Half Day Fatima Tour
The Shrine of Fatima
The Shrine of Fatima is a place of pilgrimage, which celebrates the memory of its founding event, the apparitions of Our Lady to the three little Shepherds on August 13, 1917.
On August 13, 1917 and expressly asked in the apparition of October 13, of that year to Lucia de Jesus, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto: «I want to tell you that a chapel is to be built here in my honour. I am the Lady of the Rosary» (Fist Memoir of Sister Lucia). The little chapel was constructed in 1919 in the place of the apparitions of 1917 at the Cova da Iria and, since then, the place of the Shrine was built up, in response to a significant inflow of pilgrims.
The Shrine at Fátima is one of the most important landmarks in the Marian worship, drawing pilgrims from all over the world.
The first apparition occurred on 13 May, followed by others on the same day of the ensuing months until October, and that is the day of the main celebrations in Fátima. One of the most important events is the Candle Procession, on the evening of 12 May, when thousands of candles held by the faithful filling the Shrine square It is as important as the Farewell Procession on the 13th.
But every month, especially on the 12th and 13th, thousands of pilgrims come to Fátima. They set out from different parts of the country, many of them making the journey on foot, following rural lanes and tracks.
Not even unbelievers can remain indifferent when confronted by the Shrine’s grandiosity, spirituality and symbolism.
As you enter the square, at one end you will see the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima, with its tall 65 metre tower. On the left and side, the Chapel of Apparitions, exactly where Our Lady asked the little shepherds to build a chapel.
At the opposite end, the Most Holy Trinity Church – Lesser Basilica, inaugurated in 2007, is a modern piece of architecture, without intermediate supports and with a capacity for about 8,700 people.
In 2017, during the centenary of theapparitions, the religious celebrations on 12 and 13 May were attended by His Holiness Pope Francisco.
Aljustrel, where the little shepherds lived, is about 2km away from the shrine.
Resume of each stop
- The chapel of the Apparitions
Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima
Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity
Jacinta and Francisco’s House
What is Included:
- Bottled water;
- Wifi on board;
- Exclusive and specialized guide/driver;
- Personalized transport in a luxury Mercedes vehicle, in safe & comfortable conditions ;
- Hotel or address pickup and drop-off;
- All taxes;
- Public liability and Personal Accidents insurance;
What is Not Included:
- Gratuities (optional);
- Entrance fees;
- Food and drinks;
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.
Our private Tours guarantee
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.