Tour code: 5507KNIGHTSTEMPLAR
Delve into the rich history of the Knights Templar during this small-group guided tour of the Portuguese villages Constância and Tomar from Lisbon. Spend the day learning about the Christian military force that contributed to the famous crusades during Europe’s Middle Ages. Discover Almourol Castle, erected by the Knights Templar and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Convent Christ, once a fortification where the knights resided. With numbers limited to eight people, enjoy a more intimate experience alongside your guide.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

After meeting your guide in central Lisbon, journey north in a cozy minivan to Almourol Castle one of Portugal’s most historical sites. Along the drive learn about the Knights Templar who used this castle to secure the boundary created by the Tagus River. Arrive at the river near the castle and enjoy a boat cruise to its gates. Then, wander through this medieval fortification and steep in its history.

Continue from here with a drive to the serene village of Constância. Hear about the renowned Portuguese poet Luís Vaz de Camões, famous for his poem Os Lusíadas, who used to spend much of his time here. Alongside your guide, stroll through the illustrious Parque Constância, where the Knights Templar used to savor the natural atmosphere. After your walk, stop for a delectable bite of an almond and egg treat (included).

Next, head to the charming city of Tomar, home to some of Portugal’s most impressive monuments and buildings. Gain insight from your guide about how the Knights Templar used a religious code to form the city, like the four monuments stationed around the city to resemble a crucifix. In Tomar, see famed monuments such as the 12th century Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the Castle of Tomar. Then, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Afterward, venture to the Gothic-style Church of Santa Maria do Olival, a gorgeous 12th century church erected for the Knights Templar.

Following Tomar, step back into your minivan for your return trip to Lisbon. 

Customer Reviews

Cecilia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very good. Isabel was on time and kept her schedule flexible and made the best to answer our questions, she was very knowledgeable . The other participants were very kind and friendly. I strongly recommend it

Susan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a awesome time. Highly recommend this tour!

Lisa H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing. I would highly recommend it. Our guide Mihaela Nicula was very knowledgeable and was overall a great guide!

Dianne N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide was Mihaela who is charming, witty and very knowledgeable about her history. She made the day and I strongly recommend this tour if you are in the area. You will not regret it.

George W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

JULIE A USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our Knights Templar Historical Tour was everything that I was hoping for and more. We had the best driver and our guide Favio was fantastic. We would recommend this tour to everyone that has a passion for history and a appreciation for beauty. Thank you Favio for a great tour!

Dwight D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was well worth the time and money expended for it. Our Guide The Adventurer was very well read in the subject matter and was happy to share what she knew. Small group was very nice also.

Angel K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

the tour guide was absolutely amazing, I was in a wonderful group and we took our time I had a chance to see so many things, she was very respectful and polite. I recommend this tour to everyone visiting Portugal.

Alan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Really loved this tour. The guide was excellent, knowledgeable and very entertaining. we enjoyed the whole day. Lunch at the Medieval Restaurant with our fellow travelers was great.

noreen c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. Very interesting, tour guide very informative and patient. Will definitely recommend taking this tour!!!

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