There is no better way to get to the heart of a city or its people than by taking a walking food tour. Join this food tour to spend a day getting to know Braga.
Braga Small-Group Tour: Explore in Half a Day
Experience the enchanting city of Braga like never before with our Small-Group Braga Tour, complete with hassle-free transfers to the breathtaking Bom Jesus Sanctuary. Join us on a journey that combines history, culture, and natural beauty for an unforgettable adventure.
Embark on a personalized small-group tour that allows you to immerse yourself in the charm of Braga fully. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll explore the city’s most iconic landmarks, including its stunning cathedral, historic squares, and quaint streets lined with colorful houses.
But the highlights don’t stop there. Our tour also includes a transfer to the awe-inspiring Bom Jesus Sanctuary, a true gem nestled in the hills surrounding Braga. Marvel at the intricate architecture of the sanctuary, known for its monumental staircase adorned with sculptures representing the Passion of Christ.
Our ascent will be made on the funicular. The first on the Iberian Peninsula! This lift uses a system of water counterbalancing to pull the funicular up and down the steep incline. The success of this tram inspired Lisbon to install theirs own version, which we still see in the city today. Our descent will be made on foot. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the city and its picturesque surroundings.
Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a culture connoisseur, or simply seeking natural beauty, our Small-Group Braga Tour, including a transfer to Bom Jesus, has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore Braga and discover the wonders of Bom Jesus with ease and comfort. Book your tour today and create lasting memories of this remarkable destination.
Braga Tour: Unforgettable Highlights Experience
- Meet your local guide at Arco da Porta Nova and learn more about this historical city.
- Get to know the secret streets of Braga during a half-day city walk tour.
- Visit the first cathedral in Portugal.
- Be stupefied by the colorful Saint Barbara Gardens and Avenida da Liberdade.
- Use the incredible hydraulic funicular to visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus.
- Explore the incredible Bom Jesus do Monte. Spend a few hours in its park and take photos in the lake area.
How large are the tour groups?
Experience Braga like never before with our exclusive walking tour. We keep our tour groups small, with a maximum of 8 travelers. This means you’ll enjoy an up-close and personal exploration of the city’s hidden gems, rich history, and vibrant culture. Don’t wait – secure your spot now for an intimate and unforgettable journey through Braga!
Interested in Making this a Private Tour in Braga?
Yes, we offer the option to make the tour a private experience in Braga. If you’re interested in a more personalized and exclusive tour, we can arrange it to cater specifically to your preferences and needs. A private Braga sightseeing tour allows you to have more flexibility in terms of the itinerary, pace, and level of interaction with the guide. Simply let us know your requirements, and we will be happy to organize a private tour in Braga tailored to your desires. Please note that a minimum of 4 travelers is required for Braga Sightseeing Tours. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Braga with a tour that suits your unique preferences!
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- Transfers to Bom Jesus do Monte Shrine (by car)
- Guide throughout the tour (English-speaking)
- Cathedral entrance ticket
- Hydraulic funicular ticket
- Travel insurance
- Drinks and meals not specified
- Entrances other than mentioned
- Telephone and personal expenses
Meeting point: near the “Arco da Porta Nova” – 09h00 a.m. Which also marks the memory of one of the entrances in the old medieval wall.
Visit the Cathedral of Braga (ticket is included). According to tradition, the Braga diocese was established in the third century, but history only confirms 900 years.
Leaving the cathedral, go to see Igreja da Misericórdia. Then, stop by the Garden of Saint Barbara (Jardins de Santa Bárbara), Avenida Central, Arcada, Avenida da Liberdade, and Braga Farmers’ Markets (It is open from Tuesday to Saturday).
Finally, the private transfer to the marvelous Sanctuary of Bom Jesus. Local magnificent, combining the work of Nature and Man. The Bom Jesus do Monte Shrine is located on top of Mount Espinho, surrounded by a splendid forest. It was declared a World Heritage by UNESCO on July 07th, 2019.
It’s time to climb to Bom Jesus de Braga in the oldest elevator (funicular) in the world, moved by water. Inaugurated on March 25th, 1882, it’s a masterpiece of Portuguese engineering. Once at the top, we can admire the Baroque-style sanctuary “Bom Jesus” and contemplate the valley below Braga’s old city. Our descent will be made on foot. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the city and its picturesque surroundings.
12h00 p.m. – We will finish the tour at the meeting point.
To make the most of your Braga tour, we recommend bringing the following items:
- Camera: Capture the beauty of Braga and the Bom Jesus Sanctuary with your camera to preserve wonderful memories.
- Comfortable walking shoes: Ensure you wear comfortable walking shoes to explore the city and its attractions. It’s best to avoid slippers or high heels as they may hinder your mobility.
- Small bottle of water: Staying hydrated is important, so carrying a small bottle of water will help you stay refreshed throughout the tour.
- Sunscreen, hat or cap, and sunglasses (in hot weather): If you’re visiting during hot weather, we recommend applying sunscreen to exposed skin and wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays.
- Layered clothing (in colder seasons): During colder seasons, it’s essential to layer your clothing appropriately to keep warm and comfortable during the tour.
- Footwear: Don’t forget to bring suitable footwear for walking and exploring the city. Comfortable shoes are key to enjoying the tour to the fullest.
We aim to provide an intimate and personalized experience for our guests. Our tour groups for the Braga tour are small, typically consisting of a maximum of 8 participants. This allows for a more interactive and engaging experience, as well as the opportunity for individual attention from our knowledgeable guide. We believe that smaller groups enhance the overall quality of the tour, ensuring a more enjoyable and enriching experience for all participants.
Certainly! Braga makes for an excellent day trip from Porto. The train journey from Porto to Braga is a convenient and affordable option, costing only 3.25 per person. The train provides a comfortable and scenic ride, allowing you to enjoy the picturesque landscapes of the region.
Braga itself is a charming city with a rich history, stunning architecture, and a vibrant atmosphere. Some of the must-visit attractions include the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, the Braga Cathedral, and the historic city center with its narrow streets and lively squares. During our Braga Half-day Tour, you will visit all these attractions.
Yes, Braga boasts a captivating old town with rich historical and architectural significance. The historic center of Braga is characterized by narrow cobblestone streets, charming squares, and well-preserved buildings that showcase the city’s cultural heritage. Visitors can explore ancient landmarks such as the Braga Cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, and experience the authentic atmosphere of the old town. This area is not only a testament to Braga’s historical roots but also offers a delightful setting for leisurely strolls, discovering local shops, and immersing oneself in the city’s unique charm.
Yes, there are parking options available near the meeting point. Braga offers several public parking lots and street parking areas in the vicinity. Some nearby parking lots include Parking Avenida Central, Parking Estação Ferroviária de Braga (Train Station), and Parking Praça Conde de Agrolongo. It is recommended to check for available parking spaces and adhere to any parking regulations and fees applicable.
Public transportation, particularly the train, is highly recommended for reaching the Braga Tour meeting point. Taking the train offers convenience, affordability, and environmental friendliness. The train station is just a short walk from the meeting point, making it a convenient choice.
This tour will take place rain or shine.
Refunds 100% of the total paid if the customer cancels 3 days before the arrival date. We’re delighted to present an alternative: a non-expiring Gift Card, allowing you to plan your adventure at your convenience. Please understand that being a small company, refunding involves substantial costs. Your valuable support and understanding help us provide outstanding experiences while managing our resources efficiently.
48 hours before the arrival date: 100% of the total paid. No money return.
No show on the day of service is 100% of the total booking – No money return.
Certainly, we want to ensure that all our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable experience on our tour. The physical requirements for this tour should be taken into consideration. There will be easy walking involved, and it’s important to note that some of the historic sites and attractions we visit may have limited accessibility, which may include the presence of stairs.
One of the notable highlights of this tour is the Bom Jesus Sanctuary is renowned for its iconic stairs (573 steps) and fountains. These architectural features add to the unique charm of the site. If you or any member of your group have specific mobility concerns or limitations, please don’t hesitate to inform us in advance.
This tour is not recommended for individuals with mobility impairments and wheelchair users.
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