Early in the morning, we head towards Fátima, a small countryside town well known for its sanctuary and for being one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. The astonishing Basilica was built to commemorate the events of 1917, when 3 children were blessed with the apparition of the Virgin Mary.
Inside this Basilica you’ll also find the tombs of the 3 children, along with many other works of sacred art. On the other side of the sanctuary is the new Church of the Most Holy Trinity, built in the 2000s, and one of the largest Christian churches in the world. You can also visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, located right on the spot where the apparitions occurred.
After visiting Fátima, we’ll head towards Batalha and its beautiful Monastery. It is more than 600 years old and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here, we go to the fishing village of Nazaré, the first Portuguese pilgrimage site where the Virgin appeared to a Portuguese Knight who defeated the temptation of the Devil. See some of the biggest waves in Europe, attracting a lot of ocean daredevils.
Finally, we set sail to Óbidos, a charming and picturesque village surrounded by medieval walls from the 12th century. Have some free time to wander within its narrow streets and try the famous Ginjinha, a sour cherry liqueur served in an edible chocolate cup. What better way to end this glorious day?