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Fátima and Coimbra Full-Day Tour from Porto

Fátima and Coimbra Full-Day Tour from Porto

Activity provider: Living Tours
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From US$ 74.84 per person

Visit the Shrine of Fátima to experience one of Portugal’s most important pilgrimage sites, with the option to attend a mass at the sanctuary. The 10-hour tour also goes to the historic city of Coimbra, home to one of Europe’s oldest universities.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the religious and learned centers of Portugal
  • Visit the Santuário de Fátima and learn about the Marian Apparitions
  • Go to one of Europe's oldest university cities and stroll the busy streets of Coimbra
  • Discover the only church in Portugal to survive the Reconquista almost intact
  • Explore the University of Coimbra in the former Royal Palace of the medieval monarchs
Full description
Discover the religious and learned centers of Portugal on a 10-hour guided tour of Fátima and Coimbra from Porto, and see the nation’s most important pilgrimage destination, and one of the oldest university cities in Europe. Fátima supposedly owes its name to the Moors. But the city is best known for its apparitions of the Virgin Mary to 3 children tending sheep in 1917. Since the miracle was recognized by the Vatican in 1930, 3 different popes have been to Fátima on 5 separate occasions. Visit the stunning Neoclassical Basilica and Sanctuary, and can even attend mass in the Sanctuary if you desire. There will also be some free time for lunch in the bustling city center, full of modern-day pilgrims of retail therapy. Then, continue to Coimbra and discover Portugal’s only university city until the early 20th century. Founded in the 13th century, the hilltop college is one of the oldest in Europe, and provides a beautiful backdrop to a panoramic tour of the city’s narrow streets, full of young students. Visit the Sé Nova Cathedral to see the only church in Portugal to survive the Reconquista almost intact. During the visit in Coimbra's historical center you can walk through the Quebra - Costas, Arco da Almedina, Porta do Barbacã and Rua Ferreira Borges. End at the University in the former buildings of the medieval Royal Palace. Among the highlights is the stunning Joanine Library with baroque details of red and green lacquer and trompe-l’oeil features.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Entrance to monuments
  • Lunch with drinks
  • Pick-up at hotels located in the center of Porto (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Next to São Bento train station, R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • If the minimum number of participants is not met, the local partner reserves the right to cancel and offer a full refund
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • For private accommodation and hotels in other areas, customers must go to the meeting point
  • Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service
  • Children from 4 to 12 years pay half price
  • Children aged 0 to 3 are free of charge
  • The services included in the tour are subject to third party availability and may change without notice
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 146 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Manuel was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable, personable and did a great job managing our group dynamic displaying the utmost professionalism and respect on the things we wanted to spend time for. You can spend time freely in the Fatima sanctuary. I was able to attend confession and participate in adoration. Only unfortunate thing was it mentioned mass was optional, but with the mass times and amount of time we had to explore, I didn’t get to stay for all of mass out of respect for the time of everyone. That being said, this was still a wonderful tour and I don’t regret it as it was the only tour available that fit our schedule. For those mostly going for the religious aspects, consider a dedicated Fatima tour or go on your own. This was such a special tour being able to see where the little shepherds lived, the sanctuary and to see one of the oldest universities of coimbra. Lunch was delicious and the group size was perfect. Fantastic tour and one of the best tour guides ever

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April 21, 2022

The tour was really great! Francisco, our tour guide, was excellent. He made the trip interesting with history and stories about the areas we were visiting and the people. He even chose music that went along perfectly with what he was telling us. As a musician, I noticed and appreciated it very much.

September 6, 2021

Day tour consisted of small group of tourists (7) and guide. We were driven around in comfortable Mercedes bus and we picked up on time from our hotel. The journey to Fatima takes less than 2 hrs and our guide used some of that time to give us necessary backgroud about the history of the region, geography and economy. But, the info was not excessive, just right-balanced. We have had some time to ourselves to enjoy Fatima, which was great as everyone had free hand to do things they wanted. After that, we have had very nice lunch together and shortly after set on way to Coimbra. Our guide used really nice spots for us to take pictures of the City as well as parked van in close proximity to landmarks. In overall, it was worth taking trip as it was informative and showed us two beautiful places stress free with plenty of information. Highly recommended venue.

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February 10, 2020

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