in varying degrees of preservation.
Clerigos Glimpse - Porto
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It’s hard to find a description of Porto that does not at some point refer to parts of the city as being Dickensian, but I’d reached this conclusion before picking up a guide book. Downtown Porto, with a fog coming off the river, the gold leaf writing on the dusty shop windows and the winding confusion of cobbled streets is like taking a trip back in time to Olde London town. It’s hard to overstate how atmospheric this old city can be.
Porto has the reputation of being a hard working city. Indeed there is is a saying which succinctly sums it up: "Coimbra studies, Braga prays, Lisbon shows off and Porto works". Whether this is still true is hard to know but the strong sense of rivalry still exists between Porto and Lisbon.
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4/5 starts hotel
Day 2: Braga & Guimarães
Stop At: Braga, Braga, Braga District, Northern Portugal
Famous for its historical buildings, monuments, gardens and fountains Braga is a beautiful city in the heart of the green Minho region where religious devotion in the form of many churches and other symbols of faith lies juxtaposed with the typical bustle of a modern city complete with restaurants, bars and a renowned nightlife, owing in some part to the local universities.
Braga’s importance as a religious centre is by no means a recent phenomenon and pilgrims have been journeying here for many centuries, indeed it is said that the Visigoths would come here to denounce their heresies. Furthermore, in the 12th century, as the seat of the Portuguese archbishops, it became established as the religious capital of the country. This rich historical and cultural past has been lovingly well kept, even to the extent that local laws prevent the construction of high buildings in the certain areas so as to preserve the ancient beauty.
Equally, commerce and culture have always been significant here from its founding in 300BC by the Celts, through Roman times and its status as administrative capital of north-western Iberia to modern times and the prosperity enjoyed by local industry. The name Braga itself is in fact derived from the Roman Bracara Augusta, the name given to the town in honour of the then emperor.
Braga cathedral / Igreja da Sé de Braga.
Braga cathedral (Sé de Braga)
At the heart of the historic district lies the Cathedral, The Se, built in the 12th century by Henri de Bourgogne and Dona Teresa on the site of the church of Santa Maria, which had been destroyed by the Moors centuries beforehand. Their tombs lie together in the Chapel of Kings despite Dona Teresa having been exiled from Braga on the death of her husband due to an adulterous affair. With various alterations over the years, many different architectural styles now adorn the cathedral, from small Gothic arches either side of a large stone-laced Roman example to a Manueline statue of the Virgin Mary with a suckling baby Jesus found in the apse. Another formidable statue here is positioned in the large rooftop niche between the bell towers and again represents the Virgin and Child. Inside the Se, passing two impressive 18th century organs, a collection of Braga’s most important works of sacred art is kept and can be viewed for a small fee.
Archbishop's Palace and Santa Barbara Garden
Archbishop's Palace and Santa Barbara Garden
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Baroque wood carvings can be found on the main altar in the 16th century Igreja da Misericordia and, although in its present form dating from the sixteen hundreds, the Igreja de Sao Vicente was originally founded in the 7th century. From the beautifully manicured gardens of Santa Barbara, the imposing medieval walls of the Archbishop’s Palace can be seen and in one of the central streets the Arco da Porta Nova is an archway that served for many years as the main entrance to the walled city and was constructed in the 1700s.
A particularly good time to visit the majestic and heavily spiritual city of Braga would certainly be during Semana Santa (Holy Week/Easter) when solemn ceremonies and processions remembering the death and rise of Christ are held. All are impressive with the devoted wearing black habits and carrying torches or effigies of Christ and the Madonna through the city streets. The procession of Senhor Ecce Homo is probably the most popular.
Bom Jesus do Monte Stairway, Braga
Bom Jesus do Monte
Continuing the religious vein, the hilltop pilgrimage destination of Bom Jesus do Monte (4 km out of Braga) is particularly impressive. The baroque double granite terraced stairway presents a breathtaking climb in all senses of the word – peppered with grottoes, small chapels, gardens, sculptures and ornate fountains, the many steps zigzag up the hillside to the church which offers alongside a final destination for pilgrims, often climbing on their knees, spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Duration: 5 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in 4/5 starts hotel
Day 3: Douro
Stop At: Douro River, Porto Portugal
A wine cruise in Douro is a pleasant surprise for those who enter this experience to discover the secrets of Europe cruises in 2020. From Porto - Portugal's second major city - full of historic streets, shops and monuments, to the heart of magical Douro Valley covered with vineyards this river cruises are the best way to start exploring the best wineries in Douro Valley.
Duration: 6 minutes
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
This is a private tour we pick-up all person and the schedules are flexibleAirports
- Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
- Lisbon Portela Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisboa, Portugal
Departure Time :7:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- Coronavirus Safety Measures - The safety and well-being of everyone who uses our services are always our priority. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking steps to help keep our customers safe.
- We’re certified by the Official Tourism entity ‘Turismo de Portugal’ with the hygiene certification stamp ‘Clean & Safe’.
- For our safety, we operate only private tour and pick-up/drop-off all passengers. We clean and disinfect our vehicles every tour and we provide hand sanitizer and masks to our customers.
- Our guides are experienced professionals, courteous and drive defensive and safety with only one objective to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- We're certified by the Official Tourism entity 'Turismo de Portugal' with the hygiene certification stamp 'Clean&Safe'. We clean and disinfect our vehicles every tour and we provide hand sanitizers and masks to our customers.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.