Full Day Tour to Obidos, Batalha, Nazare and Fatima

Full Day Tour to Obidos, Alcobaca, Batalha, Nazare and Fatima from Lisbon
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience Fatima, the location of the famed Basilica and Chapel of Apparitions, with a tour of the Sanctuary.
  • Marvel at the Monastery of Batalha, a UNESCO World Heritage site, showcasing finely worked stained-glass windows and Gothic masterpiece.
  • Explore the picturesque fishing town of Nazare, learning about its rich legends and traditions while enjoying an independent lunchtime.
  • Delight in scenic views from Sitio, overlooking Nazare and its stunning beaches, subject to weather and time permitting.
  • Immerse yourself in the medieval charm of Obidos, a fortified hilltop town reflecting rich local traditions and fine Roman architecture.
Price: $105.00
Children (Ages 4 and under) are free but must be accounted for.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 11 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A taxi (not included, approximately 10 EUR each way) or a complimentary shuttle is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress As you will be visiting a religious or memorial site, your shoulders, and knees should be covered. Comfortable, sensible, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step walk over paved, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces, some of which may be uneven and on an incline. There are steps at most sites visited. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Full Day Tour to Obidos, Batalha, Nazare and Fatima

The day begins with a visit to Fatima, where the focal point of its history revolves around three children-Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta-who encountered an apparition of a lady dressed in white while tending to their sheep. On the 13th of every month from May to October, she appeared to the children. The final apparition was witnessed by 70,000 pilgrims, who observed the Miracle of the Sun. Our Lady of Fatima conveyed a message comprising three secrets: the initial one depicted a vision of Hell, emphasizing the consequences of souls straying without prayer; the second foretold the onset of the Second World War; and the enigmatic third secret is safeguarded by the Vatican.

Your initial stop is the Sanctuary, housing the Basilica where the tombs of Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia rest. It encompasses the Chapel of Apparitions, the core of the Sanctuary, and the new Church of the Holy Trinity, ranking as the world's fourth-largest by capacity. You'll have some free time to explore the area or, if a mass is underway, you might choose to attend part of it.

Next, you'll journey to Batalha to explore another UNESCO World Heritage site, the Monastery of Batalha. Established in 1386 A.D., this Gothic masterpiece boasts intricately crafted stained-glass windows.

Continuing the tour, you'll arrive at the charming and vibrant fishing town of Nazare, where you'll delve into its rich legends and traditions. Once leaving Nazare, weather and time permitting, there's an opportunity to visit Sitio. Here, you can revel in the breathtaking views overlooking Nazare and its stunning beaches.

The final destination is Obidos, an approximately one-hour drive through the scenic Portuguese countryside. Perched atop a hill and surrounded by a fortified wall, this town traces its origins back to the era of Roman occupation. The castle stands as a beautifully preserved testament to medieval architecture, echoed throughout its streets, squares, walls, and charming rustic white houses. Throughout the tour, you'll delve into the diverse and culturally rich local traditions of the town.

Please Note: All tours are operated in three languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish (daily). During the high season April 1, 2024 through October 31, 2024, French is available Monday through Sunday, and Italian is available on Mondays.