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 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.
More info about Lisbon:
Lisbon is Portugal’s coastal capital, also known as ‘the city of seven hills’. This is actually inaccurate, as Lisbon is sitting on eight hills (the eighth one being the tallest – Graça). But, don’t worry, a discrepancy in number of hills will definitely not affect your visit to this wonderful city.
More info about Portugal:
Portugal is a small European country on the Atlantic Ocean, sharing Iberian Peninsula with Spain. The country’s position at the sea has shaped its past and present and will inevitably shape its future. Portugal was major maritime power during 16th to 19th century and this has left deep impact into its culture and history.