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Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

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    What to Expect
    After meeting your guide in central Lisbon, journey north in a cozy minivan to Almourol Castle one of Portugal’s most historical sites.

    Along the drive learn about the Knights Templar who used this castle to secure the boundary created by the Tagus River.

    Arrive at the river near the castle and enjoy a boat cruise to its gates.

    Then, wander through this medieval fortification and steep in its history.Continue from here with a drive to the serene village of Abrantes

    The Village that the time of the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, in 1118 or 1148, the town was conquered by the forces of D. Afonso Henriques (1112-1185), who determined the rebuilding of the defenses. The needs of the defense of the so-called Tagus River, valued the site to him, in a period in which the Order of the Templars endowed the average course of the river of an impressive defensive line, in which was inscribed

    Next, head to the charming city of Tomar, home to some of Portugal’s most impressive monuments and buildings. Gain insight from your guide about how the Knights Templar used a religious code to form the city, like the four monuments stationed around the city to resemble a crucifix. In Tomar, see famed monuments such as the 12th century Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the Castle of Tomar.

    Then, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant.

    Afterward, venture to the Gothic-style Church of Santa Maria do Olival, a gorgeous 12th century church erected for the Knights Templar.

    Following Tomar, step back into your minivan for your return trip to Lisbon.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
    Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
    Valid from the time you exchange your voucher, for the duration selected.
    Departure Time
    08:00 am
    Return Details
    At the address indicated by the customer - Lisbon
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Snacks
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 April 2019

    This was a wonderful, educational and well spent day trip. Our guide Nuno was full of historic facts, funny and fun to spend the day with.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Margaret J
    angelicat651, Proprietário at Angel Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2019

    Thank you for the affection, it was done with pleasure, I'll see you soon.

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    • Duration: 10h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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