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ProductID: 1642

Type: Multi-Day Coach Group Tours

Country: Portugal

Theme: Scheduled Coach Sightseeing Tour

Region: Lisbon and Tagus Valley

Group Size: 1 or more People

Start City: Lisbon

Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

Lodging: Charming Hotel 3* or 4*


 
Introduction:
Religious and Historic Portugal Mini-Break Coach Tour
Fatima Sanctuary
Basilica  Begun in 1928 and consecrated on 7 October 1953, its 15 altars are dedicated to the 15 mysteries of the Rosary.  The painting above the high altar depicts the Message of Our Lady to the little shepherds, prepared by the Angel of Portugal, through their encounter with Christ in the Eucharist.



Batalha, The name and the history of the town are the history of its Monastery of ´santa Maria da Vitória (St. Mary of the Victory). Three years had passed from August 14th 1385, the date of the Aljubarrota battle, when the Monastery´s construction began in fulfillment of the vow made by King John I to the Virgin Mary. The king had promised to build a monastery if he was successful in that historical battle. This was a decisive battle for the consolidation of the Portuguese independence and also for the establishment of the Avis dynasty.

Religious and Historic Portugal Mini-Break Coach Tour
The Monastery, UNESCO´s World Heritage, was built not on the battlefield, but 3 km away, in the valley of the Lena River, to allow the presence of a monastic community. This magnificent building is the Portuguese final Gothic greatest monument, one of the first to receive Manuelin art decoration and one of the most beautiful European churches of the late Middle Ages.

 
Day by Day Itinerary:
2 Days / 1 Night

DAY 1:
LISBON - OBIDOS - ALCOBAÇA - NAZARE - BATALHA - FATIMA
- 09:00AM: Departure from the Bus Terminal (PARQUE EDUARDO VII)
- Leaving Lisbon, we drive northwards and arrive at our first point of visit: the beautiful walled town of Óbidos with its picturesque streets and the Pousada do Castelo
- We then drive to Alcobaça to visit the 12th century Church with the tombs of D. Pedro and Inês de Castro
- For lunch, we go to Nazaré, The most colourful of Portuguese fishing villages
- If possible we go to the Sitio to have a panoramic view of the beach and the village
- In the afternoon we visit the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of the Gothic style considered a World Heritage by UNESCO
- Arrival at Hotel in Fátima
- Evening free (to eventually assist mass service)
- Fátima - *Dinner
- Overnight in Lisbon
B, L, *D (*Option if Full-Board is opted. see extra cost)


DAY 2:
FATIMA - LISBON

- Breakfast
- After breakfast at hotel, day at disposal for activities of a personal nature in Fátima, center of Christian Faith and a local of World Pilgrimage, to visit the church where the tombstones of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco are, as well as the Chapel of Apparitions, heart of the Shrine
- You will have time to assist a mass
- At the end of the day we will return to Lisbon through the colourful farming region.
- Drop off in Lisbon at meeting location
B


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