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Fátima Tour

Find Spiritual Balance on the 1-Day Fátima Tour

Fátima is more than a destination; it’s an experience. From historical landmarks to vibrant markets, there’s something for every traveler.

Discover the Sacred Beauty of Fátima

 
Are you ready for a transformative pilgrimage to Fátima, Portugal?
Join us on a spiritual journey that transcends time, where faith and history converge in a breathtaking experience.
 
Marian Apparitions: Fátima gained international fame due to reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children—Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto. These apparitions occurred in 1917, and the site where they took place is now known as the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima.

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima: The Sanctuary is a major pilgrimage destination, attracting millions of visitors each year. It consists of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Chapel of the Apparitions (built at the exact spot where the apparitions occurred), and the Basilica of the Holy Trinity. The Sanctuary is a place of prayer, reflection, and religious events.

Pilgrimages and Celebrations: Fátima hosts significant religious events, especially on May 13th and October 13th, the anniversaries of the apparitions. Pilgrims from around the world gather to participate in processions, candlelight vigils, and Mass celebrations. Cultural and Historical Significance: Beyond its religious importance, Fátima offers a rich cultural experience. Visitors can explore the local history, visit museums, and enjoy the traditional Portuguese architecture. The town has a unique atmosphere that blends spirituality with the warmth of Portuguese hospitality.

  Surrounding Attractions: Fátima is situated in a picturesque region with other attractions nearby. The Batalha Monastery and the medieval town of Óbidos are within a reasonable distance, offering additional opportunities for exploration.

  Pilgrims and Visitors: People visit Fátima for various reasons, including religious pilgrimage, spiritual reflection, and cultural exploration. The town has become a symbol of faith and peace, drawing individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  Pope John Paul II: Fatima have a significant connection in the history of the Catholic Church. In 1981, Pope John Paul II was the target of an attack in which he was shot four times in St. Peter’s Square, in the Vatican. After miraculously surviving, he attributed his recovery to the intervention of the Virgin Mary. The relationship with Fátima is linked to the apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima to three children in 1917, in the city of Fátima, Portugal. In 1982, Pope John Paul II visited Fátima to thank the Virgin Mary for interceding in his life during the attack. During that visit, he donated the bullet that hit him to the crown of the statue of Our Lady of Fátima. Furthermore, Pope John Paul II believed in the messages of Fatima, which included visions of hell, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and a vision of the attack on a “bishop dressed in white” (an interpretation associated with the attack on himself). He visited Fátima on several occasions, including the beatification and canonization of the Fátima seers Jacinta and Francisco Marto. Fátima remains an important pilgrimage site for Catholics around the world.

Fátima to Santiago de Compostela: Although Fátima and the Camino de Santiago de Compostela are located in different countries (Portugal and Spain, respectively), some pilgrims choose to undertake a pilgrimage that includes both destinations.

Camino de Santiago: There are several Camino de Santiago routes, with the Portuguese Way being a popular option for those departing from Fátima. The Portuguese Coastal Way or the Central Portuguese Way are common choices.

Route: From Fátima, you can walk towards Santiago de Compostela. The route often includes towns and villages along the way, providing an experience rich in culture and spirituality.

Distance: The exact distance will depend on the route chosen, but be prepared for a walk of hundreds of kilometers.

Whether you are interested in the religious aspects, the cultural richness or the historical significance, the Fátima Tour provides a unique and multifaceted experience for anyone who visits it.
  Bonus: Grutas da Moeda are just 10 minutes away from the sanctuary, its discovery took place in 1971, by two hunters who were chasing a fox that had taken refuge in an sinkhole that existed in the middle of the forest. Moved by curiosity, they entered and discovered its natural beauty, with galleries filled with countless limestone formations.
 
What Our Tour Offers:
  • Guided Tours: Expert guides will lead you through the rich history and significance of Fátima.
  • Time Travel: Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere and participate in this adventure.
  • Cultural Exploration: Discover the charm of the local culture, gastronomy and traditions of Fátima.
 
Be sure to consult our expert for specific details on what is and is not included in your tour service to avoid surprises during your trip. If you are looking for more information about Fátima that you did not find on our page, visit the Turismo de Portugal website or, alternatively, send your questions to our email.

Informations

What is included in the tour service:
  • Transportation: Round-trip transportation from Lisbon to Fátima is included in the tour service. A comfortable and secure vehicle will be provided for your convenience. Feel free to book a premium vehicle for extra comfort.
  • Insurance: All our activities are covered by liability and personal accident insurance.
  • Experienced Driver: An experienced and knowledgeable driver will provide key point information about the attractions, history, culture, and curiosities of Fátima. The service of an Interpreter Guide is an additional service (not included in this package).
  • Entrance Fees to Attractions: Some of our tours include entrance fees, to find out more about the cost of entrance fees click here. This Tour includes the Gruta da Moeda road.
  • Free Time for Exploration: The tour will include periods of free time for you to explore the attractions on your own, take photos, shop at local stores, or enjoy meals.
  • Information and Cultural Context: In addition to information about the attractions, the driver will provide a broader cultural context about Fátima, giving you a deeper understanding of the city and its historical significance.
What is not included in the tour service:
  • Interpreter Guide: The service of an interpreter guide comes at an additional cost.
  • Accommodation: The 1-day tour package does not include overnight stay or accommodation. Please talk with our assistant or choose a multiday tour option.
  • Meals: Meals are not included in the tour service. You will be responsible for purchasing your own meals throughout the day.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses, such as souvenirs, individual purchases, or extra costs, are not included in the tour price.
  • Optional Activities: Activities or attractions not mentioned in the itinerary and not included in the tour entrance fees will be the participant’s responsibility.
  • Gratuities: Tips for the guide, driver, or other service providers are not included and are optional, but generally appreciated.
  • Extra Expenses: Any expense not explicitly mentioned as included in the tour will be the participant’s responsibility.

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This cancellation policy applies to tourism services offered by Portugal Sensation Tours, Lda for tours and activities. Our priority is to ensure a positive and satisfying experience for all our customers. However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise that lead to the cancellation of a booking.

Below are the details of our cancellation policy:
Customer Cancellation:

Cancellation requests made up to 48 hours before the scheduled tour date: Full refund of the amount paid.

Cancellation requests made between 24 and 48 hours before the scheduled tour date: 50% of the total tour price will be refunded.

Cancellation requests made less than 24 hours in advance of the scheduled tour date: There will be no refunds.

Cancellation due to Weather Conditions or Force Majeure:

If extreme weather conditions or unpredictable events beyond our control (such as strikes, natural disasters, pandemics, etc.) make it impossible to carry out the tour safely, we reserve the right to cancel the tour.

In such cases, customers will be given the option to reschedule the tour for an alternative date or receive a full refund of the amount paid.

Cancellation by the Company:

We reserve the right to cancel a tour due to unforeseen circumstances such as security issues, vehicle maintenance, lack of availability of main attractions, among others.

In case of cancellation by the company, customers will have the option to reschedule the tour for an alternative date or receive a full refund of the amount paid.

Changes to the Itinerary:

We reserve the right to make changes to the tour itinerary due to unforeseen conditions such as traffic delays, temporary closure of attractions, etc. We will do our best to provide an equivalent or better experience.

Cancellation Process:

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to our customer service email.

When requesting a cancellation, please provide details such as name, reservation number, tour date and reason for cancellation.

Refunds:

Refunds will be processed within 2 days of confirmation of cancellation.

The refund method will be the same as the original payment.

No Show (No-Show):

In the event that a customer fails to show up at the departure point on the scheduled tour date and time, no refund will be granted.

When booking a tour with Portugal Sensation Tours, Lda, customers agree to abide by this cancellation policy. We recommend that customers read the information provided carefully and contact us with any queries before booking.

This cancellation policy is subject to change without notice. Last update: August 04, 2023

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