Fatima And Coimbra Day Trip From Porto

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Overview

Discover the pilgrimage site of Fatima and the university city of Coimbra on a day trip from Porto! The full-day tour includes a visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima where several apparitions of the Virgin Mary are said to have taken place. Attend mass inside the sanctuarys basilica, soaking up the serene atmosphere, and then spend the afternoon in Coimbra, seeing the university and Old Cathedral of Coimbra on a walking tour.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide

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Leave your Porto hotel by air-conditioned coach and travel south to Fatima, a small city in central Portugal that has been a Christian pilgrimage site since medieval days. After traveling for roughly two hours, arrive in the town and then head inside the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima – a complex that’s just as large as its name suggests.

A national shrine, the sanctuary is built on the spot where the first of six apparitions of the Virgin Mary were said to be witnessed by three shepherd children: Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta. Their children’s tombs are within the sanctuary walls, as well as a beautiful Neoclassical church that’s dedicated to their memory. Head inside the church for mass (lasting roughly 30 minutes) and gaze in awe at the serene yet majestic surroundings while worshiping.

After the service, enjoy some free time to explore the city at leisure and enjoy lunch (own expense). Return to your coach at the pre-arranged time, and then travel to Coimbra – a historical town just less than an hour away. Stretch your legs on a walking tour around the city center, seeing its prestigious university and the Old Cathedral of Coimbra – a glorious example of Romanesque architecture that’s said to be the most important Roman Catholic building in Portugal.

Enjoy some free time to explore the city, perhaps visiting the University of Coimbra to see its famous old library. Entrance fees to all Coimbra attractions are at your own expense.

Make your way back to your coach and relax on your journey to Porto. Your tour finishes in the city center in the early evening.

Inclusions for Fatima And Coimbra Day Trip From Porto

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup
  • Local guide

Exclusions for Fatima And Coimbra Day Trip From Porto

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Coimbra University (approx. 6 euros)
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Tour guide was very knowledgeable.

  • We had an amaizing trip with Pedro, Miguel and Daniel. They were very knowledgeable. The trip was moulded to our main interests, we were extremely lucky to be the only tourists with our 3 guides due to it being off season but they were friendly and showed interest. We had a great day with them and me and my husband loved our lunch in Coimbra.

  • If you are a Catholic, then visiting Fatima, the place where the children prayed, and where they lived are very emotional and worth the trip. Although it was awesome to be able to attend mass, it was a bit rushed, by that I mean, there was no time to see anything else if you attend mass, which was important to me. Coimbra is a nice city, but a bit run down. The tour didn't allow for time to visit the famous library at the university, but I knew that. The food for lunch was good. Andre, our tour guide was kind, patient and very helpful, specially to a lady who had difficulty walking. The tour left and arrived on time. I would recommend it.

  • The trip was the best experience I had in Portugal - well worth it. Pedro was a most perfect guide. Highly skilled in several languages, well educated, outspoken, helpful and competent. I could not have better spent that day! The included lunch was of great quality, tickets to university attractions were even included, and everything went perfect. Thank you Pedro!

  • The tour was conducted by livingtours. Excellent guide Pedro, comfortable touring in an 8 seater van, good commentary and explanations, good lunch included and sufficient free time.

  • We were happy with the driver and guide. She did very well

  • This trip I would recomend to everybody. Very good, nice and very knowledgeable tour guide.
    We had a very fantastic day.

  • We booked this tour BECAUSE it said we would be at Fatima in time for Mass. I even expressed how important that was to me after completing the 800KM walk on the Camino de Santiago. It did not happen and for no reason except it was not really the plan. The rest of the tour was literally a 'drive-by' walking tour of Coimbra. Churches, the University, Monastery all on the tour but not included in the price OR the time alotted! Very disappointed! If all you want is a fly by on Fatima and Coimbra, GREAT!

  • Excellent guide and overall a good and interesting tour. I have my doubts about the Fatima/Coimbra combination - our small group divided between those who were interested mainly in Fatima and some hardly or not at all in Coimbra and those who would have preferred more free time in Coimbra with the opportunity to visit some of the sights rather than just walk past them.

  • This was a wonderful tour! We were picked up from our hotel in Porto and went to Fatima first. On our way to Fatima, Claudia gave us information on Portugal's history, Fatima's history, what to expect weather-wise, and pointed out all the storks that were nesting near the highway.
    We picked a perfect date to visit Fatima on the 12th of May it wasn't crowded and there were very few lines.
    On the way back to Porto, we stopped and visited Coimbra. It is a very nice city, lots to see and a lot of history here.
    The only complaint of the entire tour is not enough time at each of these locations! We would have been happy to have left earlier left hotel at 0830 and returned later returned about 1730 in order to have spent more time at each of these beautiful locations.

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