1. Portugal
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  3. Lisbon
  4. Castle of Almourol

Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour

Product ID: 181307
Immerse yourself in the history of the Knights Templar and follow their footsteps in Portugal. The Templars were a powerful Catholic religious-military order full of mysteries.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
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Spanish, English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Almourol Castle, situated on an island in the middle of the River Tagus
  • Visit the picturesque village of Constância
  • Explore Tomar, the Templars former capital in Portugal
  • See the beautiful Convent of Christ
  • Take in panoramic countryside views
Full description
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 picturesque village of Constância, as well as Almourol Castle, 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.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off close to your hotel or apartment in Lisbon
  • Almourol Castle entrance fee
  • Convent of Christ entrance fee
  • Professional and friendly tour guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Insurance according to the law
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
• A minimum of two people per booking is required
• Maximum group size is 8 people
• May be operated by a multilingual guide
• Please choose the meeting point option that suits you best
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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We really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide Alexandre was very friendly and we understood his English well. The meeting point in front of the Fado Museum is easy to find and the tour is well structured. We particularly liked the castle in Almourol and the Convento da Ordem de Cristo monastery. Alexandre explained everything about the Knights Templar and answered our questions. We had a super nice day. Gladly again!

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June 20, 2019

Beautiful tour and fascinating places. Super recommended!

Very interesting and well organized tour in travel and timing. Our guide Alex was nice, helpful and very prepared, he was able to convey precious information on the history of the Templars and on the symbolism hidden within the monuments visited. All very fascinating .. He was also able to speak 4 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese) to meet our needs. At the end of the day he also recommended the best fish restaurant of the whole holiday! Thanks Alex !!

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May 6, 2019

My mom and I recently did the “Lisbon: Tomar and Almourol Knights Templar Tour” – it was AWESOME! It was a fantastic way to see and experience an area of the country that we might otherwise not have been able to…not only was the design of the tour great but our host, Paola, was fantastic! She has a natural ease interacting with others and is a wealth of knowledge. She helped make the day feel like less of a formal tour and more of an immersive experience. We had a great time!

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April 10, 2019

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Tugatrips Tours

Product ID: 181307