Fátima / Lisbon
1st Day

Arrival at Lisbon airport, meet with the guide and transfer in private coach to the hotel. Accommodation, dinner and overnight.

2nd Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day dedicated to the visit of Lisbon, the city of blue sky, mild weather and narrow medieval streets where, sometimes, happens to hear the melancholic notes of a guitar that waves a Fado. Beginning at Belém quarters to admire S. Vicente de Belém Tower (the city’s symbol), the Padrão (monument to the Discoveries) and the Jerónimos Monastery, prime example of the singular portuguese architectural Manueline style. Stop at the Antiga Fábrica de Pasteis de Belém to taste the most famous amongst local pastry and proceed to S. Pedro de Alcântara Garden (magnificent view over S. Jorge Castle). Promenade through the typical quarters Bairro Alto and Chiado: coffee stop at the A Brasileira, coffee shop once often visited by the renowned portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa, immortalized with a statue by its entrance. Arrival at Rossio Square to explore the hidden narrow streets around the elegant avenues of the Pombaline downtown. Return to the hotel and lunch. Departure through the monumental Comércio Square (departing point of the typical ferryboats), to the Cathedral. Visit of the Santo António Church (where the saint was born) before climbing (about 1km walk) to visit S. Jorge Castle. Time permitting, it will be visited as well the Ulisses Tower, which houses the famous periscope - an optical system invented by Leonardo Da Vinci in the XVI century, which allows to observe the city (weather permitting) in 360º, real time. Time to admire the magnificent view over the city and the Tagus River, before promenading down along the alleyways and small squares of the characteristic Alfama quarters. Departure towards North to Fátima. Accommodation at the hotel, dinner and overnight.

3rd Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day dedicated to Fátima. It was in this plain that the Virgin Mary appeared to the three shepherd children on May the 13th, 1917. Lucia Santos and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto saw appear in an oak a shining figure that ordered them to return there the same day for six months and, in October the 13th, the pilgrims with the children were 70,000. Many spoked of the miracle of the sun, but only Lucia heard the three Secrets of Fátima, revealed in the last apparition. Visit of the shepherd children houses, the Chapel of the Apparitions and the famous Marian Shrine, places of pilgrimage where people live intensely the Catholic faith, annually visited by over five million pilgrims. Celebration of St. Mass at the Chapel of the Apparitions. Return to the hotel and lunch. Afternoon dedicated to cult, Via Sacra, meditation and individual activities. Visit of the Fátima Light and Peace Exposition, that shelters thousands of ex-voto, such as magnificent paitings and Our Lady of Fátima’s Crown in which is engraved the bullet used in the assassination attempt on H.H. the Pope Ioannes Paulus II, at St. Peter’s Square in May the 13th 1981. Return to the hotel and dinner. In the evening, possibility to assist to the Rosary in the Sanctuary and participate in the candlelight procession. Overnight at the hotel.

optional: In the afternoon, departure to Batalha  and visit of the famous Monastery of Santa Maria Victoria. Beautiful the Dominican abbey built in 1388 to commemorate the victory of King D. Joao I in the battle of Aljubarrota against the spanish. Unmatchable the Capelas Imperfeitas that transmits the magical effect of unfinished: the gateway to infinity... Proceed to Alcobaça, known for the Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria, with the Gothic tombs of King Dom Pedro and Dona Inês, that was crowned queen after her death. Stop then at Nazaré, the most colorful fishing village of the country. Free time to stroll along the beach and ascent to Sítio (wonderful view over the village).

4th Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning transfer to Lisbon airport, assistance in the check-in procedures and departure.