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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar of Portugal

by Cooltour Lisbon
per adult Price is C$125
Duration: {0} Duration: 10h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Incredible outing discovering the Portuguese Knight Templars

Grand Almourol Castle perched on a small islet on the river

Imposing Christ Convent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Strolling through the charming village of Constância

Limited capacity—maximum 8 people per group

Highlights

Incredible outing discovering the Portuguese Knight Templars

Grand Almourol Castle perched on a small islet on the river

Imposing Christ Convent, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Strolling through the charming village of Constância

Limited capacity—maximum 8 people per group

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8:00 AM, Templar Knights Full-Day in English

Duration 10h

Live Commentary in English/ Portuguese and Spanish

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Total price is C$124.24, taxes included

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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar of Portugal

Activity Location

Santarém

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Lisbon City Center (Hotel Pickup - only centrally located*)

    Lisbon


Description

Spend a day tracing the Templar's journey in the country. Visit the remarkable Almourol Castle perched on a small granite island in the middle of Tagus River. Take a stroll in the picturesque village of Constância, explore Tomar and end with a visit to the magnificent Convent of Christ.

After a convenient hotel pick-up, leave the city behind and head to Santarém. Board a ferry and embark on a short cruise through the calm waters of Tagus River to Almourol Castle. Stand mesmerised by the striking castle erected 60 feet (18 m) above sea level in the small islet on the river. Your guide explains its historical roots with the Romans, and later the Visigoths and Moors. During the “Reconquest” in 1129, it was eventually conquered and placed in trust of Gualdim Paes, the Grand Master of the Knight Templars.

Next, pass by the beautiful little village of Constância where Luis de Camões lived and wrote his famous poems. Continue on to Tomar – a land given to Templars as a fief (a conditional piece of property). Follow your guide to one of the best-preserved medieval synagogues in the country. Hear about its construction by Prince Henry, the navigator, in the 15th century.

The last stop is at the remarkable Christ Convent, a Templar stronghold back in the day. It was constructed under the orders of Gualdim Paes and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Almourol Castle, Tomar and Tomar Convent

  • Admission to Tomar Convent

  • Boat trip to Almourol Castle

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your central Lisbon hotel


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks

  • Hotel drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • 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 (centre). 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.

  • You can specify your language preference when you call to confirm your hotel location.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar of Portugal ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5/5 10 Jul. 2019

This is a fantastic tour! Our guide, Ricardo, was great! He was very knowledgeable on the history of the Templars and explained it in an easy to understand format. He was also very patient and accommodating with everyone on the tour.

2/5 19 May 2019

The problem was with our guide and not the places we visited. She was young and wanted to finish the tour as fast as possible to be able to see the soccer game on TV. We were supposed to see an old synagogue which didn’t happen. We took this excursion special to see this place, so we were quite disappointed. Also because the soccer game she said that couldn’t return us to the hotel. Consequently left us close to the metro station without much explanation how to use the metro. Luckily a couple from our group help us. Very unprofessional.