Discover a medieval world of stone monasteries, cobblestone streets and holy sites on a full-day, private tour of Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça and Óbidos from Lisbon. Immerse yourself in Portugal’s history and religious traditions as you explore some of the country’s most significant churches, see a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore a picture-perfect hilltop community of whitewashed buildings and tile roofs. Enjoy the flexibility of a private experience, with the opportunity to see the stunning Fátima Candle Procession from late March through October.
Full-day, private tour from Lisbon to four towns
Visit important pilgrimage sites and historic villages
Meet your guide at your Lisbon hotel, and learn about Portuguese history and faith as you travel north to Fátima, home to the Sanctuary of Fátima, a legendary pilgrimage site. Learn how three local shepherd children described the appearance of ‘a lady in white’ in 1917, then visit the basilica where the three children are buried. Continue to the UNESCO-listed Batalha Monastery, a 14th-century Domincan convent built to commemorate a fierce battle between Portuguese and Castilan troops in 1385. Discover the rich details of the Gothic building, and trace the influence of local Manueline architecture through the site. Stroll the picture-perfect center of Alcobaça, where historic neighborhoods and a quiet river wrap around the Alcobaça Monastery, another UNESCO site that’s among the most beautiful places in Portugal. Pay your respects to a pair of famous lovers buried in the monastery, and hear the tragic story of Prince Pedro and Inês de Castro, the queen who was crowned after death. Make a final stop of the day at the walled city of Óbidos, and follow a maze of cobblestone streets to a historic castle, local shops and perfectly preserved homes; watch sunset from the pretty hilltown, then make the return trip to your Lisbon hotel. From March 28th to October 31st, this tour can accommodate a visit to the Fátima Candlelight Procession which takes place daily between 9:30pm and 11pm.
We were picked up by a very nice man in a very nice car. Unfortunately this nice man barely spoke English and got lost on multiple occasions. Unfortunately due to this we didn't get to see most of the scheduled sites and bad ba Google to find out about the ones we did visit
Pedro our Tour guide was very polite and sincere , he covered all on time and we had good time in all places, only draw back was Pedro was not able to talk much in English but his service made up for rest
Very interesting and well organised tour. Our driver/guide was very informative and since we were a group of friends we had a certain flexibility regarding the order of sight we wanted to visit and time spent at each sight. Batalha and Alcobaça are beautiful monasteries and Óbidos is such a charming place to visit. All in all, a great experience!
It was a great experience and the only way to visit many places in one day.The organization was perfect.Bernard, the driver was at the hotel door at time and we traveled in complete safety in all the places. The car was a good one, clean and new and the driver very polite and helpfull.
We left on time and visited all the places planned.The driver didnt rush us and he recomanded all the time how long we would need in each place.In return he agreed to let us in Rossio Square and not at the hotel.It was a pleasant experience.We are very pleased with the organization of VIATOR and recommend this trip.It was easy to book and pay. Thank you VIATOR.
We were a group of 14 persons booked in 2 minivans. Our English tour guides were Eduardo and Bernardo. They were very friendly, knowledgeable, hard-working, polite, and patient. With their excellent guidance, the tour was very interesting and enjoyable from the beginning to the end. The lunch was very good with good foods, drinks, beer, wine, coffee included. Fatima is a very popular and famous place, but other places mentioned in the tour are also very interesting and amazing with knowledgeable guidance from our tour guides.