Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 2 - 6 People
On Request Best Rate
The Sanctuary of Fátima is a symbol of the Virgin Mary and one of the world´s
most important religious sites. A major tourist attraction for centuries,
pilgrims from all over the world flock here every year, especially between May
It was between May and October 1917, when three shepherd children, Jacinta,
Francisco and Lúcia - witnessed apparitions of Our lady of the Rosary, (the
Virgin Mary), at the site of the sanctuary. Initially regarded with suspicion by
the Church, but greatly cherished by the people, the phenomenon was only
officially recognised in 1930 by the Bishop of Leiria. On the 13th May 2000 the
Vatican beatified Jacinta and Francisco, because it is said they could
miraculously cure illness after their visions. The fame of the Sanctuary of
Fátima has spread throughout the world, especially during the papacy of John
Paul II, who was a devout worshipper of Our Lady of Fátima.
Coimbra, the most important city to the south of the River Douro, it was for
some time the residence of the Count Dom Henrique and Dona Teresa, the parents
of the first king of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques, who was born here. It was
the latter king who integrated the city into the Portuguese territory in 1131.
Dating from this time are some of the city´s most important monuments: the Sé
Velha (Old Cathedral) and the churches of São Tiago, São Salvador and
Cruz, representing the religious authority and the various orders that became
Coimbra was the capital of Portugal during the Middle Ages, but it was the
Renaissance that transformed the city into a place of knowledge, when Dom João
III (1521-57) decided to move the University to the city on a definitive basis,
whilst at the same time numerous colleges were created to provide an alternative
to the official form of teaching.
Day by day itinerary
PORTO - FATIMA - COIMBRA - PORTO - Your private Chauffeur will pick
you up from your hotel or cruise ship port
(NOTE: that the chauffeur for this day is
not an official guide so the clients will be
taken right to all the monuments, but the
clients will have to enter the monuments to
visit on their own without the chauffeur.)
- In Fatima you will have free time to visit
the Sanctuary and its grounds
- Lunch on your own
- After continue to Coimbra where you will
visit the city´s Old Quarter, Cathedral, and
- At the end of the day your
chauffeur will take you to your Hotel or
cruise ship and say the final goodbye.
END OF TOUR SERVICES
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Transportation in Mercedes Benz Class E
for 2 People, Mercedes Mini-Bus for 4 People to 8 People (or similar type cars)
- Private English-Speaking Chauffeur (NOTE: that the chauffeur for this day is
not an official guide so the clients will be taken right to all the monuments,
but the clients will have to enter the monuments to visit on their own without
the chauffeur.) - Entrance Fees to all sites mentioned in itinerary
- Local Taxes
THE TOURS DOES NOT INCLUDE: - Airfare
- Optional Private Tour Addons
- Table Reservations
- Transfers not specified in itinerary
- Entrance fees when not with guide
- Beverages not specified in selected meals
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Laundry Expenses
- Telephone & Facsimile charges
- Excess Baggage charges
- Passport & Visa fees
- Personal & Travel Insurance
- Airport & Departure Taxes
- Optional excursions
- Room Service
- Gratuities to Chauffeurs and Guides
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