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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Convent of Christ
Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais
Castle of Almourol
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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.
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
  • Group size limited to eight for personal service
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Reviewed 5 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Knights Templar!

The Knights Templar tour was a good learning experience. You’ll be able to somehow feel how was it done back then. Also, Mr Vasco knows his craft very well. He make the tour more interesting. Good Job! I was hoping to get the copy of...More

Thank Breighya
Reviewed 1 week ago
Herding Cats and the Tour Experience with an Explorer

Let's just start out by saying that I fell asleep during the car ride multiple times as I had been up late in Lisbon the night before and thus wasn't awake during most of Vasco's explanation of the Knights Templar History. I already had known...More

Thank Cgonzales1217
Reviewed 1 week ago
Nothingness of a tour

I felt this tour was woven together from not very much at all, so in effect I wasted a day. I wished I'd spent my day in Lisbon seeing more of the city. Vasco was personable and informative as a guide and our small, diverse...More

1  Thank Spykeandfriends
Reviewed 22 July 2018
Very good and informative tour

We were picked up few minutes away from our hotel. On our way to Almourol Castle the lady (sorry if I will spell incorrectly) Patricia gave us some brief information about Portugal and some historical events. When we took a boat (don't expect it will...More

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CyofClive
16 September 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
27 May 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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