Isa from Cool Tours made our day - an energetic, professional and informative guide. It was a full day packed with history and beauty. The food was good, overall well worth it!
Both Braga and Guimarães boast many historical landmarks, but ticking them all off in a day can be difficult. Travel with ease to both locations in air-conditioned vehicle from Porto, avoiding the hassle of public transport, and visit notable sites including the Dukes of Braganza Palace, the Sé de Braga and the Bom Jesus do Monte. Benefit from a professional guide’s insights and enjoy personalized attention with a small-group tour.
Begin your tour with pickup from your Porto accommodation by air-conditioned minivan. Travel to UNESCO-listed Guimarães and visit its landmarks, including its medieval castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, before wandering into the historic central square, Largo da Oliveira, for a local lunch.
When relaxed and replenished, travel by minivan to the culture-steeped Braga. Tour the Sé de Braga, the city’s 11th-century cathedral, before heading into the hills to visit the sacred Bom Jesus do Monte. Ascend its stairway, following the popular pilgrimage route, before relaxing back on board the minivan as you return to Porto, with hotel drop-off included.
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Went on their Braga/Guimaraes tour with Isa, who was both the driver and guide. She is very knowledgeable of the history of the places, and made the places come alive with her stories - if bones could talk and walls have stories ... well she...More
We were picked up from our Porto hotel by our driver/guide Violet and set out on our tour. A lot of the history of the area was explained to us on the way by our guide. After arriving in Braga Violet had arranged for one...More
Paula was the driver and the guide. She was terrific! Knowledgeable and friendly I liked the small group/van tour offered by Cool Tours .I took this tour by booking in Porto at a Visitor bureau. That is the best way to book a tour,.,,,,not ahead...More
Violet was our professional English speaking guide as we spent a very full day packed visiting historical and religious sights. Violet was always ready to answer a question, assist with explanation or history using a great sense of humor. She was very aware of everyone's...More