This is your opportunity to visit Fatima, an important world pilgrimage site, known by many as the Lourdes of Portugal. Your guide will describe the legendary story behind the region’s fame en route during your approximately two-hour drive.
Fatima was a very poor and forgotten parish until an apparition of the Virgin Mary was seen by three peasant children back in 1917. The little village was transformed almost overnight into a pilgrimage town that grew around the imposing modern basilica and shrine. You'll stop at the modern basilica and square, which is larger than St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Here, enjoy about two hours of free time to explore the area on your own.
Need to Know:
Note: Tour involves approximately 1/2 mile of walking over mostly level terrain and some steps. Additional walking during free time is at guest’s discretion. As tour visits a religious site, please dress appropriately - no bare shoulders, shorts, or skirts above the knee. Visits may be affected by special ceremonies that may happen without prior notice. This tour is offered on Norwegian Epic October 18th 2015 sailing only.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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