Hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan at your Lisbon hotel in the morning, then head onward to the Catholic pilgrimage site of Fatima — where the Virgin Mary is widely believed to have appeared before three shepherd children in the spring and summer of 1916.
On arrival, enjoy free time to meditate or pray at the Sanctuary of Fatima, and perhaps attend the 11am Mass. Afterward, explore the site with your private guide and gain insight into Fatima’s religious significance.
Discover top sites of interest including the Azinheira Grande, the Basilica of Most Holy Trinity — fourth largest Catholic church in the world — the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and the Chapel of the Apparitions.
Afterward, head up to the medieval hilltop village of Abdegas — home to the Castle of Ourém. Explore the site, learn of the 9th-century Moorish occupation of the region and admire fine views over the surrounding landscape from your high vantage point.
When your time at the Castle of Ourem comes to an end, return in comfort to your Lisbon hotel to conclude your tour.