You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Lisbon / Starting Point
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Lisbon at a convenient time of your choice.
Fátima is a central Portuguese town that's home to the Sanctuary of Fátima, a Catholic pilgrimage site.
The grand monastery of Batalha represents the transition from Gothic to Manueline architectural styles. The peaceful town was the setting for Portugal’s most important battle, the Batalha de Aljubarrota (1385).
The Alcobaça Monastery is a Roman Catholic monastic complex located in the town of Alcobaça, in central Portugal, some 120km north of Lisbon.
Lisbon / Starting Point
About the ride
Take a day trip from Lisbon to three Western regions of Portugal - Fátima, Batalha, and Alcobaça - and see the most beautiful monasteries and churches there.
During this experience, you will visit the magnificent monasteries in Batalha and Alcobaça, as well as the shrine of Our Lady Fátima. This experience will be even more special because you are free to customize your trip and choose where to go first and how much time to spend in each place.
On the day of the trip, the Welcome Driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Lisbon and give the complete tour in an air-conditioned, spacious car. All Welcome vehicles are equipped with Wi-Fi, water and light snacks, to ensure you stay hydrated and comfortable during the tour. On your way to different towns, you will have a chance to stop at the most picturesque locations and admire the wonders of Portugal. Upon your request, it is possible to have a lunch or dinner at the local restaurant, recommended by the Welcome Driver. At each stop, your friendly driver will answer all the questions you may have, share the local knowledge and more tips about each destination.
Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Lisbon.
The driver will suggest the route of the trip with the key attractions that are worth the visit. Since this is a personal sightseeing ride, the driver will stop at any attraction of your choice and spend there as much time as you wish.
In 1.5 hours you will reach the town and Parish of Fátima, situated 140 km North of Lisbon. There you will find the famous sanctuary of Our Lady Fátima which is one of the most significant Catholic shrines in the world. Built in the early 20th century, it fascinates travelers with its magnificent architecture and attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.
Next, you will head to Batalha, another town in the North, accessible in just 30 min by car from Fátima. The city is best known for Batalha Monastery, built in the Middle Ages to thank the Virgin Mary for the Portuguese success in the fight of Aljubarrota. The convent of Batalha is UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. You will be impressed by its Gothic shapes and structure.
In 25 min from Batalha, you will reach Alcobaça, a town which attracts travelers from the whole world to see the glorious Alcobaça Monastery. Combining the styles of Gothic and Baroque the monastery fascinates by its exterior and interior. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free Wi-Fi on-board
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fee for all monasteries
- Lunch, other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of the visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in-depth information regarding historical facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
In the summer months, the sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Bring your Camera
Photography is permitted in most sites unless otherwise mentioned.
Accessibility & Special Needs
Should anyone in your group have special needs or have advanced accessibility requirements, please specify upon booking and we will make sure to accommodate your needs and customize your tour accordingly.
We recommend you always keep local currency on you (Lebanese Pound) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost.
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions.
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws.
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