- Hotel Pickup
- Licensed Guide
Head to Tomar for a Knights Templar tour from Lisbon. In search of the Holy Grail or just a scenic tour, capture the spirit of the Templars in Portugal!
Discover Tomar Knights Templar Castle and Convent of Christ and immerse yourself in its fascinating history.
Relive the boat trip of Knights Templar to Almourol Castle, and take in the spectacular scenery.
|Tuesday to Sunday||8.30 AM - 4.30 PM|
- Boat ride to Almourol Castle
- Ticket to Convent of Christ
- Guide inside monuments
- English-Speaking Licensed Guide
- Transport at Air-Con Vehicle
- Bottled Water
Tomar Knights Templar Tour ItineraryHotel pick up
Tomar Castle & Convent of Christ
Church of Santa Maria do Olival
Tomar (free time for lunch - own expense)
Boat ride - Almourol Castle
Hotel drop off
Knights Templar Private Tour from Lisbon
Lisbon hotel pick up
Departing at 8:30 AM from your hotel, the Knights Templar Private Tour takes you north (1,5hr trip), to Tomar, the city of the Templars - and their former headquarters.
Guided tour of the Tomar Templar Castle and Convent of Christ
The guide will take you through the different parts of the impregnable fortress and convent, that has been used for centuries, and tell you its fascinating history. Discover the myths and legends surrounding the Warrior Monks.
Pantheon of the Portuguese Templar Masters
Highlights include a stop at the Church of Nossa Senhora do Olival (Our Lady of the Olive Grove), the burial church of the Portuguese Templar Masters, and the "Mother Church" for all parishes in the Portuguese overseas territories in Asia, Africa and America.
Stroll through Tomar’s ancient streets
Have lunch in the Tomar center, where your guide can advise you on where to eat. Take a stroll around the historic center and, then, be whisked to Almourol Castle.
Hop on a boat to visit the iconic Almourol Castle
After a very short boat ride, walk in the footsteps of the Knights Templar as you wonder the islet. Here you can find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the "Holy Grail". Learn the role it had during the Discoveries Era. The scenery is off the charts and you'll have plenty of photo opportunities.
Lisbon hotel drop off
From Almourol, you will return to Lisbon, arriving at your hotel at approximately 4:30 PM.
More about the Almourol Castle
Knights Templar Tour
Knights Templar Tour
Almourol castle was part of a set
One of the monuments that best evokes the memory of the Templars; the Almourol castle was one out of seven. Each castle was visible to the other and communicated by fire. A tower-to-tower communication technique used by the Templars.
This one was built to create a defensive line on the river, the southern border of this territory. An important strategic position for the defense of Coimbra, the kingdom's capital.
Almourol Castle still has traces of Templar military architecture
Of very ancient origins, probably pre-Roman; the castle of Al-morolan (high stone, in Arabic) was taken, in 1129, during the Christian Conquest, and handed over to the Templars.
Rebuilt by the Templars between 1160 and 1171, we can still find their traces in the architecture today. As in the carved Templar cross, the keep in the center of the castle, or the scarp, among others.
A Templar treasure is still hidden
As an ancient site, Almourol is full of myths and legends. According to one, a Templar treasure is still hidden somewhere on the islet.
Must see when in Lisbon!
"All sites were spectacular. Saw the Almourol castle, the knights templar pantheon church, the Tomar castle and Convent of Christ, all in one day! Our guide was fabulous, lots of information about the sites we visited. I would highly recommend!"
Michael Green (Phoenix, US)
Fabulous day at Tomar. Excellent tour guide
"Awsome experience. Being able to walk a 12th century Knights Templar castle wall was a lifetime experience. Convent of Christ left me breathless with its grandeur and history. A memorable end to our trip to Portugal. Will def recommend!!"
Susan Baker (Los Angeles, US)
Very interesting knights templar tour
"Incredible trip! Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable. You can tell she also has a passion for the knights templar. Sites were quiet and the photos amazing. Perfect all round. Big thanks! What a great day!"
Logan Miller (Glasgow, UK)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Knights Templar Tour to Tomar from Lisbon
How many people will be on the Knights Templar day trip from Lisbon?
Knights Templar Tour to Tomar from Lisbon is private. Just you and your party, up to 7 people, plus the guide.
Will I visit the Almourol Castle on the Knights Templar Tour?
Sure. You will visit the Almourol Castle with ticket and guide. Nevertheless, please note that the boat ride to Almourol Castle is subject to river and weather conditions.
Will the guide go inside the Convent of Christ (Tomar) with me?
Yes! Your guide is knowledgeable and licensed. The tour includes a guided visit inside the Castle of Tomar and Convent of Christ.