Templar Knights Day - Private minivan


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Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. This tour is great for children, they will love exploring the hidden corners in the monuments, crossing the river by boat to get to the afternoon castle and climbing the steps on this castle.
If you are bringing children and need booster seats, please insert the ages of the children and how many booster seats you will need.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



French (fluent), English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Swedish (basic), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

A daytrip to two castles built by the Templar Knights in Portugal - Tomar and Almourol

We will start our day heading to Tomar, the headquarters of the Templar Knights in Portugal. We will visit the remains of their castle and the convent created on the same site, built by the religious order that replaced the Templars.
After the visit to this monument, one of the biggest in Portugal, we will head to the city's pleasant historical center for some free time for lunch. After this we will head to Almourol, a castle built by the Templars in an island in the middle of the Tagus river for defensive purposes. If you prefer to skip the visit to the second castle, we can replace it for a visit to the historical area of Tomar after lunch, including the 14th century Synagogue.


Hotel/Pier - Tomar (Convent of Christ) - Tomar (town's center) - Synagogue OR Almourol Castle - Hotel/Pier
The order can of the visits can change according to starting times and your interest.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel or at the pier where your ship docks, at the scheduled time. I will have a sign with your name and the Tours By Locals logo on it.

End location: Your hotel or the dock where your cruiseship will be. We can also drop you off at any other place of your preference inside the city (e.g.:a restaurant, the airport, a meeting,...). If you have time restraints (e.g. the tour lasts 8 hours, but you have to be at the pier within 7 hours from starting time, please insert that information on the booking form so I can adapt the tour duration to fit your needs).

Duration: 8 hours

Under bad weather conditions, the boats to Almourol don't run.


It is a comfortable 7 seater mini-van (Seat Alhambra), with A/C and radio. It holds comfortably me + 4 adults + 2 children (the 2 back seats have less legroom than all the others).

What’s Included

My services as a professional guide
Private transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned 7 seater (me + 4 adults + 2 children in the back seats) mini-van (Seat Alhambra) with pick up and drop off in your hotel/pier

Estimated Local Cash Needed

29 Euro - Cost per person divided by each item as follows:
2,50€ - Boat trip to get to Almourol's island
6€ - entrance fee to the Convent of Christ and Templar Castle
20€ - Average cost of a lunch depending on the chosen restaurant

What’s Extra

Food, souvenirs, snacks or drinks you might want to have along the way. Entrances in monuments, museums and other attractions that are not mentioned as included.



A Recent Review of this tour

This tour exceeded our expectations--scenery, history, food, local charm, and the friendliest, sweetest and most knowledgeable guide--dear Ines!
Ed McGinn

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