Braga's Historic Old Quarter Walking Tour

 
 
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Half Day (Duration: 4hrs approx.)

Braga

Price from: 25.00 euros

 
Half day private walking tour of the old quarter of Braga. The city is often regarded as the religious centre of Portugal, and this is confirmed every hour when a cacophony of different church bells ring-out...
 
Highlights
 
  • English speaking local guide
  • Explore the historic city of Braga,  one of the oldest in the country.
  • Discover the first Portuguese cathedral, erected several decades before the founding of the country.
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Portugal
Region: Northern Portugal
City: Braga
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 4hrs approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: City and Village Walks
Group Size: 1 - 18 People
Price from: 25.00€
 

Introduction

Braga is a wonderful tourist destination that combines history and culture, with numerous outstanding tourist attractions. The city is often regarded as the religious centre of Portugal, and this is confirmed every hour when a cacophony of different church bells ring-out. But Braga is much more that only that, Braga is also  a lively city, one of the oldest in the country, and is teeming with young people who study at its universities.

Built more than 2,000 years ago, “Bracara Augusta” was, as the name indicates, founded by Augustus; it was located on one of the main Roman roads in the Iberian Peninsula, since it was the administrative seat of the Empire, and later given the status of capital of the Roman province of Gallaecia, present-day Galicia, by Emperor Caracalla. The Braga Diocese is the oldest in Portugal and, in the Middle Ages, the city even competed with Santiago de Compostela in power and importance. One of the Camiños de Santiago passed through here, when this pilgrimage cult grew with the Christian reconquest and the foundation of Portugal.

Braga is home to the oldest cathedral in Portugal, and a day’s sightseeing can provide a glimpse into the importance and extensive history of the city. Within the maze of narrow streets, Gothic churches back onto modern shopping streets and grand baroque buildings surround peaceful plazas.

Even though Braga is the third largest city of Portugal, it does not have a hectic pace or crowded atmosphere, and is a joy to explore. As an important city, Braga has the services, choices and nightlife of a major city, along with a young and vibrant population, as home to one of Portugal’s largest universities.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
BRAGA

  • Your Private English-Speaking Official Guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or at a designated meeting point if you are not staying in a city centre hotel.
  • Starting off with a city tour and the Historic centre.
  • Then guided visit of the old quarter of the city
  • We have reserved a table for your lunch at a recommended restaurant either before or after the tour

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Included

  • English Speaking Official Guide for Braga
  • Entrance fees included when with guide: Cathedral
  •  (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  •  Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Tip and Gratuities to Local guide

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

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