“Our guide, Joao Costa, was very informative, gracious, and entertaining. Safe driver too. As with day tours, sometimes I wish there had been more time at each stop, particularly in Bathalia, Obidos, and Nazare. ...Anonymous, – See more reviews
What To Expect
Drive to Fatima through the agricultural lands of Ribatejo and experience life as a pilgrim when you visit the Sanctuary of Fatima. The Sanctuary of Fatima is one of the most important Christian sites with approximately 5 million visitors each year. Capelinha das aparicoes is the true heart of the sanctuary. The exact place of the Virgins apparition is mark with a marble Colum and Her image - Our Lady of Fatima.
Visit the Olive tree where the 3 little children waited for the apparition. Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, built in the location were the 3 children were playing on the 13th of May of 1917. Inside you may find the tombs of all 3 children namely Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia.
See Monumento ao Sagrado Coraçao de Jesus - 'The Sacred Heart of Jesus' where its water is said to be the instrument of many praises. It is said to have been sanctified by the Virgin Mary herself. Discover the stunning 14th century Batalha Monastery - in 1980 the monastery becomes a Museum and 3 years later is written into UNESCO's list of World Heritage. This is one of the most significant symbol of the Avis Dynasty built by the initiative of D. Joao I of Portugal in the sequence of a promise he made to Our Lady of Victory.
Should she choose to favor the Portuguese in the battle of Aljubarrota (1385) against the army of Castela. Don't miss the "Imperfect Chapels" and take a photo at the top of the Nazare Cliffs with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and hear about the famous legend of D. Fuas Roupinho. The villa maintains a strong and long tradition of fishing activity since its origin. It has an enormous variety of good fish and seafood restaurants. Today it is better known as a summer retreat for the Portuguese. The woman still wear the traditional fisherman clothing's, consisting of 7 skirts (one for each day of the week), and widows wear black until their own death.
Relax at lunch in the fishing town of Nazare, with a great variety of regional restaurants and snack-bars. Enjoy the sea breeze as we drive along the Atlantic coast passing gorgeous cliffs and picturesque villages of Foz do Arelho and Sao Martinho do Porto. We stop in some great look-out places on top of the cliff for pictures then drive along the lagoon of Obidos and agricultural fields.
The villa of Obidos was founded by the Celts in 308 b.c. Fall in love with Obidos, a romantic medieval village, full of flowers. Enjoy your free time to explore the narrow streets, the castle walls and visit the handicraft and traditional souvenir shops. Entering the villa of Obidos is like going back in time, when it was a great and important villa - the Queens, as that was the wish of all the Portuguese queens. It's a postcard villa, a living and breathing museum, thanks to its history and conservation.
Professional Tour guide
Ginja liqueur in chocolate cup
Guided visit inside monuments
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate, and is subject to cancellation if minimum is not met. Please call to confirm departure.
Infants and children under 12 years pay half price.
This tour operates in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
There will be free time to visit all sites.
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5 hours and 30 minutes
11 days / 10 nights
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