After meeting your guide at your Lisbon hotel, enjoy the option to select your private tour’s destinations. If you decide to see Fatima, then select between visiting either Alcobaca or Batalha. If you want to skip Fatima, then you will visit both Alcobaca and Batalha.
If you chose to visit Fatima, begin the day with a drive to this religious site, famous for its 1917 apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (the Virgin Mary). Learn about the millions of visitors who travel here to pay homage and soak up its spiritual power. Arrive and discover Sanctuary Square whose immensity can be quantified as two times the size of St. Peter's Square in the Vatican. As you stroll with your guide, hear how this area sometimes fills up with 300,000 pilgrims.
Leave Fatima and head onward to Batalha (or Alcobaca, if selected). Here, admire the Monastery of Batalha, the largest gothic-style monastery in Portugal. Listen as your guide shows you how the Manueline and gothic architectural styles integrate and are a symbol of the former empire’s age of maritime development.
If you selected to visit Alcobaca, then voyage to the town’s 12th century monastery. Explore the stunning architecture of this renowned building and learn about its historical monuments that are dedicated to D. Ines de Castro and King D. Pedro I.
Continue from here to the small fishing town of Nazare. Break for lunch in this charming town before heading to your last stop in Obidos. Arrive at this walled medieval town and gain insight about Portuguese kings and queens who protected this strategic position by forming calculated noble traditions.