Isabella was a wonderful guide with historical knowledge about the Templars that spilled over. I couldn't have asked for a better introduction to Tomar.
An excellent day. Our guide Francisco was knowledgeable, charming -- and had the patience of a saint!
MLR D Sri Lanka
Excellent all around. Guide was highly committed and made all the difference to the tour.
During our 52 day Spain-Portugal wander, we scheduled 10 full- or half-day tours, rating the Knights Templar tour the best of all. Of course, the sites--Almourol Castle and Tomar--have fascinating histories. We loved the tour because we had a top notch guide--Andrea Alves of Cool Tours Lisbon. We travel to learn, and the multi-lingual Ms. Alves suited us perfectly. Devoted to her subject, with a wealth of readings to draw from, full of wonderful detail, she had a most engaging manner of story-telling. We had a wonderful experience.
This was the highlight of my trip to Portugal with breathtaking castles and a lot of history from our very own knowledgeable tour guide, Mihaela!
First, many thanks to our wonderful tour guide, Mihaela Nicula - she was a walking history book about the Knights Templar. This made it extra special. Started with our tour of Almourol Castle, took a quick local stop for some sweets, then headed to Tomar. Had a candlelit lunch before checking out the town. All the locals loved our guide... she didn't rush us and took time to answer our questions. The Castle of Tomar was a surprise once you got through the gate... wow! Even added a pop-in stop on the way back at another church...
Mary C USA
Cool Lisbon is a great company to tour with. It was small tour with 5 of us and Mihaela Nicula was fantastic. She was on time for pick up, took us to a great place for lunch. It was in Tomar at a Medieval restaurant the prices were very reasonable, I had Salmon with vegetables, a large beer and desert for 15.50 Euro. She was very knowledgeable and accommodating to the group. I really enjoyed this tour it was a good mix of different sites at a good pace with wonderful sites to see and learn about.
Excellent tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and was obviously passionate about the history of Portugal particularly from the days of the knights.
Celia was a great tour guide - very knowledgeable and fun. We were only 4 people on the tour, so very small and personal. I was blown away by Tomar - the monastery goes on and on and on - really amazingly kept up.
The guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the Knights Templar come alive. I would recommend friends and family do this trip.
We were very lucky and ended up getting a private tour for the two of us due to the time of season. Our tour guide was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and flexible. We expressed an interest in seeing a church not on the standard tour agenda, and he worked with the volunteer tour guide in the town to have her open it up for us on a day it was closed. I can't thank him enough for making this a really special day! This is a great tour agenda with really interesting stops. Truly was the highlight of our trip! Highly recommend.
Isabelle our tour guide is awesome/excellent. She is knowledgeable, accommodating and passionate in explaining and answering our questions.
Great small group tour we took on Nov 5. Our tour guide Michaelaspelling?? was full of great information. We highly recommend the tour
It is a must see when visiting Portugal, excellent piece of history, Michaela our guide was very informative, it is obvious that she loves Portugal and its history, but she also made it very interesting, highly recommend her.
Mikayla I hope I spelled that right was very knowledgeable about the Knights templar history and the history of area itself. She was very energetic and a great tour guide. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Beautiful area and Tomar was a great city
This was an excellent trip and a very knowledgeable guide. I would highly recommend this trip!
Our tour guide Isabelle was knowledgeable, and kept the tour fascinating with extra history on the entire trip.
We loved this tour, one of the best we took! Mikayla was fantastic, very knowledgeable and flexible. It was a small group so every question got answered. Lunch at the medieval restaurant in Tomavar was an unforgettable experience. Highly rated tour.
A highlight of my Portugal trip especially because the guide, Andrea, was so informative. Highly recommended. So much history and mystery. Eat at the medieval restaurant in Tomar.
Wonderful tour with Mikaela and Vanessa! Beautiful sites, great conversation, and very informative. One of the best tours we've ever been on.
The tour was great! We were picked from the hotel by the very friendly Michaela and found out it was just us, a private tour!
Michaela was very interesting and profound. We ended up chatting the entire day about various items, not just the Templers and would probably continue if time hasn't run out.
The castles and the stories were very intriguing and left us with an appetite to learn further.
If I'll arrive to Lisbon again I would definitely book with cooltour again!