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Óbidos

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Óbidos, Portugal

The Basics

The lovely white-washed town of Óbidos offers a mix of architectural styles. To see them, head to the vast defensive walls around the town for an overhead view. Then see the highlights with a tour: most itineraries cover the UNESCO-listed Batalha Monastery and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, two of Portugal’s most revered pilgrimage sites. If you’d like to learn more about Óbidos’ history and culture, opt for a private walking tour.

Many day trips from Lisbon stop at Óbidos as well as the nearby fishing village of Nazaré, which is renowned for its gigantic waves. Some also include the city of Alcobaça, where you can see several other historic landmarks.

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Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

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Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
$81.29 per adult
Fatima, Nazare, Obidos full day tour
Our guide, Mira, was fun to be with. The tour she gave was quite informative and allowed us sufficient time to go around each stop (even allowed a little bit more for some). I think I will come back and spend longer time to some of the places we visited next time just to soak in. Nazare and Obidos are quite nice. I wish we had more time to see Nazare but it was all taken up by lunch- great food, though. No complaints here :-)
Ruth, Sep 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Lisbon

star-4
Good communication
Viaje20, Jan 2021
Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
Customer service reactif ans faster..Finally the trip was not posible because Covid local laws don't let to execute this activity but the profund was immediately thanks
star-5
Amazing & very interactive..
Gagan_D, Jun 2021
Lisbon Super Saver: 2-Day Sintra, Cascais, Fatima, Nazare and Obidos Small-Group Day Trips
Veronica, was our tour guide on day one, she was very considerate, informative and very interactive and shared lot of info about the country..time just flew and we were back on time
star-5
Unforgettable!
David_Jordan, Mar 2020
Small groups to Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos
Wonderful day! Paulo was a awesome guide, Fatima, Batalha, Nazare and Obidos were so beautiful I was left speechless. I'm so in love with Portugal!
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Leisurely tour of Fatima and Porto
ebethmann, Jan 2020
Tour Full Day Fátima - Porto - Óbidos - from Lisbon
Very friendly and cheerful guide! Eusebio Lima provided very comfortable private tour with more than enough time spent in Fatima and Porto, without unnecessary wait times or gimmicky stops. Would definitely recommend this to anyone. Wish we could have gotten to Óbidos earlier, but that would've meant cutting time short in Fatima and Porto which would have been disappointing.
star-5
Terrific Day
bgallogly, Dec 2019
Wonders of Fátima and Óbidos – Tour to Portugal’s Center
Alex our tour guide was great - very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend the trip to Fatima, Batalha, Nazare and Obidos. Going on a weekday in November also meant that the sites were not crowded which was nice.
star-5
Great Trip
Nadine W, Oct 2019
Lisbon Super Saver: 2-Day Sintra, Cascais, Fatima, Nazare and Obidos Small-Group Day Trips
This two day tour was amazing. We had a different guide each day and they were both professional, knowledgeable, and lots of fun. The first day visiting Cascais, Cabo da Roca, and Sintra was different from the second day when we visited Fatima, Nazare, and Obidos. Learned so much about Portugal and had a fabulous time. Highly recommend!
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Nazere
Andrea_H, Mar 2020
Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
It was a fantastic tour. It was long....10 hours but worth every minute! John was a great tour guide! He was very informative and had a fun sense of humor. Lots of variety in this tour. Loved the town of Nazere and Obidos was very interesting. I’ve been on lots of tours in different countries and this one ranks right up there at the top.
star-5
Great tour
Claribel M, Aug 2019
Faith and Heritage: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, and Óbidos Group Tour from Lisbon
We were a family of 7 attending this tour and we really enjoyed this private tour with Anna. She was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable about our places and provided hands down one of the best meals we ate in Portugal. I would highly recommend this private tour if visiting Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, or Obidos.
star-5
Amazing Sites and Tour Guide!!
Rebecca E, Jul 2019
Óbidos historic village and Mafra Palace Private Tour
We absolutely loved our tour of Obidos and Mafra. Obidos is a lovely town and Mafra has an amazing palace/hospital/basilica. Although it is a less visited site, we felt Mafra was well worth seeing. Our guide, Joao (John) Dickman was absolutely incredible. So knowledgeable, fun, and easy going. Highly recommend this tour with John!!
star-5
A wonderful trip.
Eric_S, Jun 2020
Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
Portugal always impresses with great places to visit. So much rich history. Our guides, Hugo and Veronica were knowledgeable informative and entertaining. Should also mention that in the time of the virus, the trip was conducted in a safe manner with masks and hand sanitizer. Overall, a great experience.
star-4
Knowledgeable guide
MariaElena_S, Mar 2020
Fatima Batalha Nazare Obidos Full-Day Group Tour from Lisbon
Miguel is very knowledgeable. He's very friendly. The time we spent at different spots seemed reasonable. The only thing is we had no choice of where to eat lunch. I had been to Cascais on a tour too and we could eat where we wanted. That tour guide just explained what a few of the reataurants' specialties are. It seems like Miguel might be getting a commission by taking us to a specific restaurant. It would be nicer to have lunch by the beach.
star-5
Great experience!
Frances_L, Mar 2020
Small groups to Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré and Óbidos
Tour guide was friendly and helpful. The tour itself is wonderful. It hits 4 towns famous for different things. We enjoyed it very much.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Óbidos offers a relaxed alternative to the bustle of Lisbon.

  • The town has plenty of accommodation options, however advance booking is recommended during the peak summer season.

  • Óbidos is full of cobbled streets and narrow alleys and is a difficult place for travelers using wheelchairs and strollers to get around.

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How to Get There

Óbidos is an hour from Lisbon by car; to reach the city, head north on the A8. The town is a pedestrian-only zone, and there are parking lots outside the walls. You can also reach the town by train from Lisbon’s main Oriente station; the trip is relatively easy, but there are no direct routes.

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When to Get There

During the months of July and August, Óbidos sees both soaring temperatures and an influx of tourists. Opt to visit in June or September, when the weather is more pleasant and European schools aren’t all on holiday.

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Nazare

After visiting Óbidos, head to the nearby Nazare. The town is most famous as a big-wave surf spot, but it is also a charming spot to see Portugal’s old fishing traditions, including fishmongers wearing bright skirts and wooden boats bobbing in the harbor. Take a funicular up to the Sitio district for panoramic views of the coast, then head Praia do Norte beach, where you can watch the record-breaking waves and feast on freshly-caught seafood.

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