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Lisbon: Fátima Half-Day Tour

1. Lisbon: Fátima Half-Day Tour

Take a trip north from Lisbon to visit the town of Fatima, home of the majestic Our Lady of Fatima Basilica, and famous for reported religious visions in the early 20th century. We will arrive first at the basilica, completed in 1953 and built at the site of religious apparitions that gained fame around the world. The basilica holds the tombs of the three children said to have seen the Virgin Mary, as well as a beautiful and ornate white marble interior. While at the basilica, you are free to attend mass if you wish. Afterwards, we will visit various sites related to the religious apparitions throughout the town. See the very site of the apparitions of an angel, and the place of the fourth apparition of Our Lady in 1917. After seeing the home of these extraordinary events, and experiencing this unique spiritual town, we will return to Lisbon in the evening.

From Lisbon: Fátima Self-Guided History Tour

2. From Lisbon: Fátima Self-Guided History Tour

Avoid the restricted timetables of other sightseeing tours and learn the history of Fátima at your own pace. Get an interactive folder to guide you around the shrine at leisure. Go to the Chapel of the Apparitions, built where Our Lady appeared to 3 shepherd children in May 1917. Visit the Monument of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the center of the sanctuary, designed to represent the central position Jesus plays in the message. Next, visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima, where the mortal remains of the seers are buried at the site where the shepherd children were playing before Our Lady appeared. See the path that the pilgrims take on their knees to pay for their promises. Look inside the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, designed by the architect Alexandros Tombazis to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the apparitions. Finally see the Tall Cross erected in 2007 in the grounds of the Santissima Trindade Church.  

Fátima and Coimbra

3. Fátima and Coimbra

Benefit from pickup in Porto city center, and then take a scenic drive to the Sanctuary of Fatima. The pickups are made between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM, and after that your journey will begin. You will go directly to Fátima where the famous apparitions occurred. Along with this, you will learn about all the important historical events that occurred at this place. The guide will be with you, giving all the explanations you will need. When all the group agrees, you will have some free time so that you can eat lunch and enjoy the local gastronomy. After you leave this amazing place, with all that energy inside you still, you will go to Coimbra. The city of students, in which is the oldest university in Portugal. This area also has other monuments and historical treasures that you will also get to see.

Porto to Lisbon Transfer with Tour Enroute

4. Porto to Lisbon Transfer with Tour Enroute

Begin by visiting Coimbra University, the oldest in Europe. The Joanine Library was built in the 18th century on the former prison. Its decoration was finished in the 18th century and the renovation included ceiling frescoes by Mestre António Ribeiro and Vicente Nunes. The portrait of Dom Joao V was done by the Italian Domenico Dupra. Visit other interesting places at the University including Saint Michel Chapel, Sala dos Capelos, and the cabra (bell) tower. Then, head downtown, between the Mondego river and the University, to a street where you can relax and get lost in the charming city. You will find countless cafes, pastry shops, and restaurants. Rich in culture and with unforgettable gastronomy, this area has been the commercial center of the city for hundreds, if not thousands of years, maintaining its genuine atmosphere and unique personality.  Choose to visit either Fatima or Obidos for your final stop before Lisbon. In Obidos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, travel back in time as you walk through the beautiful narrow streets full of traditional shops. Admire the old white houses and imagine how the medieval period would have looked and felt. Obidos was a wedding gift from D. Dinis to his wife D. Isabel and the village became part of the Casa das Rainhas until 1834, leaving the orders of D. Catarina to build an aqueduct and fountains. At the Sanctuary of Fatima, visit three places of interest. Choose to attend a mass at the Chapel of the Apparitions, the first Chapel built following the apparitions. It occupies a prominent place practically in the center of the Sanctuary. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, built in 1928 in Neo-Baroque style. It houses the tomb of Sister Lucia who passed away in 2005. See the Basilica of Santissima Trindade, built in 2007 with more than 8,000 seats and an area of 40,000 meters squared. It was designed by the Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis and is a modern imposing church.

From Lisbon: Fátima & Batalha Monastery Panoramic Bus Tour

5. From Lisbon: Fátima & Batalha Monastery Panoramic Bus Tour

Visit Fátima in an original minibus that is not only a mobile movie theater, but also completely panoramic; During the trip inform yourself through a documentary about the Miracle of Fátima; Upon arrival, enjoy a unique panoramic view. The roof and sides of the minibus are fully glazed and the front view is provided through a mega-screen that transmits the driver’s view in real time. Return through the Batalha Monastery, a Unesco World Heritage Site, arguably one of the most beautiful works of Portuguese and European architecture, which commemorates the victory in the Battle of Aljubarrota, that ensured Portugal’s independence from Spain.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,824 reviews

Our self- guided tour did not happen- after a delay, we were offered a full day tour to Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, and Obidos at no extra cost, which we took, even though we had previously seen above sites- tour guide Ana was wonderful, spoke three languages fluently, and went out of her way to make this tour a great experience for us, letting us have her front row seats -and the tour wasn’t rushed even after the morning delay and some road construction traffic-

Great tour guide Joanna & driver Viktor. Very knowledgable and would have no hesitation in recommending Gray Line again.

A quick and pleasant trip, we even had time to buy souvenirs and to pray the Rosary in Fatima and to hear Mass.

It's kind of expensive for what it really is. They should only charge transportation and that's it

Extremely polite and kind guide. Excellent bus in addition to the friendliness of the driver.