A day dedicated to faith and medieval history. We will leave Lisbon towards Fátima so you can visit the famous Mariano de Fatima sanctuary, one of the largest pilgrimage centres in the world, built around the place where, in 1917, Our Lady appeared to three shepherds. After visiting the Basilica where the three seers are buried, the Chapel of Apparitions and the modern Holy Trinity Church, you will have some free time to pray or attend a celebration. Then we will leave for Valinhos, the small village where the three shepherds were born and visit their homes.
From here we will depart to Óbidos, a charming medieval town within walls, where we will taste the typical drink of the region: the “ginginha” served in a glass of chocolate. Óbidos is the best example of the medieval city in Portugal. As we enter its walls we go back in time. You will find ancient stone alleys, houses with white-painted secular facades, ever-active commerce, and countless churches built over the centuries.
This single-day tour is always supported by the comfort of our Mercedes-Benz vehicles, driven by our certified professional driver-guides.
| Total Cost in €: Euros|
|2People x 145€: 290€|
|3People x 100€: 300€|
|4People x 78€: 312€|
|5People x 66€: 330€|
|6People x 57€: 342€|
|7People x 52€: 364€|
|8People x 47€: 376€|
|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.
If you want to have lunch, your guide will recommend restaurants in or around Fatima.
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.