Coimbra is a charming city, being not just one of the most ancient university towns in the world, but also one with the most harmonious set of buildings in Portugal. Leaving Porto in the morning, you will reach Coimbra and its University. Founded in 1290 by King Dinis, it now displays a tremendous amount of history and knowledge that has been accumulated within its walls. A must see is the University's library with an incredible collection of over 200,000 books stored in incredible carved and gilded bookshelves. The chapel of Saint Michael next door is also worth the visit as well as a nice walk within the old medieval streets of Coimbra's ancient historical center, and Santa Clara Monastery.
After some free time for lunch it's time to continue to Fatima, known as the World's Altar Piece. The apparitions of the Virgin Mary to the three little children in 1917 transformed Fátima into one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in the World. Once you reach Fátima you will have enough time to visit the Basilica, the Three Little Sheppard's Home and you will surely realize the deep Portuguese devotion when talking about Our Lady of Fátima.
Persons per vehicle
Car: up to 3 persons Van/Minibus: 4 to 7 persons