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Full-Day Fátima Tour from Lisbon

1. Full-Day Fátima Tour from Lisbon

Take a full-day, multi-city tour that brings you to some of Portugal's most popular medieval and 20th-century architectural and religious marvels, beginning in Lisbon and ending in Fátima. 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. 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.

From Lisbon: Half-Day Fátima Tour

2. From Lisbon: Half-Day Fátima Tour

Explore the phenomenon of Our Lady of Fátima on a half-day tour of the shrine to the Virgin Mary. Stroll around the grounds of the sanctuary on arrival to see monuments dedicated to the sightings of Mary in 1916 and 1917. Visit the Chapel of the Apparitions that marks the most precise spot where the sightings happened and admire the stone and marble Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Most Holy Trinity Basilica, built in 2007. Go to the town of Aljustrel to see where the 3 shepherd children who saw Mary lived. Marvel at faithful reconstructions of scenes from the story using old objects such as family photographs, clothes, kitchen utensils and furniture. Itinerary: 9:00 AM - Depart from Lisbon  10:30 AM to 11:10 AM - Guided visit of the 3 shepherds old houses 11:20 AM - Arrival at Fátima Sanctuary (free time to attend mass, purchase souvenirs and explore the area)  1:00 PM - Return to Lisbon 2:30 PM - Drop off at Marquês de Pombal or Rossio square

Fátima Full-Day Private Personalized Tour from Lisbon

3. Fátima Full-Day Private Personalized Tour from Lisbon

Spend the day at the Shrine of Fatima on a private full day tour from Lisbon, and discover one of the world's most popular pilgrimage sites on an itinerary customized to your preferences. Meet your guide at your hotel/accommodation in Lisbon (other location available on request) and travel to Fátima in the Central Region of Portugal. On arrival, explore one of the world's most important religious shrines at your own pace. Discover every corner of the Sanctuary of Fatima, including the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima where the three little shepherds are buried. Pray in the Chapel of the Apparitions. Visit the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity and see the amazing Temporary Exhibition "Faces of Fatima" which is on display until October 15, 2022. Enjoy some free time for lunch and the opportunity to buy religious and devotional items in the many specialty stores of Fátima. Then, head to the small village of Aljustrel to visit the homes of the three Little Shepherds who witnessed the apparitions in 1917 and Valinhos, site of Our Lady's fourth Apparition on the 19th August 1917, before your transfer back to Lisbon.

Lisbon: Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Fátima

4. Lisbon: Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Fátima

Experience the rich heritage and stunning countryside of Portugal on a private guided trip to Fátima from Lisbon. Start the tour with a transfer to Fátima where you will arrive around 11:00 AM. Fatima is known throughout the world as the location of the apparition of the Virgin Mary in 1917. After your arrival at the Shrine of Fatima in Cova da Iria, visit the Chapel of the Apparitions which marks the most precise spot where the sightings happened. Then, follow your guide to admire the Rosary Basilica and the Church of Holy Trinity. Here, you can even attend mass in the Sanctuary or light a candle if you desire. Continue the tour to the town of Aljustrel to visit the houses of the 3 children who were witness to this apparition  Hear stories about Lúcia, Jacinta, and Francisco and learn about life at the beginning of the 20th century. Then, head over to Valinhos to take a walk through the stations of the cross in the Hungarian Calvary. See the statues of Our Lady and the Angel of Peace. Visit the Parish Church of Fátima, the place where the three infant shepherds were baptized and if you desire, the place where they are buried. Throughout the day, you'll have free time to further explore the city, have lunch or go souvenir shopping. At the end of the tour, head back to Lisbon where you'll be dropped off at your accommodation.

From Lisbon: Fatima, Nazaré, Óbidos Full-Day Trip

5. From Lisbon: Fatima, Nazaré, Óbidos Full-Day Trip

Spend the day exploring Portugal, while your guide teaches you the history of the area. Discover the three secrets of Fatima and visit the spot where the apparitions took place. Stop in Nazaré, a traditional fishing village, and stroll through the fortified city of Óbidos. Get a unique perspective of Portugal and its many traditions. Meet your guide at your hotel and leave with them to travel to Fátima. Start the tour by visiting the village and houses where the three little shepherds lived and meet their direct family members. Go to Cova da Iria, where several of the apparitions happened. See the sanctuary where the tombs are and feel the devotion of pilgrims from all over the world. Travel to the Batalha Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Continue to Nazaré and witness the famous giant waves where all the world surfing records were set. Take a break here to enjoy lunch. Lastly, wander around the narrow medieval streets of Óbidos. Try ginja, a traditional sour cherry liquor, and relax before heading back to Lisbon. 

Portugal: Fatima, Aljustrel & Valinhos Trip with Picnic

6. Portugal: Fatima, Aljustrel & Valinhos Trip with Picnic

Discover Fatima, also known as the Altar of the World, on this private tour with a guide. Explore the places where the apparitions of the Angel of Peace took place and see other sacred locations in the town, too. After leaving Lisbon with your guide, head over to Loca do Cabeço where the first and third Apparitions of the Angel of Peace occurred. Then, drop by the Arneiro well, the location of the second apparition in 1916. Proceed to the house of San Francisco and Saint Jacinta and the house of Sister Lucia, both open for pilgrim visits. 1 kilometer from Aljustrel and 2 kilometers from the Sanctuary, you will find the Parish Church of Fatima, where the seers were baptized and integrated into the Christian community. Continue on to Cova de Iria, where the sanctuary's place of prayers and monuments are located. Then, visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, the exact location of the apparitions and considered as the heart of the Sanctuary. You will also see and contemplate in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Basilica of the Holy Trinity, Cruz Alta, Fontanário, Azinheira Grande, and a temporary exhibition.

Full-Day Private Tour - Fatima's Sanctuary and Museums

7. Full-Day Private Tour - Fatima's Sanctuary and Museums

Your tour begins at 8:30 with a pick-up at your hotel. This private tour is provided mainly with the objective of showing the Sanctuary of Fátima and surrounding areas, nevertheless, this itinerary can be changed to best suit your preferences. After the pick-up you will head directly to Fátima, an approximately 1-hour trip, where you will see the magnificence of the sanctuary with both the old and the new Basilicas where more than 250,000 people pray at the famous candle processions during the main historical dates--May 13 and October 13. During the trip your driver will inform you of the schedule of the services in the sanctuary so you can plan the trip in order to assist some of them if you so wish. Upon arrival to Fátima you can then assist any service you may wish or visit the Fátima museum, to find out more about the history of the apparitions and the development of the sanctuary since 1917.  You will also have time to shop for souvenirs and religious related items, and after eating on one of the many nice restaurants of the area you will proceed to the places of Aljustrel, where the museum-house of the shepherds is located and also Valinhos, where one of the apparitions took place in 1917. After the visits you will return to Lisbon and will arrive to the hotel approximately by 5:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Aljustrel, Fátima

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 438 reviews

We had the most glorious day!! Hugo was our guide and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better to travel with! He was very energetic, interested in who we were and what we wanted out of the trip and he allowed us to make our day exactly what we wanted it to be. We loved every stop and we were able to enjoy so much while at each place. He taught us so much about the history and uniqueness of each city and wasn’t a typical tour guide, it was like he was one of us. We enjoyed everything together and it really was an amazing tour.

Excellent tour only instead of eating at the fishing village as indicated in the tour we ate in Fatima in a sad hotel. Too bad a beautiful trip but for this thing of the sufficiency also because eating at the fishing village would have been beautiful. Pity

Ricardo was a great guide! He picked us up and explained to us everything we were seeing when leaving Lisbon to go to Fatima. All the way he told us curiosities and the story of the little shepherds and the virgin.

Foi muito bom, a viagem é cansativa, há muitas coisas para ver em apenas um dia, mas foi muito bom, recomendado.

Excellent service from the guide and drivers, the bus is very comfortable and clean.