Was a great way to meet a local from Portugal who was knowledgeable and was able to give us much insight along and during our tour. Fun and would highly recommend
Visit the small town of Fátima and its religious sites on this half-day tour with included transportation from Lisbon. This city is home to the sanctuary where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three children in 1917. Explore the Fátima Sanctuary, basilicas, and homes of the children with commentary from your guide in a small group of no more than eight guests for an intimate experience.
This small group tour begins with pickup at your Lisbon hotel or central Lisbon meeting point before setting out on the 80-mile (178-kilometer) journey to Fátima.
In Fátima, your guide tells you and your small group the story of the events in 1917. Following a short tour of the sanctuary, you enjoy free time to explore the area with the option to attend mass at the Fátima Sanctuary (time dependent). Visit the Chapel of Apparitions, the spot where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared and explore the two grand basilicas in the area—Our Lady of the Rosary and Holy Trinity Basilica.
Next, head to the small town of Aljustrel to visit the homes of the three children—Francisco, Jacinta Marto, and Lucia—who reported seeing the Virgin Mary.
Your tour ends with drop-off back in Lisbon’s city center, either at Marquês de Pombal or Restauradores Square.
We were interested in a half-day tour of Fatima because we had limited time in Lisbon and there is so much to see. We booked through Viator/TripAdvisor and checked with Cooltours two days before our tour was scheduled. They forwarded the details and were very...More
We booked the trip while we were still in Spain. The driver was prompt in picking us up at our hotel. Vasco was a careful driver and he was our guide. He was knowledgeable on the history of the children and the apparitions. He planned...More
We appreciated a reminder email a couple days before. We were picked up at hotel at designated time. Received lots of background information on Fatima on the trip up. Guide was a history major so had lots of detail to share. Guide was a good...More