Free tour

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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Marie-Chantal 28 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
David was very knowledgeable and present. Generous in much interesting info. Thx David!
Mike 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
David knows a lot and shares interesting stories on the tour. Highly recommended.
Saori 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
It was so informative and informative e learned a lot from him than just doing it ourselves and we really enjoyed the tour so much!
Margaret 10 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Sadly there was a strike so the tour couldn’t go ahead.
Manlio 07 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
David was great, very knowledgeable and patient. He is passionate and answered every question in detail. An experience we wont forget Big thanks to David!
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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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