Shore Excursion Details

The Medieval City Of Guimaraes

Oporto, Portugal

The Medieval City Of Guimaraes


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    hrs Estimate Duration

This wonderful half-day tour gives you a glimpse into the fascinating city of Guimaraes, the first capital of Portugal and the birthplace of the nation's first king. The city has endeavored to preserve as many of its medieval structures as possible and its historical center has earned a place as one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

A relaxing and scenic coach ride brings you to Guimaraes where you will be treated to a picturesque drive through the city, passing many notable landmarks. Your first stop will be at the majestic castle that crowns the top of Sacred Hill. Built in the 10th century, this well-preserved medieval stronghold with its crenellated towers makes for quite an imposing site. Perched high atop a rocky outcrop that overlooks the city, the views from here are simply fantastic. Next to the castle lies a small Romanesque chapel where the first king of Portugal was baptized. Traveling back into the heart of the historical center, you'll enjoy a guided walking tour; past some of the key points of interest. Afterwards, free time to enjoy this charmed city and perhaps for some shopping before returning to the ship.

Traveling back into the heart of the historical center, you'll enjoy an informative guided walking tour past some of the key points of interest. Afterwards, re-join your coach for the return to the ship.

Need to Know:

Note: The sights on this tour are not wheelchair accessible and therefore, it is not available to wheelchair guests. There is approximately 2 hours of moderate walking - at times on uneven surfaces; therefore, it is recommended that those guests with mobility concerns evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Lightweight clothing, caps and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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