Driveve to Fátima through the agricultural lands of Ribatejo.
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.
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.
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.
Monumento ao Sagrado Coração de Jesus - ‘The Sacred Heart of Jesus’, its water is said to be the instrument of many praises. It is said to have been sanctified by the Virgin Mary herself.
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. It is the most significant symbol of the Avis Dynasty, 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 favour 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 good 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 and snack-bars.
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.
Drive along the lagoon of Óbidos heading towards the medieval town of Óbidos.
The villa of Óbidos was founded by the Celts in 308 b.C. 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. Entering the village of Óbidos is like going back in time, to when Óbidos was a great and important: the village of the Queens, as that was the wish of all the Portuguese queens. It’s a postcard villa, a living and breathing museum, thanks to its history and conservation. The famous Ginja liquor in a chocolate cup is included.
Pick-up 1 - 9:00 AM - In front of Hard Rock Café - Restauradores Square
Included: Ginja liqueur in chocolate cup. Does not include lunch or guided visit inside monuments.