Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima

Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

1. From Lisbon: Fátima and Sintra Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accommodation and meet your driver/guide for the day. Travel by air-conditioned minivan or sedan north Lisbon to the town of Fátima. Upon arrival in Fátima, visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima and see the Apparition Chapel, Our Lady of the Rosary Basilica, and the Holy Trinity Basilica. Learn about the Marian Apparitions to 3 local children in 1917 and 1918 with your expert guide. Head to nearby Valinhos and see the houses where the 3 children were born. Enjoy the serenity of this tranquil location surrounded by scenic rolling hills. Travel southwest to the village of Sintra and enjoy some free time to explore the charming streets. Take a break for lunch in one of the cafés in the village. Afterward, visit the stately Pena Palace which is situated on a hill overlooking Sintra. Learn about the history of the palace, and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area, before returning to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Half-Day Fátima Tour

2. From Lisbon: Half-Day Fátima Tour

Explore the phenomenon of Our Lady of Fátima on a half-day tour of the shrine to the Virgin Mary. Stroll around the grounds of the sanctuary on arrival to see monuments dedicated to the sightings of Mary in 1916 and 1917. Visit the Chapel of the Apparitions that marks the most precise spot where the sightings happened and admire the stone and marble Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Most Holy Trinity Basilica, built in 2007. Go to the town of Aljustrel to see where the 3 shepherd children who saw Mary lived. Marvel at faithful reconstructions of scenes from the story using old objects such as family photographs, clothes, kitchen utensils and furniture. Itinerary: 9:00 AM - Depart from Lisbon  10:30 AM to 11:10 AM - Guided visit of the 3 shepherds old houses 11:20 AM - Arrival at Fátima Sanctuary (free time to attend mass, purchase souvenirs and explore the area)  1:00 PM - Return to Lisbon 2:30 PM - Drop off at Marquês de Pombal or Rossio square

From Lisbon: Half-Day Trip to Fátima

3. From Lisbon: Half-Day Trip to Fátima

Begin your amazing journey by meeting your friendly local guide at your accommodation. Sit back & relax while traveling to the center of Portugal and hearing about the region. After driving 150 kilometers (90 miles) north of Lisbon, arrive at your first destination, the region of Fátima. Explore the religious capital of Portugal. Visit the Chapel of Apparitions to see the stone pillar that marks the spot where the Virgin Mary appeared, the Shrine, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima. Enjoy free time to enjoy the sight. Learn interesting facts about Fátima and Portuguese Catholic and religious traditions from your guide. At the other end of Fatima’s Shrine is the Most Holy Trinity Church (Lesser Basilica, from 2007). Witness this modern piece of architecture. In 1917 a religious event changed the history of this location forever. 3 shepherds witnessed successive apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (another name for the Virgin Mary) turning it into one of the most important landmarks in Marian worship, attracting pilgrims from all over the world. Next, be whisked away to a local village 2 kilometers away. This is where the 3 young shepherds (responsible for the importance of Fatima’s landmark) were born. Get an insight into their lives and costumes, along with a context of this landmark of Portuguese history.

Fátima Full-Day Private Personalized Tour from Lisbon

4. Fátima Full-Day Private Personalized Tour from Lisbon

Spend the day at the Shrine of Fatima on a private full day tour from Lisbon, and discover one of the world's most popular pilgrimage sites on an itinerary customized to your preferences. Meet your guide at your hotel/accommodation in Lisbon (other location available on request) and travel to Fátima in the Central Region of Portugal. On arrival, explore one of the world's most important religious shrines at your own pace. Discover every corner of the Sanctuary of Fatima, including the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima where the three little shepherds are buried. Pray in the Chapel of the Apparitions. Visit the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity and see the amazing Temporary Exhibition "Faces of Fatima" which is on display until October 15, 2022. Enjoy some free time for lunch and the opportunity to buy religious and devotional items in the many specialty stores of Fátima. Then, head to the small village of Aljustrel to visit the homes of the three Little Shepherds who witnessed the apparitions in 1917 and Valinhos, site of Our Lady's fourth Apparition on the 19th August 1917, before your transfer back to Lisbon.

From Lisbon: Private 6-Hour Tour of Fátima

5. From Lisbon: Private 6-Hour Tour of Fátima

Take a private tour away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon to Fátima, one of the most sacred places in all of Portugal. It is here where, almost 100 years ago, the Virgin Mary revealed herself to 3 shepherd children. A shrine, Our Lady of Fátima Basilica, was later constructed in the place where the apparitions are said to have appeared. Since 1953, it has been a destination for Catholic pilgrimages. Depart from Lisbon in the morning on this full-day trip. Once in Fátima, stand in the Sanctuary Square outside and listen as your tour guide tells you the history of this religious town and its important landmarks. Spend the next two hours walking around, and pay a visit to the basilica or the neighboring Church of the Holy Trinity. Later, spend some time walking around the nearby Valinhos neighborhood, where the 3 shepherd children once lived. On your 90-minute journey back to Lisbon, gaze out the window at the passing countryside on Highway A1, or take advantage of the free wi-fi on board to surf the Internet.

From Lisboa: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, & Obidos Full-Day Tour

6. From Lisboa: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, & Obidos Full-Day Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Lisbon, travel to one of the 3 sites in the world where the apparition of Virgin Mary is confirmed by the Vaticano, one of the most important Christian sanctuaries in the world, located in Fatima. Visit a religious item factory, where you can acquire those items to be blessed in the Sanctuary. Next, head to Batalha village, with a stop at the monastery of Batalha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the main European inspirations during the gothic architecture period. After, head towards Nazaré, a fisherman's village with beautiful white houses and stunning cliffs. Explore the village and enjoy its traditional costumes. Discover the place that has the biggest waves of the world, where surfers from worldwide come to beat the worlds surf record during the giants season. On the way back to he hotel, pass at the medieval village of Óbidos. Due to its proximity to the coast, it has been occupied by various civilizations throughout the centuries including Lusitanians, Romans, Visigoths, and Moors, who each left their mark on the area. You will find a castle well preserve, filled up with a labyrinth of streets and white houses. Discover and enjoy the local costums, such as the chocolate or our traditional Ginjinha, that is locally produced at the region.

From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

7. From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

After pickup from your hotel in Lisbon, travel to one of the most important Christian sanctuaries in the world, located in Fatima. Visit a religious item factory, where you can acquire those items to be blessed in the Sanctuary. Reflect and visit the Chapel of Apparitions, Holy Trinity Basilic, and the Our Lady of Rosario Basilica, where the 3 shepherds, all canonized, are buried. Next, head to Batalha, with a stop at the monastery of Batalha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive at Nazaré, a fisherman's village with beautiful white houses and stunning cliffs. Explore the village of Nazaré and enjoy its traditional atmosphere. See the largest surfing waves in the world at Nazaré's North Beach. Then, continue to the well-preserved medieval village of Óbidos. Due to its proximity to the coast, it has been occupied by various civilizations thoruhgout the centuries including Lusitanians, Romans, Visigoths, and Moors, who each left their mark on the area. Inside of the walls, you will find a castle well preserve, a labyrinth of streets and white houses. Nowadays a lot of those houses are transformed into gift shop, restaurants, and regional sweet stores.

Portugal: Fatima, Aljustrel & Valinhos Trip with Picnic

8. Portugal: Fatima, Aljustrel & Valinhos Trip with Picnic

Discover Fatima, also known as the Altar of the World, on this private tour with a guide. Explore the places where the apparitions of the Angel of Peace took place and see other sacred locations in the town, too. After leaving Lisbon with your guide, head over to Loca do Cabeço where the first and third Apparitions of the Angel of Peace occurred. Then, drop by the Arneiro well, the location of the second apparition in 1916. Proceed to the house of San Francisco and Saint Jacinta and the house of Sister Lucia, both open for pilgrim visits. 1 kilometer from Aljustrel and 2 kilometers from the Sanctuary, you will find the Parish Church of Fatima, where the seers were baptized and integrated into the Christian community. Continue on to Cova de Iria, where the sanctuary's place of prayers and monuments are located. Then, visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, the exact location of the apparitions and considered as the heart of the Sanctuary. You will also see and contemplate in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Basilica of the Holy Trinity, Cruz Alta, Fontanário, Azinheira Grande, and a temporary exhibition.

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4.7 / 5

based on 114 reviews

Beautiful day with Hermes. We went first to Fatima where he explained some of the history and then left us on our on. Since it was a Friday and traffic was bad, we returned to Lisbon near the cruise ship where he gave us a wonderful, passionate tour of the original city, told us of the earthquake and rebuilding, the Moors and more. We stopped for an egg custard that is one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life. I would definitely recommend him.

Pedro was a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable, respectful of our private prayer time and made our tour thoroughly enjoyable. We especially enjoyed the Candle Museum - very thoughtful of Pedro to include that for us & on the spot translate - very impressive!

Gonçalo was very attentive, punctual and mastered the historical information of each place. It was a very pleasant tour and I would definitely recommend it to others. Another point was that he drives super well so I felt very safe.

Very well mannered knowledgeable tour guide/driver. Very comfortable ride on Mercedes van. Was able to cover a lot that day.

Excellent everything!! From start to finish…. Our biggest congratulations to our host - HERMÈS driver and guide…10 points