The best selling tour from Lisbon, an instant classic! Our tour of Sintra is the one that spends more time in the village so you can explore 2 monuments freely!
Knights Templar Tour
- Full Day Tour
- Adult 13+ years old
- Child From 4-12 years old
- Infant From 0 to 3 years
- Private Tour From
Knights Templar Lisbon Tour: Origins of Portugal
About the Full-Day Tour:
We are pioneers of a Knight Templars-themed tour around the Tomar region in regular and small-group format. Why choose cheap imitations when you can have the original?
TOUR AWARDED AS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES IN THE WORLD
Our Knights Templar tour in Lisbon is one of the most critically acclaimed. It’s easy to see why: It’s an incredible journey through time and with so much to see and learn, it’s like a history class on the go. But rather good and captivating ones that don’t make us fall asleep like in high school! Come see the history of this religious and military order that has aroused so much interest and curiosity in recent years!
We start this awesome medieval journey towards Almourol Castle, one of Portugal’s trademarks and most famous ‘postcards’ in the country. Erected 18m (60 ft) above sea level, this small granite island is 310m (1.000 ft) long by 75m (245 ft) wide in the middle of the Tagus River waterway.
The castle is an incredible sight, one of the most representative examples of the military architecture of the 12th century. Afterwards we continue to Constância, a small charming village where Luis de Camões (one of the most famous Portuguese poets) lived and used to write some of his lyrical poems, until we reach Tomar.
Tomar was a land given as a fief to the Templars. It was especially important in the 15th century when it was a center for Portuguese overseas expansion under Henry the Navigator, the Grand Master of the Order of Christ, the organization that succeeded the Templars in Portugal.
In here we can visit the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, the headquarters of the Knights Templar and a pantheon of all Grand Masters.
We finish this day in a great fashion: The Convent of Christ is a magnificent monument, a Templar stronghold back in the day, constructed under the orders of Gualdim Paes and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
ALMOUROL CASTLE • CONSTÂNCIA • TOMAR • CONVENT OF CHRIST
- Meeting Point – 08:00 Praça da Figueira (Front of Statue) & 08:15 Hotel Fenix Lisbon (Marques de Pombal – Front of the door)
- For +10€ by booking you can be pickup at your hotel
- 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
- Boat ride to Almourol Castle (susceptible to weather conditions)
- Entrance fee to Convent of Christ in Tomar
- Local pastry