Private tour

From Lisbon: Tomar, Almourol, & Dornes Knights Templar Tour

From Lisbon: Tomar, Almourol, & Dornes Knights Templar Tour

From US$ 385.05 per group up to 2

Embark on a fascinating journey exploring the myths of the Knights Templar, on a private tour of Tomar, Almourol, and Dornes.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Lisbon are included - for Lisbon central hotels or Lisbon cruise terminal. Please inform us about the exact location.
Private group


  • Enjoy a private tour and marvel at the historical architecture
  • Discover Tomar, Almourol, and Dornes
  • Learn about the myths of the Knights Templar
Full description
The first stop will be at Dornes, an ancient village, founded by the Romans. At Dornes we will visit the medieval Tower, built in the 12th century by Gualdim Pais, a Portuguese crusader and Knight Templar in the service of Afonso Henriques of Portugal. Cross Portugal’s bucolic central landscape and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of Castelo de Bode reservoir. Visit the ancient city of Tomar and delve into its mysticism. Discover the Convent of Christ, a World Heritage Site. Its history goes back several centuries and is steeped in myth. Do you know there is a Templar treasure waiting for you inside its walls? Your itinerary will be the following: hotel pickup, Almourol Castle, Constância Village, Castelo de Bode Dam, Tomar Historic Center, lunch & free time, Tomar Synagogue, S. João Batista Church, Christ Convent, and then hotel drop-off at the end of the tour.
  • Driver/guide
  • Tourist luxury vehicle
  • Water
  • Almourol Castle tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for Lisbon central hotels or Lisbon cruise terminal
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees (Christ Convent €6)
  • Luggage is limited to one standard suitcase and a small carry-on bag per person
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Maximum of 8 participants per tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available on request, if advised at time of booking. Portuguese law stipulates that children under 12 years of age and 135 cm in height, when transported in a car with safety belts, must travel in an approved restraint system adapted to their size and weight. Please provide the ages of your children upon booking. This service does not have any additional cost.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Fantastic value for money. We had a private tour and our guide Daniel had an excellent knowledge and understanding of the local history and its impact on the wider global community. We went to places that larger tours would be unable to go. We had a lovely lunch in a unique local restraunt which we would not have found on our own. Cannot recommend enough. Thanks to Daniel for a wonderful experience

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November 21, 2022


Our guide, Daniel, was outstanding. He had a love of Portuguese history and was all too happy to share that understanding. His local knowledge was fantastic, finding us hidden gems for lunch and morning tea. We couldn’t ask for a more generous and kind tour guide. The tour destinations were wonderful. So much history layered into these buildings. Would recommend this tour in a heartbeat.

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September 28, 2018

July 10, 2019

Product ID: 127781