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Medieval Knights Templar and Alcobaça Private Day Trip from Lisbon provided by Selection Tours

Medieval Knights Templar and Alcobaça Private Day Trip from Lisbon

Medieval Knights Templar and Alcobaça Private Day Trip from Lisbon
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from $219.22 per adult (price varies by group size)
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from $219.22 per adult (price varies by group size)
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Last updated: Jun 16, 2020
A note from Medieval Knights Templar and Alcobaça Private Day Trip from Lisbon
Tour Company with the Clean & Safe seal of Turismo de Portugal, Establishment complying with Health Measures.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Meet a driver at your Lisbon hotel or the cruise port for a morning departure—the exact meeting time can be tailored to your schedule and preferences. Begin the 86 mile (139 km.) trip from Lisbon to Tomar, a picturesque city that was once the seat of the Order of the Knights Templar. The first stop of the day is the Convento da Ordem de Cristo, or Convent of the Order of Christ, which was founded in 1118. Learn the story of the Knights Templar as you explore the spectacular convent, which combines a range of architectural styles to dramatic effect. Pause for lunch in Tomar, then continue to Alcobaca, at 41-mile (67-km) drive towards the coast. In Alcobaca, you’ll have the afternoon to explore the Monastery of Alcobaca, which was founded by King Alfonso I in the 12th century. See the tomb of King Pedro I of Portugal alongside that of his murdered lover, Ines de Castro, and take in the intricate detail work of the Cistercian Gothic landmark. Following your time at the Monastery of Alcobaca, begin the 75-mile (122-km) return trip to Lisbon, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8413P14
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
At your hotel in Lisbon / Cascais Lisbon Cruise Ship Terminal
Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal
Ports:
Lisbon Cruise Ship Terminal
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
At your hotel in Lisbon / Cascais Lisbon Cruise Ship Terminal
Lisbon, Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal
Ports:
Lisbon Cruise Ship Terminal
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
Tour Company with the Clean & Safe seal of Turismo de Portugal, Establishment complying with Health Measures.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Lisbon
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Convento de Cristo
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Charola
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Castelo de Tomar
  • 3
    Monastery of Alcobaca
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Alcobaca
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Castle of Alcobaca
  • You'll end at
    Lisbon
    See Important Information for details
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Kristina K
Austin, TX15 contributions
Off the beaten path and worth every penny!!
Oct 2018
I have been in many medieval churches but never any like the ones in Tomar and Alcobaca. The space is majestic without the traditional gothic architecture. Oddly, I had the same feeling in these churches that I get when in the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Awe insipring beauty. They both date from the 12th century and the monastery in Tomar demonstrates the latest technology for the time and was never successfully invaded. Our guide, Filipe, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about history. He took us to Antonio Padeiro in Alcobaca for lunch. We had an amazing meal. Skip breakfast if you are going there. They start with an appetizer plate that could have been enough to satisfy me followed by the main course. Desserts were beautiful so save some room. This is a top quality, white tablecloth establishment with insanely reasonable prices. It is easy to have a main course for 10 Euros. The nicest thing about this tour is the lack of tourists so you get a real sense of history and Portugal. The transportation was also a roomy Mercedes (my husband is 6’5”) so that was a welcome surprise in Europe. Definitely a day to remember.
Written November 1, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Selection Tours
DespotVW
DespotVW
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Flexible and Responsive
SelectionTours was responsive and flexible in providing safe/clean tours even during Covid times. Would recommend.
PeaHead72
PeaHead72
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Excellent and knowledgeable guide - Anna
This was our first visit to Portugal and my wife suggested we visit Lisbon and also this 1 day tour, which i must s
Melissa329
Melissa329
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A day of Portuguese history
My friends and I joined John, our guide, on a tour of Fatima and Obidos. We substituted a historic monastery for Na
0rossm
0rossm
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Book a Selection Small group tour!
Great tour with Selection tours! Phillip was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. He took time to stop for great
594annemariew
594annemariew
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A very pleasant day!
My husband and I had a very pleasant day with our host Ana Margarida. Much more than a "guide", she took very good
drewh111
drewh111
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Fun visit to Sintra and Cascais
This was a beautifully organized and run tour. Our tourguide, Pedro, was delightful, extremely knowledgeable, kind
johnaI3625HP
johnaI3625HP
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Wonderful Day
It started cloudy, but we had a great sunny experience, Joao our guide was super knowledgeable of all events in Sin
hr421
hr421
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Excellent guide
Rui was excellent! Very kknowledgeable. There was only me and my wife. Many companies would have cancelled the tri
Fionaclp
Fionaclp
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Day tour Sintra , Roca Cape and Cacais
We had a fantastic time in these beautiful destinations. The view, food and wine were perfect and we would definit
Go506698
Go506698
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Nice day in 21 november 2019
We are the first time in Portugal. We went this tour only two persons, but our guide Pedro was very kind, give info
dan8643
dan8643
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Great way to end our Portugal trip
Our guide met us at the Hard Rock Cafe. During the ride, he talked to us about Portugese history and what we would
Stephen C
Stephen C
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Rui - (RRR)
Had a great tour of Lisbon’s hidden gems and idiosyncrasies that only a local born guide can show and explain. Rui
Coastal646955
Coastal646955
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Great Tour Guide
Ana picked me up at my Hotel, Small tour - just me and one other client, making it a very personal tour. Ana was
Monica S
Monica S
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Our excursion was more than My husband & I expected!
Our guide was fantastic, the tour as a whole was amazing. My only complaint would be that we had to wait too long
Rubi_Blue_2984
Rubi_Blue_2984
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Comprehensive tour with an amazing guide, who was very knowledgeable and friendly!
This tour is perfect if you only have a short trip planned. It is an extremely comprehensive tour, with our guide J
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