Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazare

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

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, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

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).

Nazaré Tour: Traditions, Legends and Big Waves

Nazaré Tour: Traditions, Legends and Big Waves

The Nazaré canyon, a natural formation making a massively deep and large hole in the sea floor right next to the shoreline, creates massive waves that make this spot, Praia do Norte, a Meca for adventurous surfers all around the world. The canyon also hides a Nazi submarine, which was sunk there on purpose never to be found again... We will also visit the Sanctuary and Memory Chapel, and will be able to have a breathtaking view of Nazaré and a great deal of the Silver Coast shore (all the way to the Berlengas Islands). Last but for sure not least, you will also get to know Nazaré itself, a one-of-a-kind traditional fishing village, its narrow alleys facing the sea, and its old traditions like the “Dry Fish” and the puzzling “sights” of local women wearing their famous seven skirts.

From Caldas da Rainha or Obidos: Obidos Castle & Nazaré Tour

From Caldas da Rainha or Obidos: Obidos Castle & Nazaré Tour

Óbidos:, tradition and creativity hand in hand The visit starts at the Door of the Village, today the main entrance of Óbidos, and we continue to the Castle, with its impressive military architecture. Always embraced by the imposing walls, we will discover streets of medieval charm with their flowered houses, churches of various eras, squares which are always meeting point of the people, until we reach the viewpoint of the Castle that offers us an amazing view to the village and the countryside. The castle was (and still is) the first historical inn of Portugal with its Manueline window. Sour Cherry Liquor on a chocolate cup: the drink sensation of Óbidos Finally, a toast to this visit and to all who joined us! For this, we stop at a local bar and taste the drink that makes the delight of all visitors – Óbidos ginja, natural or on a chocolate cup. If we arouse your curiosity and want to know more about the Ginja of Óbidos, book with us a visit to a producer to get to know the whole history and process of production of this liquor. Nazaré With its long half-moon shaped beach, Nazaré has an unforgettable natural beauty, known for its allie with the ancient traditions of the fishing art, so present in the whole village, make this Village such a unique place. The Beach, a place of living traditions During our visit, we cross paths with the fishmongers who still wear the seven skirts and dry the fish in the sun, and also with the boats returning from the fishing activities, and having the sea as our company, we can feel the true Nazarene essence. From the top of its 318 meters, stands an imposing promontory , called Sítio by the locals, which offers some of the most emblematic panoramic views of the Portuguese coast. Sítio da Nazaré, where legend and reality meet In the Sítio, the main legend of Nazaré comes alive, which is part of the collective imagination that makes it one of the most charismatic fishing villages in the country. We begin with the Hermitage of Memory, where the legend of the miracle is recorded, in which Our Lady prevented the horse of D. Fuas Roupinho from launching on the cliff. Then we visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazaré, whose construction began in the 14th century and has been increase and enriched over the years, thanks to the growing cult.

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

Feel the spirituality of the renowned Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima, where in 1917, three little shepherds reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary, and the site has since become a major religious destination. Discover the impressive Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, built in 1385 celebrating the victory in a battle, the monastery showcases intricate Gothic and Manueline architectural styles. Driving to the oceanside, Nazaré is a picturesque fishing village known for its stunning beaches and towering cliffs. Beyond its natural beauty, Nazaré became a surfers paradise. The Sitio district offers breathtaking views, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazaré adds a touch of spirituality to this coastal gem. Fell the medieval atmosphere in the charming town of Óbidos, surrounded by well-preserved walls and famous for its cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses, and vibrant flowers. Try the tipical sour cherry liquor Ginja.

From Lisbon: Private Transfer to Porto, with Stop at Nazaré

From Lisbon: Private Transfer to Porto, with Stop at Nazaré

Enjoy a smooth ride from Lisbon to Porto aboard a private vehicle. Make the most of your transfer by stopping along the way in the quiet beach town of Nazaré and exploring its highlights. Receive a personalized service with a professional driver and door-to-door transportation. Get picked up directly at your accommodation in Lisbon and begin the journey to Porto. Take a break to stretch your legs and discover the beautiful city of Nazaré. Admire the town's seafront, a long half-moon-shaped beach. Encounter traditional fishing boats as you arrive. Gaze at Sítio, an impressive headland facing the sea on the right. Observe the Ermida da Memória Chapel at the top of this striking 318-meter rock, as well as the Shrine to Our Lady of Nazaré. Walk from Sítio, across Pedralva Park, to Pederneira, a natural lookout with unmissable views of the coast. Embark on a casual stroll through the narrow streets perpendicular to the beach or step into a restaurant for a plate of fresh seafood, grilled fish, or a bouillabaisse. Depart the city to be dropped off at your chosen location in Porto. This is a private tour. You can adapt the program according to your preferences.

Full Day Private Tour: Fátima, Batalha & Óbidos from Lisbon

Full Day Private Tour: Fátima, Batalha & Óbidos from Lisbon

The tour begins with a pick-up from your Hotel and an approximately 1h15m drive to Fátima. This private tour focuses on Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, Óbidos and it's main monuments and attractions. Nevertheless this program can be changed to best suit your preferences as it is solely for the purpose of your enjoyment. Once in Fátima you'll see the magnificence of both the old and the new basilicas and the open praying field in the sanctuary where 250,000 people pray at the famous candle processions in the main historical dates, the 12/13th of May and the 12/13th of October. Next, visit the church of the Batalha's Monastery, one of the most emblematic gothic buildings in Portugal, built as a homage for the victory in the Battle of Aljubarrota. It is possible to visit the full monastery inside if you wish.  Then proceed to Nazaré where we can have lunch and afterward visit the wave sighting area, and admire the view of the village from atop the cliff where the main Sanctuary of Nazaré is. As Nazaré is (still today) a fishing village, the main restaurants and dishes include some of the best fish and seafood in the country and the world.  After Nazaré, head to Óbidos, a beautifully preserved medieval village where you will taste the famous Ginginha (Cherry Liquor) in a chocolate cup, and have time to stroll through the village with its magnificent castle and buy some souvenirs if you wish.  Return to the hotel approximately at 5:30 PM.

From Porto: Private Transfer to Lisbon with Stop at Nazaré

From Porto: Private Transfer to Lisbon with Stop at Nazaré

Enjoy a smooth ride from Porto to Lisbon aboard a private vehicle. Make the most of your transfer by stopping along the way in the quiet beach town of Nazaré and exploring its highlights. Receive a personalized service with a professional driver and door-to-door transportation. Get picked up directly at your accommodation in Porto and begin the journey to Lisbon. Take a break to stretch your legs and discover the beautiful city of Nazaré. Admire the town's seafront, a long half-moon-shaped beach. Encounter traditional fishing boats as you arrive. Gaze at Sítio, an impressive headland facing the sea on the right. Observe the Ermida da Memória Chapel at the top of this striking 318-meter rock, as well as the Shrine to Our Lady of Nazaré. Walk from Sítio, across Pedralva Park, to Pederneira, a natural lookout with unmissable views of the coast. Embark on a casual stroll through the narrow streets perpendicular to the beach or step into a restaurant for a plate of fresh seafood, grilled fish, or a bouillabaisse. Depart the city to be dropped off at your chosen location in Lisbon.

Lisbon: Private Tour to Fatima, Batalha, Nazaré, & Óbidos

Lisbon: Private Tour to Fatima, Batalha, Nazaré, & Óbidos

Discover Fátima, the sacred place, considered one of the most important Catholic sanctuaries in the world. Admire the beauty of the majestic monastery of Batalha, which took more than 150 years to build, reason why you can find different architectural styles from different periods in time over these 150 years. Further, admire the wonderful natural landscapes on the way and the breathtaking view of the fishing village of Nazaré, known for the biggest waves in the world and where a small church is preserved a statue of Santa Maria from the 5th century. The mediaeval town of Óbidos is one of the most picturesque and well preserved in Portugal. You will find a well preserved castle within the fortress walls, and a maze of streets and white houses that are a delight to stroll amongst. Along with the Manueline porticoes, the colourful window boxes and the small squares, many fine examples of religious and civil architecture from the town’s golden days provide a host of reasons for making a visit.

Fatima, Nazare and Obidos Private Excursion from Lisbon

Fatima, Nazare and Obidos Private Excursion from Lisbon

Embark on a journey that beautifully blends spirituality, seaside serenity, and medieval wonder. On this private excursion, you'll first touch the sacred grounds of Fátima, a beacon of Catholic faith and home to the Sanctuary of Fátima, where the revered Marian apparitions occurred. Let the ambiance of deep reverence envelop you. Next, feel the Atlantic's breeze in Nazaré, a picturesque seaside town known for its mammoth waves and surf legends. Here, the juxtaposition of tranquil beaches and thrilling surf narratives is spellbinding. Finally, step back in time in Óbidos, a medieval gem wrapped in fortified walls. Wander its cobbled streets, taste the traditional 'ginjinha' cherry liqueur, and get lost in its time-capsuled charm.

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What people are saying about Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazare

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4.7
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The tour is recommended and well planned. The pick-up was on time to the minute and the journey in the air-conditioned VW bus was relaxed. Our guide presented the information well, provided us with background knowledge and accompanied us on the excursions. We will book again.

Perfect day! Small van of 8 people. Enough time in each cities considering we visited 4 places during the day. Maeva did the tour in French and English. SUPER GUIDE!

Nothing to say about this excursion, it was really very good. And our guide was great and a very good driver Bravo! To do again on another route 😄👍

🐜 nio was really good with his knowledge and explanation. We loved the duration spent with him during the tour. a MUST do.

Good trip, lovely locations, just enough time everywhere. Comfortable van, friendly guide. We enjoyed it very much.