Full-Day Private Tomar, Knights Templar And Castles Tour - Lisbon

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Return Details :
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy visits Tomar The Templarios city, affords a rewarding 8 hours Private Tour experience. Former seat of the Order of the Knights Templar, Tomar is a city of great charm for its artistic and cultural wealth, whose greatest expression is in the Convent of Christ, one of the chief works of the Portuguese Renaissance. Visit Templar castle and discovering the monumental work of the Convent of Christ built in the 12th century. Tomar may seem like a simple riverfront town, but it packs a strong historical punch. Set on the banks of the Nabo River, this small city is home to the impressive Castle of Tomar and the Convent of Christ, a 12th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former medieval headquarters of the Knights Templar.
Your Private tour also includes a free and flexible pick-up (9am)/drop-off (5pm) from your located accommodations, driver/guide.

Know More about this tour


The Convent of Christ (Portuguese: Convento de Cristo/Mosteiro de Cristo) is a former Roman Catholic convent in Tomar, Portugal. Originally a 12th-century Templar stronghold, when the order was dissolved in the 14th century the Portuguese branch was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, that later supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century. The convent and castle complex is a historic and cultural monument and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
The Synagogue of Tomar is the best preserved of the medieval synagogues of Portugal. It is located at 73 Rua Dr. Joaquim Jaquinto, in the historic centre of the city of Tomar, and houses a small Jewish Museum. The synagogue of Tomar was built between 1430 and 1460 by the thriving Jewish community of the town
The Castle of Almourol is a medieval castle atop the islet of Almourol in the middle of the Tagus River, located in the civil parish of Praia do Ribatejo, 4 kilometres from the municipal seat of Vila Nova da Barquinha, in Portugal's Center Region
The Convent of the Order of Christ needed a water supply, and the answer was to construct this magnificent six-kilometre aqueduct to conduct water from the four springs at Peges.The project began in the 1590s and was planned by the Italian military architect Filipe Terzio who had been hired by the Portuguese crown.

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The Convent of Christ (Portuguese: Convento de Cristo/Mosteiro de Cristo) is a former Roman Catholic convent in Tomar, Portugal. Originally a 12th-century Templar stronghold, when the order was dissolved in the 14th century the Portuguese branch was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, that later supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century. The convent and castle complex is a historic and cultural monument and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
The Synagogue of Tomar is the best preserved of the medieval synagogues of Portugal. It is located at 73 Rua Dr. Joaquim Jaquinto, in the historic centre of the city of Tomar, and houses a small Jewish Museum. The synagogue of Tomar was built between 1430 and 1460 by the thriving Jewish community of the town
The Castle of Almourol is a medieval castle atop the islet of Almourol in the middle of the Tagus River, located in the civil parish of Praia do Ribatejo, 4 kilometres from the municipal seat of Vila Nova da Barquinha, in Portugal's Center Region
The Convent of the Order of Christ needed a water supply, and the answer was to construct this magnificent six-kilometre aqueduct to conduct water from the four springs at Pegões. The project began in the 1590s and was planned by the Italian military architect Filipe Terzio who had been hired by the Portuguese crown.

Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Wheelchair accessible

Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller

Public transportation options are available nearby

Specialized infant seats are available

All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Coronavirus Safety Measures - The safety and well-being of everyone who uses our services are always our priority. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking steps to help keep our customers safe.

Were certified by the Official Tourism entity Turismo de Portugal with the hygiene certification stamp Clean & Safe.

For our safety, we operate only private tour and pick-up/drop-off all passengers. We clean and disinfect our vehicles every tour and we provide hand sanitizer and masks to our customers.

Our guides are experienced professionals, courteous and drive defensive and safety with only one objective to ensure your safety and satisfaction.

Traveler Reviews

  • 04-Nov-2022

    Visite exceptionnelle de Tomar, ideal pour ceux qui veulent tout savoir sur les templiers Guide intéressant et très convivial Le repas du midi était très bien

  • 20-Sep-2022

    Hugo was a EXCELLENT guide. This is truly a private, guided tour. And it should be for the cost. The greatest part of the tour was the visit to the Knights Templar castle. An INCREDIBLE site to visit. There were several sites listed on the description that we did not get to see bc they were closed. I would double check before you book to make sure what they say is included…is actually included. Hugo made up for this by taking us to other sites but it was a bit disappointing. My 81 year old Dad was with me and Hugo was incredibly respectful and considerate of him and his needs which was greatly appreciated. All in all, I would recommend.

  • 22-Sep-2019

    Our tour guide, Hugo, had to walk up the hill to our hotel because cars aren't allowed on the street but he was very friendly and accepting of this inconvenience. Then, as we set out for Tomar, he gave us some interesting information about Lisbon while driving out of the city. Once we left the suburbs, Hugo asked about what we wanted to see and do. I told him I read a book about the Templars and only a small portion of the book talked about the Templars in Portugal and I'd like to know more. He knew a lot about the order and we discussed their history almost all the way to Tomar. We saw a fantastic castle and monastary then we went to visit the church where Templars were buried. Hugo showed us around the beautiful town of Tomar then he took us to an amazing little restaurant that is loved by the locals. He timed it perfectly because we were seated and served immediately but, when we left, there was a line to get in. The meal and drinks were all included in the tour, as was admission to all the sites we visited. To make a long story short, Hugo showed us several more historically significant sites and gave us a great understanding of them. Later that afternoon, he took us to a wonderful pastry shop. We sat outside and had pastry and coffee and enjoyed the beautiful view of an 800 year-old monastary. It was a nice way to finish off the day before driving back to Lisbon. I highly reccomend this tour and Hugo was a great guide.

  • 04-Aug-2018

    This historical tour takes you to 3 different castles throughout the day. The castle with the most to see and learn is the one we went to first, Convent of Christ. There you will pay an entry fee and walk around on your own. They are known for their manueline window. The other 2 castles are smaller and there is nothing to do inside. The 2nd one was closed so we just walked around it, literally. The 3rd one you must take a small boat to get to. You will pay the fee at the dock and take the boat over yourself. To know these castles have been around since the Crusades was fascinating to me but overall the day was pretty low key and not THAT exciting. If you are really into history you will enjoy the day. Our guide (driver) was friendly, professional, and helpful!

  • 26-Mar-2018

    Dont waste your money with this tour company. While our guide was kind, he offered little or no value to this tour. Quite frankly, he knew nothing about the topic, and we had to google everything to learn about the sites. Pretty much, he was nothing more than a very expensive driver for the day. We felt as If hed rather not be doing the tour. He was not engaged at all. We learned absolutely nothing about Knights Templar or Portugal. Only positive, the sites were beautiful.

    RIP OFF. Wish I could get a refund.

  • 26-Mar-2018

    Dont waste your money with this tour company. While our guide was kind, he offered little or no value to this tour. Quite frankly, he knew nothing about the topic, and we had to google everything to learn about the sites. Pretty much, he was nothing more than a very expensive driver for the day. We felt as If hed rather not be doing the tour. He was not engaged at all. We learned absolutely nothing about Knights Templar or Portugal. Only positive, the sites were beautiful.

    RIP OFF. Wish I could get a refund.

  • 01-Jan-2018

    This is an absolute must see! There is so much history with this tour. The castles are really neat. Two are ruins and one took over two hours to tour and was amazing! Suzanna was such a great guide. Had a ton of knowledge and taught us so much throughout the entire day. She even took us off the beaten path for two extra stops that she knew we would enjoy! We got to see the dam and aqueduct. She was also very accommodating with our small three children. We stopped at an excellent little restaurant that she recommended for lunch. A little bit of a drive from Lisbon, but definitely worth it!

  • 01-Jan-2018

    This is an absolute must see! There is so much history with this tour. The castles are really neat. Two are ruins and one took over two hours to tour and was amazing! Suzanna was such a great guide. Had a ton of knowledge and taught us so much throughout the entire day. She even took us off the beaten path for two extra stops that she knew we would enjoy! We got to see the dam and aqueduct. She was also very accommodating with our small three children. We stopped at an excellent little restaurant that she recommended for lunch. A little bit of a drive from Lisbon, but definitely worth it!