Full-Day Fátima Tour from Lisbon
- 9:00 AM
Meeting Point9:00 at Marques de Pombal in Parque Eduardo VII.
- Enjoy a full-day guided bus tour that takes you from Lisbon to Fátima
- Stop at two UNESCO World Heritage sites
- See the romantic village of Óbidos, known as the 'wedding present town'
- Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, a center of Catholic faith and popular pilgrimage destination
- Enjoy lunch in a colorful, traditional Portuguese fishing village
What to Expect
Depart from Lisbon by bus at 9:00 and head to Óbidos, the 'wedding present town'. This is the town that King Dinis gave to his bride, Queen Isabel, on their wedding day in 1282. This romantic village is surrounded by the 45-foot-high walls of a medieval Moorish castle, the famous Pousada do Castelo.
Continue on to Alcobaça to visit the largest church in Portugal, Alcobaça Monastery, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the stunning Cistercian Gothic art and the ornate tombs of King Pedro and his beloved Queen Inês.
Stop for lunch in colorful Nazaré, a traditional Portuguese fishing village. If time permits, head to Sítio to enjoy a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. Then, kick off the afternoon with a trip to Batalha Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, with beautiful stained-glass windows and the Manueline-style Royal Cloister.
Arrive at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, a center of Catholic faith and globally recognized pilgrimage destination. Housed in the Basilica are the tombs of Lúcia, Francisco, and Jacinta, peasant children who, despite threats, never denied witnessing the apparition of Mary. The heart of the shrine is in the Chapel of Apparitions. Schedule permitting, you can attend Mass.
Afterwards, you will return to Lisbon on a route that takes you through a rich agricultural region.
- Admission fees
- Free time for Mass
- Lunch (only if lunch option is booked)
What's Not Included
- Additional meals and drinks
What to Remember
• Pick-up and drop off at hotels in Estoril Coast, Sintra, and Cascais cost extra
• The tour may be canceled due to technical reasons, weather conditions, maintenance, or other circumstances
• Tour doesn't operate on 25 December and 01 January
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It rained most of the day, but Helena, our guide, did not let that interfere with what we had to do that day. She was very knowledgeable and made sure everyone enjoyed the tour. Obidos was quite an experience. After giving us the history, she let us discover the town on our own, which my husband and I love to do. Time spent there was just right. Then off to Nazare, and our lunch. Restaurant Sao Miguel, was a great choice. Food and service was wonderful. Fatima was an unforgetable experience. Again, the time spent in Fatima, was the right amount for us to be able to see what we wanted, and experience the moment. We even were able to visit the wax museum that friends of our had recommended. Bravo Helena!
Despite have no organization at meeting point (all tours for the same company departed at the same place but had just 2 people to check and confirm each one). Apart that, everything else was amazing. Our guide, Dora, has told us the history about every place, some of it very detailed, and she made a great effort to give the information in all languages she could (this tour should be in Portuguese, Spanish and English, but she tried to give some information also in French), that was really professional. The places are lovely, and the time was enough to see them, I just wanted to stay a little more at Fátima, one hour isn't enough to see everything there. I had great time with this guide tour, for sure. It really worth.
It was very covenient to have the posibility of arrange this tour in advance, some weeks before our travel. We received a very good service at the meeting point in Lisboa. The transport unit was very comfortable and spacious. The driver and also Our guide, Margarita, were very kind and gentle. The places we visited in the tour were beautiful and representative of the Portuguese culture. We really enjoy it.
Very interesting and varied overview of Portugal outside Lisbon, from a medieval fortress town on the UNESCO list, to the catholic pilgrimage target Fatima, and lots of interesting sights inbetween. Special thanks to our friendly and knowledgeable guide! The included lunch was simple, but decent value.