On this tour, we will discover one of the Christian religions most significant pilgrimage sites, Fátima (1h15 from Lisbon on the way to North) Here, learn about the children who, in 1917, saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Fátima). Our guide will explain all the history related with the apparitions in Fátima and you will have some free time to assist mass (optional). Finally we will pass by the shepherds house.
We arrive at the fishermans village of Nazare (Nazareth) the most charismatic fishermans village in Portugal, where we can see the fishermans wifes drying fish at the beach, as well as the costumes of the seven skirts women from Nazare, proudly shown to visitors. Lovely panoramic sight over the village through the sitio, where the legend of Dom Fuas Rupinho continues..and from where we can see the place where was recorded the world´s biggest ever surfed waveAfter lunch, head to Óbidos, a beautifully preserved medieval village. There, enjoy a sample of Ginginha, a famous cherry liquor, from a chocolate cup. Óbidos was considered as one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal.
Depending on climatic conditions, NAZARÉ could be replaced by BATALHA MONASTERY*
From here, travel to the 14th-century Batalha Monastery renowned for its compelling examples of of ornate gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the monastery, follow your guide into the royal tomb and see the Founders Chapel. Hear about the noble family that rests here including Queen Philippa of Lancaster, King João I and their heir Prince Henry the Navigator.