Fátima Group Tour Batalha – Nazaré – Óbidos
For those who wish they can explore Portuguese culture, history, nature and gastronomy in order to make the best of their time in this beautiful country, this tour is the best way to do it.
In this tour you can discover Fátima, a Holy place, considered to be one of the most important Catholic shrines in the world, often visited by the Pope.
You could admire the beauty of the “Convento da Batalha”, a majestic monastery, feel enchanted by the wonderful natural landscapes while you make way to the fishing town of Nazaré, in witch you’ll find breathtaking views and a small church where it’s preserved the first statue on the world of St. Mary.
Then you’ll enter a fairy-tale In the medieval town of Óbidos, where you’ll feel like you where living in those times.
But let as take a step back, and give you an overview of the wonders that this country, via this tour, could show you.
The tour starts at one of the meeting points in Lisbon center, or at a location of your choosing during booking. Pick up times are at 8:30, 8:45 and 9:00 depending on the meeting point location, but rest assure, our guide will call you so that he can make sure of pick you, provided that the number provided is accurate.
The picking points are as followed:
- 8:30 Fado Museum (Alfama);
- 8:30 Hotel Mundial (Martim Moniz);
- 8:45 VIP Eden Hotel (Restauradores);
- 8:45 Bairro Alto Hotel (Luis de Camões Square);
- 9:00 Fenix Lisboa Hotel (Marquês de Pombal);
After the pick-up we will start our travel to Fátima, the “center” of Portuguese faith, across the scenic natural landscapes of Midwestern Portugal. During the travel the very well knowledgeable and friendly guide will reveal the secrets of one the most important Catholic shrines in the world.
This became one of the most important Catholic shrines after an apparition of the Virgin Mary to three little shepherds, this occurred 6 times over the course of 5 months, after 3 apparitions of an angel.
You can’t lose the opportunity of experiencing the absolute magic that this location creates in the air, the faith and the hope.
Next the tour will continue with a visit to the Convento da Batalha, a majestic monastery classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. This is a Dominican Monastery located in Batalha, district of Leiria. The monastery was originally known as Monastery of Saint Mary of the Victory.
It was erected to commemorate the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota and served as a burial church of Portuguese royalty, the Aviz dynasty. It took over a century to complete construction. Built with a beautiful Manueline architectural style, a Portuguese special characteristic in the XVI century.
In the small historical center, we will take a break for our lunchtime and will have the opportunity to experience some typical Portuguese dish, traditional in this region.
After this great lunch you’ll head over to one of the most famous seaside resorts in Portugal, Nazaré. This location is famous among surfers and water sports lovers in general, attracting a lot of them with it’s huge waves, reaching over 80ft (24,4m).
You will visit the Nossa Senhora da Nazaré Sanctuary, where is displayed a sculpture of Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus, said to be sculpted by St. Joseph Himself, being repainted decades later by St. Lucas.
In this magical town you will also see several eye-catching colorful boats made by local fishermen, spread through the large sandy beach, witch can be admired from the top of a rock, along with a wonderful view over the ocean.
In this well preserved example of medieval town, encircled by a fortified wall, you will have to taste the sweet cherry liqueur, named Ginja, served in small chocolate cups, and be delighted by the deliciousness of it!
This town as an authentic fairy-tale atmosphere, with its cobbled paths flanking small medieval houses, narrow streets covered by flowerbeds, charming taverns and stores of handcrafted traditional cuisine and products, inviting you to check everything.
After we will spend all day by exploring treasures of Central Portugal, we will return back to your hotel to let you rest after this adventure bomb of unforgettable moments and take a breath.