By joining Lisbon Fatima Sanctuary private full day tour, you take the opportunity to visit one of the largest sanctuaries in the world with more than 5 million visitors per year. The largest pilgrimage occurs on 13 May and 13 October. Take the opportunity to participate in the Holy Mass.
Following a pick-up from your hotel in Lisbon we head northeast to the Fatima Sanctuary. There we dvelve into the amazing devotional ambiance making this place so powerful. Find out what happened in 2017 that turned this town into the one of the most famous Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world. Listen to the story about the Marian apparitions that were witnessed by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria in 1917. During this Private Tour we visit the Main Square with the double size of St Peter’s Square in Vatican. Together we discover the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and new church, built in the 20th Century that is the 4th biggest in the world. After a short excursion we have also free time to take part in the Holy Mass in the Chapel of Apparitions. It is the exact spot where the three shepherd children reported they saw visions of the Virgin Mary. Then we spend some time at the famous Factory of Fatima where you can buy some rosaries and other religious articles, and we take a free time for lunch. The second part of our tour it is done by walking by ”Via Sacra”. The Sacred Way was built by Hungarian refugees and culminates in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. We follow the path which the little shepherds took when going from Aljustrel to Cova da Iria. After we continue to Valinhos, the place of Our Lady’s 4th apparition. Before we return to Lisbon our last stop is where little shepherds lived in Aljustrel. Their houses do not havy any notable transformation since the year of Apparitions.