Knights Templar Route

The visit will lead us through magnificent castles and surrounding landscapes, revealing some of its secrets, long kept within its thick walls. We will accompany you to the route of the ancient Templar Knights, who once dreamed of questioning the feudal system and papal hegemony.

You will get to see and feel:

We will travel to Vila Nova da Barquinha. Set in a small rugged island in the middle course of the river Tagus there´s a castle that is one of the most emblematic and scenographic military medieval monuments of the Reconquista (Christian Reconquer), being simultaneously one of the best that evokes the memory of the Templars in our country.

Then, you will travel to Dornes. Situated in an inlet of Castelo de Bode water reservoir, Dornes is one of the most interesting towns of the central region of Portugal. There are several reasons for that: location, views, picturesque houses, legends and traditions related to it.

After  a fantastic lunch on a regional restaurant with homemade food, you will travel until the Templar city of Tomar where we will visit the fabulous Convent of Christ, Unesco World Heritage Site, the castle of Tomar, the mystique Charola (XII century Templar church), supposedly modeled on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the famous Manueline Window and the largest monastic complex in Portugal.

Finish your day in a perfect way by visiting one of the most remarkable Portuguese monuments. Originally designed as a monument symbolizing the Christian Reconquest against the Moors, finally came to symbolize just the opposite, during the Manueline period: the opening up of Portugal to other civilizations.

 

This itinerary includes:

Transportation on luxury Mercedes sedan or Minivan from and to the meeting point, Driver/ History Heritage certified guide,  Monument entrances, City Tours, Personal accident insurance, Taxes.

On the 2 days itineraries, the transfer from Lisbon to the airport is free of charge. On the 3 days itineraries, the transfer from the airport to Lisbon and from Lisbon to the airport is free of charge (applicable conditions for groups between 2 and 7 people and only for the transfers to and from the airport).

 

This itinerary DOESN’T include:

Private Tours, Meals and Other personal expenses.

Terms and Conditions
Many of The Best Portugal animation activities are conducted on open air. Thus, while always be mindful of weather conditions. We have to bear in mind that sometimes unpredictable weather phenomena do occur during a tour. In such cases The Best Portugal won´t be held responsible for that and those reasons will never be considered as reasonable for any refund.

Tours will leave according to times stated on itineraries and will not wait for “latecomers”. We accept no responsibility for passengers failing to be at designated pick up points at designated times, no refund is provided for passengers failing to meet our tour at designated times.

We reserve the right to alter any part of the itinerary due to the fact that they are subject to supplier availability at the time of booking. Should it be necessary to alter an itinerary, a supplier of equal value and quality shall be chosen. The client shall be notified in writing of any changes made to an itinerary.

We reserve the right to use alternate vehicles and operators.

Tour arrangements are intended for persons of reasonably good health and without physical disabilities which would create a hazard either for the passenger or other passengers. The Best Portugal, reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour participant should such person’s health or mental condition impede the operation of the tour.

Smoking is not permitted on our vehicles or inside winery buildings.

We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen property.

x 2 170,00€

x 4 160,00€

x 7 150,00€

Price per person

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