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From Porto: Fátima and Coimbra Private Full Day Tour

Product ID: 221538
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Go on a guided tour of Coimbra, one of Europe's oldest university cities, and Fátima, one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in the world. See the best of these not-to-be-missed spots on a full-day tour from Porto.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a trip to Fátima and visit the world famous pilgrimage site
  • See the Our Lady of Fatima Basilica built in honor of Mary's apparitions
  • Explore the beauty of Coimbra, one of Europe's oldest university cities
Full description
Depart Porto and head to Coimbra, home of the oldest university in Portugal (dating back to the 12th century) and also one of the oldest in the world. Take time to visit the Joanina Library with a collection of over 300,000 books that includes some of the rarest manuscripts in the country. Visit the cathedral of Sé Velha, one of the only Portuguese Romanesque-style cathedrals from the Reconquista times to have survived almost completely intact in the present.

Cross the river to visit the Santa Clara Convent and the Quinta das Lágrimas (Estate of Tears), and let your guide tell you the tragic and somewhat macabre legend of star-crossed royal lovers that gave the grand house its name. Take a break for lunch at one of the traditional taverns in the city center before getting on the road again.

Drive on to Fátima where it is said that the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Fátima) appeared to three shepherd children in 1917. Visit the basilica where the three children, Francisco, Jacinta Marto, and Lúcia are buried, the Igreja da Santíssima Trindade (Church of the Holy Trinity) with its inventive modern architecture, and the largest Catholic sanctuary in Portugal.

Continue your tour of the holy site with stops at the Capela das Aparições (Chapel of Apparitions), a small temple requested by Our Lady of Fátima during her appearance, and Azinheira Grande, the tree that Jacinta, Lúcia, and Francisco passed before seeing the saint.

Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Drinks
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Product ID: 221538