Tomar historical free walking tour

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English, Dutch, Portuguese
Registered on March 11, 2023

We are two friends who met each other at the Tomar area. After building a strong friendship and feeling how wonderfull it is to explore Tomar, we realized we had to share this exciting adventure with the whole world. So we've decided to go deeper and learn everything about the city. As we went further, our passion for Tomar became stronger and stronger. So strong that we have to share it with you!

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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

Have an enriching and playful experience on a guided tour through the history and culture of Tomar
Get to know the legends, stories, and personalities of the city and the people who over time have shaped and transformed Tomar, making it what it is today.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Jardim e Parque De Merendas, Rio Nabã...
    Jardim e Parque De Merendas, Rio Nabão, 2300 Tomar, Portugal
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    I will be at the island end of the brigde near the big waterwheel

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Park "Mouchão"

    Tour overview, very brief history of Tomar

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Ponte Velha

    The geostrategy of the Tomar location

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Capela de Santa Iria

    The legend of the patron saint of the city

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Igreja de Santa Maria do Olival

    The Templars

  • 5
    Outside visit

    The architectural innovation of Infante D. Henrique

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Levada de Tomar

    The industry from the Templars to the XXth century

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Sinagoga de Tomar

    The Jewish people of Tomar

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Cinema Paraiso

    XXth century culture

  • 9
    Outside visit
    Infante D. Henrique statue

    The visionary of the portuguese empire

  • 10
    Outside visit
    Câmara Municipal de Tomar

    The main square of Tomar and the importance of D. Manuel I

  • 11
    Outside visit
    Igreja de São João Baptista

    The Manuelin style and the legend of the city name

  • 12
    Outside visit
    Estatua De Gualdim Pais

    The great founder of the city

  • 13
    Outside visit
    Café Paraiso

    The epilogue, have a coffe with us!

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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Dimitri 30 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
It ended up being a tour just for me, that alone is very much appreciated. Due to incessant rain we went to Convent of Christ. Frederico started by enquiring about my interests, then he had both facts and general flow of history at his fingertips. Great guide. Btw Cistern during heavy rain is very impressive.
Ernestina 28 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
A perfect tour: Joep from Explore Tomar expertly summarised 2000 years of history in a fun and accessible way. He brought Tomar to life and helped us to uncover the city on a more intimate and deep level. Spot on, Explore Tomar, thank you!
Eugen 21 Oct 2023

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Travelled in family - Oct 2023
Frederico offers a wealth of historical knowledge and brings depth in an otherwise superficial city visit. Highly recommended.
Xhana 02 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Lovely tour which showed all the highlights of Tomar that I wouldn't have visited if not for the tour! Learned many cool things and really enjoyed finding out cool part of history that Joep was able to tell us. I found Joep the tour guide great, he clearly loved Tomar and that made the tour very engaging. He is very friendly and I highly recommend taking this tour, perfectly paced and informative.
Sarah 01 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Highly recommend this tour. Joep was a fantastic guide. He is very knowledgeable and it's clear that he conducts these tours with a lot of passion, enthusiasm and care.
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Who is this tour for?

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

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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