Óbidos, Nazaré, Fátima and Batalha Day Trip
Provided by Viator
DescriptionTake a fascinating day trip from Lisbon to the Portuguese towns of Óbidos, Nazaré, Fátima and Batalha. During the day, explore the charming medieval village of Óbidos and learn interesting facts from your local guide. Enjoy lunch (included) in the picturesque fishing village of Nazaré. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery and the Monastery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaça. And enjoy free time in Fátima to visit to the Sanctuary of Fátima, one of the most important Christian sites in the world. On the way back to Lisbon, take in views of Portugal's lovely agricultural countryside.Head north from Lisbon on your full-day trip back to a bygone era, where small villages boast a relaxing pace and historic religious sites dot the landscape. Your first stop is Óbidos, a fortified village of whitewashed houses and narrow streets with a distinctly medieval atmosphere. With your guide, wander around the cobblestone streets and alleyways lined with colorful houses and Gothic doorways. Learn interesting facts about the village from your guide, and then enjoy free time to relax at a café or sample the traditional Ginja liqueur at one of the numerous wine shops. Next, head to Alcobaça to visit the famous Monastery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaça, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the biggest Gothic-style church in Portugal. Continue to Nazaré, a colorful and traditional fishing villages. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (included), and then explore the streets of this popular Portuguese summer retreat. Hop back on your coach for the drive through the beautiful Portuguese agricultural countryside, and stop at Sítio for wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean and the pretty beaches. You’ll soon arrive in Batalha, a cute town home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery, which you’ll visit with your guide. See the intricate architecture and beautiful stained-glass windows of this Gothic masterpiece. Continue to Fátima, once a sleepy rural village that became an important pilgrimage site in 1917 when three shepherd children reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary, also known as Our Lady of Fátima (Nossa Senhora de Fátima). Enjoy free time to visit the Sanctuary of Fátima, a basilica that honors the apparition and attracts millions of Catholic pilgrims every year who go to pay their respects to the shrine. As you leave Fátima for the drive back to Lisbon, stop in nearby Ajulstrel to see the houses of the three shepherd children to whom the vision of Our Lady of Fátima appeared.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Professional guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Batalha Monastery, Portugal
Central Lisbon and centrally located Lisbon hotels
9am. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time; you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time (contact info will be printed on your confirmation voucher).
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm