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Private 9-Hour Tour to Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

1. Private 9-Hour Tour to Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

Discover the jewels of Portuguese history on this private 9-hour tour. The tour starts in Óbidos, also known as the town of queens. Visit the picturesque village and admire its fortress walls. Drive to the fishing village of Nazaré and enjoy a lunch break. Sample the famous Portuguese fish stew “Caldeirada” and visit the Batalha Monastery, a building in late Gothic style. At the end of the tour you will experience Fátima, the largest place of pilgrimage in Portugal, which attracts 4 to 6 million pilgrims throughout the year. Here, people from all over the world come to worship the Virgin Mary and the three little shepherds.

Individual Day Trip to Lisbon and Óbidos

2. Individual Day Trip to Lisbon and Óbidos

This day trip from Lisbon to the medieval townlet of Óbidos is a journey into the past. The individual tour starts in Lisbon, on the Avenida da Liberdade in the Baixa district. You will take a short stroll through the most beautiful squares in the capital, taking time on your way to admire the impressive Sé Cathedral and the view from Graça. Then you will pass by the Monastery of São Vicente, the National Pantheon, and the main streets of Chiado and Estrela. Further highlights are the monastery of St Jerome, the Belém Monastery, and the Monument to the Discoveries. The route will take you through the Belém quarter, whose monuments you may admire, and where you can relax over lunch. Then you will leave Lisbon behind you and drive further north through the rolling hills towards Óbidos, which is considered by many to be the most beautiful town in Portugal. The cobbled streets are incredibly picturesque, and the houses, decorated with geraniums and bougainvillea, make this one of the most romantic medieval locations in Europe. Before the end of this beautiful journey back in time, you will have the opportunity to try Óbidos' most famous local specialty: Ginjinha, a cherry liqueur, served in a cup of hot chocolate.

Private Tour of Óbidos, Fátima, and the Atlantic Coast

3. Private Tour of Óbidos, Fátima, and the Atlantic Coast

Your excursion will begin in the morning with the journey to Fátima, where a series of apparitions of Mary took place in 1917. Visit the sanctuary built on the precise site of the apparitions, which has since become one of the most important Christian places of pilgrimage. Fátima receives 5 million visitors each year. Next, travel further along Portugal's beautiful Atlantic Coast. On the way, make a brief stop at the impressive fourteenth-century monastery chapel of Batalha, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then explore Nazaré, a small fishing village directly on the Atlantic. Enjoy the breathtaking view over town and ocean from the Sitio Cliff. You'll also have the opportunity to eat lunch in one of the many fish restaurants here. In the afternoon, yet another high point of the program awaits: the little medieval town of Óbidos, one of the most romantic in Europe. With its unusually picturesque cobblestone streets, bordered by colorful houses, geraniums, and bougainvillea – enclosed by the city wall and the twelfth-century castle, this town is always worth the trip. Finish the day with a Ginja liqueur, served they way they only do in Óbidos – in a chocolate cup!


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What people are saying about Obidos

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The perfect way to see more of Portgual

Paulo was a wonderful guide. We altered our tour a bit and seen all the wonderful places outside of Lisbon. Our guide was well versed in his knowledge of the places we went and even went out of his way to help us find local items we were in search of. Obidos was by far my favorite little place in Portugal.

great day in portugal

we had a very interesting and informative day with our guide Paul. we were so glad we chose a private guide for this outing. his knowledge of the area and its history made it really worthwhile. excellent!