Full Day Tours

Mira de Aire Caves. Tomar. Batalha or Fátima

Nature and Culture

8 hours/from 60€


Take the tour you want, the way that you want it!



Our full day tours are always private and from the first minute you just need to relax and enjoy the day - no matter if you are individually, in a family or a friends group. 

 

We customize the itinerary and the visits to meet your specific interests and wishes. 


We, as local guides, know the route and love our country. We know its History and stories to be told. The best spots for a nice picture or just to enjoy the view and take a deep breath; the best spots to enjoy a traditional Portuguese meal or a quick snack. 


It's always your choice... at your own pace. Always in good company; comfortable and safe.


PLACES TO VISIT

Caves of Mira d'Aire

 


Approximately one hour from Lisbon you have one of Portugal Natural Seven Wonders. The route through Serra de Aire Natural Park has breath taking views...

What are you waiting for? Explore Mira de Aire Caves


The formations date back as far as 150 million years ago. 11 km long where you can appreciate, visiting only some of the: stalactites and stalagmites; formations as ‘The Jellyfish’, ‘The Martian’ and ‘The Organ’; ‘The Big Room’; ‘The Majestic Dome’ and the black river which runs to ‘The Great Lake. 


683 hand carved step to get down. Don't worry don't worry there is an elevator to bring us back to the surface. 

Tomar 


Welcome to Tomar - the Templar city


The city of Tomar invites you to stroll along the banks of the Nabão River; to have a drink, in one of the streets and squares, with tile facades or Art Nouveau; or even, a walk through the medieval Jewish Quarter. However it's the Knights Templar heritage that attracts most of our visitors. 


It will be in the Convent of Christ  that we will find the gems of Templar - such as the Templar Church, with an octagonal shape called “Charola”. Also memoirs of the Order of Christ - King Dom Dinis' prudence and mastery convert the Templar into this new Order, inspired by his primitive name Militia of Our Lord Jesus Christ, when they were persecuted and extinct by order of Philip 'The beauty'; Henry The navigator lived here and this was a special place to develop the spirit of what became famous in History as Age of Discoveries. At its peak - the Manueline artistic style; the specificity of Portuguese Renaissance architecture and Mannerism


The Convent of Christ and the Templar Castle form a unique monumental ensemble. It was classified by UNESCO as World Heritage in 1983. 


In addition, a visit to the Church of Santa Maria do Olival - ordered to be built by  Gualdim Pais, in the 12th century and made Pantheon of the Templar Order. 


Opposite Santa Maria do Olival, we find a quadrangular tower that is believed to have had, in the Middle Ages, a tunnel that connected the Church to the Templar Castle of Tomar. 


In one of the main squares, the statue of Gualdim Pais, in front of the Church of Saint John Baptist.


This tour introduces you to the role of Military and Religious Orders in the creation of the Kingdom of Portugal and its importance during the period of maritime discoveries.But we also lift the veil over the secrecy of some of them and their mystique through the decorative elements of the Convent of Christ.







Choose: Fátima or Batalha?


Option 1 - Batalha


In the village of Batalha you will find one of the most beautiful Portuguese monuments - the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória.


This Monastery is also popularly known as Monastery of Batalha, alluding to the decisive Battle of Aljubarrota, between the Kingdom of Portugal and Castile - 1385 - from which Portugal emerged victorious and with a consolidated independence from Spain of nowadays. 


This magnificent building presents itself as an authentic passport for time travel: from the Middle Ages to the Age of Discoveries. Rest assured that this masterpiece of Gothic and stone lacy, Manueline - rehearsed in this place, for the first time, in Portugal will surprise you, for sure. 


Classified by UNESCO as World Heritage in 1983.


Option 2 - Fátima



The Sanctuary of Fátima is one of the most cherished Marian Shrines in the world. 

At the Sanctuary we’ll visit the 
Chapel of the Apparitions – where Our Lady appeared for five times and talked to the little shepherds. 

Also the large holm-oak where they used to pray the Rosary; the Colonnade with its 200 columns and religious statues and the the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima – where we have the remains of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco and also Lúcia.

Crossing the shrine you can stop next to the statue of 
Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Nativity  Scene.


The visit will end with a place of historic memory: the Monument of the Berlin Wall. This place reminds us of the importance of John Paul II in bringing the eastern and western parts of Europe closer together and the message of Fatima.
 

Our next visit is the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity with its high bronze doors, dedicated to the Twelve Apostles and the main portico alluding to the apparitions of the Angel.

PRICE PER PERSON

2 PERSONS - 95€  | 3 PERSONS - 70€ | 4 to 8 PERSONS - 60€

Children up to 12 - 50%

Additional information:


  • The tour starts at 9h30 
  • Minimum of 2 adults to make the tour
  • The duration of the tour with the guided visits is 8 hours


Included


  • Passenger and luggage transportation in SUV or Van, with AC
  • 1 full day of private tour, with guide service, in Portuguese, English or Spanish
  • Daily bottle of water, 33 cl/pax
  • Travel insurance
  • Pickup and Drop Off in Fátima, Batalha, Tomar, Alcobaça or Leiria
  • Pickup and Drop Off in Nazaré or Óbidos adds  40 € (per group) to the prices presented. 
  • This tour has the option of finishing or starting in Lisbon/Coimbra. Do your transfer while you're enjoying a full day day sightseeing - this adds  80 € (per group) to the prices presented. 


Not Included


  • Accommodation and meals
  • Tickets to National Monuments or any other
  • Personal expenses
  • Everything that is not described in the Included section