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Guimarães Tour + São Miguel Castle

Explore the most iconic landmarks of the city where Portugal was founded with this guided tour of Guimarães. You'll walk through the medieval old town and visit the Castle of Guimarães.

Guimarães Walking Tour

We'll pick you up from your hotel in Guimarãess in the morning and hop on a minibus to head to the Castle of Guimarães, one of the most important Portuguese historical monuments and the place where Alfonso Henriques was born in 1109, later to become the first king of Portugal. We'll head inside to explore and admire the city from its battlements and towers.

Our panoramic tour will then continue to the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, a magnificent building built in the 15th century by the Bragança dynasty. It was abandoned and left to ruin until 1937 when the Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar ordered its restoration. Today, it houses the city's museum as well as the residence of the President of the Republic when he travels to the north of the country. We'll also visit the nearby Church of São Miguel do Castelo, where King Alfonso I of Portugal was baptized. 

Afterwards, we'll go on a guided walking tour of the historic centre of Guimarães, and find out why it is referred to as "the cradle city" and the "birthplace of the Portuguese nationality". This historic centre is considered to be one of the best-preserved medieval parts of Portugal. We'll explore its winding narrow streets, small squares and marvel at the beautiful old houses

Lastly, we'll have time to relax and enjoy a tasting of different typical products from Guimarães, such as cod or its famous sweet cakes. 

At the end of the trip we'll make our way back to Guimarães and drop you off at your hotel. 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Adults Children between 4 and 12 years old Children under 4 years old
US$ 48.60
US$ 24.30
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 48.60
  • Children between 4 and 12 years old

    US$ 24.30
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

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Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Guided tour of Guimaraes.

Entry to the Castle of Guimaraes.

Guided walking tour of historic centre.

Tasting of different typical products from Guimaraes.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 48.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.