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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

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
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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon
US$ 95 per adult
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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon
US$ 94.75 per adult
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.
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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Reviews (23)

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Great day, very informative and comfortable tour

We had a small group tour (8 people in medium-sized van) today with Carlos, and it was very enjoyable... We had debated on saving money by going to Tomar on our own to see the Convent of Christ -- a MUST-SEE in Portugal, one of...More

Thank mediaguru
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Such a Beautiful Trip!

We booked this tour to learn more about the Templar Knights, and to see the historical structures... but knew nothing about how beautiful the trip there and back would be! We had the pleasure of spending the entire day with Carlos, who not only provided...More

Thank vbaker64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Strong tour of history

It was a very good tour. My guide (Ricardo) was terrific in conveying a remarkable amount on information and the sites were well worth visiting. No issues with pick-up - he was prompt. Sights well worth seeing.

1  Thank Edmund_Ftzgerald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Incredible tour, strongly recommended for history buffs

This tour provides air-conditioned comfort in a van for transportation to and from the sights. The small-group format is ideal for interaction with the guide. Our tour guide Ricardo was extremely knowledgeable and provided fascinating insights on the history of the Knights Templar in Portugal....More

Thank steamwhistle2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing!

Amazing! Carlos did a private tour for two of us. He is knowledgeable and funny. He gave us time to take pictures but moved us through the day very nicely. He has a story telling style that we appreciated. One of the best days of...More

Thank Sandi H
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DMHistoryFan
27 May 2018|
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Response from agraves26 | Reviewed this property |
Took the templar tour a few weeks ago. It was 10 hours. I can't imagine adding any more onto that day. Contact Cooltours in Lisbon. Maybe they can work out something custom for you. Ask for Ricardo to be your guide. He was... More
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