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The Spirit of Fatima and Lisbon – 7 Days, 6 Nights


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Follow the footsteps of the faithful with an unforgettable seven-day/six-night experience in two phenomenal locales. Portugal.com’s The Spirit of Fátima and Lisbon devotes ample time to the holy Catholic sights of Fátima and the historical masterpieces of Lisbon – adding the seaside towns of Obidos and Nazaré, as well as the monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha on the way. A full day of unscheduled time in both Fátima and Lisbon enables you to worship each destination in a most personal way.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Portugal

Meet our representative at the airport in Lisbon for a smooth transfer to the four-star Hotel Mundial.

Day 2 – Sightsee en Route to Fátima

Lisbon to Obidos, Nazaré, Batalha or Alcobaça & Fátima

Alcobaca Monastery

Alcobaca Monastery

Recharge at the Hotel’s buffet breakfast before your departure to Obidos, a town so well loved that it was traditionally given to the queens of Portugal as a wedding gift from their kings. The views from its cobblestone streets and fortress walls delight visitors from all over the world. You’ll then travel on to Alcobaça for a visit to the 12th century Alcobaça Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or visit the exquisite monastery in Batalha, a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a delicious lunch (not included in price) in the seaside city of Nazaré, one of the most colorful fishing villages in the entire country. In the late afternoon, you’ll arrive in Fátima. After touring the main landmarks, you are dropped off and check into the four-star Hotel for a two-night stay with buffet breakfast included. Spend your first evening at your leisure – possibly attending Mass and/or participating in the breathtaking Candelight Procession.

Day 3 – Worship a Full Day in Fátima

Fatima

Fatima

Wake early to make the most of your day in this pilgrimage site. Visit the Capelinha das Apariçoes where Catholics believe the Virgin Mary appeared to three village children in 1917. Millions of pilgrims participate in ceremonies to mark the occasion that will celebrate its centennial in 2017. There are frequent masses in English offered in the massive basilica, church and the Chapel of the Apparitions. Check for a schedule of events upon your arrival.

Day 4 – Enjoy Fátima by Day, Lisbon by Night

Continue your spiritual experience in Fátima until mid afternoon. Your return to Lisbon will route you through a picturesque farming region. Check into the Hotel again for another three nights of four-star comforts and delicious buffet breakfasts. Consider reserving a table for dinner at one of Lisbon’s mouthwatering eateries to sample local delicacies.

Day 5 – Tour Lisbon Landmarks for a Half Day

tn_shutterstock_143824456See the sights that make Lisbon one of the most picturesque capitals in Europe. Begin your tour with a visit to the historic Belém quarter. You’ll see the 16th-century Belém Tower, the point of departure of some of the Portuguese maritime explorations, and the unique Monument to the Discoveries, a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. Next, you’ll wander the Monastery of Jerónimos, a masterpiece of the "Manueline" Portuguese Gothic dating from 1501, and the treasures of the National Coaches Museum. Then follow the Tejo river to the Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest district with winding lanes, lively cafes, Fado music and your destination: a local shop where you’ll taste Port wine. Your tour will then move to downtown Lisbon where you can admire its most important squares (praças), including the monumental Praça do Comercio, Rossio Square and the symbolic Restauradores (restoration) Square. Conclude your excursion with a drive along Avenida da Liberdade, the city’s "grand boulevard" to finish at Pombal Square, which features a statue of the statesman from the 18th century. In the afternoon, you can continue your exploration of Lisbon at your leisure.

Day 6 – See More Lisbon or Take a Day Tour

Pena Palace in Sintra. Photo by Jose Manuel. Turismo de Portugal

Pena Palace in Sintra -Photo: J. Manuel. Turismo de Portugal

Choose between another day visiting the sights of Lisbon or sign up for a day trip to a nearby area. In Lisbon, Portugal.com insiders recommend the National Azulejo Museum for a look at centuries of tile work, the Botanical Garden for a walk in the shade, or the Largo do Cormo Square for a glass of Sangria and peoplewatching. Looking at out-of-town destinations, many tourists visit the coastal hamlet of Sintra with its Palacio Nacional and Moorish castle, while others prefer to head to the countryside, visiting Évora and its famous Azeitão wineries.

Day 7 – Depart for Home or Extend Your Adventure

Wake in Lisbon and make a seamless transfer to the airport for your return home. Alternatively, contact Portugal.com to extend your holiday with additional nights in Fátima or Lisbon, a guided tour to other parts of Portugal, or a longer jaunt elsewhere in the region.

 

 

What's Included

Included in this Package:

  • Airport-hotel roundtrip transfers in Lisbon
  • 4 nights accommodation in Lisbon (4 star hotel)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Fatima (4 star hotel)
  • Hotel tax and hotel service charge
  • Daily breakfast
  • Full day private car tour of Obidos, Nazare, Batalha and Fatima with driver. Driver takes you sighseeing and to the places but does not accompany you for inside visits. Driver is caring, knowledgeable and professional.
    Note: If you wish to add a guide in addition to the driver to this tour please see below.
  • Private car transfer from Fatima do Lisbon Hotel
  • Half day group tour of Lisbon with entrance fees

Professional Guide Addition on Private tour to Fatima:

  • Single occupancy: $560.00 per person
  • Double occupancy: $280 per person
  • Triple occupancy: $210 per person
    Note: Please tell us on the comment section during the reservation process if you wish to add a Guide.

Optional Tours from Lisbon:

  • Full day Sintra and Coast, or
  • Full day to Evora with Azeitao wine tour
  • Contact us for more information
  • If you require a guide in addition to the driver/guide for the private tour to Fatima, please contact us for supplement

Dates & Rates

  • Prices per person in US Dollars
  • Single = 1 person per room
  • Double = 2 persons per room
  • Triple = 3 persons per room

General

Booking your land only vacation

  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $100 per person is required to confirm and hold your reservation
  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change until confirmed
  • Full payment due 45 days from departure

Booking your Vacation with Air

  • This vacation does not have an airfare option. We can hold your land reservation while you book air. Once you confirm your air itinerary we can then proceed with collecting a deposit and confirming your land portion

Cancellation Policy

  • Deposit is non-refundable
  • Cancellation 45 to 22 days prior to departure: 20% of total price minus deposit
  • Cancellation 21 to 8 days prior to departure: 30% of total price
  • Cancellation 7 to 2 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
  • Less than 48 hours, "no shows" and unused services - No refund

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  • Click on the "Book Now" button to send your reservation request
  • No payment will be collected at this time
  • Our travel Associate will contact you via email to answer any questions and book your Package
  • If you don't plan to book at this time please click here to contact us with any questions or concerns about your trip or your holiday

Booking Changes

  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. 

Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend you purchase travel/cancellation insurance

Hotels

Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Should alternate hotel be required, it will be of same or better rating .

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Photos

Fatima
Pope statue in Fatima - Portugal
Jeronimos Monastery
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