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  • From Lisbon: Fatima, Obidos, Batalha and Nazaré Group Tour

    1. From Lisbon: Fatima, Obidos, Batalha and Nazaré Group Tour

    Benefit from pick-up in Lisbon city center, and then take a scenic drive to the shrine of Fatima. Learn more about the important Catholic pilgrimage site before going to the Gothic convent at Batalha. Admire the Manueline style of architecture typical of Portugal in the 16th century, and then enjoy a delicious lunch of regional food. Next, visit the beautiful seaside resort of Nazaré, popular with surfers and water sports fans. See the statue of the black Virgin Mary by Saint Joseph and look at the colorful fishing boats on the sandy beach from the top of the rock. Try some of the sweet cherry liqueur known as ginja in the medieval village of Obidos, and soak up the fairytale atmosphere of the cobbled paths and small medieval houses. Browse the handicraft stores along narrow streets, and then journey back to Lisbon through the lovely landscapes of central Portugal.

    Definitely highly recommended if you want to visit 4 different towns in one day only. Nidia was great and her Italian is fabulous!

  • Coimbra: Live Fado Show with Port Wine Tasting

    2. Coimbra: Live Fado Show with Port Wine Tasting

    Casa Fado ao Centro is a cultural project created in Coimbra in 2010. All of the musicians and collaborators are or were university students in Coimbra. Decorated with the belongings of the musicians, the walls are lined with history. The concerts are cultural events. In an intimate setting, you will embark on a journey through the unique sound of Fado de Coimbra, and through the most important moments in the city's history. At the end, enjoy a Port wine tasting with the musicians to interact with them and learn about their craft.

    Highly recommend Faro Centre small quaint the artist draw yiu into to the story telling of the Rick history of Fado you will be surprised as you learn (I won’t spoil it for you) but it’s was a delight. Have fun !

  • Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos Small Group Tour

    3. Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos Small Group Tour

    Follow in the footsteps of Catholic pilgrims on a full-day sightseeing tour of Central Portugal from Lisbon. Transfer from the Portuguese capital, and drive through a vast variety of landscapes. Your first stop will be the extraordinary town of Fátima, where an apparition of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared before 3 children every month between May 1917 and October 1917. Now one of the major shrines of the Catholic faith, the complex contains the tombs of 2 of the young shepherd children, the crown of the Virgin in the Chapel of the Apparitions, and a section of the Berlin Wall (said to be a tribute to God’s part in the fall of communism) . Next, go to the city of Batalha to see the 14th-century Batalha Monastery, built by King John I to thank the Virgin Mary for the Portuguese victory over the Spanish during the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. Most of the monument was completed...

    I love this tour. It was an amazing experience with Tania, our tour guide, who has vast knowledge of Portugal history. The tour was never rushed and we were given enough time for ourselves to wander around a certain area. Safety and security was also highlighted and i’ve felt that i was really taken care of. Thank you very much Lisbon Riders specially to Tanya for making this tour an unforgettable experience.

  • Fátima and Coimbra Full-Day Tour from Porto

    4. Fátima and Coimbra Full-Day Tour from Porto

    Discover the religious and learned centers of Portugal on a 10-hour guided tour of Fátima and Coimbra from Porto, and see the nation’s most important pilgrimage destination, and one of the oldest university cities in Europe. Fátima supposedly owes its name to the Moors. But the city is best known for its apparitions of the Virgin Mary to 3 children tending sheep in 1917. Since the miracle was recognized by the Vatican in 1930, 3 different popes have been to Fátima on 5 separate occasions. Visit the stunning Neoclassical Basilica and Sanctuary, and can even attend mass in the Sanctuary if you desire. There will also be some free time for lunch in the bustling city center, full of modern-day pilgrims of retail therapy. Then, continue to Coimbra and discover Portugal’s only university city until the early 20th century. Founded in the 13th century, the hilltop college is one of the oldest...

    The tour was really great! Francisco, our tour guide, was excellent. He made the trip interesting with history and stories about the areas we were visiting and the people. He even chose music that went along perfectly with what he was telling us. As a musician, I noticed and appreciated it very much.

  • Knights Templar Day Tour from Lisbon

    5. Knights Templar Day Tour from Lisbon

    Spend a day in the Portuguese villages of Constância and Tomar to discover the history of the Knights Templar. Your journey will begin in Lisbon. Tomar was the Templar capital of Portugal and Spain and one of the most important in the medieval world. The main monument of the city is the Tomar Convent which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A short distance from Tomar is the Almourol Castle. This emblematic monument was at one time controlled by the Knights Templar. The Almourol Castle and the city of Tomar are perfect examples to understand the mystique of the Templars, men that were simultaneously Warrior Knights and monks that lived under a rigid military discipline, but at the same time with a great rigor in the spiritual life. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at one of two locations in central Lisbon, either Restauradores or Marquês de Pombal. Please note, this tour ...

    Carlos was a great, informative guide…full of history and with some humor. Timely pickup and drop off.

  • Full-Day Fátima Tour from Lisbon

    6. Full-Day Fátima Tour from Lisbon

    Take a full-day, multi-city tour that brings you to some of Portugal's most popular medieval and 20th-century architectural and religious marvels, beginning in Lisbon and ending in Fátima. Depart from Lisbon by bus at 9:00 and head to Óbidos, the 'wedding present town'. This is the town that King Dinis gave to his bride, Queen Isabel, on their wedding day in 1282. This romantic village is surrounded by the 45-foot-high walls of a medieval Moorish castle, the famous Pousada do Castelo. Stop for lunch in colorful Nazaré, a traditional Portuguese fishing village. If time permits, head to Sítio to enjoy a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. Then, kick off the afternoon with a trip to Batalha Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, with beautiful stained-glass windows and the Manueline-style Royal Cloister. Arrive at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, a center of Catholic faith...

    This tour was very interesting, beautiful. The tour guide did not interpret everything into English that she did into other languages. The tour could’ve been shorter. We spent a lot of time that was not necessary especially at our last stop where are most everything was closed

  • From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

    7. From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

    Cross the Worlds Longest Suspension Footbridge - the Arouca 516 - and walk the Paiva Walkways, considered one of the most beautiful trails in the world (seven kilometers). Restore your energy with a delicious traditional lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon at Aveiro, the so-called “Portuguese Venice” and traverse the canals on a boat trip. Wander through the old quarter to see the main Art Nouveau buildings, the fish market, and taste one of the city's delicacies, soft eggs. Last but not the least, see the famous haystacks of Costa Nova. Discover the magnificent fishing village with its wooden houses in bright striped colors.

    Norberto was great and looked after us all day while being really informative. Highly recommend booking through Norberto. The walk had lovely views and lots of steps.

  • From Porto: Fátima and Coimbra Full-Day Private Tour

    8. From Porto: Fátima and Coimbra Full-Day Private Tour

    This trip begins in Porto and then onto Coimbra, the city of students and the oldest university in the country (from the 12th century) and also one of the oldest in the world. Take the time to visit the Joanina Library with its collection of over 300,000 books and some of the rarest manuscripts in the entire country. Visit the old Romanesque style cathedral (Sé Velha). Cross the river to visit the Santa Clara Convent and the Quinta das Lágrimas (Estate of Tears), where the love between Pedro and Inês blossomed. Then have lunch at one of the taverns downtown where you can find the most delicious snacks. Afterwards, head towards Fátima, where Our Lady of Fátima appeared to the three shepherd children in 1917. Here, you will visit the Basilica where Francisco, Jacinta Marto, and Lúcia are buried, the Igreja da Santíssima Trindade (Church of the Holy Trinity), and the largest Catholic sanc...

    We very much enjoyed our tour to Fatima and Coimbra, the tour guide, Eduardo, was knowledgeable in the venues and a lovely person to chat with. He also gave us some locals tips on places to check out in Porto. We loved our stay in Porto but we're also very glad we did this tour with Eduardo!

  • Serra da Estrela Day Trip

    9. Serra da Estrela Day Trip

    Start your trip from Lisbon early. The first stop is in Covilhã, land of the wool industry and birthplace of several explorers, like Diogo Alves da Cunha and Pêro da Covilhã. Here you will visit the historical center of the city, which today is home to one of the most important Portuguese universities. Next, climb the Tower that stands as the highest point of mainland Portugal, at an incredible 1993 meters high. Serra da Estrela is one of the few Portuguese regions blessed with snow, and it is covered every year with an extensive white blanket in the height of winter. It's also here where you'll find the only ski resort in the country. Take in the fantastic winter views from this vantage point.  History says that this parish arose from a cluster of shepherd's huts that used the pastures for their sheep and goats. At the end of the 19th century, the penetration of the Serra da Estrela be...

  • From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, and Óbidos Tour

    10. From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, and Óbidos Tour

    Benefit from pickup at your accommodation in Lisbon, and then relax on the 1-hour drive to the Sanctuary of Fátima. Pass historical villages on the way to one of the most famous pilgrim sites in the world. Learn about the Marian apparitions on a guided tour of the old and new monuments, and get some free time to look inside the Chapel of the Apparitions or other structures. Then, head to the Dominican convent of the Monastery of Batalha. Hear a tragic love story from Portuguese history, and then get some free time to try the local food and wine during lunch. Continue to the charming fishing village of Nazaré to visit a 16th-century shrine and take in the stunning views. Move on to the walled city of Óbidos to stroll the medieval streets and marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Taste a traditional ginjinha liquor before the return drive to Lisbon.

    The tour was good. At first a little hesitant thinking more people would be on tour but it was just myself and wife. I wish we had a little handout describing and providing history of places visited. We took notes. However, we booked with another tour the next day, and received a handout describing the significance of each location visited.

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The tour was really great! Francisco, our tour guide, was excellent. He made the trip interesting with history and stories about the areas we were visiting and the people. He even chose music that went along perfectly with what he was telling us. As a musician, I noticed and appreciated it very much.

Highly recommend Faro Centre small quaint the artist draw yiu into to the story telling of the Rick history of Fado you will be surprised as you learn (I won’t spoil it for you) but it’s was a delight. Have fun !

Carlos was a great, informative guide…full of history and with some humor. Timely pickup and drop off.

Great tour, friendly and and knowledge guide, small group.

The trip was great and the guide Isabella is awesome !