Meet a guide at your Lisbon-area hotel for a 9am departure, then begin the 80-mile (178-km) trip from Lisbon to Fátima. Upon arrival at the Fátima Sanctuary, start with a short, 10-minute tour of the sanctuary and an explanation of the events of 1917.
Following the orientation, enjoy independent time to visit the area—depending on timing, it may be possible to attend a mass at the Fátima Sanctuary. See the Chapel of the Apparitions, which marks the precise place where Mary is said to have appeared to the three children, and take in the two grand basilicas, the neo-Baroque “Our Lady of the Rosary,” and the more modern “Holy Trinity Basilica.”
After your time in Fátima, head to the nearby town of Aljustrel to see the homes of Francisco, Jacinta Marto, and Lucia, where their simple, rural lives have been faithfully reconstructed using period pieces.
This tour concludes with the return trip to Lisbon and 3pm drop-off at the Marquês de Pombal Hotel, or at Restauradores Square in the city center, close to public transit, restaurants, and some of the city's top destinations.