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Templar River


Quest for the Knights Templar legacy


Go on a quest for the Knights Templar legacy in Tomar region. Marvel with the Convento de Cristo, one of Portugal's most unique and impressive architectural monuments, listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Tomar city, former home of the Order of The Knights Templar, a beautiful, mysterious and magical place.

Get aboard and enjoy a boat ride to discover the stunning Castle of Almourol, that sits on top of a small island in the midlle of Tagus river.

  • Climb up to the Templar castle and discover the monumental work of the Convent of Christ
  • Explore Tomar, one of Portugal's historical jewels and the last Templar town to be commissioned for construction
  • Visit the old synagogue
  • Watch the natural beauty of the confluence of Zêzere and Tejo rivers in the quaint village of Constância
  • Go on a boat ride to Almourol Castle

Meet your Around Lisbon guide and head to Tomar on a road trip that should take us about 1 hour. 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.

Descent to the city of Tomar and visit the old town passing by the old Synagogue, the oldest in Portugal. You’ll have the chance to walk around and find some of the most unique buildings in the city, as well some free time to enjoy your lunch (not included).

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.

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.

Then, take the beautiful roads that follow the Tagus river south, crossing the Ribatejo plains and passing by Golegã (horse riding capital of Portugal) and Santarém (gothic capital of Portugal), before taking the return route back to Lisbon.


1-2 Persons - 350€ | 3-4 Persons - 420€ | 5-6 Persons - 480€ | 7-8 Persons - 540€

Prices per group in Euros 



80€ (with a minimum of 3 participants)

Prices per person in Euros 

 Hotel pickup and drop-off

Around Lisbon expert guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Wi-Fi on board the minivan

Complimentary bottle of water

Entrance ticket to Convento de Cristo

Boat ride and entrance ticket to Almourol Castle

Accident and liability insurance




Food and Drinks

Other extras not mentioned


  EVERYDAY, except Mondays.



  Tuesdays and Thursdays.


 PRIVATE TOUR: English, French or Portuguese



  • Departure point: your centrally located Lisbon hotel
  • Departure time 9h30am (exact pickup time will be confirmed within 48h prior to the tour)
  • Duration 8 hours (approximately)
  • Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

Mathladyca [February 2020]

This tour sounded so different than the usual mass tourist site of Sintra. I had some knowledge of the Knights Templar. After some research I found "Around LIsbon" and signed up for the tour. It was a pleasant and welcome surprise that I was the only one on the tour. The guide and his Scottish intern were the other two people. Thanks Around Lisbon for not cancelling. Classy company.
The guide ( and I apologize that I have forgotten his name) was a wealth of knowledge. Even learned about eucalyptus trees. The Convento is a marvelous heritage structure. The small chapel was impressive and the architectural details of the complex worth a visit especially within the history of the Knights.
Tomar is a small but interesting town. Wish we had more time. Shops closed for " lunch" is not tourist friendly.
Almoural Castle island was a step back to the history of the area that needs to be promoted more as a day destination from Lisbon.

DeAnn, T [December 2019]

I can’t say enough about this tour company and the quality tour guides they hire. We changed our minds at the last minute from a day to Fatima to the Castle in Tomar. They accommodated at the last minute and made sure our tour guide João was on board. João was an incredible historian and we learned so much history in one day. The Castle in Tomar was glorious and lunch in the quaint city was delicious. It felt like such a relief to put trust into a tour company and not feel taken advantage of or slighted. The tour was an all day event and worth every penny. Felt like a college history class but without the boring lecture! We loved every minute of this tour and João was a superb guide.

Shiangmay [August 2019]

As a solo traveller in Portugal using solely public transport, it was difficult finding affordable group tours that would allow me to explore the more remote towns efficiently. This Tomar/Almoural day tour was absolutely wonderful...there were 3 of us (all solo travellers) and we were picked up at our various accomodations and dropped off as well at the end of the day. The places we visited were magical especially the Convent of Christ. And our guide/driver was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended

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