After pickup from your Lisbon hotel, meet your guide and group of no more than eight, and travel north to Fátima, Portugal’s famous religious center, by air-conditioned minivan.
On route, hear about this revered place, where in 1917, three children reported seeing apparitions of the Virgin Mary. As news of the visions spread, Fátima grew in stature, becoming one of the world's greatest places of pilgrimage.
On arrival, absorb the spiritual atmosphere, and explore the Sanctuary of Fatima, centered on the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima, and monuments and chapels.
Continue to Batalha to visit the UNESCO-listed Batalha Monastery, constructed to mark the Portuguese victory over Castile in the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota.
After admiring this magnificent late-Gothic church, with its chapels and cloisters, continue to the fishing town of Nazaré, and treat yourself to a fresh fish lunch (own expense).
Visit the Nazaré chapel said to commemorate a local life-saving miracle, and then follow the Atlantic coastal road to Óbidos. Delight in this medieval walled village, and delve down its cobbled streets to shop for handicrafts and taste ginjinha, the locally favored liqueur made from cherry-like ginja berries.
Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your Lisbon hotel.
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