At a morning departure time to suit your schedule, board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Coimbra at your Porto hotel. If you wish to witness the evening candle procession in Fátima, your tour start time will be later in the afternoon.
During the 1.5-hour journey to Coimbra, relax and enjoy the landscapes of northern Portugal. On arrival, agree a flexible meeting time with your guide and set off to explore Coimbra independently.
Choose to visit the Johanina Library, which boasts a collection of more than 300,000 books. Additionally, choose to admire the grand buildings of the University of Coimbra, Portugal’s oldest university, and visit the Romanesque-style cathedral in Coimbra’s historic center.
After purchasing lunch in a recommended restaurant, return to your vehicle and proceed to Fátima — a pilgrimage site celebrated for an apparition of Virgin Mary. Explore the Sanctuary of Fátima, the final resting place of the three shepherd children that the Virgin Mary appeared to, and visit the Church of the Holy Trinity.
Reconvene with your driver at an arranged time and relax during the 2-hour drive to Porto, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.