Day trip

Fátima and Coimbra Full-Day Tour from Porto

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

Fátima and Coimbra Full-Day Tour from Porto

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS
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Visit one of Portugal’s most important pilgrimage sites, the Shrine of Fátima on this day trip from Porto. Discover the highlights of the city of Coimbra and see once of Europe’s oldest universities.

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Duration 10 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the religious and learned centers of Portugal
  • Visit the Santuário de Fátima and learn about the Marian Apparitions
  • Go to one of Europe's oldest university cities and stroll the streets of Coimbra
  • Discover the only church in Portugal to survive the Reconquista almost intact
  • Explore the University of Coimbra in the former place of medieval monarchs
Full description

Travel to Fátima and Coimbra on a full-day trip from Porto. See the Shrine of Fátima and one of the oldest university cities in Europe. Choose from a tour with lunch and hotel pickup, a tour with lunch and a meeting point, or a tour with a meeting point.  

Relax on the drive in an airconditioned vehicle to Fátima where apparitions of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared 3 children tending sheep in 1917.The miracle was recognized by the Vatican in 1930, and 3 different popes have been to Fátima since.

Visit the stunning Neoclassical Basilica and Sanctuary, and can even have the option to attend mass in the Sanctuary. Spend some free time for lunch in the bustling city center which is full of modern-day pilgrims.

Continue to Coimbra and discover the area that was Portugal’s only university city until the early 20th century. Founded in the 13th century, the hilltop college is one of the oldest in Europe. Today the university provides a backdrop to the city's charming streets. 

Head to the Sé Nova Cathedral to see the only church in Portugal to survive the Reconquista almost intact. During the visit in Coimbra's historical center you can walk through the Quebra Costas, Arco da Almedina, Porta do Barbacã, and Rua Ferreira Borges.

End at the University in the former buildings of the medieval Royal Palace. Among the highlights is the stunning Joanine Library with baroque details of red and green lacquer and trompe-l’oeil features. Return to Porto at the end of your tour.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Guide
  • Entrance to monuments
  • Lunch with drinks (if option selected)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Living Tours/Tourist Service office, next to São Bento train station, Porto.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • If the minimum number of participants is not met, the local partner reserves the right to cancel and offer a full refund
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • For private accommodation and hotels in other areas, customers must go to the meeting point
  • Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service
  • Children from 4 to 12 years pay half price
  • Children aged 0 to 3 are free of charge
  • The services included in the tour are subject to third party availability and may change without notice
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 178 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Very informative full day experience! Fransisco, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. Highly recommended for anyone looking for what else Portugal has to offer. Coimbra is a beautiful city that we want to revisit in the future. And we were lucky to visit Fatima on Oct 13, a very holy day.

October 21, 2022

The visit to Fátima is quite complete, with free time so that everyone can visit the areas they prefer. Great lunch, buffet style and very complete. Very interesting and beautiful Coimbra and also with some free time to wander through its streets or cool off in a bar. The best of the tour, our guide Pedro and all the information and attention he had for us.

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August 30, 2022

The bus was very comfortable. Lucas drove us safely to Coimbra, Fatima and back to Porto. He was even kind enough to stop closer to our flat. The guide Pedro was polite and available. I’d have loved to have had more time to read all the signs, explore every bit of the sites we visited, talk to the locals. But it’s a tour and I understand we had a schedule to follow.

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May 31, 2022

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