Explore Portugal’s rich cultural and religious history on this full-day tour from Lisbon. Visit Fátima, one of the world's largest pilgrimage sites, and its huge modern church. Enjoy lunch on a beach in Nazaré and explore the historic village of Óbidos.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with hotel pick-up in Lisbon before departing for Fátima, home to one of the largest shrines in the world, which attracts more than 5 million visitors each year.
Once there, you’ll visit the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, a modern church completed in 2007. Then, you’ll stop and take your pick of religious articles or other products to get blessed at your next stop, the sanctuary.
The Sanctuary is where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared and left 3 messages to the small shepherd: the end of the First World War, the end of Communism, and the attack on Pope John Paul the Second.
After the sanctuary you’ll continue your visit to the Monastery of Batalha, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This impressive convent was built by King John I of Portugal to thank the Virgin Mary following the battle of Aljubarrota against Spanish troops on the 14 August 1385.
You'll continue to the Monastery of Alcobaça. This UNESCO heritage site was founded in 1178 by the Cistercian Order, after the vote of donation was made by D. Afonso Henriques. This is where the tragic lovers D. Pedro and Inês de Castro are buried.
Then, you’ll enjoy a relaxed lunch at Nazaré, near the ocean. Relax as you admire the wonderful beach, charming fishermen’s houses, and amazing cliffs over the Atlantic Ocean. Feel free to visit the top of the cliff, where the famous Nazaré legend took place.
After lunch you’ll continue with a visit to the village of Óbidos. A major center of Portugal’s historical heritage, the town is home to amazing churches and historic castle walls along its perimeter.
Then it’s back to your hotel in Lisbon, where this day of fascinating cultural and religious history will end.
- Transportation in air-conditioned van
Know Before You Go
This is a tour just for your group in a small van for up to 8 people.
if you are a group of more than 8 people, please contact us for special prices.