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Has anyone found a day trip/detour to Fatima along the route?

KJFSophie

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Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ) ,Via San Francesco, Italy (2017 )
Camino Portugese (2018 )
#1
Just investigating the possibilities of going to Fatima, not necessarily walking, while walking the Camino Portuguese from Porto to Santiago? Has anyone found/taken a bus trip from any particular town? Walking Porto to Vile do Conde then inland onto Santiago. Would appreciate suggestions.
 

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Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#2
Just investigating the possibilities of going to Fatima, not necessarily walking, while walking the Camino Portuguese from Porto to Santiago? Has anyone found/taken a bus trip from any particular town? Walking Porto to Vile do Conde then inland onto Santiago. Would appreciate suggestions.
Hi, Fatima is a long way south of Porto. Impossible to do a day trip to Fatima while walking north between Porto and Santiago. How are you getting to Porto? If you are getting there via Lisbon, you could easily do a day tour from Lisbon. Or you could stopover in Fatima for one night, while on the way from Lisbon to Porto.
Jill
 
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#3
I caught a bus from Tomar. Check my web - http://snicholl5.wixsite.com/home-site/santiago then look at Pilgrimage III, then check out "Day 9 Tue May 28th Trip to Fatima."
You will note that neither I nor the other peregrinos thought much of Fatima, and actually left early. We were all disappointed - they are Roman Catholics, I am an Anglican Elder. I certainly wouldn't bother to go again, but .... each to his own!
I hope this is helpful, Sophie....
 

Vacajoe

Traded in my work boots for hiking ones
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Camino Aragones, Camino Frances, Finisterre (2018)
#4
I had a completely different experience in Fatima than Stephen, finding Fatima a truly moving experience. HOWEVER, I spent the night there and was able to experience the candlelight procession following the evening rosary, attended an English-language mass in the outdoor chapel, visited the actual village of Fatima, and walked the stations-of-the-cross path from the Basilica to the houses of Jacinta, Francisco, and Lucia. All in all, a great side-trip if you have the time to contemplate and reflect.

The bus ride from Porto is a few hours in the opposite direction of Santiago. As a previous post noted, if you are coming from Lisboa, then a bus from there to Fatima is less than two hours and you could then continue on to Porto.
 

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Fall 2016 Camino Frances to Leon
Fall 2017 Camino Frances to Finisterre
#6
I caught a bus from Tomar. Check my web - http://snicholl5.wixsite.com/home-site/santiago then look at Pilgrimage III, then check out "Day 9 Tue May 28th Trip to Fatima."
You will note that neither I nor the other peregrinos thought much of Fatima, and actually left early. We were all disappointed - they are Roman Catholics, I am an Anglican Elder. I certainly wouldn't bother to go again, but .... each to his own!
I hope this is helpful, Sophie....
I have linked to your wixsite and I am THOROUGHLY enjoying your pi
I caught a bus from Tomar. Check my web - http://snicholl5.wixsite.com/home-site/santiago then look at Pilgrimage III, then check out "Day 9 Tue May 28th Trip to Fatima."
You will note that neither I nor the other peregrinos thought much of Fatima, and actually left early. We were all disappointed - they are Roman Catholics, I am an Anglican Elder. I certainly wouldn't bother to go again, but .... each to his own!
I hope this is helpful, Sophie....
Hello Stephen, I have linked to your wixsite and I am THOROUGHLY enjoying the written account, and pictures, of your journeys. Thanks for posting the link!
 

Walking Lover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
#7
Just investigating the possibilities of going to Fatima, not necessarily walking, while walking the Camino Portuguese from Porto to Santiago? Has anyone found/taken a bus trip from any particular town? Walking Porto to Vile do Conde then inland onto Santiago. Would appreciate suggestions.
Last year, we took a bus to Fatima from Tomar. Then, we took another bus to Coimbra to continue.
 
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Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 will be Camino #14.
#8
Years ago I did a bus day trip to Fatima, Ovidio, and Batalha. It was around 80 eu and was well worth it. I found the bus downtown.
 
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Camino Portugues- May (2018)
Start in Porto with Spiritual Variant
#9
I flew into Lisbon and immediately caught a bus to Fatima, spent 2 nights in Fatima and then caught a bus to Porto to start walking from there. Despite my nervousness I found it all to be very easy and did not need to pre-book my bus tickets. I think each ticket was around 11 euro.
Details that may be helpful...
After I arrived and got my bag at the Lisbon airport (and then my Vodafone SIM) I just told the people at the airport tourist information desk that I wanted to take a Rede Expressos Bus from the Sete Rios station to Fatima. They told me which bus to hop on right outside the airport door to get to Sete Rios. Sete Rios bus station was small and easy to navigate to get a ticket and get on the bus. Buses are pretty often. It was just as easy in Fatima. The bus station in Fatima is easily walkable to all the sights.
After my Camino I flew from Santiago back to Lisbon. The tickets are pretty cheap and I'm really glad I chose that vs bus or train.
Hope that info helps!
 

Kanga

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Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
#10
One of my favourite photos from our brief stint in Portugal - a bunch of nuns at Lisbon airport on their way to Fatima. Quite a sight for us, as nuns in Australia no longer wear habits

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