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Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour

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Lisbon, Portugal
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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.
  • Private 8-hour tour of Tomar and Almourol from Lisbon
  • Ideal for history enthusiasts
  • Delve into the history of the Knights Templar at the Castle of Tomar and the Convent of Christ
  • Explore the historic town of Tomar, home to Portugal's oldest synagogue
  • Take a boat to Almourol Castle island
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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Live commentary on board
Local guide
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We'll pick you up at your Hotel or Apartment, or even the Port or the Airport.
Please note that you may need to join us at a nearby meeting point, in some areas of the city where we can't reach your address.

Please contact our team previously to assure all necessary arrangements.


Airports

  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal


Ports

  • Lisbon Portela Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisboa, Portugal


Departure Time

9:00 AM
Your excursion begins with pickup from your Lisbon accommodation, where you’ll board a private, air-conditioned vehicle and greet your guide. During the 1-hour journey to Tomar, your guide brings the history of the Order of the Knights Templar to life.

Your first stops are the Castle of Templar and the UNESCO-listed Convent of Christ, the medieval headquarters of the Knights Templar. From the hilltop perch of the convent, you’ll descend to historic Old Town of Tomar, where you’ll visit the oldest synagogue in Portugal.

Following free time in which to purchase lunch at your own expense, you’ll proceed to Constância, which plays host to the former home of renowned Portuguese poet, Luis de Camões.

Absorb panoramic views of the Zêzere and Tejo rivers and then enjoy a short boat ride on the Tagus River to Almourol Castle island, where you’ll have more free time to explore.

Your tour culminates by following a route that traverses the Ribatejo plains and passes Santarém, replete with Gothic architecture. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Lisbon accommodation.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Lisbon
Meet your Around Lisbon guide at your Hotel or Apartment and head to Tomar, on a road trip that should take about 1 hour.
Stop At:  
Castelo de Tomar
When there, we will go directly to the Templar Castle and the Convento de Cristo Monastery and get amazed by this magnificent monument filled with history.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Convento de Cristo
Learn about the History and symbology of the Templars in Portugal, with the help of your expert guide.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tomar
Descent to the city of Tomar and take some free time to walk around and find some of the most unique buildings in the city, and enjoy your lunch (not included).
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Synagogue of Tomar
Visit the old town passing by the old Synagogue, the oldest in Portugal.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Constancia
Leaving Tomar, we’ll head on to Constância, where Luís de Camões - the most famous Portuguese poet - is said to have lived. There, enjoy the magnificent views of the onfluence of Zêzere and Tejo rivers.
Stop At:  
Castelo de Almourol
Take a small boat ride in the Tagus River calm waters up to the unique Almourol Castle island, where you’ll have some more free time to explore.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Golega
Then, take the beautiful roads that follow the Tagus River south, crossing the Ribatejo plains and passing by Golegã (horse riding capital of Portugal).
Pass By:  
Santarem
Pass by Santarém (gothic capital of Portugal), before taking the return route back to Lisbon.
Pass By:  
Lisbon District
Return to Lisbon by the end of the day, and be dropped off at your Hotel or apartment.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Around Lisbon

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour.

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CJ_K
, Feb 2020
What an amazing adventure. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared great insight and kept checking to make sure she was meeting our needs. She booked us at a great place for lunch in Tomar. All around highly recommend!
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Highlight of our trip. Pedro was...
Judith W
, Jan 2018
Highlight of our trip. Pedro was knowledgeable and personable tailoring the tour to our interests. Ask for Pedro. His knowledge of Templar and European history makes the day pass so quickly.
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