Take 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 (if option selected) 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. 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, 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.