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Based on: Lisbon General tour, 19 April 2018

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Obidos, Alcobaça, Nazare, Fatima and Batalha

Visits to five fascinating towns north of Lisbon are on the itinerary of this intriguing full-day guided excursion. Explore the historic and cultural attractions of Obidos, Alcobaça, Nazare, Batalha and Fatima as well as the chance to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch. HIGHLIGHTS:

* Try the local cherry liqueur in Obidos

* Visit the Monastery of Batalha, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site

* See the famous Catholic shrine at Fatima

The coach journey north to Obidos will take you through a scenic landscape dotted with windmills and orchards. This medieval walled town is famed for its well-preserved hilltop castle and delicious local cherry liqueur. A short drive away is Alcobaça, where you visit the glorious Gothic monastery that houses the tombs of Pedro and Ines, the tragic lovers who are considered Portugal’s own equivalent of Romeo and Juliet. We have lunch at a restaurant that specialises in fish dishes. Dessert of a kind will be trip to Nazare, a charming fishing village with large beaches where you will have plenty of time to discover the fascinating legends and traditions of this jewel of Portugal’s Atlantic coast. From the fresh air of the seaside, head back inland to Batalha a small village with a big attraction: the Dominican Monastery, a late Gothic architectural masterpiece declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Here lie the remains of Prince Henry the Navigator, who pioneered European exploration and maritime trade with other continents. The tour will finish with a visit to Fatima, where you can visit the Catholic shrine and even attend Mass. Visits to five fascinating towns north of Lisbon are on the itinerary of this intriguing full-day guided excursion. Explore the historic and cultural attractions of Obidos, Alcobaça, Nazare, Batalha and Fatima as well as the chance to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch. The coach journey north to Obidos will take you through a scenic landscape dotted with windmills and orchards. This med Meeting/pick-up point: Marques de Pombal Square terminal next to the Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon. Transfer to the meeting point can be arranged at no additional cost, contact details will be shown in voucher information. End/closing time: Return to Lisbon at about 6pm. Languages: Portuguese, English, German and Spanish. Others: For Fatima - covered legs and shoulders to enter the Basilica. Tour subject to weather conditions or certain events that could take place in certain dates.