For this full-day tour of the western region of Portugal, you have an option to visit Alcobaca or Batalha. We included a visit to Fatima, the religious capital of Portugal, and an key place to visit for many people. However, if religion doesn't interest you, you can visit both Batalha and Alcobaca instead.
The day begins with a visit to Fatima and its Sanctuary, the site where Our Lady of Fatima appeared in 1917. Since then, millions make the pilgrimage to pay tribute, to pray, or just to visit the magnificent Sanctuary. The Sanctuary Square is so big that it can only be described by numbers: it can receive simultaneously 300.000 visitors and it's twice the size of St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. From Fatima you will continue to the Monastery of Batalha, (or Alcobaça as an option) the biggest example in Portugal of the late Gothic Portuguese style, where you can witness a mix of the Gothic and Manuelino Art - symbol of the Portuguese maritime expansion. If instead you choose to go to Alcobaca you will visit the famous 12th century Monastery. This monastery of beautiful architecture was built by magnificent stone handwork in memory of King D. Pedro I and D. Inês de Castro (characters of a true romantic Portuguese story from the 14th century, very similar to "Romeo and Juliet") .
For the lunch, the fishing village of Nazare will come as the perfect spot, since the fresh grilled fish and amazing views of the ocean should be enough to re energize you until the end of the day.
Obidos will be the last stop, a quaint and historic medieval town, which deserves to be explored on foot, with our guide. Obidos will take you centuries back in time with the old white washed houses completely surrounded by the ancient castle walls. After walking in the town center and maybe climbing up to the ramparts to enjoy the incredible view, it will be time to return back to Lisbon for a relaxed evening.
Persons per vehicle
Car: up to 3 persons Van/Minibus: 4 to 6 persons