• Nothing found
  • Up to 7 stops
    6340CE75-BD97-40B3-8939-ABAB167D75B8 Created with sketchtool. 6340CE75-BD97-40B3-8939-ABAB167D75B8 Created with sketchtool. 6340CE75-BD97-40B3-8939-ABAB167D75B8 Created with sketchtool. 6340CE75-BD97-40B3-8939-ABAB167D75B8 Created with sketchtool. 6340CE75-BD97-40B3-8939-ABAB167D75B8 Created with sketchtool.

    Half-Day Trip From Porto to Braga & Guimarães

    Discover the historical town of Braga and its main landmarks such as Sanctuary of Bom Jesus or Sé Cathedral.

    From€220For 1-4 Persons
    862CA4A4-B9D9-4F1E-B291-ADBF54CAD917 Created with sketchtool.

    We're rated Excellent on Tripadvisor 4,000+ reviews

    862CA4A4-B9D9-4F1E-B291-ADBF54CAD917 Created with sketchtool.

    We're rated Excellent on Tripadvisor 4,000+ reviews

    About the ride

    Take a half-day trip from Porto to Braga & Guimarães, the most historical towns in Northern Portugal, learn more about their history and visit the main landmarks such as Sanctuary of Bom Jesus or Sé Cathedral.

    This experience will be even more special because you are free to customize your trip and choose where to go first and how much time to spend in each place.
    Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Porto.

    The driver will suggest the route of the trip with the key attractions that are worth the visit. Since this is a personal sightseeing ride, the driver will stop at any attraction of your choice and spend there as much time as you wish.

    In less than an hour, you will reach the town of Braga which is one of the oldest ones in the country. Braga combines ancient spirit which whiffles from the old town architecture with a lively atmosphere from young people who come to study here. 

    Many travelers from all over the world visit Braga to feel its spirit and discover the main landmarks. Among the favorites, you will find Sé de Braga, a magnificent Roman Catholic church, as well as Sanctuary of Bom Jesus, an outstanding Portuguese sanctuary with many beautifully-decorated stairs.

    If you drive a little bit out of the town, you will be able to see Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Sameiro, another stunning sanctuary near Braga, built in the 19th century which was visited by the Pope John Paul II in 1982. The shrine is located on the hill so you will be able to admire the city views from the top of it.

    Another religious site that you might consider visiting is Igreja de Santa Maria Madalena de Falperra. This church is situated in the surroundings of the city as well but its glorious Baroque facades will surely impress you.

    Then you will head of the city of Guimarães, you will visit 
    many landmarks, including the Guimarães Cathedral and Bom Jesus do Monte. Furthermore, you will vitis its medieval castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, before wandering into the historic central square, Largo da Oliveira, for a local lunch.

    When relaxed and replenished, relax back on board your private car as you return to Porto, with hotel drop-off included.

     


    Enjoy your travel to a maximum

    72475960-C8C5-4749-A1D9-8CD93AD88E3C Created with sketchtool.

    Private

    You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time

    97D498FF-674E-424E-9298-48FB43A149DA Created with sketchtool.

    Comfortable

    Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi

    D0A5AED3-38BF-4775-A8AF-0E3A4AD8282F Created with sketchtool.

    Customizable

    Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one

    BD31A705-5896-4A5D-AF0E-44501F6AF1E9 Created with sketchtool.

    Efficient

    Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel

    4EF1C488-141A-48CF-9406-5471D7028969 Created with sketchtool.

    Professional

    We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city

    66D091BF-D0E8-4F6D-BFCF-24F2E3D071B3 Created with sketchtool.

    Reliable

    Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms

    Included in the price

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
    • Free Wi-Fi on-board
    • Fuel and tolls
    • Water and snacks

    Not included

    • Tips and gratuities
    • Lunch, other beverages and meals
    • Entrance fee for all monasteries

    Frequently asked questions
    Expand

    What is the cancellation policy?

    Any cancelation that is requested up to 24 hours prior to the operation time is entitled to a refund of 80%  

    In case of cancellation in less than 24 hours prior to the operation time or in case of no-show of the customer, you are not eligible for any form of refund. 

    Can I customize the tour based on my needs?

    Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of the visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.

    What happens after I book?

    Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at hello@welcomepickups.com for any specific questions regarding the experience.

    Will there be an official tour guide?

    An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in-depth information regarding historical facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.

    Can i book my pickup from anywhere?

    Hey there! Just a quick note: our transfer pickups are set within the city (usually from a Hotel or residential address) to make your journey smoother. But no sweat! If you're arriving at an airport or port, you can book a transfer to the city center and share your transfer number with our support team so that we can combine the two, and we'll ensure a seamless transition to your destination so that you can start a great sightseeing ride. Let's make your travel experience a breeze!

    Useful tips
    Expand

    Summer Essentials

    In the summer months, the sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.

    Bring your Camera

    Photography is permitted in most sites unless otherwise mentioned.

    Local Currency

    We recommend you always keep local currency on you (eur) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.

    Terms of service
    Expand

    • Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost.
    • Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions.
    • Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws.

    Book this ride

    6 Hours

    Total price

    1 to 4 people costs €220

    220
    Cancel

    common options

    Select a date

    Book this ride€220For 1-4 Persons