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Tomar Templar Full Day Group Tour

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Duration

8 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Español, Português, Русский

Overview


Uncover the mystique of the Knights Templar by following their trail on this small-group guided tour from Lisbon.

Marvel with the Convento de Cristo, one of Portugal’s most unique and impressive architectural monuments, listed as the UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Tomar city, former home of the Order of The Knights Templar, a beautiful, mysterious and magical place.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Go on a quest for the Knights Templar legacy in Tomar region in this Tomar Templar group tour.
  • Visit Almourol Castle – A fairy-tale castle in the middle of a river.
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed Convent of Christ
  • Learn about the history of the Knights Templar
  • Visit the church of Santa Maria do Olival in Tomar

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

  • Hotel in Lisbon pick-up and drop off in Lisbon
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Personal and accident insurance.
  • Free time to explore at each stop.
  • Entrance tickets ( and Сonvent of Christ)
  • Lunch

Tour's Location

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Meeting Points

  • Fado Museum (Alfama) - Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1

  • Hotel Mundial (Martim Moniz) - Praça Martim Moniz 2

  • Vip Eden Hotel (Restauradores) - Praça dos Restauradores 24

  • Bairro Alto Hotel - Pr. Luis de Camões, 2

  • Fenix Lisboa Hotel - Praça Marquês de Pombal 8

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Trail39669082690

03/08/2020

"belle expérience

1ère expérience de visite guidée en groupe pour nousvisite en groupe de 6 avec explications en français et portugais, fluideguide souriant, dynamique et à l'écouteconvaincus par ce type de visite que nous renouvellerons volontiers"

denis i

03/08/2020

"Très belle excursion

Belle excursion avec un excellent guide très compétant et très intéressant par ses commentaires et anecdotes."

Critouche Belgique

03/08/2020

"Très belle journée!

Avec notre guide Igor (visite en anglais, mais nous le savions avant de réserver), nous avons passé une journée magnifique, une des plus belles excursions que mon épouse et moi-même ayons faites. Igor est un amoureux de son pays, il en parlerait pendant dse heures sans…"

sandra_tambo

03/08/2020

"El guía fantástico

La excursion fue genial y el guía formidable. Quizás lo pero fue la agenda tan apretada, demasiado corta para tanto que hacer y ver."

bellalfredo82

03/08/2020

"excelente

El guia del tours manejo al grupo en forma muy profesional y eramos de tres idiomas diferentes con un conocimiento amplio en la historia de portugal"
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