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From Lisbon: Fatima, Obidos, Batalha and Nazaré Group Tour

1. From Lisbon: Fatima, Obidos, Batalha and Nazaré Group Tour

Experience a mix of historical, cultural, and scenic sights in Portugal on this full-day small group tour in an air-conditioned van. Discover the history and heritage of Fatima, Óbidos, Batalha, and Nazaré, as you make your way through many of central Portugal's highlights. Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in the Lisbon city center and enjoy a scenic drive to the Shrine of Fatima, a major Catholic pilgrimage site. Learn about the miracle of the Virgin Mary's apparition to 3 shepherd children here in 1917. Next, visit the Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Gothic monument, built by King John I of Portugal. After a lunch of regional foods, visit the seaside resort of Nazaré, a popular destination for surfers and water sports enthusiasts. From the top of the rock, see the black Madonna statue by Saint Joseph and the colorful fishing boats. Finally, explore the medieval village of Óbidos, known for its cobbled paths, medieval houses, handicraft stores, and Ginjinha sweet cherry liqueur.

From Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Guided Day Trip

2. From Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Guided Day Trip

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Portugal's cultural and historical treasures with our exclusive one-day tour. Experience the mystique of Fátima, the coastal wonders of Nazaré, and the medieval magic of Óbidos. Fátima: Experience peace and spirituality at the Sanctuary of Fátima, one of the world's most important Catholic pilgrimage sites. Explore the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Chapel of the Apparitions, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared. Nazaré: Enjoy the natural beauty and vibrant culture of the picturesque fishing village of Nazaré and Witness the famous beach known for some of the world’s biggest surfable waves and delve into local traditions. Óbidos: Stroll through the charming streets of Óbidos, a well-preserved medieval town, with its ancient walls, whitewashed houses, and colorful shops. Don’t miss the chance to taste the famous ginjinha, a local cherry liqueur. Why Choose This Tour? This tour is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in Portugal’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty. With the comfort and convenience of our guided tour, your only concern will be soaking up all the wonders each location has to offer.Book now and get ready for an unforgettable experience exploring the charms of Portugal!

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, and Obidos Tour by Van

3. From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, and Obidos Tour by Van

Discover the diverse sights around Lisbon on a tour to Fátima, Obidos, Nazaré, and Batalha. Walk through the medieval city of Obidos, see the biggest waves in the world in Nazare, visit the most religious place in Portugal, the Sanctuary of Fátima, and admire the beauty of the last Gothic convent in Batalha. Sit back and relax in your group's van and head out of Lisbon towards Fatima. Immerse yourself in religious history at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, a Marian shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima. Visit this location steeped in history, dating back to the times when pilgrims came to this peninsula. Now, it is one of the most significant places of the 20th century, where, a hundred years ago in 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to the three shepherds and the crowd. Then, admire the beauty of the Dominican convent in Batalha, the Monastery of Batalha. Built after the famous battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, this is one of the best and original examples of Late Flamboyant Gothic architecture in the country. Continue through wonderful natural landscapes on the way to Nazaré, home to the biggest waves in the world. Walk through this quiet fishing town, where a church houses the world's first statue of St. Mary. Then, head over to the fairytale, picturesque medieval town of Obidos. Meander through this fortified town's cobble stone streets up to the imposing castle at the top of the hill. Marvel at views of the surrounding landscape from the top. Finally, head back to Lisbon in the comfort of your van.

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

4. From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

Travel by air-conditioned minivan to Fátima and learn why millions of pilgrims make their way to the sanctuary each year. Continue to Batalha to see some of the best 14th-century architecture in Portugal, including the monastery built in commemoration of the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota. Next, go to the charming seaside town of Nazaré and savor some fresh fish at lunch (own expense). Take a scenic coastal drive through São Martinho do Porto and the Óbidos Lagoon en route to the medieval walled village of Óbidos. Stroll around the cobbled streets and taste some authentic ginjinha (cherry liqueur).

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos Day Tour

5. From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos Day Tour

Discover 4 portuguese cities – Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos on a full-day guided tour from Lisbon. Visit some of the most important historical sites in the west of Portugal. Discover the imposing Sanctuary of Fátima, center of the Catholic faith and a world-renowned Christian pilgrimage site. Contemplate the impressive Monastery of Batalha through is Gothic Church – UNESCO World Heritage. Relax in the charming fishing village of Nazaré, so popular with surfers and water sports fans. Explore Óbidos, a medieval village embraced by walls that hide the Castle – one of the seven wonders of Portugal. Take a look at the typical whitewashed houses spread throughout the village and taste the famous Ginja de Óbidos.

Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos: Small Group Tour From Lisbon

6. Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos: Small Group Tour From Lisbon

Follow in the footsteps of Catholic pilgrims on a full-day sightseeing tour of Central Portugal from Lisbon. Transfer from the Portuguese capital, and drive through a vast variety of landscapes on your way to the towns of Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos.  Travel in an airconditioned van to the extraordinary town of Fátima, where an apparition of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared before 3 children every month between May 1917 and October 1917. Visit one of the major shrines of the Catholic faith, a complex which contains the tombs of 2 of the young shepherd children, the crown of the Virgin in the Chapel of the Apparitions, and a section of the Berlin Wall. Buy lunch in a local restaurant far from the tourist crowds and taste authentic Portuguese food. Continue to the fishing port of Nazaré for panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Popular with surfers, Nazaré was where Garrett McNamara surfed a 79-foot wave. Finally, tour the picturesque town of Óbidos, taken from the Muslims in 1148. Forming part of the dowry of numerous Portuguese queens, Óbidos maintains its medieval feel inside the old city walls, with cobblestone streets and flower-bedecked houses.

Fátima and Coimbra Full-Day Tour from Porto

7. Fátima and Coimbra Full-Day Tour from Porto

Travel to Fátima and Coimbra on a full-day trip from Porto. See the Shrine of Fátima and one of the oldest university cities in Europe. Relax on the drive in an airconditioned vehicle to Fátima where apparitions of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared 3 children tending sheep in 1917.The miracle was recognized by the Vatican in 1930, and 3 different popes have been to Fátima since. Visit the stunning Neoclassical Basilica and Sanctuary, and can even have the option to attend mass in the Sanctuary. Spend some free time for lunch in the bustling city center which is full of modern-day pilgrims. Continue to Coimbra and discover the area that was Portugal’s only university city until the early 20th century. Founded in the 13th century, the hilltop college is one of the oldest in Europe. Today the university provides a backdrop to the city's charming streets.  Head to the Sé Cathedral to see the only church in Portugal to survive the Reconquista almost intact. During the visit in Coimbra's historical center you can walk through the Quebra Costas, Arco da Almedina, Porta do Barbacã, and Rua Ferreira Borges. End at the University in the former buildings of the medieval Royal Palace. Among the highlights is the stunning Joanine Library with baroque details of red and green lacquer and trompe-l’oeil features. Return to Porto at the end of your tour.

Fátima, Óbidos and the Atlantic Coast Day Tour from Lisbon

8. Fátima, Óbidos and the Atlantic Coast Day Tour from Lisbon

Head to the Atlantic Coast from Lisbon, visit the romantic village of Óbidos, and see the important religious pilgrimage site of Fátima on this day trip from Lisbon. Journey into the rolling hills of the Portuguese countryside and on to the coast. Board a climate-controlled van in Lisbon and experience life as a religious pilgrim at the Sanctuary of Fátima. Learn about the visitations of the Virgin Mary to 3 local children as you view the stained glass art and the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Discover the stunning 14th-century Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the lovely Gothic windows in the west façade and admire the stained glass art that depicts the Visitation, the Adoration of the Magi, the Flight into Egypt, and the Resurrection.  Go to the Founder's Chapel, the Cloisters, and the unfinished chapels. Ride along the Atlantic coast, passing the picturesque villages of Foz do Arelho and São Martinho do Porto. Stop in Nazaré for lunch and take in the sights from the top of the Nazaré Cliffs. As you travel to Óbidos, listen to the commentary of your expert guide. You'll fall in love with this romantic village as you admire its medieval architecture, including its castle and fortified wall. Return to Lisbon at the end of your day trip. 

From Lisbon: Sintra, Nazaré & Fátima Guided Tour

9. From Lisbon: Sintra, Nazaré & Fátima Guided Tour

Portugal, a nation steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty, boasts a wealth of experiences. In our 9-hour tour, we present you with a remarkably holistic view of this captivating country, all within a single day. From majestic palaces to serene sanctuaries and wind-swept coasts, each stop immerses you in a unique facet of Portugal's identity. Meet your guide in the center of Lisbon and travel to Fátima, the spiritual heart of Portugal. A place of devotion and wonder, its tales of apparitions and pilgrimages resonate with visitors from around the globe. For those who wish, you will have the opportunity to witness the famous Fátima Mass. Next, we shift to the coast to discover Nazaré. Known for its golden beaches and epic waves, this town unveils Portugal's profound connection to the ocean, offering a delightful juxtaposition of tranquility and adventure. As the morning transitions to afternoon, participants will be granted free time to indulge in a leisurely lunch. Embrace the chance to savor Portuguese cuisine at your own pace, whether you opt for a cozy local eatery or a gourmet restaurant. The last stop of this tour is the enchanting Sintra. Upon arriving at one of the highest points of the Serra de Sintra, you'll behold the Pena Palace, one of the finest expressions of 19th-century Romanticism in Europe. Accompanied by your guide, if you select the upgrade option, explore its gardens adorned with exotic trees from around the world, creating a magical and mysterious ambiance. Proceed to the Pena Palace, a principal residence of the Portuguese royal family during the 19th century, and be amazed by the intentional fusion of architectural styles, understanding why King Fernando II earned the nickname "King-Artist." With this tour, in a single day, you'll not only explore three iconic destinations but also gain a deep and comprehensive insight into what makes Portugal an unforgettable nation, all while relishing moments of personal downtime amidst the day's discoveries.

Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, Óbidos & São Martinho do Porto Tour

10. Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, Óbidos & São Martinho do Porto Tour

Explore some of the rural towns of Portugal on a day tour from Lisbon. Discover the towns of Fátima, Nazaré, Óbidos, and São Martinho do Porto with the help of your guide. Start with pickup from your hotel in Lisbon and travel first to Fátima, where the famous apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima occurred. Explore the Sanctuary and experience the peaceful environment of this pilgrimage site. Visit the Chapel of the Apparition and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. See the former houses of the little shepherds who witnessed the apparition. Continue the journey to Nazaré, known around the world for its giant waves and McNamara's world record for the largest wave ever surfed. Enjoy lunch at the beach and see the giant waves for yourself. The next stop is Óbidos, a place of ancient legends and miracles. Enter the walls of the most romantic village in Portugal and experience what it was like to live in medieval times. Finally, relax on the journey back to Lisbon, with drop-off at your hotel.

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4.7
(4,160 reviews)

My mom and I booked this tour as a private tour because she wanted to spend more time in Fátima than the allotted time with a group tour. The private tour did not disappoint. Our tour guide was Joana and she was so welcoming, friendly, and sweet. She was flexible with allowing us time to browse on our own and spend enough time seeing what we wanted while also sharing enough detail about the places we visited. It was a wonderful day tour and days later my mom and I are still talking about it. I would highly recommend this tour and Joana as the tour guide. Well worth it! Thank you so much, Joana! You made our trip that much more special.

It was a wonderful experience! The guide and driver was professional and accommodating. The van was clean and our driver Dimitri was outstanding he provided some snack and water after we left Fatima, he was very nice as he took us to beach to smell some fresh air and see the ocean. He was very friendly, pleasant and patient with my husband. Overall it was an enjoyable trip and excellent customer service.

Definitely recommend this tour. A few beautiful locations with different vibes. Our guide Antonio was great, provided interesting details about each stop but also gave us freedom to explore on our own. The tour was well paced and my wife and I really enjoyed it and will recommend it to any friends visiting Lisbon. Thanks again Antonio, we had a great time!

Our guide Jojo was absolutely phenomenal! She made our trip totally worthwhile as well as her upbeat professional demeanor and going above and beyond. Even though a item we wanted to see (the houses of the shepherd children of Fatima) was not on the list to see and it caused our day to be a little longer going out of her way. She was AWESOME!

It was a great day trip! A lot of free time for us to explore as well as Antonio provided us information about Portugal and about the places we went to! It rained and he even had umbrellas ready for us. Antonio was a great guide, very informative and most of all such a nice person!