Guimarães & the Origin of Portugal - Day Trip Experience


The Vinyl Collector

Guimarães & the Origin of Portugal - Day Trip Experience

Spoken in: English, Português

( 21 reviews ) star Day trip Porto 1 - 4 watch_later 6 hours
  • Visit the birthplace of Portugal
  • Enjoy a traditional & authentic atmosphere
  • Step inside a beautiful palace
  • Admire the amazing view
  • Private tour: only you & your local host
  • Relax & have a delicious local lunch

You will be picked up anywhere in: Porto

What you can expect

The medieval town of Guimarães can be found outside of Porto, and if you are curious to see and find out more about the origin of Portugal then this day trip experience is for you!

Follow me to the birthplace of Portugal! Wander through the narrow streets of Guimarães old quarter, as you spot on top of a hill the castle where Afonso Henriques "The Founder" was born. Pass through Guimarães' most famous largos (small squares) and I'll help you pick a place to try some petiscos (tapas) later, and because you are in Minho, some vinho verde.

At the Guimarães Castle, you'll be swept by the view and you will be able to admire from a distance, the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza. No worries, we'll make a stop there too! This beautiful palace is an architectural gem from the 15th century and inside you will see ornaments and stunning tapestries representing historic events.

What the medieval town of Guimarães offers to its visitors is a historical atmosphere surrounded by beauty. This charming place is even listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Want to see it? Just follow my lead!

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Clerigos tower/ or to your convenience.
Stop 1
Start with a coffee in a very traditional Café on Largo do Toural
Stop 2
Wander through Guimarães old quarter
Stop 3
At Largo da Oliveira, visit Nossa Senhora da Oliveira church and Alberto Sampaio Museum
Stop 4
Visit the hilltop Guimarães Castle
Stop 5
Go to the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza
Stop 6
Meal stop at a typical restaurant in Guimarães
Stop 7
Walk back to Largo do Toural
End of Tour
Let's go back to Porto

Feel free to personalize this offer with Andre

Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
6 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 4 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
within 48 hours
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
check1 non alcoholic drinks
Not included


The Vinyl Collector

21 reviews

I'm André and I live in Porto.
I was born up river in the wine region of the Douro valley. Probably because of that wine and food are two of my favorite things.
Travel in or out of Portugal is probably the favorite. Mostly I love to discover new places and learn about how people live in different places and environments .
I've also have a passion for photography, in which I have a degree, interestingly enough not taken in Porto but in Lisbon.
Another passion is Music. I love to search for unknown tunes, old or new and sometimes djing just for pleasure.
Hope to see you in Porto

Personalize this offer with Andre

(response: less than 9 hours )