Templar Cross

The Knights Templar Private Tour

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Key Details
1 day
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Pick-up is also possible from Lisbon hotels. Please provide your hotel address.

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What You'll Do
  • Discover the history of the Knights Templar with an exciting visit to their castles and lands
  • Santarém: Historic Center and Castle
  • Almourol Castle: A fairytale castle in the middle of a river. Beautiful!
  • Tomar and the Convent of Christ: The headquarters of the Knigths Templars in Portugal!
  • Move at your own pace with your knowledgeable guide
Take a tour back in time to explore the castles and lands of the Knights Templar. Visit Santarem, Almourol, and the village of Tomar, while learning about the history of the crusades against the Moors and the towns in this beautiful landscape.
What to Expect
This is a journey on the trail of the Knights Templar, who played a decisive role in the conquest to regain control of Portugal from the Moors.

The tour begins in Santarém, an important location on the Christian conquest. You'll visit the castle, featuring a sweeping view of the vast Ribatejo farmlands. You'll also visit Graça Church, where Pedro Alvares Cabral, who discovered Brazil, is buried.

The tour continues to 12th-century Almourol Castle, one of the finest examples of medieval military architecture. This magical castle, surrounded by a river and valleys, evokes the mysterious aura of the Knights Templar.

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.

Climb the 17th-century, 6-kilometer-long Aqueduct Pegoes, one of the most wonderful aqueducts in Portugal.

Finally, visit the historic center of Tomar, including its two Templar Churches and the Synagogue of Tomar – the Jews were great allies of the Templars. You'll also see 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.
What's Included
  • Air-conditioned van transport throughout
  • Private guide
  • Skip-the-line / fast-track entry
  • Traditional sweets and bottled water
  • Personalized pick-up and drop off
  • Free time to explore at each stop
What's Not Included
  • Tickets to the sites
  • Meals
Meeting Point

Anywhere in Lisbon – airport, cruise dock, private address or any public location

What to Remember
Mini-Van Tour (up to 8 passengers).

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