Visit the Convent of Christ and the Templar Castle of Tomar

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Registered on May 25, 2020

Open Roads Portugal is a tourism brand created by 3 locals based in the beautiful city of Tomar, Portugal. Tomar is a city located in the Ribatejo region in the centre of Portugal, home to the UNESCO Heritage site, Convent of Christ, headquarters of the millennial Templars, of a unique synagogue in the country and of many other century’s old monuments and churches. Encapsolating an unmatching living history which permeates every corner, picturesque streets and an unrivalled natural beauty, Tomar makes one of the favourite spots for the tourists. ORP has been developing for a year now guided tours throughout the city, having already reached many people on the way with its compelling story-telling. We want to provide tourism which is truthful to reality, showcasing the local side of Tomar in the most genuine and original way we can! Come meet us!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Much more than a simple, plain visit to the ex-libris of the city, the Convent of Christ, this tour guides you and involves you in the mythic Templar History that the teletransports you to the beginning of Tomar’s history and the Templar Knights.


This place has become, throughout the decades, a live museum of Portuguese History having been in this same place where important Portuguese history pages were written. Leafing through this immense book we will get in touch with the most diverse styles and forms that coexist there, making it the greatest example of this magnitude in the world. From the Charole and its uniquely painted panels to the illustrious Capitulo window or the architecture of the main cloister

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  • Meeting point:
    São João Baptista, 2300 Tomar, Portugal
    São João Baptista, 2300 Tomar, Portugal
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    I will be in front of the cafetaria do castelo ( a cafe near the castle) with the Open Roads Portugal credentials

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Karen 24 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Great tour. Highly recommended.
Linda 12 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
This was our first tour of this type and I would not hesitate do it again. We paid the guide generously, but felt it was in line with the quality of the tour. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. Thanks David!
Gary 21 May 2023
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Travelled in group - May 2023
This was our second trip to Tomar. David was able to take us the next level of knowledge. We were particularly interested in the Knights Templar and he was able to give us a thorough overview of that group and their significance to the Castle and Convent. As well as an excellent appreciation of the art and symbolism latter in the history of the sight. Because of David we will be using Open Roads in all our Global Adventures. Gary
Alicia 09 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
El tour es muy interesante y te ayuda a comprender mucho mejor la historia del convento. Casi no hay información escrita en el convento, por lo que sin el tour no eres capaz de entender lo que estás viendo.
Chris 08 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
Even 10 mins before the tour , no one confirmed the booking. I sent a message and no one replied.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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