- 4.5 hours
- Product Type
- Guimarães Castle
- Palace of the Dukes of Braganza
Please note: Guimarães Castle is currently closed for reconstruction works. Your expert will extend your visit of the historical center of Guimarães and may include site visits such as the S. Francisco Convent or the Museum Alberto Sampaio, depending on interest.
Day Trip From Porto
Upon arrival in Guimarães, you’ll hop in a taxi for a short ride to the city center, for an amble through the quaint and charming medieval streets. Your expert will note an array of architectural differences and details that fit within the traditional building styles of centuries before. You will spend some time soaking up the atmosphere and in two delightful squares: Largo da Oliveira and Praça de Santiago. On your route, you will also walk down the oldest street in the whole of the country. History resonates in this charming city, commonly referred to as the birthplace of Portugal.
From Palaces to Tiny Romanesque Churches
A King’s Castle
Please note: The steps in the castle are extremely steep and may be difficult to climb for young participants or those with mobility concerns. Please email us to discuss and we will ensure we help you reserve an appropriate itinerary for your group.
The tour meets near Sao Bento train station in Porto. You will take the train to Guimarães with your guide (the ride is about 1 hour). The tour ends in Guimarães. You will have return train tickets that can be used anytime. Most people choose to stay in Guimarães, have lunch, and return to Porto independently.
While this tour is designed to travel by public transport, if you are booking privately we can certainly arrange for a car service. Please add the optional car to your order at check-out.
This tour is not a part of our official family program. That said, we may be able to arrange a visit with a family-friendly guide. It should be noted the the castle in Guimarães has steep and unprotected staircases, which can be very tricky to manage with small children. Please contact us to discuss further if it's a good fit for your group.
We do cover extensive territory on this tour and there are many steep steps to climb at some sites. Please contact us with any questions; we will be happy to advise if this tour will be appropriate for you.
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