Braga Heritage Tour with Lunch
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Braga Heritage Tour with Lunch

1 day
About this activity
• millennial history
• culture
• traditions & faith
Delve into Portugal’s fascinating history on an exploration of beautiful Braga. Soak up the historic atmosphere, and walk through manicured gardens and up the stairs of centuries-old pilgrimage sites in Braga.
After you’re picked up from your hotel, make your way to Braga, an ancient and elegant old city that’s celebrated as Portugal’s religious capital and has drawn pilgrims for centuries. Head to the Tibães Monastery from the 10th-century that was one of the richest and most powerful monasteries in the north of Portugal, and the “schoolyard” of a group of architects, master, masons and carpenters, carvers, gilders and sculptors whose active production throughout the Northwest peninsular was linked to the best of what was done in the Portuguese art of the 17th and 18th centuries.
For lunch, in a typical restaurant, you are going to taste the typical local gastronomy with its delicacies accompanied of course with the “Vinho Verde”.
After lunch explore the city historic center as you meander through narrow lanes that lead to charming squares, and visit the 12th-century Braga Cathedral. Stroll through the Garden of Santa Barbara to see the landscaped grounds flanking the historic Archbishop’s Palace, checking out the ruins of a medieval árcade.
Before the end of the day, and like a cherry on the topo of the cake (in this case, tour) head to the hillside church and sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, with a ride in the secular and oldest lift/funicular of the world still in operation, moved with the counterbalance of water. or if you feel up to climb its majestic and beautifully designed stairs. In the top of the hill, you’ll have a beautiful view over Braga, before making your way back to hotel.
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  • Full day tour (aprox. 10h)
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Small hikes in natural / rural environment and in the city.
  • Visit of several monuments (up to 5 monuments)
  • Ride by lift/funicular to Bom Jesus do Monte
  • Traditional local food & drinks for lunch
  • Local guide
  • Insurance
  • Photos of the tour
  • Lunch
Not included
  • Other expenses or activities not mentioned
  • Tips/Gratuities (optional)
  • Any kind of worries
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • As we work with several booking platforms simultaneously, before making the reservation please confirm with us the availability through or (whatsapp) +351 919 581 304
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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