Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos
Fatima was a humble place and inhabited by equally humble people who basically depended on herding and agriculture. In 1917, an event would change the lives of three children and the village itself, which would become the largest pilgrimage center in the western world.
You'll leave Lisbon towards Fatima, a journey to the altar of the world, city of peace and prayer. Visit Cova de Iria, where the sanctuary's places of cult and prayer are located. Visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, considered the heart of the Sanctuary, built in 1919, in the exact location where the Apparitions took place.
Here Our Lady appeared full of light and spoke to the Little Shepherds. At this place, the Virgin appeared five times: in May, June, July, September and October 1917.
In addition to the Chapel of Apparitions you will also visit the complete Sanctuary: Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Monument of the Berlin Wall, Monument of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Large Holm-oak. Time to pray. Time to buy religious items.
The Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, popularly known as Monastery of Batalha, was built by King D. João I, in fulfillment of a promise made on August 14, 1385 to Our Lady, should he win the Castilian army. The Battle against the Spaniards took place in Aljubarrota, south of Batalha and was won by the Portuguese king who hurried to fulfill his promise. The Monastery of Batalha has been is a symbol of Portugal's independence and is a testament of to the beginning of the second royal dynasty in Portugal, the Avis Dynasty.
Classified in 1983 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Monastery of Batalha is one of the most imposing Gothic monuments in the entire Iberian Peninsula.
Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view over the beach of Nazare from Sitio, the highest point of the village. Nazare is a traditional fisherman's village, a summer destination and a big waves surfers paradise.
Huge waves of Praia do Norte A 30 meters wave in Nazaré. How can we explain it? 1. The refraction of the wave due to the difference in depths between the Continental Shelf and the Canyon; 2. Overtopping a topographic barrier (steep vertical variation); 3. Positive interference between the wave travelling from the Canyon and the wave propagating across the northern continental shelf; 4. Littoral Drift. The combined effect of these processes significantly increases the wave height, which can reach values much higher than those observed offshore. The waves break when their height is approximately equal to the local water depth.
You will complete the tour in Óbidos. This fortified village is one of the ex-libris of Portuguese heritage and will be a surprise to you, since it is a medieval village surrounded by the walls of its castle, serving as a living, inhabited testimony that has remained almost unchanged since the end of the XVII century. Walking through the streets of Óbidos is to make an appointment with the past, through its sidewalks and Gothic houses from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Departure at 8:30 at Hotel/Accommodation in Lisbon
Visit the Chapel of Apparitions
Visit the Basilica of the Holy Trinity
Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima
Visit the Batalha Monastery
Visit the “O Sitio” in Nazare
Visit the Praia do Norte in Nazare
Visit the fortified village of Obidos and its Castle
Return to Lisbon You will be able to choose a Drop-off location different from the Pick up one, provided it is in Lisbon.
This is a private tour. Only your group will participate
This tour was created from our own experience and learning during our visits to Fatima, Batalha, Nazare and Obidos over the past few years. However, the itinerary presented can be changed and made to your needs if you have any preference in choosing the places to visit or in another attraction in these localities.
About your PICK UP and DROP OFF Time
As a rule, the start and end of the service are from 8h30 am to 5 pm. However, it is not a strict schedule and can be flexible depending on your needs.
About your PICK UP and DROP OFF Local
We can pick you up and drop you off at your Hotel, Apartment, Cruise Terminal, Airport, or at a location of your choice. Contact us!
Personal accompaniment during the whole day
WiFi on board
Pickup and drop-off at Hotel/Accommodation in Lisbon
Liability insurance according to current law
Personal Accident Insurance according to current law
What's not included
Entrance tickets to monuments
Any additional expenses not covered and agreed in advance
Estrela d'Alva Tours is not responsible for excess or oversized baggage, because of a lack of notice, if it can not be transported in the reserved vehicle;
If it proves impossible in providing one or more services for reasons that are strange to Estrela d'Alva Tours, they will be replaced by equivalent services;
Estrela d’Alva Tours operates a non smoking policy in its transportation services.