- Knights Templar day trip from Lisbon in a small group with no more than 8 passengers
- Explore the Portuguese villages of Constância and Tomar
- See the incredible Convent of Christ, a World Heritage Site
- Take a boat to Almourol Castle and explore inside
- Visit the church of Santa Maria do Olival in Tomar
- Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures personalized attention
Recent Photos of This Tour
Navegando nas águas ...Photo by: NAIR R
Inside The Convent of ChristPhoto by: Claudia A
Manueline WindowPhoto by: Claudia A
TomarPhoto by: Claudia A
Camoes Garden in ConstanciaPhoto by: Claudia A
Colorful River BoatPhoto by: Claudia A
Beautiful, medieval castlePhoto by: Claudia A
An explaination!Photo by: adriannah
Castelo dos TempláriosPhoto by: Moacir Cordeiro
Brasil, 03 2013
What You Can Expect
Next, enjoy the drive in a comfortable minivan to the beautiful village of Constância, known for being one of the places frequented by famous Portuguese poet Luís Vaz de Camões, who wrote the epic poem Os Lusíadas. With your expert guide, take a walk in Parque Constância, one of the most magnificent parks in this region of Portugal, and enjoy the contact with nature, just like the Templar Knights did. Here you will also taste a typical delicacy made from almonds and eggs (included).
Your next stop is the beautiful city of Tomar, one of Portugal’s historical gems. The city was built according to the rules of the Knights Templar, with four religious monuments constructed around the city to form a perfect crucifix. The most impressive of these monuments is the ensemble of the Castle of Tomar and the Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by the Templars in the 12th century. Visit the castle and convent with your guide. You'll spend a good part of your day in Tomar, where you can enjoy lunch at a local eatery (own expense) and walk to popular Tomar attractions like the Gothic-style Church of Santa Maria do Olival, built in the 12th century as the pantheon for the Knights Templar.
After exploring Tomar, return to Lisbon by comfortable minivan.
Loved this tour!!! You;ll start off the day by visiting a magical, medieval castle perches on a small island in the river. You don't actually go inside the castle, but you take a small bout ride all around it. Then, you're off to Constancia. This is actually a very small stop. Not much to do there. Then, Tomar to visit the Templar castle and monastery. Hige complex. Get ready to walk. It's very worth the trip!
This was a great tour overall. Our guides Edgar and Yoki were absolutely wonderful--both very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We would have requested all of our tours with them if we had been able to!