Centro Region Bus & minivan tours

Our most recommended Centro Region Bus & minivan tours

Lisbon: Fátima Half-Day Tour

1. Lisbon: Fátima Half-Day Tour

Take a trip north from Lisbon to visit the town of Fatima, home of the majestic Our Lady of Fatima Basilica, and famous for reported religious visions in the early 20th century. We will arrive first at the basilica, completed in 1953 and built at the site of religious apparitions that gained fame around the world. The basilica holds the tombs of the three children said to have seen the Virgin Mary, as well as a beautiful and ornate white marble interior. While at the basilica, you are free to attend mass if you wish. Afterwards, we will visit various sites related to the religious apparitions throughout the town. See the very site of the apparitions of an angel, and the place of the fourth apparition of Our Lady in 1917. After seeing the home of these extraordinary events, and experiencing this unique spiritual town, we will return to Lisbon in the evening.

Porto to Lisbon Transfer with Tour Enroute

2. Porto to Lisbon Transfer with Tour Enroute

Begin by visiting Coimbra University, the oldest in Europe. The Joanine Library was built in the 18th century on the former prison. Its decoration was finished in the 18th century and the renovation included ceiling frescoes by Mestre António Ribeiro and Vicente Nunes. The portrait of Dom Joao V was done by the Italian Domenico Dupra. Visit other interesting places at the University including Saint Michel Chapel, Sala dos Capelos, and the cabra (bell) tower. Then, head downtown, between the Mondego river and the University, to a street where you can relax and get lost in the charming city. You will find countless cafes, pastry shops, and restaurants. Rich in culture and with unforgettable gastronomy, this area has been the commercial center of the city for hundreds, if not thousands of years, maintaining its genuine atmosphere and unique personality.  Choose to visit either Fatima or Obidos for your final stop before Lisbon. In Obidos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, travel back in time as you walk through the beautiful narrow streets full of traditional shops. Admire the old white houses and imagine how the medieval period would have looked and felt. Obidos was a wedding gift from D. Dinis to his wife D. Isabel and the village became part of the Casa das Rainhas until 1834, leaving the orders of D. Catarina to build an aqueduct and fountains. At the Sanctuary of Fatima, visit three places of interest. Choose to attend a mass at the Chapel of the Apparitions, the first Chapel built following the apparitions. It occupies a prominent place practically in the center of the Sanctuary. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, built in 1928 in Neo-Baroque style. It houses the tomb of Sister Lucia who passed away in 2005. See the Basilica of Santissima Trindade, built in 2007 with more than 8,000 seats and an area of 40,000 meters squared. It was designed by the Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis and is a modern imposing church.

From Lisbon: Fátima & Batalha Monastery Panoramic Bus Tour

3. From Lisbon: Fátima & Batalha Monastery Panoramic Bus Tour

Visit Fátima in an original minibus that is not only a mobile movie theater, but also completely panoramic; During the trip inform yourself through a documentary about the Miracle of Fátima; Upon arrival, enjoy a unique panoramic view. The roof and sides of the minibus are fully glazed and the front view is provided through a mega-screen that transmits the driver’s view in real time. Return through the Batalha Monastery, a Unesco World Heritage Site, arguably one of the most beautiful works of Portuguese and European architecture, which commemorates the victory in the Battle of Aljubarrota, that ensured Portugal’s independence from Spain.

Fátima and Coimbra

4. Fátima and Coimbra

Benefit from pickup in Porto city center, and then take a scenic drive to the Sanctuary of Fatima. The pickups are made between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM, and after that your journey will begin. You will go directly to Fátima where the famous apparitions occurred. Along with this, you will learn about all the important historical events that occurred at this place. The guide will be with you, giving all the explanations you will need. When all the group agrees, you will have some free time so that you can eat lunch and enjoy the local gastronomy. After you leave this amazing place, with all that energy inside you still, you will go to Coimbra. The city of students, in which is the oldest university in Portugal. This area also has other monuments and historical treasures that you will also get to see.

From Lisbon Area: Tour to Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

5. From Lisbon Area: Tour to Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos

After being picked up at the meeting point, you will proceed on to Óbidos to begin your tour. Óbidos is a village surrounded by a Moorish castle, a medieval construction that has resisted the tests of time, making it a very unique place. Here you will have the chance to drink the original "ginginha", and even bring a bottle home. Fátima is the next stop, it is the most religious village in Portugal and has many secrets to tell you. Some legends associated with the sites beside the chapel might provide you with some hints as to which famous events might have occurred here in 1916. The Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. It was to be the Portuguese monarchy's main building project for the next two centuries. Here, a highly original national Gothic style evolved, profoundly influenced by Manueline art. Outlined by its masterpiece "the Royal Cloister", this UNESCO World Heritage property is a sight to behold. Afterwards, you will progress to Nazaré. Here you will discover a coastline village most famous for its fishing traditions, and with the help of a recent influx of trendy surfers, this place has become a blend of travelers and locals. Whilst here you will also discover the famous "Canyon", where the biggest wave ever was surfed. At the conclusion of your tour, you will venture back to the initial meeting point where your tour will conclude.

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Great route to see all the sites, however the audio recording was hit and miss if they work at your seat. The 6 bridges boat tour included could be better organized so that the boats were not so full to over full and everyone could have a seat and a good view. The stops were not announced in the English commentary so it was hard to figure out when to get off.

we took the yellow tour for 48 hours castles tour and city tour of Porto and Nova Gaïa. We made the choice to stay on the bus all along the circuits to discover and identify the sites that we will visit after the bus. We had audio guides for more understanding. To advice

This was a great little tour of the area. It was easy to get to and easy to coordinate with other activities. The area near the boats have plenty of food and drink for you. For us it was totally worth it and we're glad we did it.

Great value for the price. Access to two bus lines Port cellar tour was such fun And boat cruise gave a great overview of the bridges and scenery from the water

Very good value for money, yellowbus drove very late with us several times