Skip the Line
It is not your first visit to Portugal or you want to visit somewhere different than the classic Lisbon, popular Sintra or sought out Porto, then this is the right tour for you!
Feel the history of centuries in your bones with this fantastic tour where you will first visit Convento de Cristo, founded by the Templar Knights and listed as UNESCO World Heritage site, then descend to a naturally made structure the Mira de Aire Caves to appreciate the beauty nature spent the time to create.
Still not convinced? Well, what if I tell you that besides the two marvellous experiences you will also have the opportunity to discover the charming city of Tomar and Castle of Almourol, a medieval castle atop an islet in the middle of the Tagus River!
Lisbon Tomar templar private full day tour, on the trail of the Knights Templar, who played a decisive role in the conquest to regain control of Portugal from the Moors. After meeting you at the hotel, beginning our day trip, we going north to visit biggest tourist caves in Portugal. Then we’ll turn East to our next point to discover Tomar, a 12th-century Templar town featuring a castle and the Convent of Christ – the latter was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and served as the Portuguese headquarters of the Knights Templar. Visit the historic center of Tomar, including the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, which served as a 12th-century funerary pantheon of the Knights Templar, and the 16th-century Church of São João Baptista. Lunch time, based on your preference, but we advise you to have a lunch in Medieval Tavern. That is the best way to taste Portuguese gastronomy and feel like real Knight of Templar. After lunch is time to visit one more castle, that was part of the defensive line controlled by the Knights Templar. Castle of Almourol. Situated in the middle of Tagus River, so best way to reach the castle is by taking a boat. Last, enjoy the relaxing landscapes and rolling hills on the drive back to Lisbon.
Times on each stop may vary, depending on group pace and preferences, since the tour is private. Sintra Cascais private tour prepared for a day (around 8 hours), although, if you have a shorter time, we can fit it to your needs (please let us know before/after booking). We accept less or more duration of the private tours to fit your needs, adapting the itinerary accordingly – if you wish to visit more attractions in Sintra or to have more time to see and appreciate calmly of certain sites, you have the opportunity to extend tour duration by purchasing the extra hours of the tour.