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Private Tour Tomar and Mafra Day Trip from Lisbon

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    Stop At: Convent of Christ, Igreja do Castelo Templario, Tomar 2300-322 Portugal

    We start the tour driving north to Tomar, through the agricultural lands of Ribatejo. In Tomar we visit the Convento de Cristo (Convent of Christ), originally built by the Knight Templars, and we explore its Templar castle, romanesque round, manueline church, renaissance convent and monastic enclosures (ticket included). We will learn how the Knight Templars originated the Order of Christ, and how this new order became pivotal in the Portuguese Age of Discoveries. This convent was then partly forgotten until becoming the UNESCO world heritage site of today.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Rio Nabao, Tomar Portugal

    We then head for lunch in the beautiful town of Tomar, with the beautiful Nabão river crossing the town. After hearing about the Jewish heritage in the city and explore its narrow streets full of history, we stop for free time for lunch, where you can enjoy a meal of traditional Portuguese food in one of its many restaurants (meal not included in the price).

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Terreiro Dom Joao v, Mafra 2640-492 Portugal

    After lunch, we will return to the car and head back to the town of Mafra. There, we will be amazed by the scale of the sumptuous baroque Mafra National Palace, with its 220-meter-long façade, 1200 rooms and 4700 doors and windows. We will have free time to explore it’s many rooms without missing the infirmary and the big library with its colony of bats, which protect the books from harmful insects. Learn how the palace played an important role to the end of the Portuguese monarchy. If there is time, enjoy a traditional sweet in a typical pastry shop (not included) before returning back to Lisbon.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up in any location in Lisbon (if accessible by car), Hotels and Ports included
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm
    • Driver/guide
    • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entrance Ticket to Mafra National Palace
    • Entrance Ticket to Convent of Christ in Tomar
    • Entry/Admission - Convent of Christ
    • Entry/Admission - Palacio Nacional de Mafra
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Through centuries of history, legends of templars and kings and beautiful countrysides, this well-organized tour leads to the impressive Convent of Christ and the huge palace of Mafra. I booked this tour out of interest in the history of the templars and to be able to see more
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 9h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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