●The unknown part of Fátima...presented by me, a local catholic guide with family roots in the region.
On this tour I will unveal to the secrets of Fátima, its Sanctuary and the untold history only known by the local people since my family and ancestors are from that area.
Fátima is the religious capital of Portugal, and an essential place of visit for many people. This is the place where Our Lady appeared to the 3 children on the 13th. of May 1917, two of them, Francisco and Jacinta - beatified by John Paul II on May 13, 2002.
Between 4 to 6 Million Pilgrims visit Fátima all year round.
The new Church of the Holy Trinity is considered to be the 4th. biggest Catholic temple in the world with 9. 000 seats.
The Church has been designed by Greek Orthodox architect Alexandros Tombazis, who has combined light and technology in a circular structure.
Near to Fátima, at Valinhos, we will see the houses of the 3 shepherds.
● I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests, if you are more than 3 or if need pick-up and drop-off outside Lisbon.
We will depart from Lisbon directly to Fátima on the highway A1.
The trip will take us about 1. 30 hrs. one way (130km one way).
Once arrived, the guide will give some usefull information, outside the churches, about the Sanctuary.
About 2 hrs. free-time.
Millions of pilgrims go there to pay their promises, to pray or just to feel its mystical strength! The Sanctuary Square is so big that it can only be described by numbers: it can receive simultaneously 300. 000 to 500. 000 visitors and it's almost twice the size of St. Peter's Square in the Vatican.
We will also drive to Valinhos, in the neighbourhood, where we have the opportunity to visit the houses of the 3 shepherds.
About 45 min. free time.
Return to Lisbon.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 6 hours
Traffic might affect the duration of the tour.
The luxury vehicles available for your tour:
●1 to 4 people: brand new 8 seater Mercedes V250* or 7 seater Tesla Model X Long Range* (full electric vehicle) upon availability.
●5 to 7 people: brand new 8 seater Mercedes V250 with air conditioning, individual leather seats, tinted windows, electric step, USB charger
(please request a quote for this group size).
*See pictures of the vehicles.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - No entrance fees are required in this visit.
●I recommend to have Euros for personal expenses such as a drink or a meal since Dollars are not accepted.
The average price of a meal (optional) is 20€ per person.
The amount of local payments depends on your personal expenses.
Major credit cards can be used but American Express is not accepted everywhere.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am allowed to do guide you inside all monuments all over Portugal.
(Not all driver/guides guide you inside monuments. Always ask before you book.)
Licensed company with all insurances required, registered at the national tourism board.
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Pablo C was an excellent guide!! His knowledge was a real gift. He made sure we saw what was important to us. I would love to do another tour with him.