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From Lisbon: Fatima, Nazaré, Óbidos Full-Day Trip

1. From Lisbon: Fatima, Nazaré, Óbidos Full-Day Trip

Spend the day exploring Portugal, while your guide teaches you the history of the area. Discover the three secrets of Fatima and visit the spot where the apparitions took place. Stop in Nazaré, a traditional fishing village, and stroll through the fortified city of Óbidos. Get a unique perspective of Portugal and its many traditions. Meet your guide at your hotel and leave with them to travel to Fátima. Start the tour by visiting the village and houses where the three little shepherds lived and meet their direct family members. Go to Cova da Iria, where several of the apparitions happened. See the sanctuary where the tombs are and feel the devotion of pilgrims from all over the world. Travel to the Batalha Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Continue to Nazaré and witness the famous giant waves where all the world surfing records were set. Take a break here to enjoy lunch. Lastly, wander around the narrow medieval streets of Óbidos. Try ginja, a traditional sour cherry liquor, and relax before heading back to Lisbon. 

Óbidos, Nazaré & Alcobaça: Private Trip by Car

2. Óbidos, Nazaré & Alcobaça: Private Trip by Car

Enjoy a ride through the romantic village of Obidos, the first stop on this 8-hour excursion. Its medieval structures within the castle walls are a definite highlight of the trip. Stop for a taste of ginjinha, which is a traditional liqueur of this region. Afterwards, head to Nazaré, a small fishing village that is now known for its beaches and giant waves. International surfers compete here in one of the world’s largest competitions. In Alcobaça visit the monastery that dates to 1178. It was the first completely Gothic structure ever built in Portugal, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the tombs of royalty, and hear about one of Portugal’s most endearing love stories.

Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

3. Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

Make a pilgrimage to the shrine of Fátima and see the homes of the 3 little shepherds who saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Learn the story of the miracle and get some free time to explore the basilicas and chapel by yourself. Next, visit Batalha Monastery and marvel at the largest Gothic monument in Portugal. Hear the history of the building and learn the legend of Henry the Navigator who helped put the nation on the map. Continue to Alcobaça Monastery, founded by the first Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques, in 1153. Hear the tragic story of King Pedro I and his beloved Inês de Castro, murdered on the orders of his father. Get stunning views from the beach at Nazaré and the clifftop village of Sítio. Enter the basilica of Our Lady of Nazaré to look at the famous black statue of the Virgin. End with a visit to the village of Óbidos and taste a typical cherry liqueur. Stroll the medieval streets of the village or walk up to the historical castle.

From Lisbon: Fátima, Óbidos, Batalha, & Nazaré Private Tour

4. From Lisbon: Fátima, Óbidos, Batalha, & Nazaré Private Tour

Begin your tour by meeting your friendly guide for the morning pick-up at your hotel or previously designated location. Head first to Fátima, approximately one hour away from Lisbon. The religious capital of Portugal became famous after sightings of the Virgin Mary appeared here. Pay visits to both the old and new sanctuaries and the Sanctuary Square, the location of the shrine.  Next, head to the Monastery of Batalha, elected one of the Seven wonders of Portugal and UNESCO World Heritage It’s one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in the country. Then continue to Nazaré, host to some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. You will have a break for lunch and you will have the opportunity to choose from one of the many tasty seafood restaurants. (At your own expense).   After lunch, continue the journey along the coast towards the historic village of Óbidos. This village of singular beauty is situated inside ancient medieval fortress walls dating back to the XII century. Its narrow streets, tiles, white-painted houses and ramparts should not to be missed! You will also get to enjoy a sample of “Ginginha”, a famous cherry liquor drunk from a chocolate cup.  To finish your tour, sit back and enjoy the picturesque coastline views offering a spectacular end to an adventurous day!

Lisbon: Nazaré Waves and Village Private Full-Day Tour

5. Lisbon: Nazaré Waves and Village Private Full-Day Tour

Follow in the footsteps of legendary surfers, like Garrett McNamara, Sebastian Steudtner, Carlos Burle, Rodrigo Koxa, and many others, on a full-day private tour dedicated to the big waves of Nazaré. Following a pick-up from your hotel at 8:30 AM, transfer along the coast by air-conditioned vehicle. The early start ensures enough time to enjoy the program without rushing, and the program can always be changed to best suit your preferences. Admire the views on the 1.5-hour drive to Nazaré. After a quick tour of the traditional fishing village, go to the wave watching site where the waves can be enjoyed for as long as you wish. Take a break from watching the surfers, and go to Forte S. Miguel Arcanjo, the closest fort to the sea that you can get to without having to suit up and swim. Pause for lunch in one of the many seafood restaurants, preferably one where McNamara himself always eats. Savor some of the best fish and seafood in the world. After lunch, and depending on the tides, there may be some more time to watch the waves before your return transfer to Lisbon. Alternatively, if there is still time, you can visit one of the neighboring places like Alcobaça or Obidos before the drop-off at your hotel at around 5:30 PM. Please note that waves or surfers in Nazaré cannot be guaranteed. The most probable time for waves to happen is between October and March but the local partner can only predict them a few days in advance. If there are no waves or the time you wish to spend seeing them is shorter than allocated, the local partner will always find alternatives in the nearby area to show you the best of Portugal's West Coast.

Fátima Private Tour from Lisbon

6. Fátima Private Tour from Lisbon

After pick-up at your accommodation in Lisbon you start the day by going to Fátima, one of the most important centers of pilgrimage in the world and where the Miracle of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fátima happened. You will have free time to visit the shrines or the village. You will spend the rest of the day discovering the magnificent monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça, the fishing village of Nazaré (where star surfer McNamara beat world records) and the enchanting medieval village of Óbidos where you will taste the original “Ginjinha” liquor. Your guide will show you the unique secrets of each place.

Fatima, Nazaré and Óbidos Full-Day Tour

7. Fatima, Nazaré and Óbidos Full-Day Tour

Start the tour with a visit to the city of Fatima, which celebrated this year the 100th anniversary of the visions of Our Lady of Fatima and was visited by Pope Francis for the occasion. Join pilgrims from all over the world who gather daily at the small Chapel of Santa Iria and at the Sanctuary.  Stop in the village of Batalha and see its extraordinary Gothic monastery dating back to the 14th century. Learn about how King John I of Portugal dedicated the monastery to the Virgin Mary for helping him win the Battle of Aljubarrota, fought between Spain and Portugal. Then head towards the coast, to Nazaré, a fishing village strategically located on a very high sea cliff. Discover how this village has welcomed swimmers and pilgrims from all over who gather at the Ermida da Memória (Memory Chapel) where the statue of Our Lady of Nazaré is kept. Today, Nazaré also welcomes many surfers who come to surf the world’s biggest wave. Take time to enjoy lunch here, the perfect spot for a gastronomic stop. Then continue the tour to Óbidos, a small medieval village. Explore inside the walls which are extraordinarily well preserved. This village will amaze all those who visit it, especially those who love chocolate, cherry liqueur, and literature.

Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazare and Obidos: The Blue West

8. Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazare and Obidos: The Blue West

Depart from Lisbon and arrive to Fatima, to experience the strong spiritual energy of its Sanctuary. Visit Batalha Monastery, a World Heritage site. It is one of the most magnificent examples of European flamboyant style and a great opportunity if you want to appreciate the uniqueness of the final version of Portuguese Gothic style. Discover Alcobaça Monastery, a World Heritage site with astonishing medieval gothic architecture.  Inside listen to the most beautiful love story of medieval times. Explore the small and charming town of Nazaré. Discover the beach where the intense blue transforms itself into gigantic waves! Finally, the town of Óbidos will open its doors to you in all its intense beauty. Enjoy the architecture, the small streets and the medieval castle. During the tour, try the famous Ginjinha, a local liquor.

Fátima: Full-Day Private Tour from Lisbon

9. Fátima: Full-Day Private Tour from Lisbon

Enjoy a full-day private excursion from Lisbon to Fátima, one of the most important places of pilgrimage in the Catholic world. In addition to the Sanctuary you’ll see the house of Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco, the 3 young shepherds who claimed to have seen the apparition of the Virgin Mary. In 1917, when news of the apparition of the Virgin Mary spread, this once-sleepy rural village turned into an important Catholic pilgrimage site. Visit Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary (Nossa Senhora de Fátima Santuario), a place of worship visited each year by more than 4 million pilgrims, who come to pay their respects and worship at the shrine. You’ll see the Chapel of the Apparitions, built on the site where the Virgin Mary appeared to the 3 young shepherds, and also see the tombstones of 2 of the 3 shepherds who reported the apparition.  In Batalha you’ll visit the monastery and admire its gothic architecture. In the old fishing village of Nazaré, you’ll take in the belvedere over the beach area and the headlands. Finish off with a stop in medieval Óbidos before heading back to Lisbon.

Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

10. Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

Discover the Centro region of Portugal with a full-day private tour of Fatima, Alcobaça, the Batalha Monastery, and Óbidos. This region has a vast and diversified cultural and historical legacy that will fascinate you. Come and discover national values and emotions and have an unforgettable experience. Kick off with a visit to the Sanctuary of Fátima which welcomes pilgrims and tourists from all over the world due to its stature as one of the most revered catholic sites in the world. The tour continues to the Dominican Monastery of Batalha, ordered by King D. João I in 1386 in thankfulness to the Virgin Mary for the victory in the battlefield of Aljubarrota. See the Monastery of Alcobaça, which began being built in 1178 by the monks of Cister and is the first completely Gothic building ever to be built in Portugal. Both the Batalha and the Alcobaça monasteries are presently UNESCO’s world cultural heritage sites.  Next visit the beautiful town of Nazaré and admire its amazing landscapes. Finish with a visit to the precious village of Óbidos which was taken from the Moors in 1148 and established under king D. Sancho I in 1195. Due to its charm and beauty, Obidos has been included in the dowry of numerous Portuguese Queens throughout the centuries and you will see why. 

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What people are saying about Nazaré

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 19 reviews

We had a fabulous day and loved our guide Luis Miguel. He went out of his way to take us to a special market, and showed us interesting places along the way. We went to a fabulous cliff side restaurant in Nazarre and it was a truly memorable day. He was so knowledgeable and we really learned a lot about the area. Highly recommend!

The guided tour was very nice. We were picked up on time in Lisbon and then taken through the country side to Obidas and then to Nazare. Miguel was great. Super informative about the history of the various sites. Definitely recommend if you want to see Portugal and also learn.

Sergio is EXCELLENT! We saw all sites AND he offers other options, very flexible & knowledgeable! He offered to take us to other bars/restaurants AFTER this incredible tour...you can tell he REALLY cares about his clients..he was Soo great!

Our guide, Miguel, show us many beautiful sites of his country, Portugal. We both had a fantastic day exploring and listening to Miguel tell us the history of the places that we saw.

We had a wonderful private tour with a great guide... food and markets and extras and of course lots of fabulous sights along the way..