7 days/6 nights. A flexible and independent package that can begin any day*. An ideal way to visit Fatima and Lisbon without having to be part of a group. Package can be modified to add or delete nights. Begin with a 1 night stay in Lisbon, continue to Fátima for 2 nights and return to Lisbon for 3 nights. Sightseeing includes the UNESCO monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha, the walled city of Obidos, the seaside village of Nazare, and a half day tour of Lisbon.
*Package is not available for arrivals in Fatima on the 10th, 11th and 12th of each month
Note: Extra nights can be added in Fatima and/or Lisbon.
Day 1 - Arrive Lisbon
Arrival transfer service from Lisbon airport to the Lisbon hotel. Enjoy day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Mundial (4 star), with buffet breakfast.
Day 2 - Lisbon to Fatima with sightseeing
Depart this morning to the charming walled city of Obidos with its picturesque streets and castle. Obidos traditionally belonged to the queens of Portugal, given as wedding gifts from the kings. Then to Alcobaça for a visit to the 12th century Alcobaça Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for lunch (included) in the seaside city of Nazare, one of the most colorful fishing villages in Portugal. After lunch, visit the exquisite Monastery in Batalha, a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in Fátima for an orientation tour and check in to your hotel. The evening is free to attend mass and participate in the Candlelight Procession (seasonal). Overnight in Fatima at Hotel Santa Maria (4 star), with buffet breakfast.
Day 3 - Day at leisure in Fatima
Enjoy a day at leisure in Fatima. There are frequent English language masses offered in the basilica, church and the the Chapel of the Apparitions. Times are posted on a sign in the town center.
Day 4 - Fatima to Lisbon
Day at leisure in Fátima until the mid-afternoon. Return to Lisbon through a colorful farming region and arrive in the early evening. Drop off at your hotel. Accommodation for the next 3 nights at Hotel Mundial, with buffet breakfast.
Day 5 - Half-day tour of Lisbon
Begin your tour with a visit to the Belém quarter where you will find beautiful and historical monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. Sightseeing includes a brief stop at the Belém Tower (UNESCO World Heritage): the point of departure of some of the Portuguese maritime explorations and the Monument to the Discoveries, built to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. Also included is the Monastery of Jeronimos, UNESCO World Heritage and a masterpiece of the "Manueline" Portuguese Gothic and the unique Royal Coaches Museum. Drive along the Tejo river to arrive in the Alfama, an old and traditional district where you will walk its narrow streets to a shop for a taste of Port wine. Continue to the downtown area of the city to admire the most important squares (praças) such as the monumental Praça do Comercio, Rossio Square and the symbolic Restauradores (restoration) Square. Then drive along Avenida da Liberdade, the "grand boulevard" of Lisbon to finish at Pombal Square with a statue of the statesman from the 18th century.
Day 6 - Day at leisure in Lisbon
A day to explore Lisbon on your own or perhaps to take a sightseeing tour to nearby Sintra and the coast or Evora and Azeitao wine tour.
Day 7 - Lisbon departure
Transfer service from your hotel to the Lisbon airport.