Visit the religious site of Fatima and a city founded by the Knights Templar, Tomar.
Fatima is a captivating place where millions of people gather each year to celebrate the divine apparitions of the Virgin Mary. It was here that three little shepherd children reported seeing a luminous lady they believed to be Mary and which ended in a miracle witnessed by thousands of people. Then we move on to the 12th century Knights Templar city of Tomar. This is where after the Order of Christ took over from the Knight’s Templar many of the Portuguese voyages in the Age of Discovery were planned
Sightseeing Tour – 10 Hours – 2 or more people – Private driver
You will enjoy Portugal’s religious capital, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Knights Templar history and Portuguese history and art
The tour include free wifi, professional private driver and insurance
The tour doesn’t include entry fees to museums, galleries and monuments, an official tour guide to enter with you (available on request) and lunch
Our Promise To You
All our tours are with a registered private driver who not only drives but also shares with you their local experience and stories of the region. Should you wish an official tour guide to accompany you on your trip and enter the museums, attractions and monuments with you this can be arranged at an extra fee. We always pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation in the Lisbon area. All our cars and minivans are modern, comfortable and come with air-conditioning. We also offer luxury vehicles on request. Please bring along your own refreshments for the journey, as we no longer offer clients single use plastic bottles of water as we are trying to do our bit for the environment.
Santuario de Fatima – The most famous place of pilgrimage in Portugal. The Fatima shrine celebrates the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to the three little shepherds.
Chapel of the Apparitions – The ‘heart’ of Fatima, this shrine is built on the spot where the Virgin appeared to the shepherds.
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario – This is a Roman Catholic Church based within the Sanctuario de Fatima.
Museum of the Shrine of Fatima – Founded in 1955 this museum contains both permanent and temporary exhibitions preserving and conserving significant Catholic artefacts.
Praca da Republic, Tomar – Cafes and restaurants with lovely views of the elegant town hall and Church of St John the Baptist.
Tomar Convent of Christ – A vast monumental complex standing on top of a hill, founded in 1160 by a grandmaster of the Knights Templar.
Castelo do Tomar – An important military building, this castle is full of mysteries that many have tried to unravel over the centuries. Have a go at solving them yourself!
Aqueduto dos Pegeos – Located near Tomar on the Vale do Peixe Ribeira, the aqueduct is one of the largest and most imposing Portuguese aqueducts.
Personalise This Tour
You may wish to adapt the tour highlights above to suit you. If there is some place specific you wish to see which is not listed just let us know! We want to create your perfect tour and we provide you with a detailed itinerary of the day.
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