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  • Location:Lisbon, Portugal
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Fátima and the Sanctuary Basilica Half Day Tour from Lisbon

Christen your adventure in Portugal during an afternoon guided tour of Fátima and the Sanctuary Basilica, departing from Lisbon. Visit the pilgrimage site where legend has it the Virgin Mary appeared in 1917. With an expert guide by your side, learn why Catholics consider this one of the most spiritual places to visit in the world. Soak up the ambiance on your own and, if your desire, embrace an opportunity to attend mass at Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary.


  • Visit Fátima on a half-day trip from Lisbon
  • See the Chapel of Apparitions, which celebrates the 1917 apparition of the Virgin Mary
  • Enjoy free time to attend a mass at the Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary
  • Learn interesting facts about Fátima's importance in the Catholic world from your guide

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What You Can Expect

Fátima and the Sanctuary Basilica Half Day Tour from Lisbon

Fatima, Portugal

Begin your journey by meeting your guide at Parque Edoardo VII in central Lisbon or your Lisbon hotel. Then, commence your tour with an air-conditioned coach ride to Fátima and the Sanctuary Basilica. During the drive learn how this former agrarian village evolved into an influential Catholic pilgrimage site in 1917 after three children claimed to witness an apparition of the Virgin Mary.

Alongside your guide, uncover the details of this lady later known as Our Lady of Fátima and visit the sanctuary dedicated to her. See the shrine where over 4 million worshipers travel every year to give homage. Then, explore the Chapel of Apparitions where the gravestones of two of the three children rest and where the Virgin Mary emerged in front of them nearly a century ago.

Afterwards, experience more of this historic Catholic site on your own and attend an optional mass. As the afternoon ends, get back on your coach bus to Lisbon and enjoy rural views until your tour ends at the departure point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was everything I hoped it would be. So glad I used this tour.

Noel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

First class tour. Bus picked us up and dropped us back to hotel. Tour guide and driver were excellent.
Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour is highly recommended! There are several good points I can enumerate:
1.        Very convenient – pickup was prompt and directly from the hotel. Drop off was directly to the hotel as well.
2.        Content – we went to Obidos, Alcobaca, Nazare, Batalha, and Fatima. This is a lot of places in one day. Our tour guide, Ana, gives remarkable information on the sites while on the bus and on the sites themselves.
3.        Value for Money – for the number of sites, experience, and Portuguese history, this brings the most bang for your buck!
4.        Free Time on the sites – there are some free time allocated for some sites.

A noteworthy point, if you are after visiting a specific site in detail, like in Fatima, this might not be the best tour for you. Because there is quite little time left for free roaming and exploring, you will quickly run out of time if you want to drill down into more details, or attend service, on the programmed sites.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

It was excellent. The coach ride was comfortable and the guide was friendly. It was a lovely day !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Excellent I highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

Our tour guide, Vanessa, was a sophisticated guide. We not only learnt the history of Fatima, we were also enriched by her knowledgeable introduction in agriculture, culture and other aspects of the region and area wherever the coach passed by.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

very well done

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Although it was a very long day, the guide Ana was charming and humorous and gave us information in reasonable chunks that were easy to absorb. Great trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2011

our trip was complete success,i love the food the service and the people,specially the fatima trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2010

I really enjoyed it! Translated from Portuguese.
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