Portugal’s religious and historical heritage make even the most seasoned European traveler wax lyrical about its landmarks. Ideal for travelers with limited time, this private 8-hour tour allows you to tick off Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, and Óbidos in only one day. Visit Fátima, home to one of the world’s most important shrines to the Virgin Mary; admire the UNESCO-listed Batalha Monastery; absorb the seaside charm of Nazaré; and delve into the medieval history of Óbidos. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Lisbon are included.
Your tour begins at your Lisbon accommodation at 9am, when you’ll board a private, air-conditioned vehicle destined for a globally renowned pilgrimage site in Fátima. During a 1.5-hour drive, you guide reveals the story behind Fátima’s fame: in 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children on a spot commemorated by Our Lady of Fatima.
Absorb the spirituality of the town, visiting the Basilica and the Monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, before you proceed to Batalha. The town's Gothic, 14th-century monastery that boasts UNESCO World Heritage status is a feast for the eyes: admire the monastery’s grand façade and learn of its rich history from your guide.
Then, you’ll stop at Nazaré, a charming fishing village renowned for its dramatic waves. Absorb the gentle ambiance of the seaside spot, admiring its chapels and winding streets, before continuing the medieval village of Óbidos.
Amid the narrow alleys and cobbled streets of the historical hub, you’ll browse artisan craft shops and sample traditional Portuguese liqueur, Ginjinha, made from sour cherries.
Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Lisbon accommodation at around 6pm.