Tomar, Convent of the Knights Templar & Fátima-Private Tour 9hrs
Language English, German, Portuguese
Price 295,00 EUR for excursion
Capacity Group of up to 10 people
Duration 9 hours
On this tour I will guide you in Tomar and Fatima
Tomar was declared a World Heritage Site because:
"Originally designed as a monument symbolizing the Reconquest, the Convent of the Knights Templar of Tomar (transferred in 1344 to the Knights of the Order of Christ) came to symbolize just the opposite during the Manueline period - the opening up of Portugal to other civilizations. "
142 km (88 miles) North of Lisbon, Fátima is one of the most important shrines of the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. This Sanctuary welcomes millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. The fame of this place is the result of the Apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary to three shepherd children Lúcia and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta that, between May and October of 1917, witnessed successive apparitions. The last one, on October 13th, was confirmed by a miracle witnessed by 70, 000 people.
●Departure from Lisbon to Tomar (136km-1h. 40min).
Along the way we will enjoy the green scenery of Ribatejo, one of these regions that remains unknown for tourism where agriculture is of upmost importance.
●Tomar is a charming and historically outstanding town on the banks of the Nabão River. It is dominated by a 12th-century Templar castle containing one of the country's most significant and impressive monuments, the Convent of Christ(VISIT WITH THE GUIDE).
●Aqueduct of Pegões, Tomar (VISIT WITH THE GUIDE)
Built to serve water to the Convent of Christ.
Arrival at Fátima.
●Houses of the shepherds (VISIT WITH THE GUIDE)
Arrival with the guide at ●The Recint.
●Chapel of Apparitions
It was the first building constructed in the Cova da Iria, at the place of Our Lady's Apparitions.
Begun in 1928 and consecrated on 7 October 1953
was placed here as a grateful memorial of God's intervention for the fall of Communism as promised at Fatima.
Back to Lisbon (128km-1h30).
●Official Driver/guide and visits to the monuments.
●Meals of the driver/guide
●Vehicle with air conditioning and extra legroom.
●Pick-up and drop-off of the clients.
●Free Wi-Fi on board
1 bottle of water per person, refreshing wipes, pocket tissues.