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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

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Overview
Discover the secretive history of the Knights Templar in Portugal on a small-group tour from Lisbon to the towns of Constancia and Tomar. You’ll learn the Templars' story, as you explore Almourol Castle, the Convent of Christ, and other fascinating Knights Templar sites that offer a unique perspective on the order of Christian knights.
Highlights
  • Knights Templar tour from Lisbon, including a trip to Constancia and Tomar
  • See a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Includes a Tagus river boat ride
  • Group size limited to eight for personal service
What to Expect
After meeting up in central Lisbon, travel to the mysterious Almourol Castle, built by the Knights Templar to defend their territorial boundaries. You’ll see the castle on the water, as you approach by boat and then have time to explore the fortifications. Next, continue to the village of Constancia, stopping by the magnificent Parque Constancia for a leisurely stroll and a taste of a local delicacy made from almonds and eggs. In Tomar, you’ll see an entire city built by the Knights Templar, with four religious monuments that form a massive cross. Tour the Castle of Tomar and the Convent of Christ, a 12th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a full afternoon in Tomar, where you can purchase lunch at a local restaurant and visit more Templar sites. Following a day of Templar mysteries and lore, this tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lisbon, Portugal

Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide us your Hotel
Pick-up at your hotel (or nearest location possible) only in certain areas of the city (center). It may be required to get to a standard pick-up point (i.e Mercado da Ribeira or Saldanha areas). Parque das Nações area is not available for pick-up. Please note that you may have to walk a short distance from your accommodation to be picked up.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
9h
Return Details
1: Restauradores Square, Praça dos Restauradores, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal
2: Marquis of Pombal Square, Praça Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, Portugal
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup (or nearest location possible) only in certain areas of the city (center). It may be required to get to a standard pick-up point (i.e Cais do Sodré train station or Saldanha metro station)
  • Drop-off at 2 centrally located points: Restauradores square / Marquês de Pombal
  • Small-group tour (8 people max.)
  • Professional but informal local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • WiFi available in the minivan
  • Boat ride to Almourol Castle (susceptible to weather conditions)
  • Local pastry
  • Entrance + guided visit inside Convent of Christ
  • Entry/Admission - Castle of Almourol
  • Entry/Admission - Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais
  • Entry/Admission - Convent of Christ
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (including meals), unless specified
  • Hotel drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please contact the company at least 24 hours before the activity for exact pick-up location and time (normally between 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM).
  • Pick-up at your hotel (or nearest location possible) only in certain areas of the city (center). It may be required to get to a standard pick-up point (i.e Mercado da Ribeira or Saldanha areas). Parque das Nações area is not available for pick-up.
  • Please note that you may have to walk a short distance from your accommodation to be picked up.
  • Drop off (done in only two locations: Restauradores square or Marquês de Pombal).
  • Please be reminded that there may be more than one language spoken during the tour (max. two languages).
  • English, Spanish and Portuguese are available all year round. French, Italian, Russian and Romanian ONLY ON REQUEST (according to availability).
  • Please note that infants and children occupy a seat.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Child rate applies only when accompanied by, at least, 1 paying adult.
  • Maximum of 8 persons per vehicle.
  • It's a good idea to wear tennis shoes or other appropriate footwear for the tour and bring along a bottle of water. In summer bring your sunscreen and in winter it gets very cold so make sure you bring a jacket.
  • A minimum of 2 people and maximum of 8 people per booking is required: there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Boat ride is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given an alternative.
  • In case of adverse weather conditions (e. g. heavy rain), the tour will not be canceled, unless there are warnings and alerts by official organisms.
  • We are not responsible for any traffic congestion in the city, resulting from cultural, sport and religious events, or even demonstrations / strikes, etc. However we will always offer alternatives to avoid these situations; one of them is to change the pick-up and drop-off locations. Unfortunately, this may be transmitted without prior notice.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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On paper the Knights Templar tour, including castles, churches, and their attendant history, is a solid itinerary. Unfortunately, two things got in our way which one hopes to avoid on small group tours. First, although the "fine print" specifies the possibility of a second
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Just completed this tour with Joana. Have to give credit where credit is due - this is one interesting tour. Each site that we visited had a rich and colorful history. The sequence of the itinerary is also strategically orchestrated so that the interest builds from one
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Fabulous, Andreas made this an interesting and fascinating day. Historical Castles, Knights Templar fort and churches were incredible. Finished off with food in a very old authentic restaurant in Tomar. Excellent.
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Our guide Ricardo was extremely knowledgeable - we learnt a lot about the knights templar history, Portugal’s history and how they all fit together. This trip set us up to understand Portugal’s history and even the other places we visited on subsequent days. Ricardo was very
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We loved this tour and andra was outstanding. We saw so much on this tour from the castles to the palaces. The lunch we had in town was fantastic and our guide was super knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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