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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.

Lisbon: 3-Day Private Tour

2. Lisbon: 3-Day Private Tour

Day 1: On the first day of your private adventure, discover many of the historic sights that Lisbon - Portugal's capital city has to offer. First, see Saint George's Castle, one of the few vestiges of Arabic culture in the city. Admire the building which has witnessed multiple reconstructions since Roman times and is today one of the most visited monuments in the country. Then, head over to Alfama, the oldest quarter in Lisbon. Discover the small alleyways of the Medina which acted as the perfect defensive system during the 8th to 12th century. Continue into Lisbon's downtown Baixa neighborhood and learn about the terrible earthquake of 1755 which influenced Portuguese history and architecture forever.  Finally, explore the Belem or Bethlehem district to the west of central Lisbon. Marvel at how this area combines historic monuments, fascinating museums, and attractive gardens, all of which line the cooling waters of the Tejo Estuary. See the place where the shipyards and harbors used to be from where Portuguese explorers in the 15th-century set out to discover sea routes to India, Africa, and Brazil. Day 2: On the second day, visit the enchanting small village of Sintra which boasts a great concentration of historic palaces and interesting monuments. Your guide will give you information about all of the attractions you can visit and the choice is yours for what you would like to see. Then, head to Cabo de Roca - the most western point in Europe. Marvel at 165-meter-high Lighthouse which dates back to 1772. After this, continue to the beach town of Cascais, known for its picturesque streets and fishing village charm. Stop at one of the many restaurants serving fresh seafood. Return to Lisbon taking the coast road with stunning panoramas of the sea and Estoril. The town is known for its famous casino which boasts the largest gambling room in Europe and was made famous by Ian Fleming's Jame Bond novel 'Casino Royal'. Day 3: On the final day of your tour, set off to explore the Sanctuary of Fatima. Here, find various chapels including the Chapel of the Apparitions and have the option to attend a Mass. Visit the Monastery of Batalha another important landmark in the history of Portugal. Next, continue on to the scenic village of Nazare which has an intense past that is best portrayed in its architectural heritage. Admire the many picturesque churches and traditional houses. Lastly, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Obidos. Step back in time, as you walk through the beautiful and narrow streets full of traditional shops, and white painted old houses. Return to Lisbon where your 3-day experience concludes.

From Fátima: Sintra, Lisbon, and Cascais Private Tour

3. From Fátima: Sintra, Lisbon, and Cascais Private Tour

This tour can be customized according to what you want to visit and explore. Some people might want to visit monuments, others like to explore the city center, others will want to check out the local food. It's up to you. Let the local partner know and the perfect tour can be designed.  To begin, you will be picked up at your hotel before heading to Sintra or nearby areas. During the trip, learn about the history and culture of Portugal from your guide. Decide if you want to visit just one or several monuments as you explore the center of Sintra. Have lunch or a snack in either Sintra or Cascais. In Cascais, look at the ocean from Hell's Mouth and stroll through the village center where there are plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafés. From Cascais to Lisbon travel by a scenic road with the Atlantic Ocean always at your side.  In Lisbon, there are plenty of things to see and do. In the Belem neighborhood, there's the Monastery of Jerónimos (a masterpiece from the XVI century), the Standard of Discoveries, and the view to the river Tejo. I the city center, you can walk by Augusta street and Rossio Square or go to the top of the Triumph Arch in Commercium square. There are also the typical old neighborhoods of Bairro Alto or Alfama (with the Cathedral, Saint Anthony Church and the amazing viewpoint of Portas do Sol), where Fado music came from. Of course, we can also visit the Oceanarium in the new Lisbon.

Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Private Tour

4. Lisbon: Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Private Tour

Fátima, a city in central Portugal, 130 km from Lisbon, and one of the most important places of worship for Catholics, with around 5 million visitors every year. After the visit to the Sanctuary of Fátima, from which the Chapel of Apparitions, where Our Lady appeared to the three shepherds in 1917 Nazare for a fresh fish and seafood lunch. This fishing village was one of the first points of international tourist interest in Portugal, during the last century. Currently, it is known worldwide for its giant waves and surf records. Óbidos, a romantic medieval village, famous for its winding streets, whitewashed houses covered with flowers, vases and tiles - all within the walls of a magnificent 12th century castle.

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Great. Our tour guide was excellent! Really enjoyed our trip. Will book again!