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Braga Private Tour


    Tour Operator: Eco Trilha     3 hours     Travel method: Mini Bus / Car     Region: North (Braga)

Braga Walking Tour & Private Transfer to Bom Jesus (by car)


Rates

Person: € 18
All Ages


Included

  • Transfers to Bom Jesus do Monte Shrine (by car)
  • Cathedral entrance ticket
  • Guide throughout the tour (English-speaking).

Not Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and meals not specified
  • Entrances other than mentioned
  • Telephone and personal expenses

Duration

3 Hours


About

Braga is the oldest Portuguese city and one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. It was founded in Roman times as Bracara Augusta, has over 2000 years of history as a city. Located in northern Portugal, 54 minutes by train from Porto.

Braga had a crucial role in Portuguese history. Nowadays, the city has a resident population of 192,494 inhabitants, representing the seventh-largest municipality in Portugal. After Lisbon and Porto, Braga is the third-largest urban center in Portugal has retained its importance over the years.

It is mostly known for its devotion to tradition and religion. Braga is also one of the oldest Christian cities in the world, dating back to the Roman Empire when it was called Bracara Augusta. Though the Romans ruled it, the town was founded by the Celts in 300 years BC. There are ancient buildings and churches around every corner! You will visit Portugal’s oldest cathedral, a Sé de Braga.

Even though Braga is a very traditional city, it is also full of life and young people. It also offers opportunities for recreation and culture unique in the country, with its nightlife, cinemas, theater, exhibitions, museums, and art galleries. Braga is home to one of the largest universities in Portugal, the University of Minho, with over 20,000 students, and is Portugal's tech start-up hotbed. The city was even named the European Youth Capital in 2012.

Book this tour online and discover with us this amazing city. Walking City Tour in Braga and Private Transfer to the incredible Sanctuary of Bom Jesus.


Itinerary

Meeting point: near the “Arco da Porta Nova” - 10h00 a.m. Which also marks the memory of one of the entrances in the old medieval wall.

Visit the Cathedral of Braga (the 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, and Avenida da Liberdade, and Braga Market (It is open from Monday 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. And it was declared World Heritage by UNESCO on July 07, 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, and it’s a masterpiece of Portuguese engineering. Once at the top, we can admire the Baroque-style sanctuary “Bom Jesus” and contemplate in the valley below Braga's old city.

01h00 p.m. - We will finish the tour at the meeting point.


Notes

  • Braga Tour. Minimum number: 1 person. Maximum number: 3 persons.
  • You should bring with you a camera, comfortable walking shoes (please don't wear slippers or high heel shoes), and a small bottle of water. When it’s hot out, we recommend applying sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons, it’s important to wear and an extra layer of clothing. Don’t forget your footwear.
  • Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes.



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Important information

Included


  • Transfers to Bom Jesus do Monte Shrine (by car)

  • Cathedral entrance ticket

  • Guide throughout the tour


Not Included

  • Travel insurance

  • Drinks and meals not specified

  • Entrances other than mentioned

  • Telephone and personal expenses


Notes

  • You should bring with you a camera, comfortable walking shoes (please don't use slippers or high heel shoes) and a small bottle of water. When it’s hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a pair of sunglasses. During the colder seasons, it’s essential to wear and an extra layer of clothing. Don’t forget your footwear for this tour.

  • Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and frequent seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes.

  • If you need child and infant car seats, please send us an email.



  Meeting Point Information

Meeting point: near the “Arco da Porta Nova” - 10h00 a.m

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