Knights Templar Tour - Almourol, Constancia and Tomar - From Lisbon

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Introduction

Have you ever heard about the Knights Templar? Do you want to discover their secrets, origins, and history?

Then, this tour is made for you!  Book it now!


   Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday    10h30 hours
Highlights

The Knights Templar were a Catholic military order, closely tied to the Crusades

Nowadays, there are several secrets to discover about the Knights Templar, being one obscure theme for many Conspiracy enthusiasts

The Castle of Almourol is one of the most representative monuments of medieval military architecture

Constancia is a beautiful village in Santarém, known by its History and its delicious gastronomy

Tomar is a cultural and historical treasure. There, you can enter the Convent of Christ, founded by the Knights Templar, and declared World Heritage 

Key details

LANGUAGE

English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Other languages on request.

DURATION

Approximately 10h30

MEETING POINT

In the center of Lisbon - from Marquês de Pombal to Rossio

SCHEDULE

Tuesday to Saturday, at 08H30

Full description

Travel back in time and discover one of the jewels of Portugal: the Knights Templar, a military order of chivalry, which was born during the Middle Ages, with roots and subordination to the Catholic Church. They were recognized by the white robes with a large red cross on their chest. Also, they helped D. Afonso Henriques, the 1st King of Portugal, to form the Kingdom of Portugal.  

In this tour, we leave Lisbon to visit the Castle of Almourol, in Santarém, standing on a granite outcrop, 18 meters above the sea level, on a small island, in the Tagus River. The Castle of Almourol is one of the most representative monuments of medieval military architecture. This medieval castle was part of the defensive line controlled by the Templars, being a place recognized by the early origins of the Kingdom of Portugal and the Knights Templar.

After, we will stop in Constancia, a beautiful village that holds precious pieces of the Portuguese history. There was the place where Luís Vaz de Camões, one of the best Portuguese writers, lived and wrote many of his poems. In Constancy is possible to experience a wonderful cuisine, typical of this part of the country.

The tour continues to Tomar, which once was the center of the Portuguese Empire. The city of Tomar was born inside walls and is a cultural and historical treasure.

Tomar is known by many historical monuments, including the Convent of Christ, founded by the Templars in 1118, and declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Convent of Christ is composed of the Medieval Castle, the “Charola”, the 16th-century Cloisters, the Church and the Convent.

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Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket to the Castel of Almourol
  • Entrance ticket to the Convent of Christ
  • 1 Local Pastry 

Excluded

  • Food and drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Other services not specified

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Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Reviews

Tomar tour from Lisbon
Nasz przewodnik był bardzo kompetentny. Zamek Tomar był niesamowity!
Zbigniew Lis
Knights Templar Tour from Lisbon
Die Ausflugsziele waren wunderbar. In diesen Gebäuden lag so viel Geschichte. Catharina war eine ausgezeichnete Begleiterin für unseren Tag, die perfekteste Führerin!
Annelie Schwartz
This tour was fantastic.
Our guide Elizabeth was so very knowledgeable sharing the history of the Knights Templar stories and the history of the Templars. Would recommend this tour to anyone interested in history especially Templar history. Canada
Terry Strandlund
The Knights Templar tour is great
Our guide Johanna was knowledgeable, friendly, a great driver and a good leader. Everything we saw, did and heard about was great but the Tomar castle and church were absolutely wonderful. I would recommend this tour highly.
Jane

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