Porto and Braga Route
Porto and Braga Route is a 3-day tour. After departing from Lisbon we will visit several interesting places in Porto, namely the Stock Exchange Palace, the Castle of Cheese, a Port Wine Cellar. We will also visit the St. Francis Church, a church in gothic style that is located in Porto’s historic center and dates back to the fourteenth century.
On the second day of the Porto and Braga Route, we will visit the Castle of Guimarães. The city of Guimarães was the first capital of the County of Portugal and its Castle is one of the most important alive memories of the independence of Portugal. Then we will visit Braga, a city founded by the Roman Empire (at that time called Bracara Augusta) that has over 2000 years of history and ongoing development. The Cathedral of Braga and Bom Jesus’ Sanctuary are the main points of attraction. If this second day coincides with a Thursday, we will visit the market in Barcelos. Finally, we will visit Viana do Castelo, a city that was born and raised along the River Lima and where you can observe different architectural styles (Renaissance, Manueline Baroque and Art Deco). Our final destination is the Monte de Santa Luzia, a place of scenic beauty. At the end of the day we will return to Porto.
On the third day we will drive to Aveiro, where we will go on a boat ride in the canals of this village also called the Portuguese Venice. We will also visit the local salt pants. Our tour continues towards south, and we will stop in Coimbra. There we will visit the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest Universities in Europe dating back to the sixteenth century. We will also visit Conímbriga and the Convent of Santa Clara (also known as the Monastery of Queen Saint Isabel as she was the founder of the monastery), built in the seventeenth century. This Monastery replaced the old medieval monastery of Santa Clara -a-Velha that was destroyed due to the periodic flooding of the River Mondego. At the end of this day we will return to Lisbon.
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3 days, 2 nights
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Highlights of Porto and Braga Route
- Porto (Castelo do Queijo, Palácio da Bolsa, Caves do Vinho do Porto, Centro Histórico da Cidade, Igreja São Francisco).
- Braga ( Sé de Braga, Bom Jesus)
- Guimarães ( Castelo de Guimarães e Centro Histórico)
- Viana do Castelo (Monte de Santa Luzia)
- Aveiro ( Passeio de Moliceiro na Ria de Aveiro, Salinas locais)
- Coimbra (Universidade de Coimbra, Convento Santa Clara, Ruínas de Conímbriga)
City for pick-up and drop-off:
Transport in comfortable car with air-conditioning, local driver/guide, obligatory insurance, free time to visit sites and lunch´s.