Departure: 09h00 a.m. We will pick you up at your Hotel and we will discover the Route of the Portuguese Knights Templars. The Knight Templar were settled in Portugal in the 12th century to help the first Portuguese kings in the Christian Reconquest and to continue the Crusades. These Templars had an important role in all the great times and battles in Portugal since the country’s foundation till the Portuguese Discoveries.
Departing from Lisbon, we will visit the Almourol Castle. It is a massive medieval fortress, one of the Europe´s emblematic monuments, located on a small rocky island in the middle of the Tagus River. We will proceed onwards in the direction of the Castle and the Convent of Tomar, the Order’s own headquarters. We will also have the opportunity to visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, the matrix church of Tomar, and the Church of Santa Maria dos Olivais, a fine example of Gothic architecture. Accommodation in Tomar.