Our tour guide from BeDriven picked us up at our hotel at 2 PM. There were 3 of us in our group, and we were the only ones on the tour. It was definitely a private tour. Our tour guide was a nice gentleman who generally spoke in the car when spoken to. He added some commentary at each location, but did not provide us with a lot of historical information (I guess I expected a little more). We did feel a little rushed as we were told several of the locations closed at 6 PM, and the driver wanted to get us there to see them before closing. We appreciated seeing these sites, but it put us in Fatima quite early. We arrived at 7 PM, and the rosary ceremony didn't start until 9:30 PM and the candlelight procession until 10 PM. We didn't eat until we had a break in Fatima at 7:30 PM. Since we didn't eat lunch before we left, we were starving. Our fault for not planning better, but the explanation of our tour timing was different than the itinerary on the site because we did the candlelight procession and essentially did the tour in a different order. If you do the tour in the order I described, eat lunch first and take a snack with you. You will be glad you did.
Obidos was nice but very touristy. We enjoyed seeing the churches at Batalha and Alcobaca, but we did not go into the monestary because of the time we arrived. We had a very quick stop at Navares to see the beach. It was breathtaking.
The highlight of the tour was Fatima. We missed the mass in English, but quite frankly, we wouldn't have had time for dinner had we attended. And as I mentioned, we were starving. We had a leisurely dinner at a local restaurant recommended by our driver. It was tasty as well as decently priced. We were essentially on our own the entire time we were in Fatima. We purchased our candles and some rosaries before heading to the rosary ceremony. We arrived at 9 PM for the 9:30 PM start, and I'm glad we did. About half the seats were already taken. The rosary ceremony was presented in many languages with speakers changing place throughout the process. For example, the first 5 Hail Marys were performed in Portuguese, then 5 in Italian, 5 in Spanish, 5 in English, 5 in German, and others in languages I did not recognize. It was beautiful. Then the procession took place around the square starting around 10 PM immediately following the rosaries. It was a seamless process. Let me tell you, it was a moving experience. After the procession, there was a blessing of the items we purchases (for example, the rosaries). Then we were driven back to Lisbon, and we arrived home just before midnight.
I debated rating this a 4 but decided on the 5 rating simply because of the Fatima experience. I recommend doing the candelight procession at Fatima because without it, I do not believe we would have enjoyed the visit as much. Although I wanted to go for religious reasons, it seemed a bit touristy without the actual religious part of the evening.