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Tomar
Tomar may seem like a simple riverfront town, but it packs a strong historical punch. Set on the banks of the Nabão River, this small city is home to the impressive Castle of Tomar and the Convent of Christ, a 12th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former medieval headquarters of the Knights Templar. 

The Basics
Located just two hours from Lisbon, Tomar is an ideal day trip destination from Portugal’s capital. Stroll through the city’s stone streets on your own, or opt for a guided tour to learn about Tomar’s storied past. A typical full-day excursion delves into the history of the Knights Templar, stopping at Tomar Castle, Almourol Castle, and Obidos Castle. Some Tomar tours also include a stop in Fátima to visit the Sanctuary of Fátima, an important Catholic pilgrimage site. Other tours visit Tomar along with Mafra, where the star attraction is the magnificent Mafra National Palace; Coimbra, which has one of the oldest universities in the world; or Alcobaça, with its UNESCO-listed monastery.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tomar is a must-see for history lovers. 
  • Due to its small size, Tomar’s historic center is easy traverse on foot.
  • Wear comfortable shoes—the town is full of cobblestone streets and steep lanes. 
  • Some parts of the Convent of Christ are wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
Tomar is located in central Portugal, roughly two hours from both Lisbon and Porto. Trains connect Tomar to Lisbon’s Santa Apolonia and Oriente train stations, and it’s also possible to arrive by private transport or guided tour. 

When to Get There
Summer (particularly July and August) is the most popular time to visit, when Tomar can get very busy. To avoid crowds, opt for a private tour or arrive early in the morning. 
 
The Architecture of the Convent of Christ
The vast Convent of Christ showcases a mix of Gothic, Romanesque, and Renaissance architecture, including some unique Manueline characteristics influenced by the Portuguese Age of Discovery. This mix of styles is one of the reasons why the convent is so impressive—centuries of Portuguese styles and influences can be viewed in a single monument.
Address: Tomar, Central Portugal, Portugal
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$184.16
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$184.16
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.80
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$160.80
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Tomar & Obidos The Roman Legacy Villages World Heritage Tour

Tomar & Obidos The Roman Legacy Villages World Heritage Tour

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A Perfect Way to Travel from Lisbon with a Private Local Guide in a luxury air-conditioning vehicle to Explore the Roman Legacy Villages and World heritage sites in a Private Tour. To ensure your safety and health. This Private Tour is performed by a company certified as "clean and safe" by the National Tourism Authority of Portugal. Visit three of the UNESCO´S World Heritage Monuments and Villages of Portugal. Enjoy a wonderful adventure that will take you to the Obidos Village and its incredible medieval atmosphere. Visit Tomar Village and The Castle. Get to know The Roman Legacy Secrets around Tomar. Enjoy The Knight Templar Order Legacy Monument, The Convent Of Christ. Visit The Old and Historical Fishing  Village of Nazare with its breathtaking views. Take a walk in The Monastery of Batalha, a sign of Gothic and Manueline architecture style. Travel through the Old World Time. Enrich your time and Knowledge about Portugal with our Guiding Experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$210.56
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$210.56
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Full-Day Private Tomar, Knights Templar and Castles Tour

Full-Day Private Tomar, Knights Templar and Castles Tour

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Discover the historic legacy and medieval monuments of Tomar on this private full-day tour from Lisbon. Marvel at the magnificent Convent of the Knights Templar, a UNESCO World Heritage site; visit the grand ruins of Tomar Castle, Mourol Castle, and Ourem Castle; and learn all about King Afonso Henriques and the Knights Templar.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.06
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$227.06
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.57
$92.08
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$92.08
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Tomar & the Knights Templar, Private Tour, Full Day

Tomar & the Knights Templar, Private Tour, Full Day

Do good by supporting this local, rural community as you journey back in time. You will visit astonishing medieval Almourol Castle, set on a small island in the River Tagus. Then it’s on to the 12th century Knights Templar city of Tomar. Here you will eat in am authentic medieval tavern, explore the streets of the city and discover lots more history of the Knights Templar and the Order of Christ and the awesome and vast complex of Convent of Christ. Highlights - Do good by supporting this local, rural community - Visit a castle on the water via a relaxing boat ride - Learn 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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$208.72
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$208.72
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Fátima Tomar Batalha Alcobaça Private Tour With a Local Full Day From Lisbon

Fátima Tomar Batalha Alcobaça Private Tour With a Local Full Day From Lisbon

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Looking to discover Portugal in a different way, without stress and with all your day planed? Look no more. We do private tours around this lovely region of Portugal (we are locals) from Lisbon up to Fátima, Tomar, Batalha, Alcobaça, and more, and we will be with you all day. All our tours can be customised. Just drop us a message and we can plan our day together. We will make your day special and unique with this tour starting and ending in Lisbon.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$239.41
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$239.41
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Full Day Tour - Templar Route (Almourol & Tomar)

Full Day Tour - Templar Route (Almourol & Tomar)

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The day begins with a visit to one of the most emblematic castles in Portugal: Almourol Castle, which is built on an island in the middle of the Tagus River and was part of the defensive line used by the Templars. We will then head towards Tomar, home of the Templar Order of Portugal, where we will take a short walk through its historic center before lunch break. After lunch, visit the monumental Convent of Christ, considered the ultimate exponent of the Templar presence in Portugal. Finally, be dazzled by the fascinating Pegões Aqueduct, a work designed to supply the Convent with water.
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  • 8 hours
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$161.46
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$161.46
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Knight Templars Private Day Tour FROM LISBON - Almourol Castle and Tomar

Knight Templars Private Day Tour FROM LISBON - Almourol Castle and Tomar

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This is the perfect tour to know some more about Portugal, on a very special private day tour north of Lisbon (approx 1h+ driving distance). In one day we will be covering one of the most beautiful villages in Portugal, Tomar, north of Lisbon, famous for hosting the Knight Templars Order (Convent of Christ and Castle of Tomar), and also Almourol Castle, built in the middle of the Tejo River more than 1000 years ago. Highlights: • Private Tour Service: Only For You • North of Lisbon Historical Area of Tomar and Almourol • Almourol Castle (in the middle of the river – Subj. to availability over winter period due weather) • Tomar Old Village and narrow streets • Tomar Convent of Christ and Castle • Tomar Jewish Quarter • Tomar Synagogue (Oldest Medieval Synagogue in Portugal - Currenty closed for renovation) • And much more, tailored/adjusted with your private guide!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$233.27
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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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$214.86
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Mira de Aire Caves, Almourol and Tomar Castles - Private Tour

Mira de Aire Caves, Almourol and Tomar Castles - Private Tour

- Visit one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal - Mira de Aire Caves - Visit Almourol Castle and Tomar Castle - The Knight Templars Route - Relax and enjoy a flexible private tour in a luxury Mercedes Van exclusively for you - Away from buses and crowds - Full assistance from a professional guide that will be always available to attend your needs
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.10
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$191.10
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Tomar Convent of Christ and Fátima Sanctuary Private Day Tour

Tomar Convent of Christ and Fátima Sanctuary Private Day Tour

From the fortification of the Knights Templar and headquarters of the Order of Christ, through to being a convent and residence of nobles, the main chapters of Portuguese history from the 12th to the 19th Century are represented in the architecture of the monumental complex of Tomar. Our tour takes us through the great moments of the history of Portugal, from the founding of the Kingdom, through to the Discoveries, the Golden Age of Brazil and the Liberalism of the 19th Century. Leaving Tomar we'll visit the Sanctuary of Fátima where we reserve free time to visit the Shrine before returning Lisbon
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$226.13
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$226.13
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Tomar and Obidos Medieval Villages World Heritage Tour

Tomar and Obidos Medieval Villages World Heritage Tour

A Perfect Way to Travel from Lisbon with a Local Guide in a luxury air-conditioning vehicle to Explore the Roman Legacy Villages and World heritage sites in a Private Deluxe Tour. Visit Four of the UNESCO´S World Heritage Monuments and Villages of Portugal. Enjoy a wonderful adventure that will take you to the Obidos Village and its incredible medieval atmosphere. Visit Tomar Village and The Castle. Enjoy The Knight Templar Order Legacy Monument, The Convent Of Christ. Visit The Alcobaca Monastery , one of the oldest world Monasteries. Take a walk in The Monastery of Batalha, a sign of Gothic and Manueline architecture style. Travel through the Old World Time. Enrich your time and Knowledge about Portugal with our Guiding Experience.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.58
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$202.58
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Half Day Tour of the Templars in Tomar

Half Day Tour of the Templars in Tomar

This tour is a fantastic trip to the history of Portugal, its origin and the military and religious orders that contributed to the construction of Portugal. During this tour you will have the opportunity to visit the headquarters of the Order of the Templars in Portugal, located in the city of Tomar, which materializes in the Castle of the Templars and in the Convent of Christ, to know all the mystics associated with this Military and Religious Order. Visit the Pantheon of the Order of the Templars which is located in the Church of Santa Maria dos Olivais, today we can see the tombstone of D. Gualdim Paes - 3rd Grand Master of the Order of the Templars in Portugal.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.35
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$202.35
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Alcobaça Batalha Fátima Tomar Private Tour Full Day With a Local From Nazaré

Alcobaça Batalha Fátima Tomar Private Tour Full Day With a Local From Nazaré

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Looking to discover Portugal in a different way, without stress and with all your day planed? Look no more. We do private tours around this lovely region of Portugal (we are locals) from Nazaré or other local city up to Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré, Óbidos and more, and we will be with you all day. All our tours can be customised. Just drop us a message and we can plan our day together. We will make your day special and unique with this tour starting and ending this west center region.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.19
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$141.19
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Tomar, Batalha and Alcobaça - UNESCO private day tour

Tomar, Batalha and Alcobaça - UNESCO private day tour

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Visit 3 monuments classified by UNESCO as world heritage, and through them, know the Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance architecture, as well as the history and legends of the creation of Portugal in the XII century, until its affirmation, in the Battle of Aljubarrota, in the century XIV.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$193.00
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$193.00
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Tomar city tour, Templarios route

Tomar city tour, Templarios route

An unforgettable trip. Feel like a true Templar knight and discover all the history and heritage. Perhaps you will discover the Holy Grail on this trip
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$251.25
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$251.25
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Knights Templar Tour - Private Tour

Knights Templar Tour - Private Tour

Learn about the legends of the Knights Templar on this action-packed day tour from Lisbon. You’ll save hours researching the history of the Knights Templar by having a full itinerary organized from you. A guide will enrich your experience by telling you about how these warrior monks lived. You’ll visit two villages— Constância and Tomar, where you’ll visit UNESCO-listed Tomar Convent, and Almourol Castle.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$184.16
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$184.16
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Sanctuary of Fatima and Convent of Christ

Sanctuary of Fatima and Convent of Christ

Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, one of the world’s most popular pilgrimage destinations for the Catholic faithful. Explore Portugal on a full-day, multi-city tour that takes you to some of its most popular medieval and 20th-century architectural and religious marvels.Next up on your tour is the Convent of Christ. The entrance of the convent is made through a portico, an authentic sculpture by João and Diogo de Castilho. This Convent crosses times and artistic languages that travel through Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Renaissance, Baroque, and has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1983.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.33
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$147.33
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Medieval Knights Templar and Alcobaça Private Day Trip from Lisbon

Medieval Knights Templar and Alcobaça Private Day Trip from Lisbon

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Visit two of Portugal’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Convento da Ordem de Cristo and the Monastery of Alcobaca, on a full-day, private tour from Lisbon. You’ll learn about the legendary Knights Templar and explore religious architecture that stretches back to the 12th century, with an experienced guide to lead the way. This 8-hour UNESCO tour from Lisbon includes pickup and drop-off at your accommodations in Lisbon, and all transport by climate-controlled minivan.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.75
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$220.75
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Full Day Private 8-hour tour: Knight Templars from Lisbon Hotel pick up

Full Day Private 8-hour tour: Knight Templars from Lisbon Hotel pick up

Enjoy this private 8 hour tour of the Knights Templars from Lisbon. This tour is proposed with a private vehicle with chauffeur and a private separate tour guide. The pick up will be from your hotel in city centre of Lisbon. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$588.09
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$588.09
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