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Lisbon: Tomar, Batalha, and Alcobaça Monasteries Tour

Product ID: 342621
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Take a small-group tour to three monasteries, all UNESCO World Heritage sites. You'll learn about the Knights Templar at the Convent of Christ, admire an original Gothic at Batalha Monastery, and see a Cistercian masterpiece at Alcobaça.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a unique trip from Lisbon to three World Heritage Sites
  • Enjoy guided visits inside the Convent of Christ, Batalha, and Alcobaça Monasteries
  • Discover the centuries-old link between the Knights Templar and the Kingdom of Portugal
  • Fall in love with the true tragic story of King Pedro I and Inês de Castro
Full description
While heading north towards the Convent of Christ at Tomar and the Knights Templar headquarter in Portugal, you will discover the centuries-old link between them and the Kingdom of Portugal. With your guide, visit the convent's famous Manueline Window and the original round church (Charola), built at the end of the 12th century by the first great Master of the Templars.

You will then proceed to Batalha, a 14th-century monastery built as a fulfillment of a promise made by King João I in gratitude for the victory in a battle against Castile. This secured the throne and guaranteed the independence of Portugal. You will then witness the Monastery of Batalha, a national Gothic-style building influenced by Manueline art. Following that, you will have an hour's free time for lunch at Batalha town.

Finally, prepare to be dazzled by a masterpiece of Cistercian Gothic art, the 12th-century Monastery of Alcobaça, founded by the first Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques. For its size, purity of architectural style, quality of materials, and the care with which it was built, it was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1989. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.
Includes
  • Tickets
  • WiFi on board
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts. Your guide will meet you in front of the equestrian statue of King Dom João I.

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Product ID: 342621