1. Portugal
  2. Lisbon Metropolitan Area
  3. Lisbon
  4. Castle of Almourol

Knights Templar Day Tour from Lisbon

Product ID: 18912
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Travel to the villages of Constância and Tomar to discover the history of the Knights Templar, the holy order of warrior monks. Spend a day visiting castles and convents to experience how these warrior monks lived.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian

Pickup included

Hotel pickup is only available in certain areas of Lisbon city center. You may need to go to a pickup point closeby, such as Cais do Sodré train station or Saldanha metro station. No pickups from the Parque das Naçoes area.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the history of the Knights Templar
  • Visit the Portugese villages of Constância and Tomar
  • Explore Almourol Castle
  • Enjoy a typical local pastry
  • See the beautiful Convent of Christ
Full description
Spend a day in the Portuguese villages of Constância and 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.

Please note, this tour is available from Tuesday to Saturday.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup, only available at certain areas of the city center
  • Almourol Castle entrance
  • Convent of Christ entrance with a guided visit inside
  • Local pastry
  • Tour guide/driver
  • WiFi in the minivan
  • Toll fees
  • Fuel
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• English, Spanish and Portuguese are available year round. French, Italian, Russian and Romanian only by request
• Remember that more than one language may be spoken (maximum two)
• Please note that infants and children occupy a seat, infant seats are available if advised at booking
• Child rate applies only when accompanied by a paying adult
• Maximum of 8 persons per vehicle
• Please wear appropriate footwear, bring bottled water, sunscreen in summer, a jacket in winter
• Minimum of 2 people per tour. If a tour is cancelled because of low bookings you will be offered an alternative or refund
• Not wheelchair accessible
• Tour will not be canceled for adverse weather, unless there are warnings by official organizations
• Tour partner is not responsible for traffic congestion resulting from cultural, sport, religious events, or demonstrations. They will offer alternatives to avoid these; such as changing pickup or drop-off locations. Unfortunately, this may happen without prior notice
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 107 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Joanna, our guide, was very knowledgeable. She knew her history and also lors of interesting facts about Portugal in general or more related to the tour. The tour bring you to beautiful places and landscape while learning the importance of the Templars for Portugal. If you like history or would like to know more about the influences of the Templars on Portugal, i would recommend this trip without a doubt. Thank you Joanna for this lovely day :)

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February 14, 2020

This trip was truly fantastic. By far, one of the best tours we have ever taken. Ricardo was extremely knowledgable and passionate about Tomar, the Knights Templar, the Knights of Christ and the unbelievable sites we visited. He brought the past to life as if we were truly there. Even lunch was fabulous with a medieval flair. We were picked up exactly on time and the day was flawless. We were so impressed that we booked another trip with him on the spot. This is far more than just a 5 star experience.

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February 13, 2020

Highly recommend this tour with Cooltours Lisbon company . There are very few tours offered to visit Convent of Christ in Tomar . It is very beautiful UNESCO Heritage site . Tour guide , Ricardo, gave us a lot history facts about Knights of Templar , also was our guide through all day . He Had great suggestion for group lunch as well . It was only 4 people group and van transportation with pick up and drop off near my hotel .

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December 3, 2019

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