Your full-day tour of Fatima and Coimbra begins by meeting your guide in Porto. Settle in to your comfortable air-conditioned coach and begin your scenic journey south to Fatima. On the ride there, get to know your guide and learn bits of historical anecdotes, like how Christians have pilgrimaged here for hundreds of years.
After two hours, depart the bus and begin exploring by foot. Head to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, a shrine that was constructed at the location of six apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Enjoy an immersive experience inside the church for a 30-minute mass, admiring the magnificent architecture and service.
Next, reflect during time on your own while discovering the city and enjoying a leisurely lunch (own expense). After lunch, re-board your coach and venture to your next destination: Coimbra. Upon arriving at this university town approximately an hour later, enjoy a walk while taking in the sights. See city’s Romanesque Old Cathedral of Coimbra, believed by some to be the most significant Roman Catholic structure in the country.
Continue exploring on your own, then return to your coach to relax and reflect on the drive back to Porto. Your tour in central Porto in the early evening.