Tick three of Portugal’s most important UNESCO-listed monuments off your list on this private 10-hour trip to Tomar, Batalha, and Alcobaça. Save time and travel between three dispersed monasteries in a private, air-conditioned vehicle: see the Gothic tombs of two ill-fated lovers inside the Monastery of Alcobaça, and gaze at the prismatic stained glass windows in the 14th-century Monastery of Batalha. See, too, the town of Tomar and receive undivided attention from your private guide. Round-trip transport from Lisbon hotels is included.
Private 10-hour trip to Tomar, Batalha, and Alcobaça from Lisbon
Visit a UNESCO-listed monastery in each town
See the Gohtic tombs of two ill-fated lovers in the Monastery of Alcobaça
Discover the Monastery of Batalha and the Templar Castle in Tomar
Your tour begins with morning pickup at your Lisbon hotel, where you’ll board a private, air-conditioned minivan destined for the town of Alcobaça. Along the way, your private guide provides a historical overview of the towns visited on the tour.
At the UNESCO-listed Monastery of Alcobaça, you’ll admire the building’s elaborate 12th-century façade and head inside to see the dramatic Gothic tombs of King Pedro and Ines de Castro. The tragic romance of these ill-fated lovers is often likened to that of Romeo and Juliet.
Your next stop is the UNESCO-listed Monastery of Batalha, a 14th-century paradigm of Portuguese Gothic architecture. Gaze at the gentle spectrum of light created by the stained glass windows inside the Founder's Chapel and Chapter House.
Proceed to the historic town of Tomar, home to the UNESCO-listed Convent of Christ, and admire the decorative façade of the monument. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Lisbon hotel.
Reviews by Viator travellers
Miguel Lux Invicta was an excellent...
, Dec 2016
Miguel Lux Invicta was an excellent tour guide. His command of Portuguese history and culture was phenomenal.