Discover the shrines of Fatima in minibus: Visit and pay homage to one of the most famous religious shrines in world – Fatima, where more than 4 million pilgrims visit each year.
Discover this incredible site close to the small town of Fatima, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared unto three young shepherd children between May and October 1917. The tombs of two of the children can be found in the Chapel of Apparitions, an open air chapel built on the site of the apparitions. Across the square stands the Neoclassical-styled Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, the fourth largest Catholic Church in the world for capacity. It is flanked by magnificent pillars and overlooks the majestic square. Inside the church are 15 altars dedicated to the 15 mysteries of the Rosary. The outstanding high altar painting represents the messages of Our Lady to the three children. At the entrance of the sanctuary there is a monument known as the Berlin Wall because it holds a piece of the Wall donated by a Portuguese man who went to live in Germany.
The tour continues with stops at other pretty villages in the region. You will see Nazare, a delightful fishing village; and Obidos, still surrounded by its original mediaeval walls. Finally we call at the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Batalha Monastry, built in the Gothic style and constructed to celebrate the Portuguese victory over the Castillians.
Meeting/pick-up point: Outside Hotel's Reception, except for clients staying in hotels in Parque das Nações who will need to go to the following meeting point: Hotel Sana Evolution in Saldanha.
Drop-off location: In Rossio or Marques de Pombal.
Duration: Ten hours.
Start/opening time: At 9.30am.
End/closing time: At 7.30pm.
Languages: Portuguese, English, French and Spanish .
Others: Pick-up time to be informed 24/48 hours before the tour.
Includes: ticket to Batalha monastery and a typical cherry liqueur.
The tour might vary depending on weather conditions or events that could take place on certain dates.