Tour from Porto to Santiago (or viceversa) stopping in Braga and Guimaraes

 
 
porto-santiago-viceversa-4.jpg Bon Jesus do Monte|Credits: Antonio Amen
porto-vintage-destination.jpg Guimaraes |Credits: 3felix
porto-vintage-destination2.jpg Braga |Credits: ivanperezz
porto-vintage-destination1.jpg Guimaraes Castle |Credits: Donald Judge

3 Days / 2 Nights

Porto

Price from: 305.00 euros

 
A private chauffeur driven tour from Porto to Santiago (or vice versa) stopping at the historic cities of Braga and Guimaraes.
 
Highlights
 
  • Discover Braga and Guimaraes, two cities full of history. 
  • End or start at Santiago de Compostela or Porto.
  • Visit the Celtic Hillfort of Briteiros.
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Portugal
Region: Northern Portugal
City: Porto
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Type: Chauffeur Driven Tour
Theme: Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures
Group Size: 2 - 12 People
Price from: 305.00€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

Portugal´s most fertile region lies between the Spanish province of Galicia to the north and the Douro Valley to the south. Occupying the country´s northwestern corner, the lush green Minho region takes its name from the river that has always marked Portugal´s northern frontier.

Braga, its capital, is an ancient Celtic city with more than 300 churches. Outside the city, the Baroque splendour of Bom Jesus do Monte is an important pilgrimage shrine.

Further south lies Guimaraes, the undisputed birthplace of the country. When Afonso Henriques proclaimed himself the first king of Portugal in 1139, he chose Guimaaes as his capital. Between Braga and the Atlantic coast is Barcelos, the ceramics centre of Portugal. The town´s large weekly market every Thursday is a major attraction for locals and tourists alike.

Porto, is gracious capital of the north is Portugal´s second-largest city and a thriving industrial hub, successfully blending commercial efficiency with an atmosphere of unpretentious charm. Rich from centuries of trade, modern Oporto is as much a cosmopolitan centre as it is a city steeped in the historical events of the past.

Magnificently situated on the great gorge of the River Douro, which spills into the Atlantic after its scenic 927 km journey from Spain, the `granite city` is best known for its striking bridges and the much-celebrated Port wine, which is stored and savoured by wine lovers all over the world. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1996, the ancient Ribeira riverside district is a warren of narrow, twisting streets and shadowy arches.

Day by day itinerary

OPTION #1: PORTO - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA


DAY 1:
PORTO

  • Your private chauffeur will pick you up from Porto's Airport or Train Station (Upon request from the hotel)
  • Check into hotel
  • Lunch on your own
  • In the afternoon visit Palacio da Bolsa, San Francisco Church & old quarter on your own or add a private walking tour (See Add-Ons Section)
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Porto 



DAY 2:
PORTO - GUIMARAES

  • Breakfast
  • In the morning cross over the bridge to Vilanova de Gaia visit the Port winery lodge of Taylor which is the Denomination of Origin Porto e Douro
  • Travel by highway further into the region of Porto & Northern Portugal
  • Stop in Guimaraes
  • Lunch on your own
  • In the afternoon visit to the Castle, Paso dos Duques, Alberto Sampaio Museum and Martins Sarmento Museum, etc  on your own or add a private walking tour (See Add-Ons Section)
  • Dinner on your own 
  • Overnight in Guimaraes

B


DAY 3:
GUIMARAES - BRITEIROS - BRAGA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

  • Breakfast
  • In the morning visit drive to visit the close by Celtic Hillfort of Briteiros
  • Continue on stopping in Braga, visit the Sanctuary Bom Jesus just outside of the city
  • Lunch on your own
  • After lunch visit the Cathedral & old quarter of the city  on your own or add a private walking tour (See Add-Ons Section)
  • Drive by highway leaving the region of Northern Portugal & Porto and entering into Galicia, Spain

B

END OF TOUR SERVICES


OPTION #2: SANTIAGO - PORTO

DAY 1:
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - BRAGA - BRITEIROS - GUIMARAES

  • Your private chauffeur will pick you up from Santiago´s Airport or Train Station (Upon request from the hotel)
  • Drive by highway leaving Galicia and entering into the region of Porto & Northern Portugal
  • Stop in Braga to visit the Cathedral & old quarter of the city  on your own or add a private walking tour (See Add-Ons Section)
  • Lunch on your own
  • After lunch visit the Sanctuary Bom Jesus just outside of the city
  • Continue on to visit the Celtic Hillfort of Briteiros
  • Upon arrival to Guimaraes check in hotel
  • Dinner on your own 
  • Overnight in Guimaraes



DAY 2:
GUIMARAES - PORTO

  • Breakfast
  • Morning visit to the Castle, Paso dos Duques, Alberto Sampaio and Martins Sarmento Museums, etc  on your own or add a private walking tour (See Add-Ons Section)
  • Lunch on your own
  • After lunch travel by highway to Porto
  • Upon arrival to Porto check in hotel in the center of the city
  • In the late afternoon cross over the bridge to Vila Nova de Gaia visit the Port winery lodge of Taylor which is the Denomination of Origin Porto e Douro
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Porto

B


DAY 3:
PORTO

  • Breakfast
  • In the morning visit the Palacio da Bolsa, San Francisco Church & old quarter  on your own or add a private walking tour (See Add-Ons Section)
  • Lunch on your own
  • Explore the streets of Porto on your own

B

END OF TOUR SERVICES


NOTE; If you would like to add an extra night on Day 3 please get in touch with one of our specialists.

Prices and Dates

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From
305.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • 02 nights in Standard double or single Rooms with private bathroom in selected hotels. 
  • Transportation in fully equipped vehicles. (See Transport Section)
  • Private English-Speaking Chauffeur
  • (B) Breakfast Daily except for day of arrival
  • Detailed tour information package
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Local guides in selected cities (See Add-Ons Section) 
  • Entrances and activities not mentioned in the program
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Lodging

Transport

  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (2 to 3 People)
  • Minivan Mercedes Benz V Class (4 to 6 People)
  • Minibus (7 to 12 People)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.

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