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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

Highlights
  • Knights Templar tour from Lisbon, including a trip to Constancia and Tomar
  • See a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Includes a Tagus river boat ride
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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon
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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon
US$93.76
Overview
Discover the secretive history of the Knights Templar in Portugal on a small-group tour from Lisbon to the towns of Constancia and Tomar. You’ll learn the Templars' story, as you explore Almourol Castle, the Convent of Christ, and other fascinating Knights Templar sites that offer a unique perspective on the order of Christian knights.
What to Expect
After meeting up in central Lisbon, travel to the mysterious Almourol Castle, built by the Knights Templar to defend their territorial boundaries. You’ll see the castle on the water, as you approach by boat and then have time to explore the fortifications.

Next, continue to the village of Constancia, stopping by the magnificent Parque Constancia for a leisurely stroll and a taste of a local delicacy made from almonds and eggs.

In Tomar, you’ll see an entire city built by the Knights Templar, with four religious monuments that form a massive cross. Tour the Castle of Tomar and the Convent of Christ, a 12th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a full afternoon in Tomar, where you can purchase lunch at a local restaurant and visit more Templar sites.

Following a day of Templar mysteries and lore, this tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.
Reviews (243)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Tour

Our guide, Vashco, was wonderful. He was very told great stories about the Knigts and their history, also the history of Portugal. The tour was very relaxed and we never felt rushed. We had lunch together at a lovely local restaurant in Tomar. I highly...More

Thank Stormy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day with historical commentary fantastic sites

The driver/guide was particularly informative and made each site visit live. There were English and Spanish speakers on the tour and he was particularly good at ensuring all participants got their fair share of attention. A great trip that I would thoroughly rcommend to anyone...More

1  Thank Murray L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful day!

Such an informative tour! Our guide, Ricardo, was so knowledgeable about the Templars history and their churches. The places we visited were unbelievably beautiful. This was one of the highlights of our trip!

Thank ddkrm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A great day out - fun and informative

We've been on many group tours and have often been disappointed. Not this time. Our guide, Ricardo, was entertaining, knowledgeable and really looked after us. It helps that this is a small group tour. We've been on too many large group tours where half of...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great guide - very informative day

Our guide Elizabeth was amazing she has such indepth knowledge of the Templars and how they fit into Portuguese history. Sure it takes a bit of time to get to the actual attractions but no problem as we got to learn some more about fado...More

Thank gcn8
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rick b
October 16, 2018|
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Response from Sandi H | Reviewed this property |
we simply sent an email confirming the details and our guide picked us up at our hotel
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CyofClive
September 15, 2018|
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Response from Spykeandfriends | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up close to our apartment. Cool Lisbon will communicate direct with you over pick up whether at your hotel or a convenient, nearby location. In regard to drop off points, we were not dropped off where we... More
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DMHistoryFan
May 26, 2018|
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Response from agraves26 | Reviewed this property |
Took the templar tour a few weeks ago. It was 10 hours. I can't imagine adding any more onto that day. Contact Cooltours in Lisbon. Maybe they can work out something custom for you. Ask for Ricardo to be your guide. He was... More
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