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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

227 Ratings
  • E-Ticket
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • Live Guide
  • 9 hr

On this historical tour from Lisbon, spend a lovely day in the charming Portuguese villages of Constância and Tomar, and discover the history of the Knights Templar, a Christian military order that played arole in the great battles of Europe during the Middle Ages. Visit Almourol Castle, built by the Knights Templar, and the Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Templar stronghold. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized and valuable experience with your guide.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Castelo de Almourol

We start this awesome medieval journey towards Almourol Castle, one of Portugal’s trademarks and most famous ‘postcards’ in the country. Erected 18m (60 ft) above sea level this small granite island has 310m (1.000 ft) long by 75m (245 ft) wide in the middle of the Tagus River waterway.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Constancia

Afterwards we continue to Constância, a small charming village where Luis de Camões (one of the most famous Portuguese poets) lived and used to write some of his lyrical poems until we reach Tomar.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Tomar

Tomar was a land given as a fief to the Templars. It was especially important in the 15th century when it was a center for Portuguese overseas expansion under Henry the Navigator, the Grand Master of the Order of Christ, the organization that succeeded the Templars in Portugal. In here we can visit the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, the headquarters of the Knights Templar and a pantheon of all Grand Masters.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais

In here we can visit the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, the headquarters of the Knights Templar and a pantheon of all Grand Masters.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Convento de Cristo

We finish this day in a great fashion: The Convent of Christ is a magnificent monument, a Templar stronghold back in the day, constructed under the orders of Gualdim Paes and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes