Hey travelers,

Have you ever heard about the city known by “the heart of Portugal”? Well, we really want to take you there! It’s called Guimarães! The city where Portugal was born!

Guimarães is the city where D. Afonso Henriques was born, the first Portuguese king. This small city is the place from where he started to conquer our beautiful country!! There is a historical center where we will give you the chance of visiting two very important monuments: Castelo de Guimarães (castle) and Paço dos Duques (palace).

This Historic Center of Guimarães is considered World Heritage by UNESCO since 2001! Which means, you have to visit this place during your Erasmus!

We will also give you the opportunity to travel by cable car, during which you will enjoy a great view through the city until the ocean! We are sure you don’t want to miss this!


Sunday @ 28th of October

Meeting point: 9 am @ Reitoria


9h - Meeting point at Reitoria

9h30 – Departure from Porto

10h30 - Arrival to Guimarães and visit to “Castelo de Guimarães” and “Paço dos Duques”

13h - Free time to have lunch

14h30 - Walking tour around the city center

16h - Visit to Serra da Penha by cable car

18h – Departure from Guimarães

19h – Arrival to Porto

What’s included?

- Transportation

- Entrances in Castelo de Guimarães and Paço dos Duques

- City tour to Guimarães

- Travel in the cable car

What should you bring?

- Comfortable shoes

- Your ESNcard

- Lunch (optional)

- Passport/ID

Price: 12,00€

Registrations at the office start on Monday, 8th October 2018. The ESN Office is open from 14:30 to 18:00 and if you want, you can register two friends but you need their ESNcard number and you need to pay their fee. Refunds are available until 1 week before the trip. For a refund, you need to send an e-mail to refunds@esnporto.org.

Your friends,

ESN Porto