Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

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On this historical tour from Lisbon, spend a lovely day in the charming Portuguese villages of Constância and Tomar, and discover the history of (...)

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Overview Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Castle of Almourol, Em1191, Vila Nova da Barquinha 2260 Portugal

We start this awesome medieval journey towards Almourol Castle, one of Portugal’s trademarks and most famous ‘postcards’ in the country. Erected 18m (60 ft) above sea level this small granite island has 310m (1.000 ft) long by 75m (245 ft) wide in the middle of the Tagus River waterway.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Constancia, Constancia, Santarem District, Central Portugal

Afterwards we continue to Constância, a small charming village where Luis de Camões (one of the most famous Portuguese poets) lived and used to write some of his lyrical poems until we reach Tomar.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Tomar, Tomar, Santarem District, Central Portugal

Tomar was a land given as a fief to the Templars. It was especially important in the 15th century when it was a center for Portuguese overseas expansion under Henry the Navigator, the Grand Master of the Order of Christ, the organization that succeeded the Templars in Portugal.

In here we can visit the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, the headquarters of the Knights Templar and a pantheon of all Grand Masters.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais, Avenida da Horta D'El Rei, Tomar 2300-304 Portugal

In here we can visit the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, the headquarters of the Knights Templar and a pantheon of all Grand Masters.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Convent of Christ, Igreja do Castelo Templario, Tomar 2300-322 Portugal

We finish this day in a great fashion: The Convent of Christ is a magnificent monument, a Templar stronghold back in the day, constructed under the orders of Gualdim Paes and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Hotel pickup included
What you can expect On this historical tour from Lisbon, spend a lovely day in the charming Portuguese villages of Constância and Tomar, and discover the history of the Knights Templar, a Christian military order that played arole in the great battles of Europe during the Middle Ages. Visit Almourol Castle, built by the Knights Templar, and the Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Templar stronghold. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized and valuable experience with your guide.

Practical information


What's inside

  • Hotel pickup (or nearest location possible) only in certain areas of the city (center). It may be required to get to a standard pick-up point (i.e Cais do Sodré train station or Saldanha metro station)
  • Drop-off at 2 centrally located points: Restauradores square / Marquês de Pombal
  • Small-group tour (8 people max.)
  • Professional but informal local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • WiFi available in the minivan
  • Boat ride to Almourol Castle (susceptible to weather conditions)
  • Local pastry
  • Entrance + guided visit inside Convent of Christ
  • Entry/Admission - Castle of Almourol
  • Entry/Admission - Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais
  • Entry/Admission - Convent of Christ

What's NOT inside

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (including meals), unless specified
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please contact the company at least 24 hours before the activity for exact pick-up location and time (normally between 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM).
  • Pick-up at your hotel (or nearest location possible) only in certain areas of the city (center). It may be required to get to a standard pick-up point (i.e Mercado da Ribeira or Saldanha areas). Parque das Nações area is not available for pick-up.
  • Please note that you may have to walk a short distance from your accommodation to be picked up.
  • Drop off (done in only two locations: Restauradores square or Marquês de Pombal).
  • Please be reminded that there may be more than one language spoken during the tour (max. two languages).
  • English, Spanish and Portuguese are available all year round. French, Italian, Russian and Romanian ONLY ON REQUEST (according to availability).
  • Please note that infants and children occupy a seat.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Child rate applies only when accompanied by, at least, 1 paying adult.
  • Maximum of 8 persons per vehicle.
  • It's a good idea to wear tennis shoes or other appropriate footwear for the tour and bring along a bottle of water. In summer bring your sunscreen and in winter it gets very cold so make sure you bring a jacket.
  • A minimum of 2 people and maximum of 8 people per booking is required: there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Boat ride is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given an alternative.
  • In case of adverse weather conditions (e. g. heavy rain), the tour will not be canceled, unless there are warnings and alerts by official organisms.
  • We are not responsible for any traffic congestion in the city, resulting from cultural, sport and religious events, or even demonstrations / strikes, etc. However we will always offer alternatives to avoid these situations; one of them is to change the pick-up and drop-off locations. Unfortunately, this may be transmitted without prior notice.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Departure point:

Lisbon, Portugal

Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide us your Hotel
Pick-up at your hotel (or nearest location possible) only in certain areas of the city (center). It may be required to get to a standard pick-up point (i.e Mercado da Ribeira or Saldanha areas). Parque das Nações area is not available for pick-up. Please note that you may have to walk a short distance from your accommodation to be picked up.

Duration:

9 hours

Frequency:

See availability

Departure time:

8:00 AM

Return details:

1: Restauradores Square, Praça dos Restauradores, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
2: Marquis of Pombal Square, Praça Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, Portugal
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Reviews & ratings

  • Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon | . | 2019/10/01
    "Loved every step of this tour, full of Templar and Portuguese history. Our guide Andre was excellent. The architecture was absolutely beautiful. A must see. Oh and (...) "

  • Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon | . | 2018/08/19
    "Great tour if you are into the Knights Templar. Our tour guide Carlos was extremely knowledgeable and very help full. Sound while driving was a little hard to hear (...) "

  • Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon | . | 2018/03/26
    "If you have any interest in the Knights Templar or Knights of Christ, this tour is perfect for you. Visit the castles of the Knights Templar and hear all the history (...) "

  • Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon | . | 2018/04/11
    "What a great tour !!! Carlos, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and keep the conversation moving. Which was saying something since there were only 4 people on (...) "

  • Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon | . | 2018/04/13
    "Tour guide was fantastic, attentative, very knowledgable and made the tour interesting and fun. It was a shame about the weather but nonetheless a really enjoyable (...) "

  • Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon | . | 2018/06/13
    "You have to go to Tomar to see the convention. It is amazing. "

  • Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon | . | 2018/07/09
    "My husband and I booked this day tour via Viator to Tomar and the Almoural Castle on June 21, 2018, near the end of our Portugal stay in Lisbon. We were at first (...) "

  • Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon | . | 2018/07/09
    "Excellent tour. Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Pick up was on time. Had a great time learning about some of the history of Portugal. "

  • Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon | . | 2018/07/10
    "The tour was excellent, our guide couldn't be better. Ricardo had the knowledge and the charm to make the day a success. I strongly recommend this tour The only (...) "

  • Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon | . | 2018/08/01
    "If you are interested in the Knights Templar, then this is the tour for you. We had a very knowledgeable guide who took us to Almourol castle which can only be (...) "

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