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Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 51 museums, historic buildings, and more. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Enjoy free access to the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belem Tower, the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the famous Santa Justa Lift, and much more—all with one card.

Peniche: Berlengas Island Trip, Hiking and Cave Tour

Peniche: Berlengas Island Trip, Hiking and Cave Tour

Discover the archipelago of Berlengas on a day trip from Peniche. Cross the sea in a glass-bottom boat, explore the caves on a tour, and relax on the beach. Begin your day with a ferry ride to the Berlegnas archipelago on a catamaran (normal season) or zodiak/desportive yatch on the low season (less people) or when the catamaran it's full on the high season. As you ride, enjoy views beneath the waves of flitting fish. When you disembark, stroll on the warm beaches and enjoy the sounds of the waves calmly lapping at the shore. Join a local hiking tour to learn about Berlenga’s cultural and historical significance. Explore the island's geography. After your hike, go into the mysterious caves of the area before returning by ferry.

Peniche: Berlenga Island and Cave Tour

Peniche: Berlenga Island and Cave Tour

Enjoy a trip to Berlengas Island on a catamaran or fast boat and visit the caves at the island in a different boat with a glass bottom. Admire the outside and inside of different caves, like the Elephant cave, Dream cave, Furado Grande, and more. Afterward, take some time on your own to explore the Island. Walk the beach, gaze up at the lighthouse, discover Forte S. João Batista, and walk the Island's trails. Meet your guide and board a on a catamaran (normal season) or zodiak/desportive yatch on the low season (less people) or when the catamaran it's full on the high season. Head toward Berlengas Island, an eco-haven with a visitor limit, so you can experience its true beauty without the crowds. First, take a short tour around the island and learn all about the different caves, while gazing at the underwater marine life through the glass-bottom boat. Spot the Elephant cave and feel amazed at the way the natural rock formations resemble the trunk and face of a great elephant. At the dream cave, take in one of nature's masterpieces and learn of its history. Then, at Furado Grande, learn why it translates to Big Hole and how it stretches across the entire island. Take your time afterward to guide yourself around the Island. Look out over the turquoise waters from the beach. Walk up to the lighthouse and imagine yourself alone. Then understand more of Portugal's history by examining the remains of Forte S. Joao Batista. Feel free to bring your own snacks, or some extra cash with you to buy them on the Island during the months of May through September.

From Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Guided Tour

From Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Guided Tour

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Portugal's cultural and historical treasures with our exclusive one-day tour. Experience the mystique of Fátima, the coastal wonders of Nazaré, and the medieval magic of Óbidos. Fátima: Experience peace and spirituality at the Sanctuary of Fátima, one of the world's most important Catholic pilgrimage sites. Explore the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Chapel of the Apparitions, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared. Nazaré: Enjoy the natural beauty and vibrant culture of the picturesque fishing village of Nazaré and Witness the famous beach known for some of the world’s biggest surfable waves and delve into local traditions. Óbidos: Stroll through the charming streets of Óbidos, a well-preserved medieval town, with its ancient walls, whitewashed houses, and colorful shops. Don’t miss the chance to taste the famous ginjinha, a local cherry liqueur. Why Choose This Tour? This tour is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in Portugal’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty. With the comfort and convenience of our guided tour, your only concern will be soaking up all the wonders each location has to offer.Book now and get ready for an unforgettable experience exploring the charms of Portugal!

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

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

Experience a mix of historical, cultural, and scenic sights in Portugal on this full-day small group tour in an air-conditioned van. Discover the history and heritage of Fatima, Óbidos, Batalha, and Nazaré, as you make your way through many of central Portugal's highlights. Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in the Lisbon city center and enjoy a scenic drive to the Shrine of Fatima, a major Catholic pilgrimage site. Learn about the miracle of the Virgin Mary's apparition to 3 shepherd children here in 1917. Next, visit the Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Gothic monument, built by King John I of Portugal. After a lunch of regional foods, visit the seaside resort of Nazaré, a popular destination for surfers and water sports enthusiasts. From the top of the rock, see the black Madonna statue by Saint Joseph and the colorful fishing boats. Finally, explore the medieval village of Óbidos, known for its cobbled paths, medieval houses, handicraft stores, and Ginjinha sweet cherry liqueur.

Peniche: Berlengas Island Round-Trip Ferry

Peniche: Berlengas Island Round-Trip Ferry

The Berlengas archipelago is situated 16km west of Peniche, a powerful granite block which belongs to the parish of St. Peter, in the Peniche municipality. The archipelago is a protected area that includes various nature reserves and is considered a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2011. Depart from the harbor of Peniche and enjoy a 30-minute ferry ride along the turquoise sea waters. Arrive at the Berlengas harbor from where you will be able to freely explore the archipelago. Start with a visit to the São João Baptista fort built in the 17th-century. This little fort is one of the most visually striking buildings in Portugal. After this, go for a swim at Praia do Carreiro do Mosteiro, the only beach that is accessible and safe to swim from. Next, find the café and restaurant on the island before taking the ferry back to Peniche

From Lisbon: Day Trip to Porto, Óbidos, and Nazaré

From Lisbon: Day Trip to Porto, Óbidos, and Nazaré

Discover three amazing Portuguese cities: Porto, Nazaré, and Óbidos with a bus sightseeing tour from Lisbon. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Portugal and feel inspired by the architecture, history, and culture of these beautiful cities. Get comfortable in an air-conditioned vehicle as you start your journey toward the town of Óbidos, where we will start with a guided tour accompanied by a local guide. Completely surrounded by ancient walls and preserving all its medieval charm, Óbidos is one of the most famous and visited places in Portugal, and a must-see in the surroundings of Lisbon. The narrow cobbled streets that can be seen in Óbidos will immediately transport you to a medieval atmosphere. These streets are home to perfectly preserved old houses, historic buildings, and important monuments. Dominating the historic center in the highest part of the village, visit the Castle of Óbidos, which is declared one of the 7 wonders of Portugal. Start at the village main gate, and discover the amazing narrow streets outside of the beaten track. Visit the secret Jewish neighborhood and its white-painted houses with some great spots to take pictures. Walk along Rua Dereita, the most famous street, full of stores and traditional restaurants, and get to the castle of Óbidos. It was built in the 12th-century, although it has Roman constructions in its beginnings. It can be said that it is one of the best preserved and largest fortresses of the country, being listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. From there, you will clearly see the great wall of Óbidos, another of the town’s great symbols. Continue the trip heading to possibly the most famous fishing town in Portugal, Nazaré, where you will visit the Forte de Sao Miguel. This site has become world-famous for the giant wave that hits its coast every winter and attracts lots of surfers from all over the world. Then, walk through O Sitio, where the famous streets present a collection of religious buildings and are a hugely popular site for pilgrims from all around the globe. Hike your way up to the summit, where you'll find medieval fortifications, 17th-century churches, and modern shrines. Wander the courtyards and plazas surrounded by ornate structures, basilicas, and statues. Next, head to Oporto, the last stop of the day. First you will have 1h to have a typical Portuguese lunch on your own to regain energy, and then, the visit will start. A vibrant 1.5-hour walking tour, where you will admire the stunning Old Town on the picturesque Douro River, complete with six bridges, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Igreja Carmen, Estação São Bento, Igreja São Francisco and Ponte Don Luis. At the end of your tour, you will return to the center of Lisbon and your guide will recommend things to do during the rest of your stay.

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, and Obidos Tour by Van

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, and Obidos Tour by Van

Discover the diverse sights around Lisbon on a tour to Fátima, Obidos, Nazaré, and Batalha. Walk through the medieval city of Obidos, see the biggest waves in the world in Nazare, visit the most religious place in Portugal, the Sanctuary of Fátima, and admire the beauty of the last Gothic convent in Batalha. Sit back and relax in your group's van and head out of Lisbon towards Fatima. Immerse yourself in religious history at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, a Marian shrine dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima. Visit this location steeped in history, dating back to the times when pilgrims came to this peninsula. Now, it is one of the most significant places of the 20th century, where, a hundred years ago in 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to the three shepherds and the crowd. Then, admire the beauty of the Dominican convent in Batalha, the Monastery of Batalha. Built after the famous battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, this is one of the best and original examples of Late Flamboyant Gothic architecture in the country. Continue through wonderful natural landscapes on the way to Nazaré, home to the biggest waves in the world. Walk through this quiet fishing town, where a church houses the world's first statue of St. Mary. Then, head over to the fairytale, picturesque medieval town of Obidos. Meander through this fortified town's cobble stone streets up to the imposing castle at the top of the hill. Marvel at views of the surrounding landscape from the top. Finally, head back to Lisbon in the comfort of your van.

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

Travel by air-conditioned minivan to Fátima and learn why millions of pilgrims make their way to the sanctuary each year. Continue to Batalha to see some of the best 14th-century architecture in Portugal, including the monastery built in commemoration of the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota. Next, go to the charming seaside town of Nazaré and savor some fresh fish at lunch (own expense). Take a scenic coastal drive through São Martinho do Porto and the Óbidos Lagoon en route to the medieval walled village of Óbidos. Stroll around the cobbled streets and taste some authentic ginjinha (cherry liqueur).

Peniche: Berlengas Roundtrip and Glass-Bottom Boat Cave Tour

Peniche: Berlengas Roundtrip and Glass-Bottom Boat Cave Tour

Start your tour by meeting your captain at the harbor of Peniche. Take a ferry towards the Berlengas archipelago, where your glass-bottom boat trip will take place. Then, take a 25 minute cruise around Berlengas, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that includes various nature conservation sites. Look down into the clear waters and spot marine life. You will also enter some caves, such as the Blue Cave and the São João Batista Cave. You will also have time to explore the Island by walk and get to know the São João Batista Fort.

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Amazing, the tour guide took us around Fatima and explained the history and beliefs. We enjoyed the trip and highly recommend this company they were on time and they made our journey incredibly amazing as we took out time at each stop and the tour guide had enough information to explain the areas for us. looking forward for any other trip they provide. Highly recommend!

It was an amazing journey with Nuno Neiva, he has strong knowledge on history and explains it with jokes and point to details. He provided good care on our whole group. Highly recommended.

We had a wonderful day. Phillip was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour.

Outstanding experience and our tour guide, Andreia was very knowledgeable.

worth it. you can get around lisbon and see most of the landmark