Get to know Portugal and all of its uniqueness in one day. With our Fátima Tour you won’t discover just the Holy City, but much more. Near Fátima you have the historical towns of Óbidos Alcobaça and Batalha, home of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Batalha Monastery and Alcobaça Monastery. Come in this journey to discover Portuguese culture and history in some of the most stunning places our country has to offer. We highly recommend making this trip between March-October and enjoy the famous Fátima Candle Procession.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Lisbon/Sintra/Cascais and take you on your journey to learn about Portuguese faith and history. The first stop will be Fátima, the world-famous pilgrimage site. Here you will learn all about the appearance of “Our Holy Lady of Fátima”, who appeared to three sheppard children in 1917. It is home of the basilica where all three are buried today.Later we move on to Batalha where the famous Batalha Monastery was built in commemoration of the historical battle between Portuguese and Castilan troops in the 14th century. It is one of the most stunning buildings in Gothic architecture and Portuguese history.Our next stop will be Alcobaça, home of yet another UNESCO-listed site, the Alcobaça Monastery. Wrapped around a river, the Alcobaça Monastery is considered to be one of the most beautiful sites in Portugal. The monastery is the burial site of Pedro and Inês de Castro. You will hear all about their tragic love story back in the day.Because we like to give our travelers some degree of flexibility, our last stop can either be Óbidos or Nazaré. Although Óbidos is beautiful and historical, after a long day it may seem more of the same. For that reason, you may prefer ending this incredible day watching the sunset and Nazaré’s world famous Gigantic Waves.Please note that the Fátima Candle Procession (March-October) happens between 9pm-11pm. We usually trade our last stop for dinner followed by the procession, should you wish to see it.