Pilgrimage to Fatima

Fatima, Aljustrel, Valinhos, Batalha, Alcobaca, Nazare, Porto & Lisbon

11 - 18 Aug 19
Starting From
€ 699

Itinerary

Meet the tour leader at 00:30 hrs at the Malta International Airport for your direct Air Malta flight departing at 02:05 hrs. Upon your arrival, your private coach will head towards Fatima for your immediate check-in and room allocation followed by breakfast. In the afternoon and after a couple of hours of deserved rest, re-join the group for a familiarisation walk before heading back to the hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight.

Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to discover Fatima and all of its facades. Head towards the Chapel of the Apparitions also known as the Capelinha, the Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima and the Tombs of the three children amongst other places of interest. After dinner (optional), join thousands of other pilgrimages attending Fatima in this period in the Aux Flambeaux procession.

After breakfast, head to Recinto square, to participate in the International Mass. The ceremony of the blessing of the sick will follow. Join your tour leader, fellow group members and thousands of others in a loving Adieus farewell to the statue of Our Lady of the Rosary. Later walk towards the area known as Valinhos to take part in the Stations of the Cross and then continue your way to Ajustrel to visit the house where the three little shepherds: Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco used to live in. Later, and after dinner (optional) re-join the group for the International Holy Rosary and the Aux Flambeaux procession before overnight.

After breakfast we encourage you to join your tour leader for a full day optional excursion to the region west of Fatima towards the Atlantic Ocean shore. Start your day by driving towards Batalha for a chance to visit the abbey where solid rock has been carved into forms as delicate as snowflakes and as pliable as twisted rope. Then continue your way to Alcobaca for a chance to visit the famous monastery before continuing your way towards Nazare with its narrow-cobbled lanes running down to a wide, cliff-backed beach. Return to your hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight.

After breakfast we encourage you to join the tour leader and an English-speaking guide for an optional full day excursion to the second largest Portuguese city: Porto. Porto, also known as ‘Invicta’ is reputable as the working horse city of Portugal. You will start the day by driving towards the city and visit the Avenue of Aliados and the train station of Sao Bento with its admirable and traditional white and blue tiles. Enjoy a coffee (extra) in the majestic Café, one of Europe’s oldest café and then continue towards the district of Ribeira, declared a World heritage site by UNESCO. Together with the group you will have the opportunity to visit the Stock Exchange palace, before lunch (extra). In the afternoon you can join the tour leader for a mini cruise on the river Douro (extra). Return to your hotel for dinner (optional) and overnight.

After breakfast and checkout, your private coach will start its way towards Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city. On arrival at your hotel, you are encouraged to re-join the group for a short optional excursion to the Cristo Rei Monument, one of the most iconic and prominent landmarks that stands approximately 113 meters above the Tagus River (entrance extra). Later head back to the hotel in time for dinner (optional) and overnight.

After breakfast, join your tour leader and an English-speaking local guide for an optional excursion to Lisbon. Built on seven hillsides overlooking the Tagus River, Lisbon’s postcard-perfect panorama of cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals will await your discovery. You will have the opportunity to visit the monument dedicated to Henry the Navigator, the Belem Tower and also visit Alfama, the place where Saint Anthony was born. Later head back to the hotel in time for dinner (optional) and short overnight.

Check out and private transfer towards Lisbon’s airport in time for your flight back to Malta departing at 05:00 hrs.

The 1916 apparition of the Angel of Peace is recreated at the place where it happened, just outside the children’s home village of Aljustrel.

Rates

 SpecialNormal
Triple€699€799
Twin€749€849
Single€999€1099
Children under 12 yrs sharing with 2 adults€429€479

Excursions

ExcursionAdultChild
Batalha, Alcobaca & Nazare€44€24
Porto€44€24
Cristo Rei Monument€19€14
Lisbon€44€24
Total for all excursions€151€86

Price Includes

  • Direct return Ryan Air flights to Porto
  • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage
  • 23 Kgs Checked-In Luggage
  • All Transfers
  • 5 Nights at the 4* Hotel Sao Jose (or similar) in Fatima on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • 2 Nights at the 4* Hotel Feniz Urban (or similar) in Lisbon on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • City Tax
  • Tour Leader & Spiritual Director – Dun Gorg Dalli
  • Protection by the Insolvency Fund

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Supplement:

  • Half Board 7 Dinners: Adults@€149| Child@ €149
  • Drinks are not included

Notes:

  • Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package and Half Board Supplement are taken.