2-Day Sacred Portugal Trip: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré And Óbidos, From Lisbon

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Cityrama Gray Line, Alameda Edgar Cardoso, 1070-051 Lisboa, Portugal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    In case your hotel is not listed, please advise in order to arrange the best pick up option possib.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover central Portugal's sacred sites and popular towns on this 2-day tour from Lisbon. Visit the Catholic pilgrimage site Our Lady of Ftima Sanctuary, where you can attend a mass, if you wish, and learn about the towns famous apparition of the Virgin Mary. See holy monuments like the Alcobaa Monastery and Batalha Monastery, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, and hear interesting facts about religion in Portugal. You will also enjoy guided tours of the charming villages of bidos and Nazar, and have free time to explore more at your own pace. Accommodation and three meals are included.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Explore some of Portugal's most beautiful towns and holy sites on this 2-day/1-night tour from Lisbon. You have your choice of accommodation in either a standard or superior hotel in Ftima.

Day 1: Lisbon - bidos - Alcobaa - Nazar - Ftima (L)
After meeting your guide in central Lisbon or being picked up from your hotel, relax on a comfortable coach ride north to bidos. Explore this romantic village with your guide, walking though cobblestoned streets surrounded by medieval walls and rustic houses, and visit the Castle Pousada-Hotel. Then head to Alcobaa to see the 12th-century Alcobaa Monastery, and continue to the charming fishing town of Nazar, where you can explore the town on your own and have a Portuguese lunch. Next, learn interesting facts about Portugal's history on the drive to Nazar, and continue on to Batalha to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery (Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitria de Batalha), which commemorates Portugal's independence from Spain in 1385. End the day with free time in Ftima to attend a mass, if you wish, and enjoy a traditional dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Santa Mariaor similar in Ftima(Superior Option) / Hotel S. Jos or similar in Ftima(Standard Option)

Day 2: Ftima - Lisbon (B)
Spend your day in Ftima, a important pilgrimage destination for Catholics across the world. The town is famous for a 1917 apparition of the Virgin Mary, that three shepherd children saw. Explore the town independently, visiting Our Lady of Ftima Sanctuary to see the Chapel of Apparitions, a location that marks the sighting. Youll also see the tombs of three shepherd children. Then, have lunch at a local restaurant if you wish, and enjoy free time to explore the spiritual location on your own and attend a mass, if you wish. When your time is up, take in views of the Portuguese countryside on the drive back to Lisbon, where you will arrive in time to enjoy the night in the city on your own.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Lisbon - Óbidos - Alcobaça - Nazaré - Sítio - Fátima (L)
After meeting your guide in central Lisbon or being picked up from your hotel, relax on a comfortable coach ride north to Óbidos. Explore this romantic village with your guide, walking though cobblestoned streets surrounded by medieval walls and rustic houses, and visit the Castle Pousada-Hotel. Then head to Alcobaça to see the 12th-century Alcobaça Monastery, and continue to the charming fishing town of Nazaré, where you can explore the town on your own and have a Portuguese lunch. Next, learn interesting facts about Portugal's history on the drive to Sítio, which boasts wonderful views of the Portuguese coastline and Nazaré, and continue on to Batalha to visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery (Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória de Batalha), which commemorates Portugal's independence from Spain in 1385. End the day with free time in Fátima to attend a mass, if you wish, and enjoy a traditional dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Santa Maria or similar in Fátima (Superior Option) / Hotel S. José or similar in Fátima (Standard Option)

Day 2: Fátima - Lisbon (B)
Spend your day in Fátima, a important pilgrimage destination for Catholics across the world. The town is famous for a 1917 apparition of the Virgin Mary, that three shepherd children saw. Explore the town independently, visiting Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary to see the Chapel of Apparitions, a location that marks the sighting. You’ll also see the tombs of three shepherd children. Then, have lunch at a local restaurant if you wish, and enjoy free time to explore the spiritual location on your own and attend a mass, if you wish. When your time is up, take in views of the Portuguese countryside on the drive back to Lisbon, where you will arrive in time to enjoy the night in the city on your own.

Inclusions

1 night accommodation

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner - optional)

Local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Entrance fees to Alcobaa Monastery and Batalha Monastery (approx. 12 euros)

Hotel drop-off on Day 2

Additional meals not previously mentioned (Dinner supplement at hotel in Ftima: 32 per pax)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not wheelchair accessible

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

There is no toilet on board the coach

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Oct-2019

    I hardly ever write a bad review, but the 2-Day Sacred Portugal Trip was a disappointment.
    Primarily because we were rushed from one spot to the next with very little time to spend at any one of them... except Fatima. Which, after a short visit to the Lady of Fátima Sanctuary, we were dropped off at our hotel with instructions to be in the lobby the following day by 5:30pm for pickup and return to Lisbon (??!). We had not expected to spend an entire day in Fatima, so we spent the night in the hotel, grabbed a local bus first thing in the morning and returned to Lisbon.
    Secondly, because our tour guide was barely understandable in English.
    The “Portuguese” lunch at Nazaré was good (though we cut it short so we would have more than 10 minutes to walk around the village). The breakfast at our hotel the following morning was very good. Dinner at our hotel was not included, though our Viator itinerary clearly stated it was (up to 32 euros per pax).
    We have had such a good experience with Viator in the past that we’ll not let this one tour keep us from coming back.

  • 08-Mar-2018

    WOW this tour amazing!
    Desde el recorrido de estos pueblos hasta llegar a Fátima, fue un viaje inlvidable. Yo lo hice los dos días el tour, en primer lugar porque fui sola y quería sentir la presencia del Espíritu Santo en este lugar Sagrado, encontré esa paz que buscaba.

  • 04-Jan-2018

    This tour was amazing!

  • 16-Sep-2017

    this is great and the hotel was clean.

  • 08-Aug-2017

    I'm really glad I took this tour, as it was important to me to go to the Fatima evening candlelight procession, and this 2-day arrangement allowed me to do that. On Day 1, I was with a bus load of people who signed up for the 1-day tour, and before the end of that day I was dropped off at the Fatima hotel where I spent the night. Only problem was I had signed up for the Deluxe hotel, and the tour company did not have record of this. This isn't the first time that there was miscommunication or lack of communication between Viator and local tour companies, so be aware of the details of your purchase and have a printout. On Day 2, the tour group picks you up at your hotel late afternoon, so you return to Portugal with another bus load of people who took the 1-day tour that day. The tour company initially went to the wrong hotel, then they found me at the Deluxe hotel. That was miscommunication within the tour company.

  • 07-Aug-2017

    This was the perfect tour to visit different sights in Portugal and to visit Fatima. The accommodations at Fatima were simple but more than sufficient for our needs. Our hotel was just across from the main Fatima sights and was easily accessed. Pick up the next day was an easy return to the city.

  • 29-Apr-2016

    This tour was good. But it can be booked as day trip. Not enough to see for 2 days. It ended in Fatima. They drop you there and pick up is 530pm the next day. not much to do in this city except see the shire and shop.The hotel was very nice, the food was good
    . I did find a tour out to the village where the children grew up. so I took that but it is only a 1/2 day tour and you pay extra 19 per person it is worth it.
    I would recommend booking this tour as a day trip unless you plan on taking the side tour to the village.

  • 30-Sep-2014

    Two day trip is a must if you want more than one hour in Fatima. Lunch provided was excellent and much more than expected. Good, local, sit down, three course meal! We chose superior hotel and accommodation was "superior" and location was excellent.

  • 04-Nov-2013

    Enjoyed the tour and extra time the overnight in Fatima provided ... possibly could of come back to Lisbon a little earlier the next day

  • 19-Jun-2013

    Elena is the tour guide from hell! She was rude to the passengers, telling people over the microphone to stop talking while she is talking. She also individually approached those who were late in coming back to the bus to scold them. Apparently, I was the only one from the group who was staying overnight in Fatima, and when I asked her about the arrangements, she quickly shrugged that the company did not tell her anything about it. When she did find out the details, she told me to cross to the other side of the Fatima sanctuary with my luggage to check in by myself, because according to her the bus is too big to go there. But in fact, another bus went near the hotel to pick me up the next day!

    As to the tour itself, 50 minutes is too short to enjoy Obidos. It should also be made clear in the description that the cloisters of Batalha are NOT included in this tour. There were not much information or guidance given in Fatima -- I was just left on my own on the second day except for the transfer back to my hotel. I definitely think this tour could have been better with a different guide.