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From Lisbon: Full Day Tour To The Templar Knights Historical Sites

We start this medieval journey towards the Santarém District, in the central area of Portugal. Visit Almourol Castle with a boat trip to the island, stop in Constância with traditional sweet tasting, visit to the Historic Center of Tomar and to the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, visit to Tomar Castle and Convent of Christ. Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
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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. The castle is an incredible sight, one of the most representative examples of the military architecture of the 12th century.

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, 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.

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.

- What To Expect

- Discover the history of the Knights Templar
- Visit the Portuguese villages of Constância and Tomar
- Explore Almourol Castle
- Enjoy a typical local pastry
- See the beautiful Convent of Christ

- What Is Included

- Hotel pick-up
- Almourol Castle entrance
- Tomar Convent entrance
- Local pastry
- Tour guide
- Professional driver
- Transport by minivan with WiFi and air conditioning
- Toll fees

- What Is Not Included

- Lunch
- Hotel drop off

- Transfers

- Pick-up at your hotel (or nearest location possible) only in certain areas of the city (center). It may be required to get to a standard pick-up point (i.e Cais do Sodré train station or Saldanha metro station).
- Drop off (done in only two locations: Restauradores square or Marquês de Pombal)

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