Day trip

Knights Templar Day Tour from Lisbon

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)

Knights Templar Day Tour from Lisbon

Activity provider: The Cooltours (Lisbon)

From US$ 93.45 per person

Travel to the villages of Constância and Tomar to discover the history of the Knights Templar, the holy order of warrior monks. Spend the day visiting castles and convents.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
• Pick-up at 8:00 AM - Praça da Figueira (front of Statue) or 8:15 AM - Hotel Fenix Lisboa (Marquis of Pombal) • Drop off (done in only two locations: Marquês de Pombal or Restauradores square ).
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Discover the history of the Knights Templar
  • Visit the Portugese villages of Constância and Tomar
  • Explore Almourol Castle
  • Enjoy a typical local pastry
  • See the beautiful Convent of Christ
Full description

Spend a day in the Portuguese villages of Constância and Tomar to discover the history of the Knights Templar. Your journey will begin in Lisbon.

Tomar was the Templar capital of Portugal and Spain and one of the most important in the medieval world. The main monument of the city is the Tomar Convent which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

A short distance from Tomar is the Almourol Castle. This emblematic monument was at one time controlled by the Knights Templar. 

The Almourol Castle and the city of Tomar are perfect examples to understand the mystique of the Templars, men that were simultaneously Warrior Knights and monks that lived under a rigid military discipline, but at the same time with a great rigor in the spiritual life.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at one of two locations in central Lisbon, either Restauradores or Marquês de Pombal.

  • Entrance fees to Almourol Castel and Convent of Christ
  • Convent of Christ guided visit
  • Local pastry
  • Tour guide/driver
  • Toll fees
  • Fuel
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup (depending on the option chosen)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • English, Spanish and Portuguese are available year round. French, Italian, Russian and Romanian only by request
  • Remember that more than one language may be spoken (maximum two)
  • Please note that infants and children occupy a seat, infant seats are available if advised at booking
  • Child rate applies only when accompanied by a paying adult
  • Maximum of 8 persons per vehicle
  • Please wear appropriate footwear, bring bottled water, sunscreen in summer, a jacket in winter
  • Minimum of 2 people per tour. If a tour is cancelled because of low bookings you will be offered an alternative or refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour will not be canceled for adverse weather, unless there are warnings by official organizations
  • Tour partner is not responsible for traffic congestion resulting from cultural, sport, religious events, or demonstrations. They will offer alternatives to avoid these; such as changing pickup or drop-off locations. Unfortunately, this may happen without prior notice
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 154 reviews

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Our guide was quite knowledgeable and had obviously done a lot of research on the Knights Templar and their history in Portugal. We very much enjoyed the convent and the church visit, and she gave us a lot of information about the history of the area as well as the Knights. She was very enthusiastic and quite personable, making our experience quite pleasant. We also had enough time to interact and get to know the other guests - it was a small group and we shared experiences with each other. She took us to a nice restaurant with very good food at the end of the tour. The only downside is that it takes about 1.5 hours there and back - and getting back at rush hour made for lots of traffic. But, we knew that before we booked and she kept us informed about what to expect during the ride to our first stop. If you have any interest in the Knights Templar and their history, take this tour.

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October 8, 2022

Our guide Ricky was fantastic! Not all venues were available to walk through or see during our tour. It was disappointing , as it was not communicated in advnce. Experienced a bit of conflict with the on-line booking vs canceling cancelation guidelines. Things were resolved accordingly. Bad brakes in the van, made it a bit uncomfortable.

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July 12, 2022

Loved the whole trip. If you are interested in History, this trip is for you then. Not only about the Knights Templars but about Portugal in general. The convent of Christ is unforgettable. You get to see a different part of Portugal, much more authentic and quiet. Rici is an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable. I never felt being overloaded with information. He got the right balance. Highly recommend it and the lunch in the restaurant in Tomar was really enjoyable.

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February 23, 2022

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