- 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
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.
We had a small group of just 3, so it was more of private tour. Our guide, Mihaela, of Cool Tour, was very informative and knowledgable. Being a small tour we were able to get to know her as well as the others in the tour. The castles are a must see if interested in the Knights Templar.
Sorry, if this review came about late. First off, this is the most fantastic tour we have had for a family of 6 which includes a small child. It was a very amazing tour conducted by two wonderful ladies who showed us not only the best of Portugal but also the best of Portugese friendliness. She (tour guide) brought us to the most fantastic restaurant for our lunch and also brought us for a tram ride round the city of Tomar right up to the Convent. (I am positive that she paid these out of her own expense which is not part of the tour package). Believe it or not, we were the only six passengers plus of course our two guides on board the tram. This is truly the most personlised private tour we have ever had. Besides, she had assisted to help our hyper active son (7yo) by giving a very interesting explaination of the Convent with its breath taking artwork that will truly grasped the mind of any child. I truly recommend families with children for this tour. And for those elderly folks, please don't worry about having difficulties getting out from the minivan as there is a small stool too. We even had a boat ride round the Templars castle. Please asked for Cooltour ,Nicula Mihaela. Very nice lady who goes out of the way to handle even the most difficult situation and an accomodating one. A very knowledgable , approved guide.