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Lots of scenic places around in the tour. We have a great time on this private tour with Ricarto Melo. He was right on time to pick us up from the hotel. He was great at explaining everything we visited. He is very good in history! We conversed with him all day long and didn't feel awkward being on a private tour at all. Lunch at the local restaurant was awesome. If you're a food/wine lover, Ricarto would be your perfect guide to introduce Portuguese cuisine and its wine pairing.
Amazing trip! I would highly recommend Fatima to the Catholics and to spend more time there. This trip only allowed us 2 hours of which most time was spent waiting for other passengers' shopping leaving less time for the Fatima sanctuary. Lessons learnt is to manage expectations of all passengers so that time is not wasted on waiting for others. Rest of other places such as Bathalha and Obidos are beautiful.
Each site has a special historical and Geographic interest. While Obidos was the most charming, Fatima a holy site (like Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Lourdes in France), I thought Nazare the most beautiful (like a simpler Cascais with more coastline drama).
Why it was a great trip? We booked this tour - instant confirmation on GYG. We called the local operator - Reservas e Partidas - and found a very reliable guy, Duarte Azevedo Monteiro, who turned to be our guide. He confirmed the booking immediately; very punctual next day, knowledgeable, friendly, a safe driver and a very good English speaker. Fatima was impressive, Nazare pleasant, Batalha - peaceful and Obidos superb. During the day we discovered a beautiful country, stunning landscapes, nice people, good food and wine, funny and romantic stories, historical facts. Overall, a perfect day. Again, a big thanks to Duarte from his Romanian friends!
Maria is an absolutely great person for sharing her knowledge and get tourists familiar with the Portuguese history. Also a good driver :)