Visit the Convent of Christ and the Templar Castle of Tomar

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
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:
    Avenida Dr. Vieira Guimarães 1140, 23...
    Avenida Dr. Vieira Guimarães 1140, 2300 Tomar, Portugal
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    I will be in front of the entrance to the castle with our Open Roads Portugal credential

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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Raynald 17 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
David is a resident of Tomar, he is very knowledgeable about the history of the castle and convent. There are no billboards in the monuments but David made it all alive by sharing interesting anecdotes about the people, the culture and royals of that period. He also shared some useful tips about other places in the city that we should visit during our stay. A very enjoyable two-hour tour with a professional guide!
Nathan 25 Sep 2022

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Our Tomar guide, David, was prompt, friendly, and full of not just information or history, but detailed stories of Tomar and its past. We would have missed so much without a guide! Highly recommend both the Tomar Town Tour as well as the Convent Tour!
James 15 Aug 2022

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Travelled in group - Aug 2022
David was amazing, we took the tour of the Tomar Castle and Convent and he was informative, personable, and a joy to spend time with – he was like a good friend who knew everything there was to know about the history of Tomar, the Castle, and the Convent and the connection between the history of Portugal. I honestly thought we might be challenging his patience because we asked TONS of questions but the reason we were asking questions is because David made the tour so incredibly interesting. If you are going to Tomar, DEFINITELY ask for David (if you can) because he is amazing but the one thing I would definitely add is to do a little preparation – the back and forth conversation with David was what made his tour special!!
FERN... 11 Aug 2022

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
O nosso guia foi muito simpático, educado, instruído, atencioso e sempre disponível para esclarecer. Adoramos!
Kelly 22 Oct 2021

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2021
David gave a fantastic, information filled, tour. He did not rush us, allowing time for pictures, and answered all our questions. Would absolutley recommend this tour
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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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