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Sanctuary of Fátima and Coimbra City Tour

3.8 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Portugal

Sanctuary of Fátima and Coimbra City Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Portugal

From US$ 93.91 per person

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and visit the magnificent Sanctuary of Fátima. Learn about the Marian apparitions, and then visit the historical university city of Coimbra.

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Duration 10 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup possible at hotels between Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the legendary Sanctuary of Fátima
  • See the magnificent cathedral in the historic heart of Coimbra
  • Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the University of Coimbra
Full description
Visit one of the great religious centers of Portugal on a full-day tour to the Sanctuary of Fátima in Cova da Iria. Learn about the Marian apparitions that took place at the site in May 1917. Look inside the magnificent Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and other religious monuments, before visiting the Chapel of the Apparitions at the very heart of the sanctuary. Attracting more than 5 million visitors per year, Fátima is one of the largest sanctuaries in the world and the most popular pilgrimages occur in October and on May 12 and 13 on the anniversary of the visions. See the house of the shepherd that the Virgin Mary appeared before, and then continue to the university city of Coimbra. Explore the historic center to see medieval houses among the majestic Renaissance monuments. Discover remnants of the Roman Empire, and go to the university area to admire the UNESCO World Heritage buildings of one of the oldest universities in the world.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guided tour
  • Free time for religious activities
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour is subject to availability
  • Guides are available in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French
  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    1/5
  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Fatima Sanctuary & Coimbra City Tour

The City Tour was well planned and nice. The guide presented a lot of interesting information, both during travel and in visited places. However, I would recommend to split this city tour into two - one only for Fatima and one for Coimbra. In Fatima we had free time for religious activity, however it need to be done in huge rush. In Coimbra we made a short walk and have only 30 minutes.

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July 31, 2019

Well organized trip. A competent and polite guide.

July 13, 2019

Excellent ride!

We really enjoyed the excursion, we were able to visit Fatima with tranquility, attend a mass and also visit the Library of Coimbra. Thanks a lot !!

November 19, 2018

Product ID: 52563