Visit Fatima as a pilgrim, not a tourist !Tread in the footsteps of religious pilgrims during this private full-day tour to Fátima from Lisbon. One of the most important Catholic pilgrimages sanctuaries in Europe, Fátima is the town where, in 1917, three small children saw the Virgin Mary. Tour the homes where the children lived, visit the Sanctuary and Chapel of Apparitions, and see the Basilica of the Holy Trinity. Attend mass in Fátima if you choose to. This private tour can be customized to suit your needs and includes round trip transportation from Lisbon.With our tour you'll have a deep knowledge of the Fatima Message still so contemporary more then 100 years later!
Begin the day by meeting a private guide at your hotel in Lisbon and boarding your private vehicle to Fátima: one of the most important religious pilgrimage sites in Europe, Fátima became famous in 1917 when three small children claimed to have seen a vision of the Virgin Mary there. We start our day doing all your religious and souvenir shopping in a quick stop at Fatima's shopping center so that you can have your objects blessed at mass in the Sanctuary.We will continue our drive to Aljustrel in order to visit the Little Sheppards’ Houses and places of the Angel’s 2nd Apparition. We will also visit Valinhos, where the Virgin appeared and Loca do Anjo – place of the Angel’s Apparitions. This is one of Fátima most sacred and peaceful places. If the weather and timing is good we will still walk up to the Plith of the Hunagrians doing some of the Stations of the Cross. By now we will have to check how our pilgrims are! Most likely and after all the walking, we will be heading for a very deserved lunch! Our restaurant selections always include cozy traditional local restaurants.The Chapel of Apparitions and the Basilica of the Holy Trinity are different places of worship within in the Sanctuary and allow visitors to tour. Don’t miss the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, which holds the tombs of the now-deceased children who witnessed the apparition - Saint Francisco Marto, Saint Jacinta Marto and sister Lucia. We will visit these places after lunch when we arrive to the Sanctuary. If we missed the 12h30 service, no problem - we'll do the afternoon mass. From May to October there will always be an English official Mass at the Sanctuary! This tour can be customized to suit your desired needs and also includes free time for personal time at the Sanctuary.