Tread in the footsteps of pilgrims at the religious capital of Fátima on this private 6-hour tour from Lisbon. This small town became famous in 1917 when three small children saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary; since then, thousands of religious pilgrims have traveled to the place where the sightings occurred. With two hours on your own, tour the Sanctuary of Fatima, the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, and the Basilica of the Holy Trinity. On the way back to Lisbon, stop in the charming town of Valinhos.
Meet up with a private guide in Lisbon and take off for the town of Fátima, one of the most important religious pilgrimages in all of Europe. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the 90-minute drive through the countryside along highway A1. Upon arrival, learn about the history and importance of Fátima from the guide before heading off to explore on your own. Spend two hours on your own touring the town at your leisure. Visit historic sites such as the Sanctuary of Fatima, the Chapel of the Apparitions, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, and the Basilica of the Holy Trinity. Nearby Sanctuary Square can hold 300,000 to 500,000 visitors at once and is approximately twice the size of St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.After meeting back up with the guide, hop back in the car and drive to the charming town of Valinhos, where the three small children lived. Spend about 45 minutes exploring on your own before heading back to Lisbon. This private tour offers undivided attention from your guide and roundtrip transportation to and from Lisbon.