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Lisbon, Tomar, Templar – Private Full Day Tour

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Duration

8 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Español, Português, Русский

Overview


Discover the legacy of the Knights Templar, following in your footsteps on this guided tour for small groups from Lisbon. Marvel at the Convento de Cristo, one of the most exclusive and impressive architectural monuments in Portugal, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the city of Tomar, former home of the Order of the Knights Templar, a fantastic, mysterious and magical place.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the history of the Knights Templar with an exciting visit to their castles and lands.
  • Visit the biggest tourist caves in Portugal.
  • Tomar and the Convent of Christ: The headquarters of the Knights Templar in Portugal.
  • Almourol Castle: A fairytale castle in the middle of a river.
  • Walk at your speed, with your knowledgeable guide.

Itinerary

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Tomar
Tomar

Tomar may seem like a simple riverfront town, but it packs a strong historical punch. Set on the banks of the Nabão River, this small city is home to the impressive Castle of Tomar and the Convent of Christ, a 12th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former medieval headquarters of the Knights Templar.

Convent of Christ
Convent of Christ

In 1983, UNESCO awarded the classification of world heritage to the Templar Castle and the Convent of the Knights of Christ in Tomar, a unique monument in the history of the western world. Built on a site that was originally used for Roman worship, this vast monumental complex illustrates seven centuries of Portugal's history and contains several important mementos of decisive moments in the history of the western world.

Lunch Time
Lunch Time

Then, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Lunchtime, based on your preference, but we advise you to have lunch in Medieval Tavern. That is the best way to taste Portuguese gastronomy and feel like real Knight of Templar.

Republic Square
Republic Square

The Praça da República (Square of the Republic) is a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy the panorama. It’s surrounded by 17th century architecture, including Tomar’s Town Hall.

Church Santa Maria dos Olivais
Church Santa Maria dos Olivais

After lunch time we will visit Church of Santa Maria do Olival. The church was built in the second half of the 12th century by the provincial master of the Order of the Knights Templar in Portugal, Gualdim Pais. It was used as a burial place for the Knights Templar of Tomar and, later, by the Knights of the Order of Christ, which succeeded the Templars in the 14th century.

Almourol Castle
Almourol Castle

The Castle of Almourol is regarded as Portugal’s most beautiful castle! Situated on a small cliffy island in the middle of the Tagus River, Almourol Castle is one of the most significant military Medieval monuments, which best evokes the memory of the Knights Templar in Portugal.
With the extinction of the Order of the Knights Templar, the castle was somehow abandoned. It was not until the 19th century that the castle was reinvented according to a Romanticism ideal of the Medieval flair.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick-up and return to the hotel in Lisbon.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Personal and accident insurance.
  • Free time to explore each stop.
  • Entrance ticket.
  • Lunch.
  • Entrance tickets to the Convento de Cristo

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395clementg

"Un super guide

Paulo est très intéressant et connaissant. Il est à l’écoute et répond à toutes nos questions. Je recommande ce guide à 100%."

Jacqueshelene

"Magnifique

Une très belle excursion, un beau site, un excellent lunch et un guide qui connaît de façon approfondie son sujet."

Avril T

"Private tour

A young and knowledgeable guide who drove carefully and was full of interesting facts about the area we visited. If you don't want to drive yourself and want to know more about Portugal. Take this trip"

Natalia

Beautiful experience. Guide preperata and extremely available !!!

Chantal

A great adventure!

Only good memories of this great adventure with Paulo, our guide. Back in the days of the Templars. We heard the beautiful voice of Paulo singing in the refectory of the Monastery. Paulo is very knowledgeable about history and architecture and does not count his time. He is passionate.
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