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UNESCO says. . .
Tomar was declared a World Heritage Site because:
“Originally designed as a monument symbolizing the Reconquest, the Convent of the Knights Templar of Tomar (transferred in 1344 to the Knights of the Order of Christ) came to symbolize just the opposite during the Manueline period – the opening up of Portugal to other civilizations. ”
142 km (88 miles) North of Lisbon, Fátima is one of the most important shrines of the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. This Sanctuary welcomes millions of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. The fame of this place is the result of the Apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary to three shepherd children Lúcia and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta that, between May and October of 1917, witnessed successive apparitions. The last one, on October 13th, was confirmed by a miracle witnessed by 70, 000 people “on the day the sun danced”.
●Departure from Lisbon to Tomar (136km-1h. 40min).
Along the way we will enjoy the green scenery of Ribatejo, one of these regions that remains unknown for tourism where agriculture is of upmost importance.
●Tomar is a charming and historically outstanding town on the banks of the Nabão River. It is dominated by a 12th-century Templar castle containing one of the country’s most significant and impressive monuments, the Convent of Christ(VISIT WITH THE GUIDE).
●Aqueduct of Pegões, Tomar (VISIT WITH THE GUIDE)
Built to serve water to the Convent of Christ.
Arrival at Fátima.
●Houses of the shepherds (VISIT WITH THE GUIDE)
Arrival with the guide at ●The Recint.
●Chapel of Apparitions
It was the first building constructed in the Cova da Iria, at the place of Our Lady’s Apparitions.
Begun in 1928 and consecrated on 7 October 1953
was placed here as a grateful memorial of God’s intervention for the fall of Communism as promised at Fatima.
Back to Lisbon (128km-1h30).
Your adventure awaits!
Ajsa Tours, Private Tours & Tour Guides
Dear visitor, welcome to Portugal.
I'm Paulo co-founder od Ajsa Tours and i am an Official National Tour Guide in Portugal with special interest in History of the arts, history, botany, ethnology, geography, geology, economy, gastronomy, wines and photography. Our group of native certified mulitlingual guides and driver/guides are very happy to unveal the old history of Portugal as well as the unspoilt Landscapes, the Castles, old well preserved villages, the nature, the world-heritage monuments and traditions of the country to our visitors.
The private tours we offer to Lisbon, Sintra, Évora, Fátima, Óbidos, a. o. were planned to achieve this goal.
We also customize tours according to your wishes.
Multi day tours in Portugal can also be organized.
Regarding our tours, if you see a trip that you might like but it is not entirely to your taste you can contact us and we can work together to create the perfect programm for you. We can also include other cities and places than the ones that are part of the itinerary.
All transport based tours are covered by:
●Civil responsability insurance
●Personal accidents insurance
●Total insurance of the van
We enjoy working with and for people and our challenge is making our visitors live an experience!
After all YOUR visit to my country should be memorable.
Kind regards from Portugal.