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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon provided by The Cooltours - Lisbon

Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon
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Last updated: 8 Jul 2020
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Establishment with ‘Clean & Safe’ certificate. Vehicles are cleaned (vacuum, windows, dashboard, seats disinfected) every day. Reduction of the maximum allowed capacity according to current legislation and General Health Directorate recommendations. This allows greater distance between passengers.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Discover the secretive history of the Knights Templar in Portugal on a small-group tour from Lisbon to the towns of Constancia and Tomar. 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Knights Templar tour from Lisbon, including a trip to Constancia and Tomar
See a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site
Includes a boat ride to Almourol Castle
Group size limited to eight for personal service
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. 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 Constancia Park for a leisurely stroll and a taste of a local delicacy made from almonds and eggs. In Tomar, 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5507KNIGHTSTEMPLAR
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup (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 at 2 centrally located points: Restauradores square / Marquês de Pombal • Small-group tour (8 people max.) • Professional but informal local guide • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Boat ride to Almourol Castle (susceptible to weather conditions) • Entrance + guided visit inside Convent of Christ • Entry/Admission - Castelo de Almourol • Entry/Admission - Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais • Entry/Admission - Convento de Cristo
Exclusions
Food and drinks (including meals), unless specified • Hotel drop-off
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please provide us your Hotel 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 Mercado da Ribeira or Saldanha areas). Parque das Nações area is not available for pick-up. Please note that you may have to walk a short distance from your accommodation to be picked up.
Lisbon, Portugal Pick-up done only at few selected areas in the city center
Restauradores Square, Praça dos Restauradores, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal End point #1
Marquis of Pombal Square, Praça Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, Portugal End point #1
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup (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 at 2 centrally located points: Restauradores square / Marquês de Pombal • Small-group tour (8 people max.) • Professional but informal local guide • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Boat ride to Almourol Castle (susceptible to weather conditions) • Entrance + guided visit inside Convent of Christ • Entry/Admission - Castelo de Almourol • Entry/Admission - Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais • Entry/Admission - Convento de Cristo
Exclusions
Food and drinks (including meals), unless specified • Hotel drop-off
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please provide us your Hotel 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 Mercado da Ribeira or Saldanha areas). Parque das Nações area is not available for pick-up. Please note that you may have to walk a short distance from your accommodation to be picked up.
Lisbon, Portugal Pick-up done only at few selected areas in the city center
Restauradores Square, Praça dos Restauradores, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal End point #1
Marquis of Pombal Square, Praça Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, Portugal End point #1
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
Restauradores Square, Praça dos Restauradores, 1250-096 Lisboa, Portugal End point #1
Marquis of Pombal Square, Praça Marquês de Pombal, Lisboa, Portugal End point #1
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please contact the company at least 24 hours before the activity for exact pick-up location and time (normally between 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM).
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 Mercado da Ribeira or Saldanha areas). Parque das Nações area is not available for pick-up.
Please note that you may have to walk a short distance from your accommodation to be picked up.
Drop off (done in only two locations: Restauradores square or Marquês de Pombal).
Please be reminded that there may be more than one language spoken during the tour (max. two languages).
English, Spanish and Portuguese are available all year round. French, Italian, Russian and Romanian ONLY ON REQUEST (according to availability).
Please note that infants and children occupy a seat.
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
Child rate applies only when accompanied by, at least, 1 paying adult.
Maximum of 8 persons per vehicle.
It's a good idea to wear tennis shoes or other appropriate footwear for the tour and bring along a bottle of water. In summer bring your sunscreen and in winter it gets very cold so make sure you bring a jacket.
A minimum of 2 people and maximum of 8 people per booking is required: there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
A moderate amount of walking is involved.
Boat ride is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given an alternative.
In case of adverse weather conditions (e. g. heavy rain), the tour will not be canceled, unless there are warnings and alerts by official organisms.
We are not responsible for any traffic congestion in the city, resulting from cultural, sport and religious events, or even demonstrations / strikes, etc. However we will always offer alternatives to avoid these situations; one of them is to change the pick-up and drop-off locations. Unfortunately, this may be transmitted without prior notice.
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lisbon
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Castelo de Almourol
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Constancia
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Tomar
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Convento de Cristo
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Venture824884
1 contribution
Fun
Mar 2020 • Couples
Excellent.informative. great story telling and great locations. Even with our mobility issues we managed the climbs and stairs.
Written 11 March 2020
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Samantha D
1 contribution
Great day
Mar 2020 • Solo
Learned a lot of history on the tour. Guide Vasco was very informative. Good English. Worth the money .
Written 8 March 2020
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Lee H
Geneseo, IL7 contributions
Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon
Feb 2020
The tour was just what we wanted. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and the sites we went to see. The pickup at our hotel was on time and a nice feature of the tour. Having the admission tickets included in the price is so much easier than tours that have travelers purchase during the tour. The weather was perfect and the group was small - two couples. It was nice that none of the venues was crowded at all and we were able to take lots of pictures without any trouble and take as much time as we wanted. The Convent of Christ in Tomar was fascinating, and our guide told us many things about it as we walked through. It was all so interesting. We ate lunch together in Tomar and it was very, very good. We really enjoyed our day and are very happy we went on this tour. Thanks Cooltours!
Written 22 February 2020
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Jswitz
Medicine Hat, Canada2 contributions
A memorable experience
Very enjoyable and informative tour. Our tour guide Joanna was great. Very fun to be with and very knowledgeable of the history of the Knights Templar Tour. Her choice of restaurant for lunch was delicious. Would definitely recommend this tour
Written 12 February 2020
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Randy H
1 contribution
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Feb 2020 • Couples
Very nice tour. Joanna was very knowledgeable about the history and area. The sites visited were interesting. Weather was great. We had an authentic mideval lunch in Tomah. Thanks.
Written 12 February 2020
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Barbara H
Hayward, Wisconsin, United States11 contributions
A Day with Knights
Jan 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide Daniel was excellent, informative, easy to understand and accommodating. The vehicle was comfortable and the journey was timed well for stretch breaks and lunch. The sites visited were very historical. We learned so much about the Knights Templar and the Order of Christ. We definitely recommend this tour.
Written 6 February 2020
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azdemocrat
Phoenix, AZ338 contributions
Wonderful and worth the time
Feb 2020
I'm a fan of the Templar if you like anything from this time period, this tour is a must! It was my last full day in Lisbon and was so happy to end my trip with this tour. Small groups are the best. In fact, there were only 3 of us-myself and 2 women from Brazil. The guide was amazing and it had to be a challenge for him to say everything twice. He was an expert and up with my questions and comments. We saw the main castle and convent. I learned that a convent means something different in Portugal, then the small
Templar church and on to the Temlar castle on the river. Spectacular. We had a break for lunch and another small stop for yet ANOTHER delicious, local pastry. This trip is a must. It doesn't start too early and you get back to Lisbon in time for dinner and sangria.
Written 5 February 2020
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2MF2
Omaha, NE10 contributions
Great trip with Cool Tours!
Jan 2020
We booked 2 tours with the company (the Knights Templar tour and Evora). Bother were amazing. The guides were knowledgeable, personable and engaged. Would definitely book additional tours with this company should we find ourselves back in Portugal.
Written 27 January 2020
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Norman Y
Thornhill, Canada2 contributions
Excellent tour of Knights Templar
Jan 2020 • Couples
Elizabeth our tour guide was awesome! She arrived on time for the pick up and was very knowledgeable of Lisbon as well as the surrounding areas leading up to and including the various knights of the Templar sites. Recommend to anyone who wants to visit the historic sites and learn the history as well.
Written 19 January 2020
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Don S
4 contributions
Fun trip
Jan 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed seeing all the medieval locations and listening to the history of this period. The guide was very good and the pace was relaxing.
Written 5 January 2020
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A beautiful day with Carlos in Sintra
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