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Fátima and Coimbra Full-Day Tour from Porto

Product ID: 32576
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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.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick-up from hotels in Porto and Gaia city center.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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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
  • Visit the Casa dos 3 Pastorinhos in Valinhos
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
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels located in the center of Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Guide
  • Entrance to monuments
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

When you get there

Know before you go
• Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
• Tours are available in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French
• The group size will be from 8 to 30 people
• The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
• Pick-up is included from central Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels
• 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
• This tour is not available on 25 December and 1 January