Central Portugal including Lisbon and Fatima
Half Board (+1)
- See the highlights of central Portugal on this 7-night seaside holiday with day trips to Lisbon & Fátima.
- Stay in the resort town of Nazaré, known for its beautiful beaches & some of the largest waves in the world.
- Enjoy a half day panoramic tour of Lisbon including stops at the Tower of Belem & Jerónimos Monaste
- Visit the medieval capital of Portugal on a full day guided excursion to Coimbra.
- Discover the Monasteries of Alcobaça & Batalha, along with a stop at the pilgrimage city of Fátima.
- Relax with plenty of leisure time to soak up the sun in Nazaré or explore other nearby coastal towns.
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Your Guided Group Holiday to Central Portugal
Join us as we immerse ourselves in Portuguese culture on this getaway to the beaches and cities of central Portugal. We’ll begin with a tour of the capital city of Lisbon, and discover highlights like Marques de Pombal Square, Belem Tower and the Monument of Discoveries. Next, learn the incredible history of Portugal in Coimbra, medieval capital of the central region, on a full day excursion. You’ll also enjoy plenty of free time to explore at your own pace in the picturesque town of Nazaré, which is sure to have something for everyone. This famous city consists of three unique neighbourhoods; Praia, a golden sandy beach ideal for downtime by the sea; Pederneira, a traditional fishing village; and Sítio, a scenic village set on top of a cliff. We’ll finish off our Portuguese adventure with a visit to the pilgrimage site of Fátima to discover the incredible story behind this sacred location, taking in two other monasteries en route.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Portugal
Arrive in Lisbon
Upon arriving in Lisbon, you will be met our local representative in the airport, who will assist you in the transfer to your hotel in the seaside town of Nazaré.
Guided Walking Tour of Nazaré
Meet your guide for an orientation walking tour of Nazaré. Explore the cobblestone streets and get to know your surroundings in this typical, relaxed Portuguese fishing village. Along your walking tour, you may see fisherman’s wives selling souvenirs or fresh fish in their traditional long skirts with seven petticoats. The petticoats symbolise the seven virtues, seven days of the week, seven colours of the rainbow or the seventh wave of the ocean. Also included is a return journey on the funicular up to Sitio, high above the main town to have a panoramic view over Nazaré.
Guided Tour of Lisbon
This morning set off on a full day excursion which includes a guided city tour of Lisbon. You will see famous sights such as the Belem Tower, Jerónimos Church, the Monument to the Discoveries and other landmarks which represent Portugal’s remarkable historical power during the Age of Discovery. Following the tour, you will have free time for lunch, shopping and sightseeing before continuing to your hotel in the seaside town of Nazaré.
Free Time in Nazaré
Enjoy a day at leisure today. Why not visit one of the museums, churches, local shops, or go to the Sito area for a panoramic view of the bay and Nazaré. You might also wish to visit the Ermida da Memória chapel, site of the miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary.
Coimbra Full Day Guided Excursion
After breakfast, depart for a full day guided excursion to Coimbra, site of the country's oldest and greatest university for the past five centuries and medieval capital of Portugal for over a hundred years. Visit the University of Coimbra (entrance included), the Royal Palace, the Chapel of St. Michael and the Baroque Library.
Coimbra at Leisure
You will have some free time for lunch, shopping and sightseeing in this beautiful hillside city before returning to Nazaré.
Explore Nazaré at Your Own Pace
Soak up the atmosphere of picturesque Nazaré. Explore its cobbled lanes, take a walk on its wide, sandy beach and perhaps enjoy a lunch of freshly caught grilled fish in the open air.
Alcobaca, Batalha & Fatima
Full Day Guided Tour of Alcobaca, Batalha and Fatima
Depart your hotel for a full-day tour to the Monastery of Alcobaca and the Monastery of Batalha (with entrance included to Batalha monastery), both of which are UNESCO heritage sites. There will also be a visit to Fátima, the renowned place of pilgrimage where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three local children in 1917. You will have some free time for lunch and sightseeing, before returning to Nazaré.
Free Time in Nazaré
Enjoy Nazaré and its surroundings at your own pace. Check out the local shops for souvenirs, enjoy a coffee and a custard tart in one of the cafes. If conditions are right, you may see the spectacular sight of expert surfers catching one of the giant waves for which Nazaré is renowned!
Transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your flight home, with guide assistance.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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