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Fátima and Coimbra Tour with Lunch (Optional)

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Sanctuary of Fatima - Living Tours
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Introduction

Discover the faith-based history behind Fátima, one of the main religious sites in the world. Visit the Sanctuary of the Fátima, a Marian Shrines that receives thousands of pilgrims every year.

On this full day tour, uncover Coimbra University, one of the oldest universities in Europe. Enjoy this complete guided tour and explore the narrow streets of the city, full of history and tradition.

Book now your tour to Fátima and Coimbra from Porto!


   Daily    10 hours
Highlights

Discover one of the most important centers of the religious tourism in the world: the Fátima Sanctuary!

 

Explore the exact place where the Virgin Mary appeared to the 3 little shepherds, under an holm-oak tree. 

 

Let yourself be amazed by the intense student spirit and traditions that can be felt in the University of Coimbra.

 

Observe the student's uniforms and unveil the most intriguing stories and secrets that Coimbra hides. 

Key details

LANGUAGES

Portuguese, English, Spanish or French. 

DURATION

10 Hours

SCHEDULE

Daily: at 08h30 AM 

PICK UP AND DROP OFF LOCAL (choose your option)

• With Hotel Pickup/Drop-Off: hotels in the city center of Porto or Gaia - other types of accommodation are not included; you will be picked up in the most nearby hotel

• Without Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off: at Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352 - in front of the São Bento train station

Description

Your full-day tour begins in the direction of Fátima, the most important Portuguese religious center and one the world's most famous places of Catholic pilgrimage. Its worldwide prominence is due to the account of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported by three shepherd children (Lúcia, Francisco, and Jacinta) from May 13 to October 13, in 1917.

When arriving in Fátima, your guide will take you to the humble houses where the three cousins were born, in the small village of Aljustrel, about 2km away from the Shrine. There, you can imagine the everyday life of these families during the period of the Apparitions. You will be impressed by the rooms, the work instruments, and the clothes you will find inside.

It's now time to visit the greatest highlight of this tour. Observe the inspiring devotion of many pilgrims from all over the world and feel a magical sense of peace and serenity when arriving at the Sanctuary of Fátima, a Marian Shrine, dedicated to Nossa Senhora de Fátima (Our Lady of Fátima). Did you know that, in the statue of the Virgin Mary, you can see the bullet that hit the Pope John Paul II, during the attempt of his assassination?

Here, have the opportunity to visit the Chapel of the Apparitions (Capelinha das Aparições) - a heavenly space constructed at the exact location where the Virgin Mary used to appear to the children. Believer or not, this will a completely emotional experience!

In the tremendous area of the Sanctuary, you will find the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, the greatest landmark of Fátima, that hosts the tombs of Lúcia, Francisco, and Jacinta.

Then, take some time to experience the spiritual environment of this sacred place. We also recommend you observe the segment of the Berlin Wall, donated in 1994 as a "symbol of peace".

Later, relax your legs and enjoy a savory lunch (optional) and proceed your visit to Coimbra, the notorious University city. In fact, its University is the ex-libris of the city, dated from the 13th century and declared a World Heritage Site

Coimbra keeps alive a set of student traditions and symbolic practiceslook around and observe the emblematic uniforms of the students. The long black capes embrace perfectly the prestigious tradition of this noble city. 

It is time to visit the notorious University of Coimbra, which blends impeccably its rich History and the actual student life. It is easy to see why its monumental buildings and History attract people from all over the world. Located on the top of a hill, from the atrium of the University, you can have stunning views of the city. 

But not only this area will surprise you in Coimbra. Walk through its narrow streets, the Roman ruins, the ramparts and every nook full of a strong heritage and secrets to tell. Discover the long staircase of the Quebra-Costas, and the typical neighborhoods of the historical center. Take the time you need to ask your guide all your questions: unveil the most amazing stories that Coimbra has been holding for centuries!

Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off - only when selected.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Transportation on a comfortable minibus.
  • A traditional lunch in Fátima - only when selected.

Excluded

  • Other meals and drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).

CANCELLATION RULES

No cancellation fee if you cancel until 48 hours prior to the activity date.

Cancellations less than 48 hours or no show, a fee of 100% will be charge.

Additional info

  • With hotel pick-up/drop-off: At hotels in the city center of Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Note: apartments or other types of accommodation are not included and you will be picked up in the most nearby hotel
  • Without hotel pick-up/drop-off: At Living Tours office: Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352 (in front of the São Bento train station).
  • Most of the times the tour is done in one language, but it can be held in more than one.
  • You will receive a confirmation email with details after the booking.
  • Children under 6 years old are totally at the parent’s responsibility
  • You must present a paper or electronic voucher for this activity.
  • The hotel pick-up and drop-off and the lunch option have an extra cost. Please check the price table when booking the tours.
  • The hotel pick-up and drop-off option do not include apartments, hostels, guest-houses or other types of accommodation.
  • Please reconfirm your pick up time and location 48 hours before the tour to our email: [email protected] or by phone: +351 228 320 992

Nearest town

Porto

NEAREST AIRPORT

OPO - Francisco Sá Carneiro

Reviews

living tour
We booked a tour to Fatima on Friday 19th April and we are very pleased we have booked with living tours. We also had a very good guide JOAO MOTA who explained every detail during our tour and we also had a good lunch to. We already recommended this tour to our friends when they visit Porto.
Joseph Bajada
Fatima & Coimbra Tour
This tour was everything that was promised. Our day was wonderful, consideration was given for the inclement weather and "hill". Lunch was delightful. We would definitely recommend this tour.
Deb and Bob
Fatima & Coimbra
The tour was great, our tour guide told us the story of the shepherds from the moment we left Porto ( special thanks, she took the time speak to us in english and spanish, as one of us only speaks spanish). The lunch was at a nice restaurant on the site (Fatima). Coimbra is a beautiful city, i wish i could have spend more time there...one the the hight points os my trip to Portugal. I recomend this tour, and special thanks to Paola, our tour guide.
Claudio H.
Fatima & Coimbra
This was a fantastic tour. Daniel was great--spoke in both Spanish and English so everyone in our tour could understand. He gave us lots of great information on all the sites and was a pleasure to have as our guide. Thank you for making our visit to Portugal very special.
Jacqueline and Ian B.
Excellent tour of Fátima and Coimbra with Gonçalo.
Nicely paced. Friendly fellow travelers. Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Listened to wonderful Fado music en route. A wonderful tour!!
Judy Sottile
Very good Fátima & Coimbra Tour with Daniel Mota
knowledble, safe, timely. Daniel is a nice person always attemptive to all in the group in despite of the Portuguese, French, and English tour guided. Highly recommended!
Maris Gomes
Day tour to Fatima and Coimbra was well planned and informative
Special thanks to Manuel Texiera our guide of the day. Punctual pick up, sites visited, information spot on and free time well planned
Charlie Debono
Tour to Fatima and Coimbra with Nuno
Great planned tour! Tasty lunch in Fatima, enough time to see everything, plenty important information given by Nuno. I highly recommend this tour!
Iwona

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