Fatima | Joe Walsh Tours


Fatima is a renowned place of pilgrimage, home to one of the world’s most famous Shrines dedicated to the Virgin Mary

Located north of Lisbon, in central Portugal, the shrine is the site of the events of 1917 in which three shepherd children, Lúcia Santos and her cousins, Jacinta Marto and Francisco Marto, witnessed apparitions of the Virgin Mary on May 13th 1917 and on the 13th day of the five following months. The sanctuary built to commemorate these events is dominated by the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, a magnificent church that overlooks a large open plaza where millions of pilgrims gather throughout the year.

A typical Fatima Pilgrimage package includes:
» Flights to Lisbon Airport and return
» Return airport transfers in with guide assistance
» Hotel accommodation for the selected number of nights
» Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
» Full program of religious ceremonies and special Masses
» Guided tours and social evenings
» Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives

Pilgrims can choose from short breaks to week-long pilgrimages , all of which include full a religious program led by a Spiritual Director and are coordinated locally by our experienced team of representatives. If you feel like seeing more in a short period of time, we continue to offer a multi center pilgrimage tour visiting Fatima, Santiago de Compostela & Lourdes.

Important Dates

  • May 13th: Date of 1st Apparition
  • June 13th: Date of 2nd Apparition
  • July 13th: Date of 3rd Apparition
  • August 13th: Date of 4th Apparition
  • September 13th: Date of 5th Apparition
  • October 13th: Date of 6th and final Apparition, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima
  • Local Information

    • Currency: Euro (€, EUR)
    • Local time: GMT (Ireland & UK time)
    • Airports: Lisbon (LIS)
    • Transfer time: 90 minutes
    • Languages: Portuguese; many people speak English
    • Climate: Mediterranean climate with long dry summers in the South and Mediterranean-Maritime climate in the North
    • Voltage: 230V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets Type F 2 pin and Type C 2 pin are used
    • Visa: not required for EU citizens; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities
    • Passport: EU passport holders travelling to Portugal must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities

    Transport & Accommodation

    • Flight fromNorth America to Lisbon with
    • Transfer on arrival from the airport to your hotel with guide assistance
    • Hotel accommodation in Fatima for the selected number of nights
    • Daily breakfast, lunch and evening meal served at hotel
    • Transfer from your hotel to Lisbon Airport for return flight
    • Flight from Lisbon to North America
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers and tours
    • Assistance of Joe Walsh Tours representatives throughout the pilgrimage and at the airports

    Tours & Religious Programme

    • Full religious programme organised by Joe Walsh Tours and led by Spiritual Director
    • Guided tour of the Sanctuary Square in Fatima
    • Sightseeing tour of Fatima
    • Guided tour of the Fatima and Aljustrel region visiting places relating to the three shepherd children and the locations of the Apparitions
    • Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives throughout the pilgrimage


    • Please call or email for more details regarding Travel Insurance
    • Guided excursions from Fatima to Lisbon, Nazare, Santarem and Coimbra (available to book locally; subject to minimum number of participants); please see Fatima Excursions for details


    • A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required for booking
    • Meals where not stated and in-flight catering are not included in the price
    • Itinerary may be subject to change; E&OE
    • All bookings protected by the Commission for Aviation Regulation in Ireland (T.O. 052 | T.A. 0689) and the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK (ATOL 5163)

    Hotel Cinquentenário

    Country: Portugal

    City/Area: Fatima

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    Hotel Santo Amaro

    Country: Portugal

    City/Area: Fatima

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