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Cruises to Guimarães


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2024 Luxury All-Inclusive Douro River Valley

S.S. São Gabriel 24 Nov 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Porto

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Itinerary: Porto, Portugal - Porto – Entre-os-Rios, Portugal - Entre-os-Rios - Regua – Pinhao, Portugal - Pinhao, Portugal – Vega de Terron, Spain - Salamanca, Spain – Barca d’Alva,...
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Douro River Valley - Porto to Porto

S.S. São Gabriel 04 Aug 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Porto

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6★ all-inclusive boutique river cruising*

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Itinerary: Porto, Portugal - Porto – Entre-os-Rios, Portugal - Entre-os-Rios - Regua – Pinhao, Portugal - Pinhao, Portugal – Vega de Terron, Spain - Salamanca, Spain – Barca d’Alva,...
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Suite from £7,799pp

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Douro River Valley - Porto to Porto

S.S. São Gabriel 17 Nov 2024 7 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Porto

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6★ all-inclusive boutique river cruising*

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Itinerary: Porto, Portugal - Porto – Entre-os-Rios, Portugal - Entre-os-Rios - Regua – Pinhao, Portugal - Pinhao, Portugal – Vega de Terron, Spain - Salamanca, Spain – Barca d’Alva,...
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What to see in Guimarães

Guimarães, Portugal's historic gem, embodies centuries of rich heritage and cultural significance. Known as the "birthplace of Portugal," its cobblestone streets wind past medieval castles, charming plazas and Baroque churches. Immerse yourself in its storied past, vibrant atmosphere and architectural splendour in this captivating city.

Begin your journey through Guimarães by wandering through its historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that transports visitors back in time to the medieval era. Admire the picturesque cobblestone streets, colourful facades and charming plazas lined with cafes, shops and restaurants. Make your way to the iconic Largo da Oliveira, a bustling square dominated by the imposing Church of São Miguel do Castelo. Marvel at the intricate Gothic architecture of the church, which dates back to the 13th century and features ornate carvings, stained glass windows and a towering bell tower.

Delve into the ancient past of Guimarães with a visit to the Citânia de Briteiros, an archaeological site that provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the region's Iron Age inhabitants. Located just a short drive from the city centre, this hilltop settlement is one of the most important archaeological sites in Portugal, showcasing the remains of a fortified village dating back over 2,000 years. Explore the well-preserved stone structures, including circular houses, defensive walls and communal spaces, which offer clues to the social organisation, craftsmanship and daily activities of the ancient Celts who once inhabited the site. Wander through the winding pathways and open-air museum exhibits, and imagine life in this ancient settlement as you take in panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

No cruise to Guimarães would be complete without savouring the flavours of traditional Portuguese cuisine and sampling the region's renowned wines. Explore the city's charming cafes, taverns and restaurants, where you can indulge in hearty dishes made from locally sourced ingredients and paired with fine wines from nearby vineyards. Treat your taste buds to classic Portuguese specialities such as bacalhau (salted cod), caldo verde (kale soup) and francesinha (a hearty sandwich served with melted cheese and spicy sauce). Wash it all down with a glass of Vinho Verde, a crisp and refreshing white wine that is a speciality of the region.


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