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.
| Total Cost in €: Euros|
|2People x 169€: 338€|
|3People x 115€: 345€|
|4People x 89€: 356€|
|5People x 74€: 370€|
|6People x 65€: 390€|
|7People x 58€: 406€|
|8People x 55€: 440€|
|9 or more passengers please contact us.|
Up to 8 hours
Place designated by you
The famous Marian Sanctuary of Fatima is without a doubt one of the largest 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 (optional), visit the Chapel of the Apparitions where you can see the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. We will also visit the Basilica where we can find the tombs of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco (the last two were canonized by Pope Francis in May 2017, thus becoming the youngest saints of the Catholic Church). As we continue, we will visit the modern church of the Blessed Trinity of Fatima, which seats 8,633 people and has an area of 40,000 m2. The church was designed and projected by the Greek architect, Alexandros Tombazis. You can shop for religious items for you, your family and friends.
The village where the three shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, were born and lived. It is here we will visit the limestone houses which belonged to their families who dedicated their lives to agriculture and the breeding of sheep. It was an isolated and poor area in the interior of Portugal but nonetheless very beautiful.
If you wish to have lunch, your guide can recommend restaurants in the area of Coimbra. (the famous dish is “leitão da Bairrada” – baby pork cooked over fire).
The city of Coimbra recognized internationally for its famous university (one of the oldest in Europe), was the capital of Portugal until 1255. The city of Knowledge, as it is known, breathes culture everywhere, from the banks of the Mongego River to the hills where the university is located. Here we will visit the “Joanina” Library, considered by the British newspaper “The Telegraph” ” , the most amazing library in the world. Its construction was ordered by King João V. This baroque style library of indescribable beauty and wealth, was the result of the cultural vision of the richest monarch in Europe at that time. His royal safes were overflowing with gold from “Minas Gerais” in Portugal’s colony of Brazil. Free time to walk around the center of town and visit the Santa Cruz Church where we can find the tombs of the first king of Portugal, King Afonso I and of his son King Sancho I. You will also enjoy tasting the local sweets and pastries “Pastéis de Santa Clara, “Pastéis de Tentuga”l and the ” Arrufadas de Coimbra”.