Drive to Fátima through the agricultural lands of Ribatejo. In Fatima experience life as a pilgrim when you visit the Sanctuary, one of the most important Christian sites with approximately 5 million visitors each year. Stop by the Capelinha das Aparições. This is the true heart of the sanctuary: the exact place of the Virgins apparition is marked with a marble Column and Her image – Our Lady of Fátima. Have a look at the Olive tree where the 3 little children waited for the apparition.
Enjoy the Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima: Built in the location were the 3 children were playing on the 13th of May of 1917. Inside you may find the tombs of all 3 children: Francisco, Jacinta and Lúcia.
Discover the stunning 14th century Batalha Monastery – In 1980 the monastery became a Museum and 3 years later was written into UNESCO’s list of World Heritage. Built by the initiative of D. João I of Portugal, in the sequence of a promise he made to Our Lady of Victory, should she choose to favor the Portuguese in the battle of Aljubarrota (1385) against the army of Castela.
Take a photo at the top of the Nazaré cliffs with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and hear about the famous legend of D. Fuas Roupinho. The village maintains a strong and long tradition of fishing activity since its origin. It has an enormous variety of fish and seafood restaurants. Today it is better known as a summer retreat for the Portuguese. The women still wear the traditional fisherman clothing’s, consisting of 7 skirts (one for each day of the week), and widows wear black until their own death.
Relax at lunch in the fishing town of Nazaré, with a great variety of regional restaurants
Enjoy the sea breeze as we drive along the Atlantic coast passing gorgeous cliffs and picturesque villages of Foz do Arelho and São Martinho do Porto. We stop in some great look-out places on top of the cliff for pictures;
Fall in love with Óbidos, a romantic medieval village, founded in 308 b.C. Get free time to explore the narrow streets, the castle walls and visit the handicraft and traditional souvenir shops. Entering the village of Óbidos is like going back in time, to when Óbidos was a great and important village, the one of the Queens. It’s a postcard villa, a living and breathing museum, thanks to its history and conservation. The traditional Ginja liquor in a chocolate cup is included.
In the morning we drive to Fátima through the agricultural lands of Ribatejo. In Fátima you may be able to experience life as a pilgrim when you visit the Sanctuary of Fátima, one of the most important Christian sites with approximately 5 million visitors each year. After leaving Fátima we will make a short stop to see the stunning 14th century Batalha Monastery – UNESCO World Heritage Site. During lunch time, relax at the fishing town of Nazaré known for its variety of regional restaurants and cafés. Afterwards, a quick stop at the Nazaré cliffs to appreciate the marvelous view over the Atlantic Ocean!
In the afternoon, enjoy the sea breeze as we drive along the Atlantic coast passing gorgeous cliffs and the picturesque villages of Foz do Arelho and São Martinho do Porto. Fall in love with Óbidos, a romantic medieval village, full of flowers. Get free time to explore the narrow streets, the castle walls and visit the handicraft and traditional souvenir shops and finish with a Ginja liqueur in a chocolate cup before heading back to Lisbon.
- Trip Name: Full Day Obidos Fatima And Nazare
- Trip Code: TL-851-413
- Country: Portugal
- Type: Group Tour,Live Guide Tour
- Activities: Culture & History Tours,Day Trips
- Starting Point: Av. da Liberdade 2, 1250-147 Lisboa, Portugal
- Ending Point: Av. da Liberdade 2, 1250-147 Lisboa, Portugal
- Multi-Language Guide: English,French
What to expect ?
Experience the rich heritage and stunning countryside of Portugal on this guided day trip to Fátima, Óbidos and Nazaré from Lisbon. On this tour, discover one of the Christian religion’s most significant pilgrimage sites, Fátima. Here, learn about the children who, in 1917, saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Fátima). You will also visit the small medieval town of Óbidos, glimpse into a fisherman’s life in the seaside village of Nazaré and marvel at the ornate architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery. During your journey, savor landscapes that boast beautiful Atlantic coast views, verdant hills and impressive bluffs.
Start with pickup at 9:00AM in front of Hard Rock Cafe (Avenida da Liberdade, 2). Hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan and travel to Fátima, Nazaré and Óbidos. Begin with a journey north to the once quaint village of Fátima now a prominent Christian sanctuary. Arrive and learn about the three shepherd children who claimed to see Our Lady of Fátima dressed in white in 1917. Stroll with your guide to the famous Sanctuary of Fatima, a basilica which draws millions of religious people annually who homage to the shrine. From here, travel to the 14th-century Batalha Monastery renowned for its compelling examples of of ornate gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the monastery, follow your guide into the royal tomb and see the Founder’s Chapel. Hear about the noble family that rests here including Queen Philippa of Lancaster, King João I and their heir Prince Henry the Navigator. Continue to the quiet fishing village of Nazaré, a favorite summer vacation spot for the Portuguese. Here, take a break for lunch at a local cafe or restaurant (own expense). Learn about the locals who fish here before heading onward to the Nazaré cliffs. Reach the gorgeous small towns of São Martinho do Porto and Foz do Arelho and whip out your camera for quaint farm-country shots. Next, cruise along the impressive cliff-laden coast as you journey to Óbidos, a medieval village established in 208 BC. Enter past its fortified walls and discover slender streets, gothic facades, and vibrant houses. Alongside your guide, learn about King Dinis who gifted Óbidos to his new wife Queen Isabel in 1282 which led locals to refer to Óbidos as ‘wedding present town. As you walk notice the window sills decorated with flower pots and colorful tiles. Then, stop at a local wine shop for a taste of Ginja liqueur, a cherry flavored spirit and perhaps savor a snack. Finally, enjoy perusing through an artisan’s shop with a wide variety of handmade ceramics before returning to Lisbon where your tour concludes.
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Local guide
- Ginja liqueur in a chocolate cup
- Tickets to monuments
Inclusions: Transport by air-conditioned minivan; Local guide; Ginja liqueur in a chocolate cup.
Exclusions: Lunch; Tickets to monuments