Batalha
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  • Full-Day Fatima, Batalha, Nazare and Obidos Tour

    1. Full-Day Fatima, Batalha, Nazare and Obidos Tour

    Following a pick-up at your hotel in Lisbon, you’ll travel in an air-conditioned, 8-seat vehicle to the Fatima Sanctuary. Learn about the miracle of the apparition of the Virgin to local shepherd children in 1917.  Next, your 8-hour tour moves west to the coast, with a stop at Batalha to visit the Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most fascinating Gothic monuments in Europe. King John I of Portugal built the monastery to give thanks to the Virgin Mary over a battle against Spanish troops in 1385. After lunch, you’ll visit Sítio, a clifftop village that offers some of the best views in Portugal. From high on the cliffs surrounding Nazaré, you’ll learn about the legend of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré. The statue of Our Lady of Nazaré is one of the oldest Christian art pieces. Continuing on, you’ll fall in love with the colorful, romantic village of Obidos. Its w...

    Outstanding tour and very friendly driver/ guide. I will use this company for all my future travel to Portugal.

  • Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

    2. Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

    Make a pilgrimage to the shrine of Fátima and see the homes of the 3 little shepherds who saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Learn the story of the miracle and get some free time to explore the basilicas and chapel by yourself. Next, visit Batalha Monastery and marvel at the largest Gothic monument in Portugal. Hear the history of the building and learn the legend of Henry the Navigator who helped put the nation on the map. Continue to Alcobaça Monastery, founded by the first Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques, in 1153. Hear the tragic story of King Pedro I and his beloved Inês de Castro, murdered on the orders of his father. Get stunning views from the beach at Nazaré and the clifftop village of Sítio. Enter the basilica of Our Lady of Nazaré to look at the famous black statue of the Virgin. End with a visit to the village of Óbidos and taste a typical cherry liqueur. Stroll the med...

  • From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare & Obidos Private Tour

    3. From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare & Obidos Private Tour

    Explore 4 cities on a private tour from Lisbon. Depart Lisbon and head toward Fatima to visit Cova de Iria, home to the Sanctuary of Fátima's place of prayers and monuments. The Chapel of the Apparitions, considered the heart of the Sanctuary, was built in 1919, in the exact location where the Apparitions took place. In addition to the Chapel of Apparitions, enjoy a visit of the complete Sanctuary. Head then to Batalha. Classified in 1983 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Monastery of Batalha results in one of the most imposing Gothic monuments in the entire Iberian Peninsula. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic view over the beach of Nazare from 'Sitio,' the highest point of the village. Nazare is a traditional fisherman's village in Portugal, now a busy summer destination, which has kept its maritime traditions. Conclude your tour in the fortified village of Obidos, one of the ex-l...

    The trip was fantastic and Our guide, Pedro, was so nice. He told very interesting things about visited places, the plan was flexible and he shew us what we asked for. I realy recomend it.

  • Lisbon: 3-Day Private Tour

    4. Lisbon: 3-Day Private Tour

    Day 1: On the first day of your private adventure, discover many of the historic sights that Lisbon - Portugal's capital city has to offer. First, see Saint George's Castle, one of the few vestiges of Arabic culture in the city. Admire the building which has witnessed multiple reconstructions since Roman times and is today one of the most visited monuments in the country. Then, head over to Alfama, the oldest quarter in Lisbon. Discover the small alleyways of the Medina which acted as the perfect defensive system during the 8th to 12th century. Continue into Lisbon's downtown Baixa neighborhood and learn about the terrible earthquake of 1755 which influenced Portuguese history and architecture forever.  Finally, explore the Belem or Bethlehem district to the west of central Lisbon. Marvel at how this area combines historic monuments, fascinating museums, and attractive ...

  • Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Tomar, Batalha, and Alcobaça

    5. Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Tomar, Batalha, and Alcobaça

    After a pickup from your hotel, start the day with a visit to the Castle and the Convent of Christ in Tomar. Gaze in awe at the various styles of architecture including Romanic, Gothic, Manueline, and Renaissance. Learn about the history and legends of the Templar Order and the Christ Order. You will understand the role that the orders played in the creation of the Kingdom of Portugal and in the maritime discoveries. Discover the symbols inscribed in some stones allowing you to get involved in the mysticism of the secret orders. Next, visit the monastery of Holy Mary of Victory. This monastery, usually called Batalha, is not only the largest Portuguese gothic monument but also the birthplace of the Manueline style of architecture and the place where the first Portuguese stained glasses were made. Learn more about the architecture, history, and legends of the ones that started the mariti...

  • From Lisbon: Wonders of Ancient Portugal Private Guided Tour

    6. From Lisbon: Wonders of Ancient Portugal Private Guided Tour

    Following a pickup from your location in Lisbon, travel in an air-conditioned, 8-seater vehicle to the Sanctuary of Fátima, a group of Catholic religious buildings and structures. Learn about the miracle of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to local shepherd children in 1917 and enjoy free time to explore. Next, discover the stunning 14th-century Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the centre of Portugal. Visit the Founder’s Chapel, the cloisters, and see the unfinished chapels as well. After some free time for a lunch of local cuisine and wine, the tour continues onto the charming fishing village of Nazaré where you’ll witness the big waves and some stunning coastal views. On the way back to Lisbon, the last stop it will be at Óbidos, an ancient fortified city that remains a well-preserved example of medieval architecture where you can explore the village inside the cas...

  • Lisbon: Tomar, Obidos and Nazaré Private Tour

    7. Lisbon: Tomar, Obidos and Nazaré Private Tour

    Visit three of Portugal's UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this private tour from Lisbon. First stop is the scenic village of Obidos, where you will walk around and admire the medieval streets and buildings dating back hundreds of years. Next stop is the village of Tomar, famous for its castle. Learn about the strong legacy left over from Roman times. See the monument to the Knights Templar as well as the Convent Of Christ. Continue to the historical fishing village of Nazare to take in its breathtaking views. Then take a walk around the Monastery of Batalha, built in the Gothic style of architecture.

  • From Lisbon: Tour Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré, Óbidos

    8. From Lisbon: Tour Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré, Óbidos

    Travel from the bustle of Lisbon to Fátima to visit the Sanctuary of Fátima and see the Chapel of the Apparitions and the Church of the Holy Trinity. View the elegant Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary which has been visited by many Catholic pilgrims and tourists.

    Next, stop in Batalha to visit the monastery and appreciate one of the most important Gothic sites in Portugal which took over a century to build. Journey to Alcobaça, to marvel at the famous Convent of Alcobaça.

    Head to the fishing village of Nazaré, where you have the option to stop for lunch to try the fresh fish while admiring a wonderful sea view. Enjoy visiting the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazaré and learn more about the Legend of Nazaré.

    Finally, drive to the medieval town of Óbidos to go to the fortifications at the Castle of Óbidos. Drink like a l...

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What people are saying about Batalha

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4.5 / 5

based on 254 reviews

Igor is a great guide. He knows a lot about history and he explains things very well. His English is perfect. The whole day was fantastic. The weather was fine and we had enough time to explore places. The most magnificant moments we had in Fatima. We enjoyed the tour so much! Thanks for everythig! Miriam from Slovakia

Excellent experience, very practical, without needing to rent a vehicle for the tour and worrying about where to park, what to do, where to eat, in short, we enjoyed the tour much more. Very nice and knowledgeable guide! I recommend.

We enjoyed the tour so much! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about everything! It was a great experience to see and learned about the history and culture. Highly recommended!

Outstanding tour and very friendly driver/ guide. I will use this company for all my future travel to Portugal.

It was a great way to see all these places. It would have been too difficult to do on your own.