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  • This charming former monastery is perfectly restored, and enjoys amazing views over medieval Guimarães
  • You are just 2km from the UNESCO listed centre of this important historic town, full of charming cobbled streets, amazing architecture and excellent food
  • Why not add car hire to explore the Duoro Valley and pretty Porto nearby?

Your Destination

Fancy a historic city break with great food, exceptional local wine and a lovely warm climate? Fly to the North of Portugal and discover beautiful Guimarães. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is considered one of the best examples of a preserved and authentic  medieval city.

Guimarães holds great value for the Portuguese as a symbol of their national identity - it was the first capital of Portugal and birthplace of the nation's first king, Afonso Henriques. It is a charming city to explore, a veritable maze of narrow winding streets, leading to the impressive main square, Largo da Oliveira and the old Ducal Palace.

The imposing medieval castle Guimaraes Castle with eight crenellated towers standing 92ft high, was built in the 10th century to protect the population from attacks by the Moors and the Normans. It was then extended to its present size in the 12th century by Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, who was baptized in the small Romanesque chapel next to the castle.

Across from the chapel is the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, built in the 15th century as a medieval palace, with 39 unusual brick chimneys showing strong Northern European influence. It was used as recently as a few decades ago during the Salazar dictatorship as an official residence for the president. Inside is an impressive banqueting hall with a splendid wooden ceiling, and an extensive collection of portraits, furniture, carpets, and porcelain dating mainly from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Among the several churches in Guimarães, the finest is São Francisco Church on the south side of the city gardens. Built in 1400 in Gothic style, it was restored in the 18th century and features a series of magnificent tiles and an elegant Renaissance cloister and fountain.

From the castle, the beautiful cobbled Rua de Santa Maria has remained essentially unchanged for centuries, and leads down into the heart of the old town, where there are superbly restored historic buildings. One of those buildings is the former 16th-century Baroque convent of Santa Maria, now serving as the City Hall.

Enjoy marvellous panoramic views of Guimarães from Penha hill. To get there, take the cable car, which gives passengers a spectacular bird’s eye view of the city.

Your Hotel

Located just 2km from the historic city centre, this former monastery dating back to the twelfth century, was awarded the National Prize for Architecture in 1985. It displays a perfect union between the historic past with contemporary comforts - the result of a meticulous restoration.

With beautiful views Guimaraes, the Pousada de Guimarães is a refuge of romantic tranquility, and is particularly pretty at nightfall. The outdoor pool is wonderfully refreshing after sightseeing, and the restaurant serves fantastic modern interpretations of traditional regional cuisine.

This unique boutique is a great choice for a romantic city break.

51 guest rooms
Outdoor pool
Free Wifi

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally

Your Room

Just for you: An upgrade to Superior room

Adults Adults
2 Adults
2 Children
Each spacious room has been made ​​from two former dormitories of monks, and enjoys all modern conveniences such as free WiFi, hairdryer and cable TV.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay. You may choose to upgrade to Half Board at the next stage of booking. Just for you: A welcome drink on arrival.

The hotel restaurant, D. Mafalda is a large room with large stone arches that had once housed the basements and cellars of the monastery.

The dishes you can enjoy are typical of the traditional gastronomy of the region, including roasted kid, grilled bass filler and pumpkin cake. All washed down with fantastic local wine.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Are not included (Porto Airport = 40 minutes / 55km)                      

Car Hire: Can be added at the next stage of booking process for an additional fee

Meet & Greet

If you are driving to the airport in the UK, and book our package including flights, you may wish to add our Meet and Greet service. Take the hassle out of airport parking and have an official representative take your car on arrival, and it will be waiting for you on your return. This can be added at the next stage of booking process where available.

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.

The minimum age for driving a hire car in Portugal is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year. You must present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card deposit.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.
Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.
Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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In order to show a percentage discount, we compare our offer price with a "reference" price (as shown against each offer). This reference price is provided to us by the hotel, tour operator or other partner and corresponds to the prices displayed in the hotel or partner brochure. We include the cost of additional services such as room upgrades, welcome drinks, treatments, etc. as negotiated by our team, when calculating the reference price.


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