Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima

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From Lisbon: Half-Day Fátima w/ Optional Candle Procession

1. From Lisbon: Half-Day Fátima w/ Optional Candle Procession

You will depart from your hotel in Lisbon towards Fátima, where Our Lady of Fátima appeared to three shepherd children in 1917. Here, you will visit the Basilica where Francisco, Jacinta Marto, and Lúcia are buried, the Igreja da Santíssima Trindade (Church of the Holy Trinity), the largest Catholic sanctuary in Portugal, and the Wax Museum that depicts the story of Fátima, with 119 wax figures set appropriately in the ethnography of the time of the apparitions.  There will also be time to see the Capela das Aparições (Chapel of Apparitions), a small temple built at the request of Our Lady of Fátima when she appeared to the three shepherd children, and Azinheira Grande, the tree that Jacinta, Lúcia and Francisco passed before seeing the Saint.  The tour can be adjusted so as to include the Candle Procession that takes place every day from April 2 to October 31, between 21:30 and 23:00.

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

2. 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.

From Lisbon: Fátima and the Three Little Shepherds' House

3. From Lisbon: Fátima and the Three Little Shepherds' House

Discover historic sites and natural beauties in the famous Fatima region on this full-day tour. Your guide will accompany you at all times, sharing stories and curiosities about the places visited along the way.  After being picked up from central Lisbon and driving to Fatima, visit a local workshop. Buy rosaries and other religious articles for the blessing at the Shrine of Fatima. Next, head to the Sanctuary of Fatima. Visit the exact spot where the Virgin Mary appeared to the three young shepherds in 1917 to entrust her three secrets. Explore the Chapel of the Appearances, and get the opportunity to attend mass. Then, continue to the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, where you can pray near the tombs of the little shepherds. Next stop is the village of the three young shepherds.  Here you'll find a faithful reconstruction of the shepherds' home as it was in the past. See old objects such as family photographs, kitchen utensils, and furniture, among others. You'll then be dropped back to central Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Half-Day Fátima Tour

4. 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

From Lisbon: Private Sanctuary of Fátima Half-Day Trip

5. From Lisbon: Private Sanctuary of Fátima Half-Day Trip

Travel to on the of the largest Marian shrines in the world on this half-day trip from Lisbon to the charming town of Fátima. Immerse yourself in this popular pilgrimage site where the three young shepherds that claimed to have seem the Virgin Mary are laid to rest.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Lisbon. Sit back and relax in a comfortable vehicle on your way to Fátima. Go to the basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary were the three young shepherds are entombed. See the devotion of pilgrims at the Chapel of the Apparitions. Spend time in the sanctuary were the popes Pope John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis attended masses. Before returning to Lisbon, visit the houses where the children that saw the visions lived. Meet some of their relatives that are still around today.

From Lisbon: Porto Full Day Guided Tour

6. From Lisbon: Porto Full Day Guided Tour

Pass through the agricultural region of Ribatejo and enjoy its picturesque landscape before arriving in Porto. Walk the city and discover its most beautiful corners such as the area of the near the Luís I Bridge, the famous Livraria Lello bookshop, the Majestic Café, the Porto Cathedral, the São Bento railway station, and the Stock Exchange Palace. After the guided tour you will have the afternoon to explore the city of Porto on your own. Try the famous Porto wine and a winery or take a ride on the cable car - you decide how to enjoy the city.

From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

7. From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation and meet your driver/guide for the day. Travel by air-conditioned minivan or sedan north Lisbon to the town of Fátima. Upon arrival in Fátima, visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and see the Apparition Chapel, Our Lady of the Rosary Basilica, and the Holy Trinity Basilica. Learn about the Marian Apparitions to 3 local children in 1917 and 1918 with your expert guide. Head to nearby Valinhos and see the houses where the 3 children were born. Enjoy the serenity of this tranquil location surrounded by scenic rolling hills. Travel southwest to the village of Sintra and enjoy some free time to explore the charming streets. Take a break for lunch in one of the cafés in the village. Afterward, visit the stately Pena Palace which is situated on a hill overlooking Sintra. Learn about the history of the palace, and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area, before returning to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça and Óbidos Tour

8. From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça and Óbidos Tour

After pick-up from your Lisbon hotel, head to Fátima. Visit the Basilica, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Chapel of Apparitions and the sanctuary of Our Lady Fátima, which is one of the biggest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world. After Fátima, head to rural Batalha to visit the monastery, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered the best example of Gothic architecture in Portugal. Next, experience the hospitality of Alcobaça. Visit the tombs of the Alcobaça Monastery, one of the most visited and best-preserved monuments in the country. After lunch, go to the romantic and picturesque town of Óbidos before ending the tour at sunset and heading back to your hotel in Lisbon.

Lisbon: Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Fátima

9. 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.

Fátima: Full-Day Private Tour from Lisbon

10. Fátima: Full-Day Private Tour from Lisbon

Enjoy a full-day private excursion from Lisbon to Fátima, one of the most important places of pilgrimage in the Catholic world. In addition to the Sanctuary you’ll see the house of Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco, the 3 young shepherds who claimed to have seen the apparition of the Virgin Mary. In 1917, when news of the apparition of the Virgin Mary spread, this once-sleepy rural village turned into an important Catholic pilgrimage site. Visit Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary (Nossa Senhora de Fátima Santuario), a place of worship visited each year by more than 4 million pilgrims, who come to pay their respects and worship at the shrine. You’ll see the Chapel of the Apparitions, built on the site where the Virgin Mary appeared to the 3 young shepherds, and also see the tombstones of 2 of the 3 shepherds who reported the apparition.  In Batalha you’ll visit the monastery and admire its gothic architecture. In the old fishing village of Nazaré, you’ll take in the belvedere over the beach area and the headlands. Finish off with a stop in medieval Óbidos before heading back to Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 283 reviews

The tour and guide both were excellent, we had a lovely time everything was explained in detail about each place, it’s history, background etc.. We were given enough of time at every stop to go around visit the places, click pictures do shopping, Andre our guide also clicked pictures for us. He is a very caring person. Every member in our group was treated with respect and I wish great success to this company and Andre and his family

Foi um dia muito agradável. Andre, nosso guia, era muito simpático, divertido e se esforçou muito para que aproveitássemos ao máximo o passeio, inclusive mudando o schedule para que pudéssemos assistir a missa no santuário de Fatima. Recomendo muito o passeio e que tenham a sorte de ter o Andre como guia.

A tour that was not rushed and it was possible to enjoy the places. For those who like the beach, it is better to take a snack than to have lunch in Nazaré, to have more time to enjoy the beach.

Cool Tours did a nice job and the guide was knowledgeable and informative. However some of communication with get your guide was not the best.

Beautiful tour, lovely places and super our guide ANDRE FELDMAN! Absolutely to do.