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Tomar, Batalha and Alcobaca Private Tour

Product ID: 94545
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With a local guide learn the history of the Templar Order and of the Christ Order while visiting their house in Tomar. Then skip the lines to see two of the most important monuments of Portugal, the Batalha and Alcobaça monasteries.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese

Pick-up included

At hotel, bus station or train station, in the area of: Fátima, Batalha, Leiria, Alvados, Alcobaça, Nazaré, Ourém and Tomar.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Castle and the Convent of Christ in Tomar, appreciate its architectural beauty and let yourself engage in the secret Orders
  • Visit the monastery of Batalha. Admire its architecture and learn the history and legends of those that began the maritime discoveries
  • See Alcobaça Monastery and hear the tragic love story of Pedro and Inês de Castro in front of their tombs
Full description
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. 
Includes
  • Private guide
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotel, bus station, or train station
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Insurances
  • A bottle of water per person
  • A cup of Oporto wine, or of a typical liqueur, per person
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
Meeting point - at hotel, bus station or train station, in the area of: Fátima, Batalha, Leiria, Alvados, Alcobaça, Nazaré, Ourém and Tomar.

Children until 12 years are entitled to a 50% discount.

Pending on the pick-up point, the sequence of the visits can be changed to minimize the travel time.
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Product ID: 94545