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Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 51 museums, historic buildings, and more. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Enjoy free access to the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belem Tower, the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the famous Santa Justa Lift, and much more—all with one card.

From Lisbon: Knights Templar Day Tour in Tomar

From Lisbon: Knights Templar Day Tour in Tomar

Spend a day in the Portuguese City of Tomar to discover the history of the Knights Templar. Your journey will begin in Lisbon. Tomar was the Templar capital of Portugal and Spain and one of the most important in the medieval world. The main monument of the city is the Tomar Convent which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. A short distance from Tomar is the Almourol Castle. This emblematic monument was at one time controlled by the Knights Templar.  The Almourol Castle and the city of Tomar are perfect examples to understand the mystique of the Templars, men that were simultaneously Warrior Knights and monks that lived under a rigid military discipline, but at the same time with a great rigor in the spiritual life. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at one of two locations in central Lisbon, either Restauradores or Marquês de Pombal.

Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour

Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour

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 Almourol Castle near picturesque village of Constância, 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.

Tomar: Exclusive Self-Guided Audio Tour on the Templar Order

Tomar: Exclusive Self-Guided Audio Tour on the Templar Order

Indulge in an unparalleled historical exploration of Tomar with our exclusive self-guided audio tour, narrating the extraordinary legacy of the Templar Order. Using your smartphone and personal headphones, seamlessly blend with the local history as you wander through Tomar's mediaeval setting. As you walk, unlock the story of the Templars' origins in 1019 CE, at the zenith of the notorious Crusades. Pass by iconic locales including 📍Tomar Castle and📍Convent of Christ. (Note: entrance is highly recommended, choose to enter at your expense) The distance between stops is a delightful 5 to 7 minutes stroll, creating an ideal half-day exploration for enthusiasts keen on visiting every location, with each site requiring 15 to 50 minutes.

From Lisbon: Tomar, Christ Convent & Almourol Castle Tour

From Lisbon: Tomar, Christ Convent & Almourol Castle Tour

Meet your local guide and head to Tomar on a road trip that takes about one hour. When there, go directly to the Templar Castle and the Convento de Cristo Monastery and be amazed by this magnificent monument filled with history. Descend to the city of Tomar and visit the old town passing by the old Synagogue, the oldest in Portugal. You have the chance to walk around and find some of the most unique buildings in the city. Spend some free time to enjoy lunch.  Leaving Tomar, head to Constância, where Luís de Camões, the most famous Portuguese poet, is said to have lived. There, enjoy the magnificent views of the confluence of Zêzere and Tejo rivers. Take a small boat ride in the calm waters of the Tagus river up to the unique Almourol Castle island, where you have some more free time to explore. At the end of the day, return to Lisbon in the comfortable van. 

From Lisbon: Tomar Templar Full-Day Private Tour

From Lisbon: Tomar Templar Full-Day Private Tour

Embark on a journey back in time as you explore the history and beauty of Tomar, a 12th-century Templar town located just a short drive from Lisbon. Your day begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel, where you will be met by your expert guide and transported in comfort to Tomar by air-conditioned vehicle. As soon as you arrive in Tomar, you'll be struck by the town's stunning architectural heritage, including the imposing castle and the awe-inspiring Convent of Christ. This stunning structure, which was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, served as the Portuguese headquarters of the Knights Templar and is a must-visit for anyone interested in history, architecture, and religious heritage. Next, delve into the heart of Tomar's historic center, where you'll discover the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, a 12th-century funerary pantheon of the Knights Templar, and the 16th-century Church of São João Baptista. Your knowledgeable guide will bring the town's rich history to life as you explore these beautiful structures, learning about the important role that Tomar played in the history of Portugal and the Knights Templar. After exploring Tomar, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch, based on your preference. Whether you opt for a traditional Portuguese meal or something more modern and contemporary, you'll be able to savor the flavors of the region while taking a well-deserved break. The afternoon will take you to another magnificent castle that was once part of the defensive line controlled by the Knights Templar - the Castle of Almourol. This stunning castle, which is situated in the middle of the Tagus River, can only be reached by boat, adding to the adventure of the day. As you explore the castle's ramparts, you'll learn about its rich history and the important role it played in the defense of Portugal. Finally, as the day comes to a close, you'll enjoy a scenic drive back to Lisbon, taking in the rolling hills and relaxing landscapes of the region. From breathtaking castles and historic churches to delicious local cuisine and breathtaking views, this tour is the ultimate way to experience the best of Tomar and the surrounding region.

Tomar, Batalha and Alcobaca Private Tour

Tomar, Batalha and Alcobaca Private Tour

After a pick-up at your hotel start the day by visiting the Castle and the Convent of Christ in Tomar. The tour will focus not only on the architecture, which is impressive with its several styles (romanic, gothic, manueline and renaissance), but also on the history, and legends, of the Templar Order and the Christ Order. You will understand the role that the orders played in the creation of the Kingdom of Portugal and in the maritime discoveries and you will discover the symbols that are in some stones allowing you to get involved in the mysticism of the secret orders. Next go to visit the monastery of holy Mary of victory. This monastery, usually called Batalha, is the Portuguese biggest gothic monument, and is also where the Manueline style was born and the first Portuguese stained glasses were made. We will see the architecture and talk about history, and legends, of the ones that started the maritime discoveries, like Henry the navigator, who is buried there. Your last stop will be at the Royal Abbey of Alcobaça where the biggest Portuguese gothic church is. This monument, like the Monastery of Batalha, is a UNESCO world heritage site. Admire the gothic architecture of the twelfth century and discuss the influence of the Order of Cister in the creation of the kingdom of Portugal. Of course it´s inevitable, in front of their tombs, also to tell the tragic love story of King Pedro I – the cruel one, and his beloved - Inês de Castro, who was murdered by his father's order. Of course during the day you´ll have time also to take a lunch or a snack, buy a souvenir, and take a lot of photos. The pace of the visit is always yours. What is most important is your satisfaction. 

Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Tomar, Batalha, and Alcobaça

Lisbon: Private Guided Tour of Tomar, Batalha, and Alcobaça

After a pickup from your hotel, start the day with a visit to the Castle and the Convent of Christ in Tomar. Gaze in awe at the various styles of architecture including Romanic, Gothic, Manueline, and Renaissance. Learn about the history and legends of the Templar Order and the Christ Order. You will understand the role that the orders played in the creation of the Kingdom of Portugal and in the maritime discoveries. Discover the symbols inscribed in some stones allowing you to get involved in the mysticism of the secret orders. Next, visit the monastery of Holy Mary of Victory. This monastery, usually called Batalha, is not only the largest Portuguese gothic monument but also the birthplace of the Manueline style of architecture and the place where the first Portuguese stained glasses were made. Learn more about the architecture, history, and legends of the ones that started the maritime discoveries, like Henry the navigator, who is buried there. Your last stop will be at the Royal Abbey of Alcobaça where the largest Portuguese gothic church is. In this monument, you can admire the gothic architecture of the twelfth century and discuss the influence of the Order of Cister in the creation of the kingdom of Portugal. Listen to the tragic love story of King Pedro I, the cruel one, and his beloved Inês de Castro, who was murdered by his father's order. In your free time, you'll have the opportunity to savor lunch or a snack, buy souvenirs, and take photos at your own pace.

Tomar and Obidos: The Roman Legacy Villages Private Tour

Tomar and Obidos: The Roman Legacy Villages Private Tour

Visit three of Portugal's UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this private tour from Lisbon. First stop is the scenic village of Obidos, where you will walk around and admire the medieval streets and buildings dating back hundreds of years. Next stop is the village of Tomar, famous for its castle. Learn about the strong legacy left over from Roman times. See the monument to the Knights Templar as well as the Convent Of Christ. Continue to the historical fishing village of Nazare to take in its breathtaking views. Then take a walk around the Monastery of Batalha, built in the Gothic style of architecture.

UNESCO Private Tour - Tomar, Batalha & Alcobaça

UNESCO Private Tour - Tomar, Batalha & Alcobaça

These three stunning destinations in Portugal are brimming with history, cultural significance, and architectural marvels that will leave you in awe. From the grandeur of the Batalha Monastery to the serene beauty of the Alcobaça Monastery and the majestic Monastery of Tomar, each site holds a unique story waiting to be discovered. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of these UNESCO treasures and prepare to be transported to a world of beauty and wonder. Come join us on this remarkable journey and let these monumental treasures ignite your sense of wanderlust.

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This was a fabulous day. Thanks to Michael it was better than I expected. He was very knowledgeable and provided so much history and stories and legends. Fascinating. In addition he took great care of us all, what a great driver, guide and host for the day! The tour and Michael brought the Knights Templar to life for me. Thank you for a day full of wonder and surprise.

The guide Francisco was very punctual, we left on time and it was an excellent tour. Despite the unstable weather, it wasn't raining and we managed to visit the Templar castle. Tomar is very pleasant and the Convento de Cristo is magnificent. The meeting point and arrival point were very easy to access. great tour.

Fabulous tour in every way. Francisco makes the history of the Knights Templar in Tomar come alive. He made sure that the group were safe, comfortable and enjoying the tour. He is golden - passionate about history and such a joyous person. I loved every moment.

Leo was so knowledgeable about history. Learned a lot. He was a great guide and would recommend to others that like history. Less people than Sintra and Pena.

Hugo was an excellent guide. good English, just enough information, nice pace.