Discover Fátima one of the main religious sites in the world, that welcomes thousands of pilgrims every year and, on the same day, explore Coimbra and the oldest University in Portugal.
Your private driver-guide will pick you up at 08:30AM, to take you to a day that combines spirituality and traditions. You'll be driven south and the first stop will be in the small village of Aljustrel, the birthplace of the three little shepherds and where you can visit their homes, now transformed in small museums. Your driver-guide will tell you more about these three children, Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta, and their significance to this important happening for the Catholics.
Afterwards, proceed to Fátima, and visit the Sanctuary built on the site where the apparitions of Virgin Mary took place, in 1917. On this specific site a very small chapel was built, that is still possible to be seen. You'll also have the oportunity to visit the imposing Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, in Neoclasical Style and the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, designed by the greek architect Alexandros Tombazis, and an amazing example of modern achitecture. Other important features spread around the site are, for example, an art instalation representing a Rosary, by the portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos or a piece of the Berlin Wall, donated in 1994, a as a symbol of peace.
You'll have some free time to experience by yourself the atmosphere and energy that this sacred place transmits.
Lunch will be in Fatima, in a local restaurant, together with your private driver-guide.
In the afternoon, proceed to Coimbra, where its ex-libris is waiting for you! Visit the oldest University in Portugal, dated from the 13th Century, and considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 2013. Visit the monumental buildings that will impress you, and learn about the history and academic traditions and the famous costume worn by the students, that gives them a mysterious look.
Stroll down the steps of the famous "Quebra-Costas", on a walk in the old part of town, with your driver-guide, exploring narrow streets, traditional shops and ancient buildings.
At the end of this amazing day, return to Porto.
Portugal’s main religious shrine
Oldest University in the country
History, traditions and devotion
Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, one of the most important sites in the World, for Catholics
Chapel of the apparitions, the most important place for the pilgrims
University of Coimbra oldest one in Portugal
Coimbra’s historical center with narrow streets, ancient buildings and traditional shops.
About this tour
Duration: Up to 9 hours, usually between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. However the schedule can be adapted according to your needs.
Private: Our tours are always private, just you and our guide/driver, for your safety and health. We follow very strict COVID-19 protocol guidelines, instructed by Turismo de Portugal.
Lunch and visits are not private, but the partners that provide these services are also approved by the Portuguese Health Department.
Tailor made: The tour will be adjusted and scheduled according to your specific interests and needs.
Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot: Our driver will pick you up at any agreed previously spot, like your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or another meeting point.
Our Guarantee: Our driver/guide will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historical context. Since our driver is also the guide, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits inside of monuments. Find out why.
Up to 96 hours: no charge
From 96 to 48 hours: 50% penalty
Less than 48 hours or no-show: 100% penalty
The price includes:
Visit to the houses of the little shepherds
Entrances in the University of Coimbra (library not guaranteed)
Private and exclusive Driver / Guide
Modern and Comfortable luxury Mercedes vehicle
Pick-up and Drop-off at a designated spot
Hand sanitizer and protection masks
24h/7 Customer Service Assistance
The price does not include:
Entrances and activities not mentioned in the program
Other meals and drinks