Visit the most import Portuguese historical sites, explore Óbidos (a town embraced by medieval walls) and gaze upon the impressive Gothic churches of Alcobaça and Bathlha on a full-day tour from Lisbon.
Depart toward Óbidos, and meet its medieval walls, rustic white houses and the rich and varied local traditions of the town. Visit the Castle Inn-Hotel before leaving Óbidos for Alcobaça to take in the imposing monastery church, the first Gothic church to be built in Portugal and home to the tombs of the ill-starred lovers D. Pedro and D. Inês de Castro.
Head onto the picturesque and colorful fishing town of Nazaré for lunch. There’s also the chance to find out something about the legends and traditions of this town. When possible, you will go to Sítio, to marvel at its wonderful views out over Nazaré and its beaches. Move onto Batalha to visit the monastery church, a Gothic masterpiece with the most finely worked stained-glass windows.
Finally, you will reach the Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary, an altar of the Christian faith and site of world pilgrimage. There is also the Chapel of Apparitions with its portrayal of Our Lady of Fátima. Explore the Basilica with the tombs of the three witnesses, and the Church of the Holy Trinity, the fourth largest in the world by capacity. You may have some some free time to attend mass.
Return to Lisbon, tavelling through this colorful agricultural region