The tour starts in Lisbon heading to Fatima where you will be visiting the famous Fatima Shrine. It is one of the largest pilgrimage centers in the world, built around the place where, in 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherds. After visiting the Basilica where the three seers are buried, the chapel of apparitions and the modern Church of the Holy Trinity, we will have some free time to pray or attend mass celebration (optional). Shortly afterwards, the tour goes to Valinhos, the small village where the three young shepherds were born, and we will visit their homes, having the chance to see what the region’s houses looked like at the beginning of the XX century.
The next destination on our tour is Sintra. UNESCO World Heritage and capital of romanticism, Sintra has been the summer residence of the royal family since the fourteenth century. Sintra’s micro climate, where humidity predominates, helped the exuberant vegetation to thrive. It was often praised by the nineteenth-century romantic poets like Lord Byron. You will have the opportunity to visit one of the various Palaces of Sintra on this tour and taste if you wish the traditional sweets.
Let us drive you in the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, with AC and WiFi, and be escorted by one of our certified professional driver-guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros
|2People: 290€ (145€ per person)|
|3People: 309€ (103€ per person)|
|4People: 328€ (82€ per person)|
|5People: 340€ (68€ per person)|
|6People: 348€ (58€ per person)|
|7People: 371€ (53€ per person)|
|8People: 392€ (49€ per person)|
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Up to 8 hours
Place designated by you in accordance with Premiere Tours
The famous Marian Sanctuary of Fatima is without a doubt one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the world. Millions of people come here annually to pay homage to the three shepherd children who witnessed the apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the fields of “Cova da Iria”. Free time to attend Mass services (optional), visit the Chapel of the Apparitions where you can see the image of the Virgin Mary. We will also visit the Basilica where we can find the tombs of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco (the last two canonized by Pope Francis on May 2017, becoming the youngest saints of the Catholic Church). As we continue, we will visit the modern church of the Blessed Trinity of Fatima, seating 8,633 people and with an area of 40,000 m2 (450,000 ft2). The church was designed and projected by the Greek architect, Alexandros Tombazis. Time allowed for religious shopping (optional).
We next head to the village where the three shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, were born and lived. Visit their family’s limestone built homes, part of an old community, in what used to be a poor area in the interior of Portugal, but nonetheless of great beauty and character.
If you want to stop for lunch, your guide will recommend restaurants in the Fatima area.
Sintra is without a doubt one of the most extraordinary places in Portugal. Its microclimate transforms this small town situated on the slopes of the mountain range “Serra de Sintra” next to the Atlantic, into a major attraction for visitors who go there to admire its famous castles and palaces or simply taste the traditional food, pastries and sweets. And let’s not forget the souvenir shops selling typical local items. We will stop in the historic center where you can taste the famous “travesseiros” and “queijadas” at the Piriquita Pastry Shop and explore the narrow cobbled streets of the most romantic town in Portugal. Time to visit one of these palaces: Sintra national palace, Pena palace , Quinta da Regaleira , palace of Monserrate (optional visit)
A private tour with an accredited professional driver/guide, exclusively at your disposal, who will accompany you on visits to monuments and other places of interest whenever possible, (in certain areas of the city, car parking is not available or not allowed in which case the driver/guide will drop you off and schedule a time with you for pick-up, back at the same place of drop-off).
The start and ending of the tour will always be at a place designated by you, in accordance to the agreement previously established between you and Premiere Tours .
This tour is completely personalized. If you wish to change our suggestions of places to visit with others chosen by you, we will gladly do our best to accommodate your choices or options.