8 Hours
Duração
Oporto
Localização

Coimbra and Fatima Tour, Visit the oldest University of Europe and the most important Marian Shrine in the World without leaving your Hotel in Oporto.

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Total Price 280€ 300€ 320€ 340€ 350€ 380€ 400€

PLACE OF DEPARTURE Hotel / Apartment, Oporto
TIME OF DEPARTURE 9:00 AM
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:00 PM in the afternoon.
INCLUDED
Accredited and exclusive guide Bottled Water
Pasteis de Tentúgal Free Wifi
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch
Entrance Fees

Not to be missed in Coimbra will be the “Biblioteca Joanina”, a library built in the 18th century in the reign of the Portuguese King D. João V, its baroque interior divided into three quadrangular rooms with perfect arches where we can see university emblems in gilded carving, surpassed by royal crown of D. João V.

From the richness of materials to the artistic refinement of baroque decoration, the Joanina Library has some of the rarest and most important books in Portugal,  without doubt a true artistic temple devoted to human knowledge.

In Fatima, we also suggest a visit to the Church of the Holy Trinity inaugurated in 2007, due to the increase of pilgrims in Fatima since 1973 that was “thought” in the construction of this modern Basilica of circular format and white color, the stone that covers it is from this region and known as white sea, with a capacity for 8,633 people.

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Coimbra - University

In about one hour we arrive at Coimbra, starting the visit by the Library inside the Coimbra University, the construction of the Joanine library began in the year 1717, over the old prison of the Royal Palace, and was completed in 1728. The Joanine Library is recognized as one of the most original and spectacular European baroque libraries. The master of works was Joao Carvalho Ferreira. It´s decoration was only realized some years later, already on the eve of the Pombaline Reformation: the frescoes of the ceilings and cimalhas were executed by António Simões Ribeiro, painter, and Vicente Nunes, gilder. The celebrated portrait of King D. João V is attributed to the Italian Domenico Dupra and the painting and gilding of the shelves was carried out by Manuel da Silva.
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Coimbra - Downtown

 The “Baixa de Coimbra” or Historic Center of Coimbra is the denomination given to the central zone of the city of Coimbra, in Portugal. The designation was developed with the separation of the “High”, where lived the nobility, the clergy and, later, the students and the “Baixa”, dominated by commerce, crafts and neighborhoods. Today, both are privileged places of the city, where services (banking, insurance, commerce), centuries of history, housing, culture, green spaces and leisure are mixed. It is here that you can find a part of the civic center of the city, the big shopping streets (such as Rua Ferreira Borges), the traditional Municipal Market D.Pedro V, Coimbra train station and important monuments such as the Santa Cruz Monastery. 
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Lunch

On this day we suggest to have lunch already in Fatima, the ” Tia Alice” restaurant is one of the great Portuguese “ambassadors” with famous dishes Cod fish, among others make it famous allover Portugal, we are here to help you choose.
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Fatima - Shrine

Fatima Shrine considered by many one of the most important Marian Shrines in the world, where we will pay homage to Lady Mary, in the Cova da Iria through the visit to the two Basilicas there; Our Lady of the White Rosary, Holy Trinity and the Chapel of the Apparitions.

The Chapel of the Apparitions as the first Chapel to be built shortly after the apparitions, located in the center of the Sanctuary is a place not to be missed, not for grandeur, but for the meaning, it is mandatory to visit it.

At one end the Basilica of Our Lady of the White Rosary, built in 1928 with a neo-baroque architecture, here you will find the tombs of the three little shepherd children (Francis and Jacinta), and now also the tomb of Sister Lucia, in the other end the imposing Basilica of the Holy Trinity, built in 2007 with more than 8,000 seats and 40,000 m² of area designed by the Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis.

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Just a few minutes driving from the Sanctuary  we will visit the homes where the children lived (Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia de Jesus), extremely well preserved, and from where every day they took the animals to the place where the sanctuary exists today.

 In these homes we can observe and imagine the way of life of these families in this time of the miracle of Fatima. Our days, one of Lucia de Jesus’s nieces lives next to one of the houses.

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Return to Oporto

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
12 June, 2016

Excellent Walkboader services have brought us fun and culture with exemplary efficiency.
I, my family, Mariana, Eduardo, and friends Neusa, Isabela and Julio, on 28.09.17, had an incredible day in Lisbon with the excellent services of the Walkborder Tour.
It was great fun, we learned a lot about the culture of this country. We were amazed by the knowledge and courtesy of the service. Let’s go back! Let’s use Walkborder services, for sure. See you later!
Ane Marie

16 August, 2017

“Driver excellent”

we booked a car to collect us at the airport to bring us to our hotel. It was busy Friday evening so felt it best to get a fixed price for our transfer Igor was there on time and was so helpful. I would definintely recommend this company for private transfers. S

6 June, 2018

I would like to thank the personal and adequate attendance of the walkboaders employees (we were on 30 / 09-08 / 10), from reservation booking to tours, airport-hotel transfers and tours, attentive, punctual and patient staff as we were with ladies in the group, when we return to this land I hope to count on this team again, special thanks to the person of João (who taught us a lot about Alentejo) and Joaquim (with whom we had a good time on the walks and learned a lot about history and culture of Portugal ).

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