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Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour

4.7 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Tugatrips Tours

Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour

Activity provider: Tugatrips Tours
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From US$ 87.95 per person

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Immerse yourself in the history of the Knights Templar and follow their footsteps in Portugal. The Templars were a powerful Catholic religious-military order full of mysteries.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Almourol Castle, situated on an island in the middle of the River Tagus
  • Visit the picturesque village of Constância
  • Explore Tomar, the Templars former capital in Portugal
  • See the beautiful Convent of Christ
  • Take in panoramic countryside views
Full description
Follow the footsteps of the mysterious Knights Templar, a religious-military order, on this full-day tour. The Templars played an important role Portugal's history from the country's foundation, until the era of Portuguese discoveries. Visit the picturesque village of Constância, as well as Almourol Castle, built by the Templars on a small island. See the Tomar Convent of Christ, a church inspired by the temple of Solomon. Explore its many cloisters and see the iconic Manueline window. Both offer insight to the Knights Templar. Tomar was the former headquarters of the Templars, making this place one of the most important sites in the medieval world, and is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Venture next to the Gothic-style Church of Santa Maria do Olival, a gorgeous 12th century church erected for the Knights Templar. Your guide will accompany you along the way, sharing stories and curiosities about the place you visit.
Includes
  • Daily disinfection of vehicles
  • Alcohol hand gel
  • Disposable mask
  • Pickup and drop-off close to your hotel or apartment in Lisbon
  • Almourol Castle entrance fee
  • Convent of Christ entrance fee
  • Professional and friendly tour guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Insurance according to the law
  • Meals and drinks

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide in front of Foz Palace. Your guide will be holding a red flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Maximum group size is 8 people
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Please choose the meeting point option that suits you best
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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At first I was not keen to continue the tour since when I booked it, I haven’t realised it’s a private tour that is good for eight persons. Since my friend unfortunately left her phone in the hotel I approach them if we can collect her in our hotel and it turned out that there’s two of us who signed the tour. The two tour guide was very accommodating and we picked her up in our hotel. As we began the tour we really enjoyed it since it’s very convenient and one of the tour guide named Henrique actually both of them are brilliant. We learned a lot about the history of Portugal. Very informative. I will highly recommend them to my friends.

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January 14, 2023

Our guide, Miguel, was amazing. He had so much knowledge about every place we went and was very excited to share his love of Portuguese history with us. We had the perfect balance of time with him and time alone to wander. Everyone interested in Templar history should do this tour.

December 5, 2022

We really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide Alexandre was very friendly and we understood his English well. The meeting point in front of the Fado Museum is easy to find and the tour is well structured. We particularly liked the castle in Almourol and the Convento da Ordem de Cristo monastery. Alexandre explained everything about the Knights Templar and answered our questions. We had a super nice day. Gladly again!

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June 20, 2019

Product ID: 181307