Private Tour - Tomar and Knights Templar Castles

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Get to know Tomar and the Knights Templar History and discover the importance of this religious order in the establishment of Portugal as a sovereign country.


  • Visit the Convent of Tomar, one of the jewels of the Manueline Architecture
  • Explore Almourol Castle, one of the most beautiful castles of Portugal
  • Explore the banks of the Tagus, and enjoy the landscapes of central Portugal


Your private day tour will begin with pickup from your Lisbon hotel or cruise port. Discover the national monuments in Tomar, part of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As this is a private tour, you will have the freedom to rearrange your tour how you see fit within the allotted time. Below is the standard itinerary for the full day route: After the pickup head directly towards Tomar, an approximate 1.5-hour drive. Upon arrival you will visit the castle area which includes the famous convent of Christ where one of the most beautiful works of the Manueline style can be seen. Afterwards, enjoy a small stroll in the center of the city where you can taste some of the local sweets and/or lunch after which you will head to the Almourol Castle, a small castle in the middle of an island in the river Tagus, which was also used by the Templar Knights as part of their defense.  Before heading back to Lisbon we will still have time to visit the Templar Intepretation Center in Barquinha before returning to the hotel approimately by 5:30 PM in the full day option. The Half day option will focus only in the city of Tomar and the convent of Christ as it will occupy most of the time Note that all the itineraries and schedules that are described on this page are the standard ones for this tour. As this is a private tour and no one else will join your group, the tour is fully customizable according to your preferences. To change anything just inform us at the time of booking or talk to the driver on the day of the tour.


Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel or accommodation Private minivan or sedan according to your group size Guided tour WiFi Bottled water Parking, fuel and toll costs Insurance as required by law

Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child (3 yrs old or above) seats are available on request (Free of Charge) if advised at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Start and Finish times may be adjusted to your preference or to your Cruise schedule
  • If you come on a Cruise, at time of booking, please inform us of the ship name, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements
  • Please note that all our prices are per trip and not per person, meaning that the price you see is what you pay for the whole group
  • Depending on the size of the group and car availability the tours are made in a high end sedan/estate (Mercedes E or equivalent) or in a high end bus (Mercedes V or equivalent)
  • Maximum of 7 people per booking

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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