This is a tour that brings together faith and heritage. We start with Fatima, the altar of Europe. With its sanctuary, one of the largest pilgrimage centres in the world. We will go from the places of the Virgin Mary’s apparitions to the village where the little shepherds were born.
The tour will then go to the city of Batalha with its monastery, a symbol of Portuguese nationality, where it was fought the famous battle of Aljubarrota in 1385 against the Spanish forces.
We will head to the Atlantic and we will discover Nazaré, a fishing village known worldwide for giant waves, where surfer Garret McNamara set the world record for surfing the largest wave in the world (29 meters).
The final part of this tour can be understood as time travel. Entering in Óbidos and feeling the history that still lives in its walls, ancient stone alleys and secular facades, is to return to the mysteries of medieval times.
This single-day tour is always supported by the comfort of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, driven by a private driver.
| Total Cost in €: Euros|
|2People x 140€: 280€|
|3People x 97€: 291€|
|4People x 78€: 312€|
|5People x 64€: 320€|
|6People x 55€: 330€|
|7People x 49€: 343€|
|8People x 45€: 360€|
|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 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 (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 on 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.
The Monastery of Batalha was ordered to be built by King João I to celebrate the Portuguese victory of the famous battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. This UNESCO World Heritage Site monument is one of the best examples of European Gothic architecture, in its last stages. The interior houses the Church of “Santa Maria da Vitória”, the highest in Portugal with an amazing 32,5 meters in height. This monastery, symbol of Portugal’s national pride is without a doubt one of the most beautiful models of Portuguese medieval architecture.
In the last century, the old fishing village of Nazare became one of the most sought after beach resorts by Portuguese tourists to spend their summer. The wonderful white sandy beaches of enormous length captivate all those who come through here, whether to enjoy a weekend or simply to have a great delicious meal by the sea. But Nazare became known worldwide because of its giant waves in “Praia Norte”. The world record was conquered here for surfing a giant 29- meter wave by Garret McNamara, an American from the state of Hawaii. Stop for photo taking.
The town of Obidos is an ancient Roman city that continued flourishing even after the fall of the empire due to the huge commercial activity of products done by sea. During the Middle Ages, a wall was built around it after being conquered by the first king of Portugal, Afonso I. Obidos is the best example of a medieval town in Portugal. As we walk through this walled town, we go back in time and find narrow cobblestone alleys, houses with secular facades painted in white, a lively shopping area, and a number of churches that were built throughout the centuries. Here, we can imagine travelling back to the time of kings and queens. We get the sensation of the battles fought here for every piece of land. We won’t leave without tasting the famous “Ginga de Obidos”, a local sweet liquor served on a small chocolate cup.
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.