Trip to the Historic Templar Region – Departing from Lisbon

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Highlights

  • The historic Templars Region

  • A tour of Almourol Castle

  • The town of Tomar

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 9hrs

Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

Starting time 8:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Set off on a trip round the historic Knights Templar Region and the district of Santarém!

Start your pilgrimage with a visit to the Castle of Almourol. Erected in 1171 in the very centre of Portugal, it is built on a tiny island in the middle of the Tagus River. This castle served as stronghold for the Knights Templar during the Portuguese Reconquista. It was also renovated by the Visigoths and the Moors.

Then continue your visit to the picturesque village of Constancia, where the famous Portuguese poet Luís Vaz de Camões lived.

Afterwards head to the town of Tomar, an important territory for the Templars in the 15th century. Here, you'll visit the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, the general headquarters and pantheon of the Templar masters.

Explore the Church of Saint John the Baptist in the town’s main square. In the same area you will find the best preserved medieval synagogue in Portugal, built in the 15th century by Prince Henry the Navigator. Take a pause to enjoy some traditional Portuguese pastries.

Finally, you'll visit the Castle and Convent of the Order of Christ, a Templar stronghold and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Good to know

  • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: Lisbon
  • The tour may be conducted in 2 languages maximum
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Price includes

  • Commentary from your guide
  • Transport during the day
  • Entry to the Castle of Almourol
  • Entry to the Church of Santa Maria do Olival
  • Entry to the Church of Saint John the Baptist
  • Entry to the Castle and Convent of the Order of Christ
  • Tasting traditional pastries

Not included

  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

1 reviews
  • Charles Henri G.
    Sep 28, 2018

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