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I can't recommend this tour highly enough. Although you have to be fit to managed the 1st stop at Almoural Castle until they put in a decent pathway, you won't miss much if you pass. The rest of the tour is not to be missed. Our Guide was welcoming, friendly and informative. The Covenant of Christ, Tomar a UNESCO world heritage site, is a wonder to behold. We had a themed lunch not included prior to our visit which was an interesting experience and also enjoyable. The Synagogue of Tomar tucked away down a narrow photogenic street is priceless. I can't thank our guide enough for her attention to detail. If you are even remotely interested in the history of Portugal take this tour!
Great and highly interesting tour to a lesser known part of the historical part of Portugal at least for me.
I really enjoyed this tour. I'm a history buff, so this was right up my alley. The Almoural Castle is beautiful and the Convent of Christ and Tomar are exceptional. Really nice day. Celia was the tour guide and she was very good. Bruno and Gui were also there as they are new and were training. Wonderful people all of them. They were so friendly and comfortable to be around.
The historical knowledge displayed by the tour guide ensured an excellent learning experience. The maximum number of participants on tour is 8. This guarantees a personal experience and a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Andrea was awesome! We learned a great amount of Portuguese history and saw some pretty spectacular landscapes!
Totally enjoyed this tour! Loved all the locations we visited. Most of the places were pretty barren of tourists which was great.....lots of space to get beautiful pictures without being photo bombed by someone with a selfie stick. Michaela was an amazing guide who couldn't do enough to make everyone happyincluding helping people up the stairs. She was extremely knowledgeable and always had the answer for our questions. No doubt Michaela was the girl at school who always asked the teacher for more homework :P She was a fun leader for our little troop of misfits and made great tour even better! :
Well organized, extremely interesting and informative, very entertaining and well prepared guide. Great treatment with snacks and available lunch options.
Great trip! Something different a wonderful contrasting journey trough Portugal's history.
The tour was really interesting, and it was a great way to get out of the tourist top 5 things to do in Lisbon itineraries. This was specifically focused on an interesting part of Portugueses history, the castle, the monastery, the city of Tomar, and synagogue were all really interesting and great to see for different reasons. The monastery alone should be on everyone's must-see list for Portugal.
The local tour guide company were fantastic. Initially, I was the only person signed up for the tour, so they called to cancel with enough time for me to make other arrangements. Then, someone else booked the tour, and they were in contact again with enough notice to change plans. The tour guide did a great job - she knew a LOT about the Knights Templar, the history of each place, and also kept the tour flexible enough for us to stay relaxed and comfortable. To top it off, they have portable WIFI!!! As a business traveller, that was an excellent touch.
Thanks to the tour company for a great trip
Guide knew everything about the Knights Templar and shared. Castle was unbelievable with time to walk into the tower and explore. First church was truly unique and worth seeing. History buffs have to go on this tour.
This tour was great and our tour guide was amazing. The tour was offered by cooltours lisbon and I would have booked more tours with them if this would have been my first tour rather than my last. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a great personality. As well, the tour company offered free wifi in the van so we could post pictures or catch up while we were traveling between locations.
Excellent day and Andreia was great tourguide. The day was full of interesting history and beautifull places.
The tour operator guide was quite knowledgeable and provided a lot of history about these sites that I had not previously been aware of. She gave our group the freedom to decide how to spend some of our time at the various places, and her suggestions were excellent. I would do this again, given the opportunity as there is so much to see and learn.
We really enjoyed our day with your Viator guide, Michaela. She was very knowledgeable of the history of the places we visited. Our small group of 6 enjoyed having lunch with her in one of the restaurants she recommended. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the history of the Templar knights.
Michael and Anna
Our guide had was great and had a vast amount of historical and local knowledge and we really enjoyed the excursion. Our lunch was amazing and we so enjoyed the owner and his family. Our tour was so much more interesting and engaging than the several much larger tours we had with our cruise. We are convinced that the very small local tours are the best way to see and experience an area. We are 4 for 4 with viator!
We loved the tour. We went to some out-of-the-way places that are not included on many tours. Our guide was energetic, knowledgeable and oranized. A great experience all around.
It was a fantastic tour. Only 4 people and the tour guide and driver was magnificent. Highly recommend it.
Excellent. Very knowledgeable Tour Guide. Great food at the Medevil Restuarant.
Great tour! The guide - Miguel was outstanding. Cool Tour LX does hotel pick ups and they arrived just when scheduled. Miguel is very knowledgeable about Portugal and the Knights Templar. He gave us lots of information, but made it interesting. Portugal is beautiful and the route of this tour includes some great scenery. Highly recommended.
Excellent tour, our guide Miguel was fantastic. Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Portugal.
Better than expected! Educational, beautiful, historical trip. Our guide was extremely knowledgable, super friendly and very attentive to our small group. She also took us to a newly opened Templar restaurant in Tomar. It was another (of several) highlights! Within our group, there were two children who loved the entire day/adventure as well. If you travel to Lisbon, please don't miss-out.