Guimarães - Guimarães, the Cradle of Portugal

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Guimarães, the Cradle of Portugal

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(101 reviews)
Historical UNESCO City Center, Guimarães, Portugal
60 mins

About the tour

Once upon a time, in the IX century, there was a new nation that was formed in the Christian Reconquest, in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, by the brave soldier Vimara: the County of Portucale, later known as Portugal. The first capital was created, a castle and a monastery were built, and between the two, an outstanding medieval town emerged, the place the Portuguese consider, up to our days, to be "the cradle of the nation". Put on your good walking shoes and come along, to walk the historical city center of Guimarães, classified UNESCO World Heritage in 2001. Where kings were born, decisive battles took place and the fight for the independence of our country began, back in the XII century. Get ready for the steep narrow granite streets, the medieval houses, the centennial churches, and the picturesque views, as we stroll from the castle down to its most legendary old square. Let's go back in time?!

Meet Sara Mello

Sara Mello

Sara has being working in Tourism since 2007 and became a Certified Guide in 2018. After working as a Lawyer, Economics teacher, Musical Public Relations and in the Port Wine Cellars, she found her true calling in Professional Guiding. And didn't hesitate to change her life to follow her heart and reach that goal! A passionate traveller herself, she gathered all of this vast professional experience to give a different twist and create city tours she would like to be part of! Living in Porto forever, you'll see the city in the perspective of a true local, that finds personal memories in every story, sight, colour or smell of this city she embraced as hers. She wants to take you by the hand and make you fall in love with this ancient UNESCO World Heritage gem. Meet its proud people and unique soul: after all, the city that gave Portugal its name!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Guimarães with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Guimarães. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Janet G.

30 June 2021

Sara is a very knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. I love her tours! Thank you so, so much!

Dave K.

30 June 2021

Another great tour with Sara always very informative and exciting.

Boroka B.

30 June 2021

Very interesting and well organized presentation, good stories. Very good english.

Christine, Hi from W.Yorkshire UK ..

30 June 2021

Wonderful to see Guimaraes again with Sara, it’s a beautiful place with an interesting history, I must make a tour in person very soon!

Ivan and Mary B.

30 June 2021

Wonderful background and explanation of history. Very passionate but too Professorial in this tour. Too much time wasted on Asking Questions....waiting for answers... We are NOT in a classroom!!!!! and you are on the CLOCK. Do the Tour, Provide great info and photo opportunities.

Reply from Heygo
Hello Ivan and Mary, Thank you so much for attending this tour, for enjoying the information given and for leaving a tip, but also for your candid review. Every guide has a different style and the viewer has all the right to enjoy it or not. I always try to engage with my audience on the tours, by ocassionaly asking questions, so people feel integrated in the experience, exactly as I would do in my "in person tours". Specially when the tour is longer and has a higher volume of historical information, this interaction is paramount for many viewers, and the vast majority has thanked me a lot for it over the last few months. Obviously, you may have a different opinion. Also, these tours on HeyGo are "tip based", the guides do them for their passion of guiding, without any real garantie of ever having any financial feedback, and therefore I find it hard to understand when you say, in capital letters, that "I'm on the clock", when delivering this specific concept of tour. Really hope to see you again in a future experience and thank you for your presence! My Best Wishes, Sara Mello Certified Official Tourism Guide

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