Would you wish to explore Portuguese culture, history, architecture, nature, gastronomy and make your trip as much rich in experience as possible? Then you just found the best tour for you! This tour is the perfect combination of everything in one.
Discover Fatima, the holy place, considered one of the most important Catholic shrines in the world. Admire the beauty of the majestic Gothic convent Batalha, wonderful natural landscapes on the way and the breathtaking view in Nazaré fishing town, where in a small church is preserved the first statue of St. Mary on the world. Then enter into a fairytale in the picturesque medieval town – Obidos.
Get picked up from Lisbon and begin your incredible discovery of Portugal's fascinating culture. Begin at Fátima, where you learn about the apparitions of the Virgin Mary that apparently occurred to a group of children in 1917. Discover the devotion to peace and spirituality at the Fátima Sanctuary. Fátima is one of the most important shrines to the Virgin Mary in the world, as three shepherd children are said to have stated that Mary appeared to them. Fátima is second only to Lourdes in France as Europe’s most important pilgrimage site, with a history and culture that will fascinate the religious and nonreligious alike.
Take a scenic drive to the town of Batalha, where you will find the majestic Monastery of Batalha, unique for its crossing of Gothic and Manueline styles. Monastery of Batalha was ordered construction after the Portuguesa won the Spanish in battle and maintained independence, took over 150 years to be concluded and is part of the network of Royal Pantheons and is considered a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Breathe in fresh air atop the Nazaré Cliffs with extraordinary views of the Atlantic Ocean. Learn about the history of this coastal fishing town, a popular summer retreat away from the capital city and about another appearance of Virgin Mary—this one in 1182—and ponder this unique recurrence of divine intervention. The fishing village of Nazaré (the most charismatic fishing village in Portugal), where we can see the fish drought on the beach, as well as the life of the ladies of the "seven skirts" proudly shown on their own. Today Nazaré is also known for its giant waves, but the biggest waves in the world are here in Portugal. All thanks to the phenomenon of the Nazaré Canyon, phenomenal waves that made Nazaré famous all over the world, in 2013 the American surfer McNamara broke the world record when surfing a wave of about 30 meters in height, during the period of the year we can see them with our eyes.
Time to pass one of the most beautiful villages of Portugal, within the walls of a medieval castle. Obidos belonged to the defensive pentagon of the Five Castles, this by the hands of the Templars, later used as a wedding gift of D. Dinis to his wife D. Isabel, the village became part of the House of the Queens. Here we will also go to the discovery of one of the best known and appreciated liquors, Óbidos Ginja. In 2007 the Castle of Óbidos was declared by the contest the Seven Wonders of Portugal the second of the seven most important monuments of the Portuguese architectural heritage. On 11 December 2015, UNESCO considered Óbidos as a literary city as part of the Creative Cities Network program.
Before your return to Lisbon, taste the famous Ginja, a sour-cherry liqueur, also a local specialty.
In a group tour we can’t guarantee to attend mass, because it’s doable if your group will follow the schedule of the tour, promptly and without lateness. Visiting time of Fatima 1.5 hours. You will have some free time and if in the meantime will take place mass in the Sanctuary, you will attend the mass.
You will have around 1.5 hours to visit Fatima.
Tour starts at 8:30 am, 8:45am and 9:00am Pick up time depends on your hotel location or meeting point location, in your booking invoice you can find time when your guide will come to pick you up.
The group is designed for max. 8 people.
Yes, we accept solo travelers.
Fatima Batalha Nazare Obidos group Tour takes 8 hours, it’s a full-day tour
Yes, we do pick up at hotels too in case you choose that option during the booking process. Make sure that you write the correct address of your hotel or accommodation from where we should pick you up
We arrange all tours with a private vehicle to transport you, the only level of activity involved is really in the monuments visited. But we have to warn you that most of the monuments have stairs and uphills and may not be options for people with mobility limitations.
The price of the tour for a child depends on his age. You can use your own child seat, or at the time of booking indicate the exact age of the child, and we will provide you a child seat according to the child’s age.
The tour finishes around 18:00.