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Nazaré: Day Trips and Tours from Lisbon

A visit to the enigmatic city of Lisbon brings you an effortless blend of rich history, modernism, and glorious weather. Tourists also get the added plus of visiting the seaside village of Nazaré, a quaint, beautiful town known for its ancient fishing traditions and eccentric architecture contrasted against stunning blue waters.

With buzzing nightlife and stunning natural beauty, Nazaré tours from Lisbon are the perfect holiday activity. Here’s all you need to know about the wide variety of tours that are available.

How to get to Nazaré from Lisbon?

Nazaré by car from Lisbon

Transfer from Lisbon to Nazaré by renting a car and enjoy an hour and a half of optional sightseeing as you travel across Portugal’s vast landscapes. Pass by sights like Obidos Castle and turbine farms and take in the fascinating details on this scenic journey.

Nazaré by bus from Lisbon

If you’re on a budget and have a little more time to spare, you can take the bus from the Sete Rios bus terminal in Lisbon and embark on a two-hour ride over to Nazaré. Multiple buses run throughout the day to ensure ease of travel for a large number of tourists.

Nazaré by train from Lisbon

Or maybe you’ve got a bit more time on your hands, then you can take the train from the Oriente station in Lisbon to the Valado Train Station in Nazaré. You’ll have to plan, though, because tickets must be purchased at least 14 days in advance. There are also no direct routes and there are 18 stops along the way so it takes close to three hours to get there, but is also one of the more economical ways of traveling to Nazaré.

Nazaré tours from Lisbon

Make your trip from Nazaré to Lisbon a scenic one by booking one of the many day tours available from Lisbon to Nazaré. You can explore the Silver Coast, visit the town of Peniche, or stop at one of the beautiful beaches before getting to Nazaré.

How much does a tour to Nazaré from Lisbon cost?

There is a range of choices from the list of Nazaré tours from Lisbon to fit your budget. Full-day group tours can range from €60 - €90 per person while private tours to multiple locations can run from €120 - €500. Two-day trips are also available from €140. Make sure you review all the details of each tour and know what each package entails before booking.

What kinds of tours are available to visit Nazaré from Lisbon?

Small-group guided tours

Get a personal experience of the best that Portugal has to offer by being part of a small-group guided tour. Limited to up to eight persons at a time, this excursion allows you to travel in comfort and style as you explore the towns of Nazaré, Batalha, Fatima, and Óbidos.

Private guided tours

You may prefer to take in the sites on your own time which makes private guided Nazaré tours from Lisbon the perfect choice! These tours offer an exclusive experience of private transportation, meals, and a customized schedule fit to your preference of locations. Spend extra time taking photos of the hidden jewels of Portugal while visiting the famous towns of Fátima, Batalha Monastery, Nazaré, and Óbidos.

Nazaré and Obidos

Enjoy a full day's outing that takes you on an exploration of a long list of sites in the historic villages of Nazaré and Óbidos. For the best experience, choose a private tour and enjoy the flexibility that gives you lots of time to explore the most interesting locations of your choice. From the Ermida da Memória to the one of a kind Óbidos fortifications, you’ll get to travel in comfort and style each step of the way on one of these Nazaré tours from Lisbon.

Nazaré and Fatima

Start your tour off in the fresh morning hours as you head to the famous Sanctuary of Fatima. Take in the sights of the famous artwork and Church of the Santíssima Trindade (one of the biggest Catholic Churches in the world) and the Chapel of the Apparitions. Then head to the traditional fishing village of Nazaré and witness the way of life of the people. This tour can be experienced in small groups or as a private excursion; either way, you’ll be in for a treat!

Nazaré and Batalha

If a quiet day filled with fun and history is what you’re craving, this is the ideal choice on the list of Nazaré tours from Lisbon. Visit the beautiful seaside resort of  Nazaré, a hotspot for surfers and fans of water sports. You’ll see the black Virgin Mary by Saint Joseph while taking in a bird’s eye view of the colorful fishing boats from the top of the rock.

Then head to Batalha on a visit to the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, also acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It will be a day well-spent with good food, drinks, fun and lots of information!

Multi combo tours

Are you craving the full Portugal experience? Then choose one of the multi-combo Nazaré tours from Lisbon. Set off on an adventure with a packed day of activities that take you from Lisbon to Fatima, Obidos, Batalha, and Nazaré in one trip!

Take in the best of the attractions from each one of these sites from the Sanctuary of Fatima to the Batalha Monastery. Absorb the breathtaking scenery of the Atlantic Ocean from the Nazaré cliffs or explore the romantic medieval village of Óbidos.

What will you see during your Nazaré day trip from Lisbon?

There are lots of sights to see during any one of the Nazaré tours from Lisbon as the beach town is a picturesque paradise waiting to be discovered. One of the most popular seaside resorts on Portugal’s Silver Coast, Nazaré is overflowing with interesting attractions.

Take in the XII century peculiar shrine and the location where star surfer Garrett McNamara beat world records in 2011 on the biggest wave in the world.

See the sights of the chapel of Ermida da Memoria, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazaré at the top of the cliff, or get your fill of historic information at the Dr. Joaquim Manso Museum.

Visit the Bairro dos Pescadores (Fisherman’s District) and indulge in the traditional fishing life of the beautiful town. Or relax on the world-famous Praia de Nazaré (Nazaré Beach) and enjoy the scenic horizons and all its surrounding activities.

Travel tips

  • Summer months between June-August are the most packed with activities and are the best time to take one Nazaré tours from Lisbon to get the full experience, but this can also be the most expensive. Portugal experiences good weather year-round so traveling in off-peak seasons could be easy on your pockets.
  • While credit cards are accepted, many restaurants and other outlets only take cash, so be sure to walk with local currency in smaller notes to be able to make purchases.
  • Walk with light clothing and comfortable shoes to accommodate the warm weather.
  • Even if you’re traveling in the winter months, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended in all parts of Portugal!
  • Take time to review booking requirements and understand the times and distances between places before embarking on trips on your own.