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$83.52 Cultural & Theme Tours

Óbidos, Nazaré, Fátima and Batalha Day Trip

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. Enjoy free time to wander around the cobblestone streets and alleyways lined with colorful houses and Gothic doorways. 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 (if option selected), and then explore the streets of this popular Portuguese summer retreat. Enjoy wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean and the pretty beaches. Hop back on your coach for the drive through the beautiful Portuguese agricultural countryside. You’ll soon arrive in Batalha, a cute town home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery's Chruch, 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.

$189.71 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour to Obidos, Nazare, Alcobaca or Batalha and Fatima

Start with a visit to Fatima and its Sanctuary, the site where Our Lady of Fatima appeared in 1917. Since then, millions of pilgrims go there to pay their promises to pray or just to feel its mystical strength! The Sanctuary Square is so big that it can only be described by numbers: it can receive simultaneously 300,000 visitors and it's twice the size of St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. From Fatima, continue to the Monastery of Batalha, (or Alcobaca as an option) the biggest example in Portugal of the late gothic Portuguese style, where you can find a mix of the gothic style with the Manuelino Art - symbol of the Portuguese maritime expansion. If you choose to go to Alcobaca instead then you will visit the famous 12th century monastery. This monastery is not only a beautiful architectural example, but it also has the monuments in memory of King D. Pedro I and D. Ines de Castro.After lunch in the fishing village of Nazare, your last stop of the day will invite you to travel back in time to the true medieval town of Obidos. In Obidos all of this royal tradition of Portuguese Kings and Queens was kept till today including the old wall that surrounds the city. As this tour is private, you have some choices: • Alcobaca or Batalha - For those who wish to visit Fatima. • Alcobaca and Batalha - for those who do not wish to visit Fatima.

$178.64 Cultural & Theme Tours

Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, Obidos 2-Day Tour from Lisbon

Explore some of Portugal's most beautiful towns and holy sites on this 2-day/1-night tour from Lisbon. You have your choice of accommodation in either a standard or superior hotel in Fátima.Day 1: Lisbon - Óbidos - Alcobaça - Nazaré - Fátima (L)After meeting your guide in central Lisbon or being picked up from your hotel, relax on a comfortable coach ride north to Óbidos. Explore this romantic village with your guide, walking though cobblestoned streets surrounded by medieval walls and rustic houses, and visit the Castle Pousada-Hotel. Then head to Alcobaça to see the 12th-century Alcobaça Monastery, and continue to the charming fishing town of Nazaré, where you can explore the town on your own and have a Portuguese lunch. Next, learn interesting facts about Portugal's history on the drive to Nazaré, and continue on to Batalha to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery (Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória de Batalha), which commemorates Portugal's independence from Spain in 1385. End the day with free time in Fátima to attend a mass, if you wish, and enjoy a traditional dinner at the hotel.Overnight: Hotel Santa Maria or similar in Fátima (Superior Option) / Hotel S. José or similar in Fátima (Standard Option)Day 2: Fátima - Lisbon (B)Spend your day in Fátima, a important pilgrimage destination for Catholics across the world. The town is famous for a 1917 apparition of the Virgin Mary, that three shepherd children saw. Explore the town independently, visiting Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary to see the Chapel of Apparitions, a location that marks the sighting. You’ll also see the tombs of three shepherd children. Then, have lunch at a local restaurant if you wish, and enjoy free time to explore the spiritual location on your own and attend a mass, if you wish. When your time is up, take in views of the Portuguese countryside on the drive back to Lisbon, where you will arrive in time to enjoy the night in the city on your own.

$450.08 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Portugal Tour from Lisbon: Fátima, Sintra, Évora, Cascais and Estoril Coast

Based in a centrally located Lisbon hotel, enjoy this 3-day tour of central Portugal's loveliest towns – including Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Óbidos, Alcobaça, Nazaré, Évora, Azeitão – and its astonishing landmarks. On this comprehensive tour, you will explore historic and picturesque Portuguese locations during the day, and return to Lisbon at night to have dinner on your own and explore the city at your own pace. Visit the fairytale-like Pena Palace in Sintra, see the Castle Pousada-Hotel in Óbidos and admire Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary in Fátima. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alcobaça Monastery, Batalha Monastery and town of Évora. Learn interesting facts from your tour guide during guided walking tours in Sintra, Cascais and Évora, and sample wine at an important winery in Azeitão. Two nights of accommodation in a superior-class hotel are included. Two breakfasts and three lunches are also included. Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

$113.68 Private & Custom Tours

Fatima Nazare and Óbidos Full Day Tour from Lisbon

Depart from Lisbon in a comfortable bus and head to Óbidos, a medieval town built in 1282 by King Dinis for Queen Isabel on their wedding day. See the 45-foot high walls of Pousada do Castelo, designed to protect the village. Continue on to Alcobaça to visit the Alcobaça Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest church in Portugal. Admire the stunning Cistercian art and the ornate tombs of King Pedro and his beloved Queen Inês. Stop for lunch in colorful Nazaré, a traditional Portuguese fishing village. If time permits, head to Sítio to take in the stunning views of beach and ocean. Then, kick off the afternoon with a trip to Batalha Monastery, another World Heritage-listed site. Admire the beautiful stained-glass windows and the Manueline-style Royal Cloister. Next, travel to the town of Fátima, home to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, a center of Catholic faith and a globally important pilgrimage destination. Housed in the basilica are the tombs of Lúcia, Francisco, and Jacinta, peasant children who, despite threats, never denied witnessing the apparition of the Virgin Mary. The most important part of the shrine is the Chapel of Apparitions and schedule permitting, you may be able to attend mass here. On the way back to Lisbon, travel on a scenic route through a rich agricultural area.

$77.34 Private & Custom Tours

Medieval Monasteries Day Trip from Lisbon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Magnificat ToursGet ready for a cultural day out of Lisbon ! Begin the day by meeting a private guide at your hotel in Lisbon and boarding your private vehicle to Fátima (pick up at your hotel or vacation rental door-to-door if accessible by our vehicles)Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Monastery of AlcobacaThe Alcobaça Abbey marks the early years of the Cistercian Order. Built according to the poverty vows taken and the simplicity preached in the early years of the Saint Bernardine Rule, the monks derived from the Cluny Order and were granted the protection of this area in the reconquering of land from the Moors. The austere and plain early gothic architecture would come to produce a deep visual impact in the unornate open aisles of the Church.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Batalha MonasteryMonastery of Batalha was ordered construction after the Portuguesa won the Spanish in battle and maintained independence, this precious piece of architecture mostly Gothic and Manuelino, took over 150 years to be concluded and is part of the network of Royal Panthe­ons. Lunch stop in Batalha town.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Convent of ChristThis city famous for the Castle and Convent that homed the Order of the Knights Templar even after it was officially extinct in Europe - it survived in Por­ tugal and was even an important part of the Age of Discoveries. You'll tour inside the Castle and Convent to appreciate the beautiful architecture of Medieval, Gothic, Manuelino and Re­naissance aesthetics.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Magnificat ToursTiered but with great photos ! We'll retun you safely to your HotelDuration: 2 hours