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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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oscarhectorlopez

03/08/2020

"Turismo placentero

Nos gusto mucho la recorrida por la ciudad, encontramos muy buena predisposición en la gente que nos acompaño. Pensamos volver"

jnor02

30/07/2020

"Muy buena excursión

Un buen día en compañia de un guia excelente. Nos encanto a toda la familia la visita porque lo explicaba con mucho entusiasmo y fue muy ameno. Merece la pena ir."

Idoia

30/07/2020

"LA MEJOR EXCURSIÓN CON DIFERENCIA

Inmejorable día en compañía de Antonio, que lo dió todo, sin escatimar en explicaciones ni en tiempo, desde que nos montamos en la furgo, fue una fiesta, no paró de darnos explicaciones en todo el recorrido, así que nos hizo el viaje super ameno, se nota la experiencia y que tiene controlados los tiempos, que son los justos para no aburrirte y suficientes para aprovechar cada rincón, es un tío 10, sin duda la mejor visita de mis vacaciones con diferencia, Antonio de verdad te llevamos en el corazón eres un gran tío que se hace querer."
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blust358

30/07/2020

"Excelente

Nuestro guía Paulo fue muy bueno. Nos hizo pasar un día muy ameno. Una persona muy informada y que disfrutaba de lo que nos contaba."

JOSE ANGEL R

30/07/2020

"MERECE LA PENA

La Excursion esta bien, pasas un buen dia con los amigos. El guia muy bien, sus explicaciones muy correctas. Nos recomendo salir media hora antes para evitar las colas y acerto de pleno."
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