Porto Day Trips: Gallivanting through Guimarães

Delve into Portugal's origins on this day trip to the nation's birthplace and former capital
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About the Tour
4.5 hours
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  • Immerse yourself in Porto's history, culture, and notable landmarks on this charming day trip
  • Led by local expert or historian
  • Guimarães Castle and Palace of the Dukes of Braganza
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José Luís
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Nadia was a wonderful guide. Super smart and knowledgeable, superb English, and we liked the fact that she asked us what our interests were before starting the tour and checked in on our level if energy and interest along the way. Her pre-tour 1 hour history lesson with maps and graphics was better than any I got in college and helped prepare us for what we were about to see.
Guimarães is such a charming city. The castle and the palace we visited were beautiful and Francisco had so much knowledge to share. He was able to connect with what we had seen the day before in the Porto tour with him. Again, Francisco showed his ability with tourists and entertaining both the younger ones and the adults.
The best part about our tour is that Nadia was able to be very flexible … we had three children who were sleep-deprived and adjusting to many time zones from their home. One had a meltdown in the Palace and Nadia just rolled with it! We learn a lot but likely not as much as she could have taught us … and she was okay with that, which we very much appreciated!