Take a fascinating day trip from Lisbon to the Portuguese towns of Óbidos, Nazaré, Fátima and Batalha. During the day, explore the charming medieval village of Óbidos and learn interesting facts from your local guide. Enjoy lunch (included) in the picturesque fishing village of Nazaré. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery and the Monastery of Santa Maria d’Alcobaça. And enjoy free time in Fátima to visit to the Sanctuary of Fátima, one of the most important Christian sites in the world. On the way back to Lisbon, take in views of Portugal’s lovely agricultural countryside.
Head north from Lisbon on your full-day trip back to a bygone era,
where small villages boast a relaxing pace and historic religious sites
dot the landscape. Your first stop is Óbidos, a fortified village of
whitewashed houses and narrow streets with a distinctly medieval
atmosphere. With your guide, wander around the cobblestone streets and
alleyways lined with colorful houses and Gothic doorways. Learn
interesting facts about the village from your
guide, and then enjoy free time to relax at a café or sample the
traditional Ginja liqueur at one of the numerous wine shops.
Next, head to Alcobaça to visit the famous Monastery of Santa Maria
d’Alcobaça, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the biggest Gothic-style
church in Portugal.
Continue to Nazaré, a colorful and traditional
fishing villages. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (included), and then
explore the streets of this popular Portuguese summer retreat.
Hop back on your coach for the drive through the beautiful Portuguese
agricultural countryside, and stop at Sítio for wonderful views of the
Atlantic Ocean and the pretty beaches.
You’ll soon arrive in Batalha, a cute town home to the UNESCO World
Heritage-listed Batalha Monastery, which you’ll visit with your guide.
See the intricate architecture and beautiful stained-glass windows of
this Gothic masterpiece.
Continue to Fátima, once a sleepy rural village that became an important
pilgrimage site in 1917 when three shepherd children reported
apparitions of the Virgin Mary, also known as Our Lady of Fátima (Nossa
Senhora de Fátima). Enjoy free time to visit the Sanctuary of Fátima, a basilica that honors the apparition and attracts millions of
Catholic pilgrims every year who go to pay their respects to the shrine.
As you leave Fátima for the drive back to Lisbon, stop in nearby
Ajulstrel to see the houses of the three shepherd children to whom the
vision of Our Lady of Fátima appeared.