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Almourol Castle (Castelo de Almourol) Tours

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Almourol Castle (Castelo de Almourol)
The Knights Templar built the stronghold of Almourol Castle (Castelo de Almourol) atop an ancient Roman fort situated on a tiny island in the Tagus River. This unique castle played a key part in guarding this section of the river before the Portuguese nobility conquered it in 1129—though the legends of this great fortress live on.

The Basics
The Knights Templar were a Catholic military order sent to protect Christian pilgrims during the Crusades. Tours to Almourol Castle (Castelo de Almourol), which typically leave from Lisbon, explore the history and legends that surround this mysterious religious order. Combine a trip to this castle with visits to the cities of Tomar, Fatima, and Ourem as well as other Knights Templar castles to get a comprehensive overview of this ancient group and the Ribatejo region.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Almourol Castle (Castelo de Almourol) is a must-see for history buffs and those interested in the Crusades and the Knights Templar.
  • Avoid long waiting times for the boat and book a tour to the Castle of Almourol in advance.
  • The castle is surrounded by rocks and trees, so come prepared with proper footwear.
  • Almourol Castle is not accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
Almourol Castle is a 90-minute drive from Lisbon via the A1. It is also reachable by train to the stations of Almourol or Tancos, from which it’s a 15- or 25-minute walk, respectively, to the castle. You must take a small boat across the Tagus River to reach the castle.
 
When to Get There
Almourol Castle (Castelo de Almourol) is open daily from May 1 to September 30, and Tuesday to Sunday from October 1 to April 30. Opening hours are 10am to 1pm and 2:30pm to 5pm from November 1 to February 28, and 10am to 1pm and 2:30pm to 7pm from March 1 to October 31. The best season to visit Almourol Castle is during late spring and early fall, when it’s still warm and there are fewer visitors.

A Castle in Isolation
For hundreds of years, visitors have been fascinated with Almourol Castle (Castelo de Almourol), with its unique location on a small island in center of the Tagus River. The castle is not ornate in any way and is quite hidden from view, unlike the regal palaces in Portugal. And while the ancient fortress hasn’t changed much in almost 800 years, it still stands proudly amidst the natural beauty of central Portugal.
Address: Almourol, Central Portugal 2260, Portugal
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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

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Delve into the rich history of the Knights Templar during this small-group guided tour of the Portuguese villages Constância and Tomar from Lisbon. Spend the day learning about the Christian military force that contributed to the famous crusades during Europe’s Middle Ages. Discover Almourol Castle, erected by the Knights Templar, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Convent of Christ, once a fortification where the knights resided.
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  • 9 hours
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$105.15
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$105.15
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Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour

Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour

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Escape the metropolitan bustle of Lisbon and delve into the historic legacy of Tomar and Almourol on a private 8-hour excursion. Ideal for history enthusiasts, this tour reveals the UNESCO-listed Castle of Tomar and Convent of Christ, and the ancient monuments of Tomar, home to Portugal’s oldest synagogue. Take a boat to Almourol Castle island and see, too, the Ribatejo plains and Santarém during a scenic drive. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Lisbon are included.
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  • 8 hours
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The Templars Private Tour from Lisbon

The Templars Private Tour from Lisbon

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Visit the Convento de Cristo and other monuments on a private full-day tour from Lisbon. Tour the UNESCO World Heritage-listed convent and castle complex and hear from your guide about the powerful Knights Templar who ruled from there during the 12th to 16th centuries. You’ll also see highlights including the Castle of Ourem, the Pegões Aqueduct, St Mary Of The Olive Grove Church in Tomar, and, in the summer, the Castle of Almourol. Have time to go shopping and purchase lunch during your tour as well.
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  • 9 hours
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$162.36
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Templars of Tomar

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Templars of Tomar

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A relive to the past trying to understand the past, the present and maybe even future importance of the Templars in Portugal, do it on our Templar Tour. Also understand the importance of this important religious Order in the future Country Portugal and also the importance that Portugal had for the growth of the Order. Held in our company, on this tour in a comfortable and 100% flexible way.
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  • 9 hours
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Templar Knights: Tomar and Almourol Castles Full Day Private Tour

Templar Knights: Tomar and Almourol Castles Full Day Private Tour

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Explore the Tomar region and learn about the history of the Templar Knights on this full-day tour from Lisbon. Visit the home of the Order of the Templar Knights at Tomar City and admire the architecture of the UNESCO-listed Convento de Cristo. Take a small boat tour to the Castle of Almourol, located on a small island in the middle of the Tagus River, before heading back to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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Templar Knights PRIVATE Full Day Tour

Templar Knights PRIVATE Full Day Tour

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Discover the mystery of the Templar Knights on this private all-day tour. The itinerary includes several sites that were important to these warriors and the places where the most renowned events happened such as the Almourol Castle and the city of Tomar. Because this is a private tour, you can adjust the itinerary to your interests.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$190.64
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Following the Templar Trail Small Group Tour from Lisbon

Following the Templar Trail Small Group Tour from Lisbon

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Uncover the mystique of the Knights Templar by following their trail on this small-group guided tour from Lisbon. Feel the impact this famous religious group made while visiting the majestic city of Tomar. Along the trail of this Christian force you will admire Almourol castle and see the synagogue of Tomar. Enjoy learning how the Knights Templar influenced Europe and the Middle East on this informative journey. Numbers are limited on this tour to eight people for a more personalized experience.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$117.52
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Knights Templars Tour from Lisbon

Knights Templars Tour from Lisbon

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A guide revives Portugal’s past on this tour relating to the Knights Templar, a medieval Christian order. Discover significant sites like Almourol Castle and the Convent of Christ in Tomar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Gain added value on your private tour with an insightful look inside Portugal’s oldest Jewish synagogue. Entrance fees and hotel transport round out the 8-hour day trip from Lisbon.
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  • 8 hours
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$228.78
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Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Shared Tour

Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Shared Tour

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Explore the legacy of the Knights Templar in Tomar, on this private guided day-trip from Lisbon perfect for history buffs and architecture fans alike. Alongside your local guide—who provides insight you wouldn’t get alone—explore the Convento de Cristo, Tomar city, and Almourol Castle after a short boat ride on the Tagus River, among other places of interest for a comprehensive experience.
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  • 8 hours
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$101.68
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Private Tour of Knights Templar Secrets and Rituals

Private Tour of Knights Templar Secrets and Rituals

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Discover the history of the religious Knights Templar on a private tour from Lisbon. Explore the cities of Tomar and Constancia and visit their respective landmarks such as the UNESCO-listed Tomar Convent and the Almourol Castle. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the rich history of the religious order and the influence they had on the formation of Portugal.
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  • 8 hours
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$142.60
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Private Templars Tour of the 3 Castles from Lisbon

Private Templars Tour of the 3 Castles from Lisbon

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Discover the history of the Knights Templars on this full-day tour from Lisbon. Visit sites such as the Convent of Christ, the headquarters of the knights in Portugal, and three castles—Tomar, Almourol, and Obidos. Learn the history of these religious figures from your informative guide. Feel free to customize the private tour based on your interests and the time available.
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  • 8 hours
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$593.77
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Tomar and Almourol Private Tour from Lisbon - Knight Templars Route

Tomar and Almourol Private Tour from Lisbon - Knight Templars Route

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- Visit Almourol Castle and Tomar Castle - The Route of the Knight Templars - Guided visits inside the monuments and buildings - Relax and enjoy a flexible private tour in a luxury car exclusively for you - Full assistance from a professional guide that will be always available to attend your needs - Away from buses and crowds - The private tour is flexible and will be done at your own pace
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  • 10 hours
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Tomar Templar full day group tour from Lisbon

Tomar Templar full day group tour from Lisbon

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Step into Portugal's legendary history on this Knight's Templar-themed tour of Tomar from Lisbon. Learn about the real knights who called Tomar home in the middle ages as you visit sights such as the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Convent of Christ, plus a castle, 12th-century church, and the Mira de Aire Caves.
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  • 8 hours
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Full Day Private Tour - Medieval Knights of Templar and Tomar World Heritage

Full Day Private Tour - Medieval Knights of Templar and Tomar World Heritage

Take the stress out of arranging a specialized full-day tour of the Knights Templar Route through Tomar and the Tagus Valley in Portugal and let the experts do it for you. During this comprehensive private excursion to medieval castles, monasteries, and convents, history buffs will especially enjoy the guide’s insight into this important religious and historical region, something you wouldn’t get if traveling independently.
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  • 8 hours
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$488.62
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Tomar & the Knights Templar, Private Tour, Full Day

Tomar & the Knights Templar, Private Tour, Full Day

Journey back in time on the exciting Tomar & the Knights Templar tour. You begin the day at the astonishing medieval Almourol Castle. Set on a small island in the River Tagus, it was a Knights Templar stronghold and first line of defence. Here you will enjoy a relaxing boat ride across to the castle. Great photo opportunities! Next is the 12th century Knights Templar city of Tomar. Here you will eat in a Medieval Tavern, explore the streets of the city and discover more history of the Knights Templar and the Order of Christ. Next we venture to the awesome and vast complex of Convent of Christ and end the tour at the spectacular Pegoes Aqueduct. Highlights - Do good by supporting this local, rural community - Visit a castle on the water via a relaxing boat ride - Learn some medieval and Portuguese history at the 12th century city of Tomar - Taste and experience a Medieval lunch
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$210.29
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Tomar and Castle of Almourol Private Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

Tomar and Castle of Almourol Private Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

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Discover the history of the Knights Templar on a private tour of Tomar and the Castle of Almourol that explores the myths and legends of the Middle Ages. You'll walk Tomar's 12th-century center, with the option to visit the Convent of Christ in Tomar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, board a boat to reach the island Castle of Almourol, climbing the ramparts for gorgeous views across the Tagus River. Enjoy a flexible mix of guided and independent time throughout the day, with pickup and drop-off in Lisbon.
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  • 8 hours
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$237.25
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Knights Templar private tour in Tomar & Almourol

Knights Templar private tour in Tomar & Almourol

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On this tour we invite you to explore our best secret: the Knights Templar history. We’ll start our day in Tomar (140 km or 87 miles northeast of Lisbon). We’ll visit the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, that was built in the eleven-hundreds and was used as a burial place for the Knights Templar. Then, we’ll visit the Convento de Cristo which was founded in the same century and was the headquarters of the Knights Templar in Portugal. It’s a Romanic, Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance building with an 8-sided Templar church, inspired in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. We'll also explore Tomar, a lovely town. In the center of Tomar, we’ll find the country’s best-preserved medieval synagogue, that was built in the fourteen-hundreds. Tomar is also the perfect spot for a traditional local lunch. Finaly, we’ll end this tour in the Almourol castle, that was built in the middle of the river Tejo. We will take a boat to reach the castle and enjoy the view from the tallest tower.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.55
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Historic Tour: Order of the Templars in Tomar and Almorol from Lisbon

Historic Tour: Order of the Templars in Tomar and Almorol from Lisbon

Discover the secret history of the Knights Templar in Portugal on a small group tour from Lisbon to the cities of Constancia and Tomar. You will learn the history of the Templars by exploring Almourol Castle, the Convent of Christ and other fascinating sites of the Knights Templar that offer a unique perspective on the order of Christian knights. Discover the secret history of the Templars Knights in Portugal on a small group tour from Lisbon to the cities of Constancia and Tomar. You will learn the history of the Templars by exploring Almourol Castle, the Convent of Christ and other fascinating sites of the Templars Knights that offer a unique perspective on the order of Christian knights.
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  • 8 hours
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$105.15
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$105.15
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Knights Templar – Tomar, Almourol and Dornes - Private Tour from Lisbon

Knights Templar – Tomar, Almourol and Dornes - Private Tour from Lisbon

Get the inside scoop on one of Portugal's best-kept secrets: the Knights Templar. On this full-day private tour, visit sites such as the city of Tomar, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Convent of Christ, and Almourol Castle. This private tour ensures personalized attention for your group of up to eight people, a flexible itinerary, round-trip transportation from your centrally located Lisbon hotel, cruise terminal, or airport, and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.13
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Private Tour from Lisbon to Tomar and Almourol Castle,Lunch & Monuments Included

Private Tour from Lisbon to Tomar and Almourol Castle,Lunch & Monuments Included

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Visit the Beatiful city of Tomar and Almourol Castle 9:00 AM - Come on, lets go! Hotel pick up, the journey begins! 10:30 AM - Finnaly in Tomar During the morning we will walk through the city center and visit all the important places of Tomar. 12:30 PM - Recharging Batteries For us the lunch hour is as important as the visit to a monument, because the flavors of a region are linked to the way of life of the inhabitants of the region. 2:30 PM - Tomar, What’s missing Visit some important historical places not in the city center 3:30 PM - Bye bye Tomar On our way to Lisbon, but still on place to go 4:00 PM - The pearl of Tagus River We will reach Almourol Castel by boat and climb the castle walls to the top and experience the magnificent view. 5:30 PM - What a perfect day Back to Lisbon, already missing the nature and relaxing places visited during the day 7:00 PM - See you next time Back to your hotel, the rest is deserved
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$167.17
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$167.17

The Templar Castles Route

The Templar Castles Route

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Go back in time and learn about the history of the Knights Templar in Portugal on this Templar castles experience. Meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Lisbon and then set off on a coach bus for a scenic and educational journey through Portugal. Explore a series of astounding castles that were significant to the Knights Templar. See the medieval Almourol Castle, Castle of Tomar and the UNESCO World Heritage Convent of Christ of Tomar. Enjoy lunch at a medieval-themed ‘taverna,’ then continue Castelo de Bode Dam. Your tour ends back at your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$272.15
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$272.15
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Tomar and Almourol all day

Tomar and Almourol all day

This is the tour that will lead you through the 14th century and beyond, templar's reappearance and worldwide conquests, after their persecution for eradication, ordered by Pope Clement V and Filipe 4th of France. Impressively it also shows the never told importance of Portugal for the foundation of the new world. After all, Portugal was the first world global superpower, and the today's USA carries on, following on that path and rank. No other tour, for sure, can clarify you, about the forgotten history of those people who created the nowadays most powerful worlds economy and country. The group of extraordinary monastic knights, before being it officially, already were, as a prototype, in a new country to be, forged by the cross to receive and save, from Jerusalem, in a safe port, the Holy Grail. Discover how and why there was the need to recreate the Holy Land in the western most point of Europe, facing the new world.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$166.07
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$166.07
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Private Tour Tomar - Knights Templar route

Private Tour Tomar - Knights Templar route

Tomar A region occupied by men since a long time Visit The Convent of Christ in Tomar, belongs to the Knights Templar Visit Tomar Castle the construction began in 1160, by the hand of the Templars Visit Almourol Castle, situated on a small island that was already inhabited at the time of the Roman occupation of the peninsula
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.48
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$216.48
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Knights Templar Private Tour

Knights Templar Private Tour

From the pick up in your hotel, our expert guide will tell you all the details of this enigmatic and fascinating history of the Knights Templar. On a private car or Van just you and your family will enjoy this customized private tour, where you will have a guide that also drives and can tell you the best restaurants and curiosities of the Templar and also Portugal. We make a difference by the comfort we give, flexibility and the customizing, because for us every client has different needs. So come and have a wonderful day with hurries, leave all the details for us.
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  • 9 hours
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$197.92
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$197.92
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