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Knights Templar tour

The history of the Knights Templar has been a mystery for many centuries. Even today there are still many things to discover.
The order of the Knights Templar was founded at the beginning of the 12th century for the protection of the Holy Sepulchre and of Christian pilgrims on their way to the Holy land; its name comes from their original headquarters – the Solomon’s Temple at Jerusalem.
These powerful knights helped the first king of Portugal on his war against the Moors during the “Christian Reconquista”.
On this tour we will visit monuments related to one of the most intriguing religious and military orders of the world. At the end you are going to understand why Friday 13th is a day of bad luck.

  • Sightseeing private tour
  • 8 hours
  • Starting and finishing in Lisbon
  • 2 or more people

Prices

Prices

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High
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2 people: 330€ 347€ 426€
3 people: 348€ 366€ 449€
4 people: 386€ 406€ 498€
5 people: 415€ 436€ 536€
6 people: 446€ 469€ 576€
7 people: 477€ 501€ 616€
8 people: 559€ 587€ 722€

Low Season: Nov 1st to Dec 14th & Jan 11th to Mar 31st

High Season: April, June, July, August & Dec 15th to Jan 10th

Special Season: May, September & October

Tour highlights

Almourol Castle

This castle was reconstructed in 1171 by the first Portuguese Gran Master Gualdim Pais. Since it was built on an island in the middle of the River Tejo, we will have to take a boat to visit it.

Constância Village

On our way to Tomar we’ll stop at a small village with only 900 inhabitants to taste the tradicional sweet ‘Queijinhos do céu’

Historic centre of Tomar

One of the historic centres of Portugal with the highest concentration of monuments, especially the churches of ‘São João Baptista’ and of ‘Santa Maria do Olival’ and the ancient 15th Century Jewish synagogue.

Tomar Castle

Founded by the Portuguese Grand Master D. Gualdim Pais, in 1160, to become the headquarters of the religious and military order of the Knights Templars.

Convent of Christ

After the extinction of the Knights Templars in 1312, King Dinis creates a new religious militia the Military Order of Our Lord Jesus Christ, claiming the need to defend Portugal from islam. The headquarters of the Order of Christ is set up in the former Knights Templars headquarters in 1357 where it will remain for centuries. Regarded as one of the greatest monastic complexes in Europe was classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1983. Inside we can see the Charola, the Knights round temple, the unique western window designed in Portuguese late gothic style and the main cloister, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture.

Optional experiences and visits

  • Sightseeing private tour
  • 8 hours
  • Starting and finishing in Lisbon
  • 2 or more people

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Prices

Low
Season
High
Season
Special
Season
2 people: 330€ 347€ 426€
3 people: 348€ 366€ 449€
4 people: 386€ 406€ 498€
5 people: 415€ 436€ 536€
6 people: 446€ 469€ 576€
7 people: 477€ 501€ 616€
8 people: 559€ 587€ 722€

Low Season: Nov 1st to Dec 14th & Jan 11th to Mar 31st

High Season: April, June, July, August & Dec 15th to Jan 10th

Special Season: May, September & October

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Tour details

Private

Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).

Tailor-made

The tour highlights recommend some places to visit, however, there are others that may interest you, so we list some of them on ‘optional visits and experiences’. Our main goal is to provide you an unforgettable day therefore we have the flexibility to customize the itinerary according your preferences and tour length.

Accommodation not included

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Departure
Starting and finishing in Lisbon

Departure time
To be agreed


What’s included

  • Entrance to the Convent of Christ
  • Portuguese tradicional sweet 'queijinhos do céu'
  • Individual masks and hand sanitizer
  • Free Wifi and bottled water
  • Exclusive and specialized guide/driver with individual mask
  • Personalized transport in a luxury Mercedes vehicle which is disinfected several times a day
  • All taxes
  • Public liability and Personal Accidents insurance

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Knights Templar tour
8 hours - Sightseeing private tour - from 330€ for 2 people


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