Fatima and Coimbra Day Trip from Porto

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  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5550FATIMAP
Discover the pilgrimage site of Fatima and the university city of Coimbra on a day trip from Porto! The full-day tour includes a visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima where several apparitions of the Virgin Mary are said to have taken place. Attend mass inside the sanctuary’s basilica, soaking up the serene atmosphere, and then spend the afternoon in Coimbra, seeing the university and Old Cathedral of Coimbra on a walking tour.


  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide
Leave your Porto hotel by air-conditioned coach and travel south to Fatima, a small city in central Portugal that has been a Christian pilgrimage site since medieval days. After traveling for roughly two hours, arrive in the town and then head inside the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima – a complex that’s just as large as its name suggests.

A national shrine, the sanctuary is built on the spot where the first of six apparitions of the Virgin Mary were said to be witnessed by three shepherd children: Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta. Their children’s tombs are within the sanctuary walls, as well as a beautiful Neoclassical church that’s dedicated to their memory. Head inside the church for mass (lasting roughly 30 minutes) and gaze in awe at the serene yet majestic surroundings while worshiping.

After the service, enjoy some free time to explore the city at leisure and enjoy lunch (own expense). Return to your coach at the pre-arranged time, and then travel to Coimbra – a historical town just less than an hour away. Stretch your legs on a walking tour around the city center, seeing its prestigious university and the Old Cathedral of Coimbra – a glorious example of Romanesque architecture that’s said to be the most important Roman Catholic building in Portugal.

Enjoy some free time to explore the city, perhaps visiting the University of Coimbra to see its famous old library. Entrance fees to all Coimbra attractions are at your own expense.

Make your way back to your coach and relax on your journey to Porto. Your tour finishes in the city center in the early evening.

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Your centrally located Porto hotel
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10 hours (approx.)
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Concludes near Sao Bento subway station in central Porto

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Fatima and Coimbra Day Trip from Porto

Fatima and Coimbra Day Trip from Porto

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Coimbra University (approx. 6 euros)
  • Hotel drop-off
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Wilzon M, October 2015

learned a lot from my guide...the finer details of fatima and coimbra

Reviewed by: Behroze S. S, October 2015

This small group trip by van to Fatima and Coimbra was very good. This was our second visit to the sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima - enjoyed it as much, if not more, the second time around. A very spiritual place indeed-very special to pray and light candles at the site where the 3 children saw the apparition of Mary.The Basilica is closed for renovations, so attended the tail end of the mass at the new cathedral in the complex-beautiful altar! Passed thru the town where the 3 little children who saw the vision of Mary lived, but did not stop to visit them. In Coimbra, we had adequate time to visit the river and main street of the old town of Coimbra on our own.The University of Coimbra is well worth the visit -it is still active and has been at this location from the 1500s- the architecture and grounds are wonderful.The black caped university students add to the beauty of this place. Climbed the tower -great views of the city from the top. Unfortunately could not visit the much talked about library of the university as no tickets were available till much later that evening-a real shame as it is meant to be really unique and the highlight of the university! Our guide Elio was very good and considerate- on our way down from the university he stopped for some of us for a quick look at the church of Santa Clara which we had somehow missed it on our walk in Coimbra town earlier that afternoon.

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Tour code: 5550FATIMAP