Fatima, Batalha, Nazare & Obidos Tour
On our Private Tour of Fatima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos Western area of Portugal, we will offer you an unforgettable experience. Discover the typical crafts, the gastronomy, the traditions and aromas in a day of unique atmosphere that characterizes the West region Nazaré with the amazing cliffs and the “Biggest waves in the world ” (Nazaré North Beach).
Departure & Return Location
Starting and finishing in Lisbon district
Tour End Time
What to Expect
Fatima - The fourth biggest Catholic pilgrimage site in the world, due to the apparitions of Virgin Mary to three little shepherds in 1917
Batalha - The best example of the late Gothic architecture in Portugal
Nazaré - The most typical fisherman’s village in Portugal.
Óbidos - UNESCO’s world heritage site Obidos is known as the 'Town of Queens' because of a tradition in which kings used to offer it to their wives as a marriage gift.
Stop for Lunch
Shrine of Fátima annually welcomes hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and tourists. Many come to participate in the celebrations of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three witnesses of Fátima.
Dates May 13th (the first apparition) and October 13th mean a rise in the numbers visiting the Sanctuary - built on the site of the first apparition - and the places where the three children lived in Aljustrel, a village located around two kilometres away.
Aljustrel, where Lúcia de Jesus, aged 10, and cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, aged nine and seven respectively, declared they saw the Angel of Our Lady of Fátima.
Between April and October 1916, the three children bore witness that they saw the Angel on three occasions with them being invited to join in prayer and penitence.
May 1917, the children were tending a small flock of sheep in Cova da Iria, within the parish of Fátima, in the council of Vila Nova de Ourém. Around mid-day, after saying the rosary as was their custom, they set about building a small construction out of loose stones on the spot where there now is the Basilica.
Suddenly, they saw a brilliant light and above a small holm-oak tree (where the Chapel of the Apparitions now is) appeared a «Lady more brilliant than the Sun». The Lady told the three shepherds that much prayer was required and invited them to return to Cova da Iria at the same time on the 13th of each of the five following months.
The children did just that and on the 13th of June, July, September and October, the Lady again appeared before them and talked to them.
On 19th August, there was an apparition at Valinhos, some 500 metres from Aljustrel, as, on that 13th, the children had been taken by the Council Administrator to Vila Nova de Ourém.
For the final apparition, on 13th October, around 70,000 people were in attendance, the Lady told them she was the «Lady of the Rosary» and that they were to build a chapel there in Her honour.
After the apparition, all those observed the miracle, promised to the three children in July and September: the sun, resembling a silver disc, could be looked upon without difficulty. It then began rotating, taking the form of a wheel of fire, seeming to disappear into the earth.
Later, in Spain, Lúcia, who joined the order of Saint Dorothy, experienced a further three visions of Our Lady (10th December 1925, 15th February 1926 and during the night of 13th to 14th June 1929).
The vision called for the five first Saturdays to be devoted to the conversion of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This final request was part of the «Three Secrets of Fátima» - a set of revelations made to Lúcia by Our Lady. Lúcia later wrote to Pope Pius XIIth to inform him of what had been revealed to her.
On 13th October 1930, the Bishop of Leiria gave the seal of church approval to the apparitions, officially authorising worship of Our Lady of Fátima, declaring it «Divine Providence».
13th May 2000, Pope John Paul II visited Fátima to beatify the witnesses Francisco and Jacinta Marto.
Monastery of Santa Maria de Vitória, constructed in 1386 to keep a vow by Portuguese King Dom João I to the Virgin Mary that he would build it if Portugal defeated Castile at the Battle of Aljubarrota on 14th August 1385. Extravagant celebrations commemorating this victory are held next to the monastery in August of every year.
The Monastery of Batalha, a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic, is a magnificent piece of architecture that combines various influences from its lengthy period of construction, which lasted several reigns.
Outstanding in the interior are the Founders' Chapel with its fine stained-glass windows, the cloisters, the Unfinished Chapels with their Manueline and Flemish Gothic features and the Chapter House.
Nazaré is nowadays a busy summer village, where side by side with the crowds of tourists, one still sees all over the streets of the town the fish-sellers, and the carapaus (horse mackerel) laid out to dry. The Sítio district, at the town's highest point (accessible by a funicular), is without a doubt the best viewpoint in the area. But it is also associated with the cult of Our Lady of Nazaré who, according to the 12th-century legend, was invoked by the alcaide (commander of a fortress or castle) Dom Fuas Roupinho who, while stalking a deer, was about to fall down into an abyss with no possible salvation. As a sign of gratitude for the mercy he received, Dom Fuas Roupinho ordered a small chapel to be built - the Ermida de Memória. A little way away, in the 18th century the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazaré was built, in whose honour grandiose festivals are held in September.
The Nazaré people's connection with the sea is reflected in the local handicrafts, in particular the nets, buoys, baskets and traditional puppets dressed in the typical costumes of seven skirts, as well as in the cuisine, with its emphasis on fish and shellfish dishes, such as caldeiradas (fish casseroles), soups, açorda (purée of bread, herbs and garlic) and the dried horse mackerel.Nazaré’s major attractions are the waves and surfing, thanks to the "Nazaré Canyon", a submarine geomorphological phenomenon that allows the formation of perfect giant waves. It is the largest underwater canyon in Europe, about 170 kilometres along the coast, reaching a depth of 5,000 metres.
The Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara received worldwide publicity when, in 2011, rode the biggest beach-breaking wave in the world, about 30 metres high, at Praia do Norte. He won the Billabong XXL Global BigWave Award and entered the Guinness Book of World Records. Like him, surfers from around the world visit Nazaré every year to venture into the sea. The beach also attracts sunbathers, who provide a great audience to appreciate the stunts of the young surfers.
Town of Óbidos, with white houses adorned with bougainvillaeas and honeysuckle, was captured from the Moors by the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, in 1148. D. Dinis later presented it to his wife, Queen Santa Isabel. From then until 1883, the town of Óbidos and the surrounding land was always the property of the queens of Portugal.
Encircled by a ring of medieval walls and crowned by the Moorish castle rebuilt by D. Dinis, which is now a pousada, Óbidos is one of the most perfect examples of our medieval fortress. Its in olden times, the town is entered through the southern gate of Santa Maria, embellished with eighteenth-century azulejo decoration.
Inside the walls, which at sunset take on a golden colouring, one can sense a cheerful medieval ambience of winding streets, old whitewashed houses bordered with blue or yellow, Manueline embrasures and windows, reminding us that King D. Manuel I (sixteenth century) carried out major works here, and masses of colourful flowers and plants.
- Private tour
- Bottled water
- Wifi on board
- Exclusive and specialized guide/driver
- Hotel / Cruise Ship or address pickup and drop-off
- All taxes
- Public liability and Personal Accidents insurance
What is Not Included:
- Guide Gratuities (If guide hired)
- Driver Gratuities
- Any Private Expenses
- Monuments Entrance Fees
- Food and Drinks
- comfortable shoes
- Entrance Fees
Our tours are always private (just you and our driver or also with a private guide (extra)).
Our Tailor-made tours
If There are other monuments that may interest you and they are not described here, don’t worry our main goal is to provide you an unforgettable day, we have the flexibility to customize the itinerary according your preferences and tour length your smile and comfort is very important to us.
Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot
The Driver will pick you up at your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or any other address of your choice in lisbon district.
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Our driver will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historical context.
Since our guide is also the driver and in order to provide you great tour, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits to the inside of the monuments Due to parking difficulties and restrictions, and there is an option for you to hire a guide that will escort you inside the monuments and will be always with you all the time.
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We have a private fleet of vehicles:
- Mercedes E class (1-3 pax
- Mercedes Viano-Vito (1-7pax)
- Mercedes V class (1-7pax)
- Mercedes S Class (1-3) (for tours extra is applied and upon availabilty)
- Mercedes Sprinter(1-8pax)
All our vehicles are fully licensed to provide private tours in Europe all fully insured.
They are equipped with the latest technology in order to offer the ultimate riding experience. For all of our vehicles, we have a non-smoking policy in all our cars.
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We have invested a lot in our chauffeurs which they are full time employed and they are working for us at least five years. They are well trained, English speaking, courteous and professionals drivers with all the necessary licenses applied by law.
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