Tomar & the Knights Templar, Private Tour, Full Day

Journey back in time on our new and exciting Tomar & the Knights Templar tour. We begin our day at the astonishing medieval Almourol Castle. Set on a small island in the River Tagus, it was a Knights Templar stronghold and first line of defence. Here you will enjoy a relaxing boat ride across to the castle, a very unique experience! Next is the 12th century Knights Templar city of Tomar. Here you will eat in a Medieval Tavern, explore the streets of the city and discover more history of the Knights Templar and the Order of Christ. Next we venture to the awesome and vast complex of Convent of Christ and end the tour at the spectacular Pegoes Aqueduct.

Highlights

– Sightseeing tour, 9 hours

– Visit a castle on the water, with relaxing boat ride

– 12th century city of Tomar

– Discover Knights Templar history and heritage

– Experience a Medieval lunch

– Private driver/guide, water, wifi and air-conditioning

per adult from

$195

USD

Duration

8 to 9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Entry tickets
    • Entry/Admission - Castelo de Almourol
    • Entry/Admission - Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista
    • Entry/Admission - Synagogue of Tomar
    • Entry/Admission - Convento de Cristo
    • Entry/Admission - Castelo de Tomar
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Castelo de Almourol, Praia do Ribatejo 2260 Portugal

    The most uniquely positioned castle in Portugal! Set on the river, you will discover this medieval fort via a relaxing boat ride. A fantastic monument and memory of the Knights Templar in Portugal.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Taverna Antiqua, Praça da República 23, 2300-556 Tomar, Portugal

    So an amazing fact about Tomar is that it was a planned city. The oldest quarter follows a strict grid system created by the Knight Templar in the 12th century. In this square, the 16th-century town hall is beautiful building with a statue of the Templar Knight and Tomar’s founder, Gualdim Pais.

    It is on this square that you will eat an an authentic medieval experience! Eat from a medieval menu at rustic tables and chairs by candlelight. A popular location and unique dining experience.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista, R. Sao Joao 135 Praca da Republica, Tomar 2300-568 Portugal

    This 15th century church is known for its exuberant sculpture and intricate stonework. Discover the beautiful tilework and paintings.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Synagogue of Tomar, Rua Dr. Joaquim Jacinto, 73 The synagogue has been renovated and is now open for visitors, Tomar 2300-577 Portugal

    The synagogue was founded in the 15th century but wasn’t used for more than 50 years since the Jews were expelled or forced to convert by King Manuel I in the 1400s. It has since been restored in the 20th century and it now home to Tomar’s Jewish Museum

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Convento de Cristo, Igreja do Castelo Templario, Tomar 2300-000 Portugal

    A vast monumental convent standing on top of a hill, founded in 1160 by a grandmaster of the Knights Templar. In the 12th century, King Afonso Henriques handed over the region around Tomar to the Knights Templar. They founded this convent famed for its round church. A UNESCO site there is a combination of Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance architecture in the church, chapterhouse and cloister that will leave you memorised.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Castelo de Tomar, Colina do Castelo, Tomar 2300-000 Portugal

    This castle protects the convent. Still visible is the Cross of Malta and other Templar symbols. Discover Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance remnants, and much more!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Aqueduto dos Pegoes, Aqueduto do Convento de Cristo Vale dos Pegões, Tomar 2305-203 Portugal

    This 6km aqueduct was created to supply the Convent of the Order of Christ with a much-needed water supply. The aqueduct is most spectacular when it reaches the Vale da Ribeira dos Pegões with two tiers of arches reaching a maximum height of 30 metres.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from ALL hotels, accommodation, cruise ships and airports in the Lisbon area. Your health and your safety is our priority. Post Covid 19, we will continue to sanitise our vehicles and your car/minivan will have alcohol wipes, water and sunscreen.Airports
    • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
    Ports
    • Lisbon
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Languages available are English, Spanish, French and Portuguese
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Classic Portugal is Certified Tourism Agency with the Clean and Safe seal. We adapt your tour schedule to visit monuments at quieter times and we offer rural, social distancing tours also. Your health is our priority. We have set protocols in place to monitor and protect from Covid19.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Classic Portugal

Activity ID: V-150510P6

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