Tour :
8H - All Day
Pickup Hour:
Local Pickup :
Hotel or Apartment in Lisbon
Minimum People:
Included :
Guided tour inside the monuments (*)
Not Included :
Meals and entrance to Monuments
The Guide Speaks :
Price per Person
4 or More People
Per Person

About Tomar - Route Templars

The Templars had an important role in all the great times and battles in Portugal since the country's foundation with D. Afonso Henriques till the Portuguese Discoveries. The headquarters of the Templars and, later, the "Order of Christ" was installed in Tomar making it in this Templar capital of Portugal and Spain and one of the most important in the medieval world. Almourol Castle and Tomar are perfect examples to understand the Mystic Knights Templar, both men Knights, Warriors and Monks.

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Programme Tour Tomar Route Templars


Tomar - A region occupied by men since a long time, with the Nabão beautiful valley remains that recede to the Palaeolithic period. In place of the current take has already existed the Roman cities of "Nabantia" and "Sellium". Conquered from the Moors in 1147 by the first Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques, was then donated to the Templars in 1159.

  • Stop for photos
Palacio Queluz Sintra

The Convent of Christ in Tomar, belongs to the Knights Templar. Founded in 1162 by the Grand Master of the Templars, Dom Gualdim Pais, the Christ Convent still retains memories of these knights monks and the heirs of his office, the Order of Christ, which made this building its headquarters. Heritage, UNESCO

  • Scheduled to visit the monument (*)

The construction of Tomar Castle began in 1160, by the hand of the Templars, part of a line of defense against Muslim advances. This objective would be proved and 1190, with an attack of the forces of Morocco emir, in which take not only withstood the siege as they inflicted heavy casualties, through one of the doors of the castle to be called Blood Gate.

  • Scheduled to visit the monument (*)


Almourol Castle, situated on a small island that was already inhabited at the time of the Roman occupation of the peninsula, from the eighth century, it was occupied by the Muslims, who have conquered the Visigoths. Within the Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, Almourol was conquered by D. Afonso Henriques, in 1129, that gave the Temple Order

  • Scheduled to visit the monument (*)

This order is responsible for the reconstruction of the castle, giving it the characteristics of the Templar fortifications. The existing inscription over the main gate, points to its completion in 1171. With the extinction of the Knights Templar in 1311, D. Dinis gave the castle to the Order of Christ.

  • Stop for photos


Ourem is a Portuguese city in the district of Santarém, in the Centre region, is a thriving city, old - has a castle - and modern, with large avenues. There lies the Castle of Ourem, dated imprecise foundation, but certainly very old because in 1178 there was already talk of a castle with triangular plant.

  • Stop for photos

The Castle of Ourem, as well as the region where it operates, will have passed to the Kingdom of Portugal, in the reign of D. Afonso Henriques, but are not known dates or the circumstances of its making the Moors. It is believed that this place has been inhabited since prehistoric times, passing by the Romans and Visigoths to the Muslim invasion, which have given rise to the primitive fortification Ourem, designated location to time, Abdegas.

  • Scheduled to visit the monument (*)

(*) The guides accompany the visit inside the monuments since they can park the car in Safety

Reasons to make tour Tomar Route of the Templars

Knowing the history of the Templars in Portugal

Extinct for almost 700 years, the Temple is almost an urban myth, made even more attractive by Dan Brown in The Da Vinci Code 0. Authentic saints who gave their lives to save a Machiavellian Pope the Holy Grail, by members of a secret society, capable of the most barbaric acts to raise money and power

Visite 3 Castles

Knowing and Visit 2 Typical Castles Order Templar : Castle Tomar and Almourol Castle. Also visited the Ourem castle conquered by D. Afonso Henriques first King of Portugal


It was conquered from the Moors by D. Afonso Henriques in 1147 after being donated by the King to the Templars in 1159

Visit the Monuments of Tomar

Knowing the Convent of Christ, Church of S. João Baptista and the Aqueduct

Additional information

  • All Tours are Full day Tour. We do not make hurry Tours. We give you time to make a quiet and unhurried tour

  • We try not to mix different languages in the same Vehicle. It will be more productive for you and less tiring for the Guide. However, in exceptional cases the Tour can be done in more than one language

  • The Tours schedule and routes are Flexible. The most important thing is we provide we a wonderful day and and respond to the wishes of tourists

  • Prices Monuments Fees are not included in the Tour value so that the tourists can decide whether or not they would like to visit some of the monuments.

  • it´s a free Tour for Children up to 2 years. Children from 3 to 6 years pay 50%

  • The tours are made in Vans with 8 places with a guide. When the group consists of more than 8 people will be Disclosed two vans and two guides. In case of need or unavailable Vans 8 places, we use vehicles with greater capacity.
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  • Is scheduled time for the visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Torre de Belem, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Castelo São Jorge, Cristo Rei, Lisbon Cathedral e Elevator Santa Justa. On the other monuments we stop for photos.

  • In order not to harm the Tour program we give you the necessary and sufficient time to have a quiet visit to the interior of Monuments.

  • The Time Management to visit the Monuments, Stop for photos and lunch time is made by the guide which will take into account the Tour Programme and the interest expressed by tourists.

  • We have no deal with restaurants. We only recommend the restaurant where you can have lunch. The Choice is Yours

  • Entry prices per person in Monuments - The visit is Optional
    - Price Castle Almourol : 2€
    - Price Castle Ourem : 3€
    - Price Christ Convent : 6€

Videos Tour Tomar - Route of the Templars


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