Lisbon - Tomar - Ourem - Tomar (195 km)
From Lisbon, we will head for Almourol Castle, located on a small island in the Tagus River. Then, we will proceed to Tomar, the headquarters of the Knights Templar in Portugal, where we will visit the Castle, the Charola, and the Church of St. John the Baptist. After this, we will make our way to the Church of Santa Maria dos Olivais.
The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of Europe's most important economic centers. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations. Historically significant locations include Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, which are recognized by UNESCO.
Castle of Almourol
Built in the 12th century AD, this medieval Portuguese castle displays an interesting mix of the architectural styles that dominated the era. Its purpose was for defense, used by the Knights Templar during the Portuguese Reconquista.
This small town in Portugal began within the walls of the Convento de Cristo, which was founded by the Knights Templar and remains one of the best places to visit in the entire country.
This Portuguese municipality lies within the district of Santarem. The castle that rises on a hill above the surrounding area was constructed in medieval times when Portugal was under Muslim control.
Standard Hotel: Hotel of theTemplars
Tomar - Alcobaca - Sintra (191 km)
Today, we will visit the lovely little town of Drones, located alongside the Tagus River, where we will tour the Tower of Dornes. We will follow this with a visit to the Battle of Aljubarrota Interpretation Center, where we will get the opportunity to relive one of the most important battles of the Middle Ages. Then, we will advance to the Monastery of Alcobaca, an architectural masterpiece. Afterwards, we will make our way to Sintra.
A city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal. The city became notable after the first king decided to build a church to commemorate the Conquest of Santarem from the Moors in 1147. The church later evolved into the Monastery of Alcobaca.
This church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, founded in 1153. The main components of the complex are the royal tombs, the Chapel of St. Bernard, the royal Pantheon, the sacristy, and more.
Standard Hotel: Hotel Tivoli