What to do in Lisbon? Enjoy a scenic day trip from Lisbon to Tomar and Almourol Castle, following the trail of the Knights Templar.
- 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
After meeting your guide we’ll head out from your hotel and begin our day trip from Lisbon to Tomar on a scenic journey that should take us about 1 hour.
Upon arrival, 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 as 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 confluence 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.
Top attractions in Lisbon
Here are some top attractions in Lisbon you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Lisbon worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
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Lisbon and Portugal travel guides
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Top hotels in Lisbon
Lisbon has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
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Cheap flights and hotels discounts for Lisbon
The peak season for flights to Lisbon is January, March and December. The low season for purchasing tickets is June, July and August.
Lisbon is served by Lisbon Portela Airport. Direct flights to Lisbon are offered by 52 airlines. Most flights are with TAP Portugal. Direct flights from Lisbon, United States are airlines: American Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Canada, TAP Portugal and KLM from New York, Miami, Washington, Boston and Philadelphia.
Lisbon and Portugal attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Lisbon and Portugal.