Private Shrine of Fátima and Aljustrel Religious Tour


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Overview

Discover the charms of Fatima and let yourself be drawn into the spirituality of this place of worship and history.

Did you know that the Sanctuary of Fatima is one of the most special places of worship in the world?
Just in 2019, 6.3 million people visited Fatima.

It is not by chance that this site is known as The Altar of the World.

The Sanctuary of Fatima is located in Cova da Iria, a place that, until 1917, was unknown by the Portuguese themselves. One of the most important landmarks in modern religious history took place on that year.

Three children, Jacinta, Lúcia and Francisco — who would become known as the three little shepherds — witnessed the apparition of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Over the years, the stories of faith and the apparitions of Our Lady to the Little Shepherds have made Fatima a pilgrimage destination for people from all corners of the world.

This is not just another tour; it is a visit filled with tranquillity and knowledge.


What's Included

Certified Tourist Driver.

Other options can be added on request – See section Exclusions

Our executive vehicles offer Wi-Fi, bottled water, refreshments, and a relaxing atmosphere.

Personal accident and liability insurance.

Transport in luxury vehicles, with maximum comfort and extra equipment tailored to your needs.

What's Not Included

Extra - Ticket – House Museum of Aljustrel (3,00€)

Extra - Typical Lunch (Starter - Main course – Drink – Dessert – Coffee) with Wines (25,00€)

Gratuities are not included and are left to individual discretion.

No Transportation of suitcases or excess baggage, unless specified.


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 90

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Endless Weekend Tours® received its guarantee seal - Clean & Safe in May 2020 from the Portuguese National Tourist Office.
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

The sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima has become, throughout the years, the fourth biggest catholic pilgrimage site in the world.
It has been constructed over time near the area of Cova da Iria, where three young shepherds witnessed Marion apparitions three times.
You'll be able to visit the place where the three young shepherds have witnessed the miracles of apparition, several prayer areas and the Square with statues representing some of the Popes.

Prayer Area - Large Holm-oak
Prayer Area - Monument of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Prayer Area - Nativity Scene
Prayer Area - Berlin Wall
Prayer Area – The new Altar
John Paul II and Pius XII Squares and the High Cross

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Capela Das Aparicoes
The chapel of the Apparitions is the "heart" of the Shrine of Fatima.

It was in the place of the Chapel that the Virgin Mary talked to the little shepherds. Out of the six apparitions of the Virgin Mary, five of them happened in this place – May, June, July, September, and October – where, by the Lady’s indication, a chapel in her honour was to be constructed.

Built between April 28 and June 15, 1919, it was later blessed, having Mass been celebrated there for the first time on October 13, 1921. Dynamited in the morning of March 6, 1922, it was restored and reopened on January 13, 1923.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
The temple consists of a large nave with presbytery, transept and two sacristies. It has 14 side altars in each altar, a mystery of the rosary.

One of the altars is where the tombs of Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia are. Since their beatification, a lot of people come inside to the basilica to see them.

One of the altars is where the tombs of Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia are. Since their beatification, a lot of people come inside to the basilica to see them.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Museu do Santuario de Fatima
(OPTIONAL)

The Museum of the Shrine of Fatima was founded in 1955 to preserve the “the remains of a past that starts (started) to be distant" and to gather a collection of historical, artistic and ethnographic items that could protect the memory of the testimonies of international pilgrimages of the Pilgrim's Virgin statue.

The museum also keeps the relics related to the history of the apparitions and their protagonists

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Basilica of the Holy Trinity
The first stone was laid on 6 June 2004 and was consecrated on 12 October 2007.

The altar is made out of a unique piece of local stone, branco do mar. In the front side of the altar, there is a piece of marble from the tomb of the Apostle Peter (over which the Basilica of the St. Peter was built, in the Vatican)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Loca do Anjo
Loca do Anjo - or Loca do Cabeço - is the site where the first and the third apparitions of the Angel took place.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Poco do Arneiro
On the backyard of Lucia's house there is a well that became known for being the site of the second apparition of the Angel, in the summer of 1916.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Valinhos Sanctuary
Between the 8th and 9th station of the Way of the Cross in the Path of the little Shepherds, there is the place where the fourth apparition of Our Lady, on August 19, 1917, occurred.

The monument that marks the event was constructed with donations from the Hungarian Catholics.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Casa De Lucia
This is the house where Lucia was born and lived.

In 1981, Sister Lucia donated the house to the Shrine. The surrounding area was arranged and a new information office was built there.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Casa-Museu de Aljustrel
This first permanent Musicological Centre of the Shrine was inaugurated on August 19, 1992 and is in the house once owned by Maria Rosa, baptism godmother of Lucia.

It is divided in four sections which allow us to understand the daily life back to the period of the apparitions.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos
This is the church where the 3 little shepherds were baptized.

It still preserves the fountain and baptism area where the little shepherds were baptized. You can see some their photographs on the walls and the copies of their baptism certificates.

• Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Excellent tour of Fatima and a super tour guide, named Carlos.
John R, 15-02-2022
Our Tour Guide, Carlos, was excellent both in knowledge of Fatima and in his hospitality during the trip. He was very accommodating in transporting us to various sites at the Fatima Shrine. Also he took us to a nice restaurant for lunch. I highly recommend him as a tour guide.
A Trip Into The Past
Garyted, 27-08-2022
I enjoyed it all . I thought seeing the homes of the Shepard children was extremely interesting. I also enjoyed the individual attention and the knowledge Carlos had for the area. He was eager to please us and our conversation highlighted the trip. He made sure the trip satisfied our interests and we did not feel rushed.
Thank you Carlos,
You made the trip enjoyable.
We were able to visit all the sites in the sanctuary and took part in one of the services.
67sallies, 06-05-2022
This day tour was definitely a major highlight of our 17 days spent in Spain and Portugal. Carlos was an excellent guide, taking us to a local restaurant for lunch and also included a walk from the sanctuary to the nearby town where the Shepard children lived.
It is good to avoid visiting the sanctuary on days around the 13th of the month since it is usually very crowded with pilgrims during this time.
Extraordinary - Shrine of Fatima with Carlos
er2247rb, 16-07-2022
I took this Private Fatima Spiritual tour with Carlos who was absolutely extraordinary in personalization, flexibility, knowledge, open sharing, and also, understanding of desire/need for quiet time as we toured. I saw and heard about every part of the shrine, the spiritual walk from the Shrine to the children's homes and then the walk through their home. A wonderful lunch plus another stop or two on the way back to Porto where I stayed. Most tours gave only 3 hours for the shrine and I knew I wanted more time. I would highly, highly recommend Carlos for this tour and especially encourage other singles for the safety and security of such travel. It is a little more expensive for the single traveler for obvious reasons but so worth every penny. Thank you Carlos. I still pray for you!!
Great tour to Fatima
DelmyGAvalos, 26-07-2022
July is the best month to visit Porto because It's not too hot. Our tour guide Carlos was fantastic! My family and I enjoyed our tour to Fatima. He pointed out things we didn't know. He was very informative, very nice and accomodating. He picked us up from our cruise terminal and had water already waiting for us. His Mercedes Benz van is new, clean, air conditioned and extremely comfortable with plenty of room for a family of four, but it could accomodate more people easily. I only wish we had had more time in Porto, but we will return and will not hesitate to contact Carlos for our next tour. We highly recommend Endless Weekend Tours and Carlos as a tour guide. You will not be dissapointed. Excellent service!+++




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