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From Lisbon: Tomar Templar Full-Day Private Tour11 Reviews
Discover Tomar, a Templar town with it's Castle and Convent of Christ and UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 12th century, on a full-day private tour from Lisbon.
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- Discover the history of the Knights Templar with an exciting visit to their castles and lands
- Explore the headquarters of the Knights Templars in Portugal
- Admire Almourol Castle, a fairytale castle in the middle of a river
- Move at your own place, with your knowledgeable guide
DescriptionEmbark on a journey back in time as you explore the history and beauty of Tomar, a 12th-century Templar town located just a short drive from Lisbon. Your day begins with a convenient pick-up from your hotel, where you will be met by your expert guide and transported in comfort to Tomar by air-conditioned vehicle. As soon as you arrive in Tomar, you'll be struck by the town's stunning architectural heritage, including the imposing castle and the awe-inspiring Convent of Christ. This stunning structure, which was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, served as the Portuguese headquarters of the Knights Templar and is a must-visit for anyone interested in history, architecture, and religious heritage. Next, delve into the heart of Tomar's historic center, where you'll discover the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, a 12th-century funerary pantheon of the Knights Templar, and the 16th-century Church of São João Baptista. Your knowledgeable guide will bring the town's rich history to life as you explore these beautiful structures, learning about the important role that Tomar played in the history of Portugal and the Knights Templar. After exploring Tomar, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch, based on your preference. Whether you opt for a traditional Portuguese meal or something more modern and contemporary, you'll be able to savor the flavors of the region while taking a well-deserved break. The afternoon will take you to another magnificent castle that was once part of the defensive line controlled by the Knights Templar - the Castle of Almourol. This stunning castle, which is situated in the middle of the Tagus River, can only be reached by boat, adding to the adventure of the day. As you explore the castle's ramparts, you'll learn about its rich history and the important role it played in the defense of Portugal. Finally, as the day comes to a close, you'll enjoy a scenic drive back to Lisbon, taking in the rolling hills and relaxing landscapes of the region. From breathtaking castles and historic churches to delicious local cuisine and breathtaking views, this tour is the ultimate way to experience the best of Tomar and the surrounding region.
IncludesHotel pickup and drop-off Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle Tour guide Convent of Christ entrance ticket
- You can adjust the itinerary according to your interests and preferred language