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Braga Heritage Tour with lunch

full day
from 70€ / pax

(Hotel pickup included)


Braga is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities of Portugal, being also one of the oldest cities in the world with one of the most important religious centers of the Country.

Baptized by the Romans as Bracara Augusta, being at the time the largest city in the actual Portuguese territory, also known nowadays as the “City of the Archbishops” or even by “Portuguese Rome”. Religious Heritage in each corner, the historical center of Braga, witness the religious fervor throughout the centuries with his beautiful monuments.

Starting in the suburbs of Braga, in not well known sites in the tourist circuits, with its traditions, historical and cultural heritage, let yourself be guided by the medieval streets of Braga, its gastronomy and nature, with a ride in the secular and oldest lift/funicular of the world still in operation, moved with the counterbalance of water.

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Highlights:
• Full day tour (10h)
• Pick up & Drop off
• Entrance to monuments
• Lift/Funicular to Bom Jesus do Monte
• Local gastronomy
• Photos / Video
Small groups

 

 

millennial history, culture, traditions & faith

Delve into Portugal’s fascinating history on an exploration of beautiful Braga. Soak up the historic atmosphere, and walk through manicured gardens and up the stairs of centuries-old pilgrimage sites in Braga.

After you’re picked up from your hotel, make your way to Braga, an ancient and elegant old city that’s celebrated as Portugal’s religious capital and has drawn pilgrims for centuries. Head to the Tibaes Monastery from the 10th-century that was one of the richest and most powerful monasteries in the north of Portugal, and the “schoolyard” of a group of architects, master, masons and carpenters, carvers, gilders and sculptors whose active production throughout the Northwest peninsular was linked to the best of what was done in the Portuguese art of the 17th and 18th centuries.
For lunch, in a typical restaurant, you are going to taste the typical local gastronomy with its delicacies accompanied of course with the “Vinho Verde”.   

After lunch explore the city historic center as you meander through narrow lanes that lead to charming squares, and visit the 12th-century Braga Cathedral. Stroll through the Garden of Santa Barbara to see the landscaped grounds flanking the historic Archbishop’s Palace, checking out the ruins of a medieval árcade.

Before the end of the day, and like a cherry on the topo of the cake (in this case, tour 😊) head to the hillside church and sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, with a ride in the secular and oldest lift/funicular of the world still in operation, moved with the counterbalance of water. or if you feel up to climb its majestic and beautifully designed stairs. In the top of the hill, you’ll have a beautiful view over Braga, before making your way back to hotel.

Braga Tour Includes:                                                                      Does not include:
• Full day tour (10h)                                                                            • Personal expenses
• Pick up / Drop off at your hotel or accommodation                           • Tips
• Transport in a 4×4 vehicle                                                                • Any kind of worries
• Small hikes in natural / rural environment and in the city.
• Visit of several monuments (up to 5 monuments)
• Ride by lift/funicular to Bom Jesus do Monte
• Traditional local food & drinks for lunch
• Local guide
• Insurance
• Photos and/or Videos
• Special car seat for children (Group 1/2/3)

 

 

In order to enjoy in the best shape your day, you must bring:

• Comfortable clothing and shoes adapted to the weather conditions
• Sunglasses and sunscreen
• Bottled water and snacks

Group size:
Min. 2 adults

max. 6 people

Pick up & Drop off:
Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Esposende, Barcelos.
Other locations? Please ask us!

Prices
up to 2 people – 90€/pax
3 to 6 people – 80€/pax
children (up to 10yo) – 45€/pax

Shared Tours!
Would like to have a Private Tour? Ask us for a quote.

Is your hotel or accommodation in a different location than the ones mentioned?
We can also pick you up. Ask us! info@trekportugal.pt

Are you alone or your group are more than 6 people?
Don’t worry! We will have the best solution for you.
Ask us! info@trekportugal.pt or (+351) 919 581 304

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