Get to know the city of peace and prayer on this private full-day tour of Fatima. Take your time exploring every corner of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, where the three shepherds are buried. You can also opt to attend the morning Mass. Visit the Chapel of the Apparitions and the Basilica of Most Holy Trinity, including its temporary exhibitions. Enjoy lunch and browse the specialty stores for gifts and souvenirs. On the way back to Lisbon, visit the cities of Batalha and Nazaré.
Start your customizable private tour at the Sanctuary of Fatima, where you can meditate, pray, and attend the Mass. Admire the basilica’s monuments, including the Chapel of the Apparitions, built in response to Our Lady of Fatima’s request that a chapel be built in her honor. The chapel also houses the tombs of the three shepherds and a piece of the Berlin Wall, symbolizing the end of Communism. Next to the chapel, see the 100-plus-year-old Azinheira Grande, the largest existing tree in the Cova da Iria.
Next, discover the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, where the tombs of the three shepherds are housed. See a piece of the Berlin Wall, a symbol of the end of Communism. Visit the Basilica of Most Holy Trinity, the world’s fourth largest Catholic Church by capacity. Journey to Batalha and discover the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, known as the Batalha Monastery. Portugal’s King John I ordered the Dominican monastery built in 1386, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary for victory in the Battle of Aljubarrota. Having undergone several evolutions over its two centuries and seven reign, this National Monument of Heritage and Humanity is the only site that combines Gothic and Manuelino styles. Inside the monastery you can stop at Major Chapel, Founder's Chapel, the Chapter Room, Royal Cloister, and the Chapels of D. Duarte.
Then, visit the Atlantic coast town of Nazaré. Many call their long sandy beaches the best in Portugal, and they draw plenty of summer tourists. The town was once known for the traditional costumes worn by its fishermen and their wives, who sported traditional headscarves and embroidered aprons over seven multi-colored flannel skirts. Absorb its flavor before ending your tour at the original starting point.