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Lisbon: Fátima & the Sanctuary Basilica Half Day Tour

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Lisboa, Portugal

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Christen your adventure in Portugal during an afternoon guided tour of Fátima and the Sanctuary Basilica, departing from Lisbon. Visit the pilgrimage site where legend has it the Virgin Mary appeared in 1917. With an expert guide by your side, learn why Catholics consider this one of the most spiritual places to visit in the world. Soak up the ambiance on your own and, if your desire, embrace an opportunity to attend mass at Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary.
  • Visit Fátima on a half-day trip from Lisbon
  • See the Chapel of Apparitions, which celebrates the 1917 apparition of the Virgin Mary
  • Enjoy free time to attend a mass at the Our Lady of Fátima Sanctuary
  • Learn interesting facts about Fátima's importance in the Catholic world from your guide
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Some Hotels
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Cityrama Gray Line Portugal, Alameda Edgar Cardoso, 1070-051 Lisboa, Portugal

Traveler pickup is offered
In case your hotel is not listed, please advise in order to arrange the best pick up option possible and suitable for you.

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your journey by meeting your guide at Parque Edoardo VII in central Lisbon or your Lisbon hotel. Then, commence your tour with an air-conditioned coach ride to Fátima and the Sanctuary Basilica. During the drive learn how this former agrarian village evolved into an influential Catholic pilgrimage site in 1917 after three children claimed to witness an apparition of the Virgin Mary.

Alongside your guide, uncover the details of this lady later known as Our Lady of Fátima and visit the sanctuary dedicated to her. See the shrine where over 4 million worshipers travel every year to give homage. Then, explore the Chapel of Apparitions where the gravestones of two of the three children rest and where the Virgin Mary emerged in front of them nearly a century ago.

Afterwards, experience more of this historic Catholic site on your own and attend an optional mass. As the afternoon ends, get back on your coach bus to Lisbon and enjoy rural views until your tour ends at the departure point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Cityrama Gray Line Portugal
Start the tour from Lisbon directly to Fátima
Stop At:  
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
This Marian center of pilgrimage evokes the apparitions of Our Lady to the three little shepherds Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta, who took place in 1917 and were recognized in 1930. The Sanctuary includes the Chapel of Apparitions, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Prayer Hall and the Basilica of the Holy Trinity. They complement the Sanctuary, the Retreat Houses of Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Carmo and the Paul VI Pastoral Center.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
This magnificent church was the first Catholic temple to be erected in Lisbon after the establishment of the Republic in Portugal in 1910. The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima is Primo Valmor in 1938, and of its patrimony the extraordinary stained glass of Almada Negreiros stands out.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There is no bathroom on board the bus
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No necklines or mini-skirts are allowed inside the sanctuary
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • The tours may be changed without prior notice
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum passenger required to run - 6 persons
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cityrama

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lisbon: Fátima & the Sanctuary Basilica Half Day Tour?
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This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

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Disappointing !!
mashanahan
, Dec 2019
I have sent an email to Viator explaining my reasons for a disappointment in NOT being able to get tge tour.
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star-5
Comfortable. Well led, Adriana is quite knowledgeable
355padraicm
, Sep 2019
We took the afternoon trip. Large, comfortable motorcoach. No bathroom aboard, but trip was fairly short (90 min) They would stop if needed, but no one did. Adrianna did an excellent job describing history of Portugal and Fatima, in 4 languages, along the way. We stopped just outside the entrance for 10 minutes at a gift shop. The compound itself is huge, a bit confusing. Adrianna mi gled throufh the crowds and managed to find the stragglers and set them on the right course. We missed the hourly mass in the modern Basillica. Some references say mass held on the hour, some say on the half hour. Check with your guide.
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Beautiful! The tour was okay. She was...
Theresa L
, Sep 2018
Beautiful! The tour was okay. She was speaking in different languages so it kind of cuts into the time. But overall, Fatima was gorgeous and the tour served it's purpose.
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Boring... the guide spoke in 4...
lori
, Nov 2017
Boring... the guide spoke in 4 languages...she was talking all the time...we got so little out of it.
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Too short!!!! The trip was suppose...
Susan S
, Nov 2017
Too short!!!! The trip was suppose to be a half day but it was only 1 and a half hour at Fatima with the tour guide taking a lot of that time. This was our first time to Fatima and traveled 3500 miles to get there.
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This was very disappointing . The...
Margaret W
, Sep 2017
This was very disappointing . The bus broke down and we had to wait for another bus from Lisbon. The primary reason for the visit was to have mass at the church indoors on the hill approx. six PM. However we were told that we had to be at the bus stop at 6.30PM. Having to leave the church due to this information I arrived to find the bus trip back to Lisbon had been postponed to 7 PM. Too late to go back to the church for mass. I This was a very disappointing trip. The bus broke down just before Fatima. We had to wait until another bus was sent from Lisbon. There was no mass being offered at the time we arrived. The day before I had been to Fatima but was unable to receive mass. It was half way through when we arrived but had already booked an additional trip primarily to have mass. There was no mass being held when we arrived so I went to the church on the hill. I was seated in the church and one of the tourists on our trip informed me we had to be at the bus stop at 6 :30 PM. When I arrived I was then informed it was delayed until 7 PM. Total waste of time and money.
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We were in Lisbon and wanted to...
The Big Cheese
, Sep 2017
We were in Lisbon and wanted to visit Fatima and the Sanctuary. We didn't have a full day so we chose this tour. The bus was exactly where it was supposed to be, and it was a small, very nice 16 seat bus that transported us to Fatima, about an hour's drive. The guide was bi-lingual speaking in Portuguese and English, so we were well informed - albeit slowly! There is really not that much to see that you would require a full day tour EXCEPT if you wanted to attend Mass at the Basilica. If that is the case, you could make it a full day or check ahead for the Mass times and see if it fits within your tours schedule. Great value and almost door to door service. Much better than taking the train and doing it solo.
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This "tour" is nothing but an...
Tony J
, Sep 2017
This "tour" is nothing but an expensive drive to the site. As a non-Catholic, I was surprised to find I know most of the information already (my partner is Catholic). A very anemic trip, no real info, late pick-up, only 75min to explore the site without a guide at all? Terrible rip off!!
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We booked this tour with Cityrama...
Anna Mai R
, Jul 2017
We booked this tour with Cityrama. It was very disappointing. The guide who picked us up at our hotel was very unfriendly, almost rude. The guide who came with us on the bus to Fatima gave extremely limited information. It was generic info re the history of Fatima that is well known by most. When we arrived, she showed us the three main buildings and arranged to meet us about an hour and a half later, telling us that there were religious ceremonies available at 4-30pm. This cost us 110 euro as a couple and was way over priced. Because of the lack of information, it should simply have cost us the bus fair out and back. As we travelled, we spotted cork trees, olive groves and farming initiatives which we would very much have appreciated information about but none was forthcoming. The bus journey took an hour and 15 mins leaving plenty of time to explain the regions we passed through. We would not recommend this tour company's trip to this special place of pilgrimage. Tourists would be better organising their own way to visit Fatima.
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Too expensive, and poorly organized...
Andrea V
, Jul 2017
Too expensive, and poorly organized. Made us wait nearly 20 min- in hot sun, without any shade, in a parking lot- with our bus parked right in front of us. On bus Tour was in 4 languages- although advertised as English. Once at Fatima no tour or guidance at all of the grounds. Waist of $
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