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Explore Tomar: Your Gateway to Timeless Beauty

Welcome to Tomar, Portugal – where history meets enchantment, and every cobblestone whispers tales of the past. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this hidden gem, where medieval charm and modern comfort converge.

Discover the Templar Legacy: Tomar is home to the iconic Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage site that echoes with the footsteps of the Knights Templar. Traverse through centuries-old corridors and uncover the secrets of this mystical order.
Nature’s Embrace: Nestled between lush landscapes, Tomar invites you to escape the ordinary. From serene riverbanks to captivating forests, each moment promises tranquility and connection with nature. Culinary Delights: Indulge your taste buds in the flavors of Portugal. Tomar’s local cuisine is a gastronomic journey, from savory pastries to delectable seafood. Savor every bite and let the culinary magic linger. Charming Markets: Wander through vibrant markets filled with handmade crafts, local treasures, and the warmth of friendly faces. Take home a piece of Tomar to cherish long after your visit. Sunset Walk: As the day bids farewell, stroll along the historic streets bathed in the golden glow of sunset. Tomar transforms into a picturesque canvas, inviting you to capture moments that last a lifetime. The Knights Templar, a medieval Christian military order, played a significant role in Portugal’s history. Here’s a brief overview: Foundation and Purpose: The Templar Order was founded in the early 12th century to protect Christian pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land during the Crusades. Known for their distinctive white mantles adorned with a red cross, the Templars quickly gained prominence and amassed considerable wealth and power. The Templars in Portugal: In Portugal, the Templars were instrumental in the defense of the territory against the Moors. King Afonso I of Portugal granted them land and privileges in recognition of their military prowess. The Templars established their headquarters in Tomar, where they built the Convent of Christ. Convent of Christ in Tomar: The Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage site, served as the Knights Templar’s headquarters in Portugal. It later became the headquarters of the Order of Christ, a successor to the Templars. The architecture of the convent reflects various styles, from Romanesque to Gothic, and it houses the famous Charola, a round church with Templar influences. Dissolution of the Templars: In the early 14th century, the Templar Order faced suppression by Pope Clement V and King Philip IV of France. However, in Portugal, King Dinis resisted pressure and instead transformed the Templars into the Order of Christ in 1319. The Order of Christ continued the Templars’ legacy, both in terms of their military traditions and their influence on exploration and navigation. Legacy: The Templars left an indelible mark on Portugal’s history. The Convent of Christ stands as a testament to their architectural and cultural contributions. The Order of Christ went on to play a crucial role in the Age of Discoveries, supporting Portuguese explorers like Vasco da Gama and Henry the Navigator.

Today, the legacy of the Templars ( knigths of the Order of Christ) is celebrated in Portugal, particularly in places like Tomar, where visitors can explore the Convent of Christ and delve into the fascinating history of this legendary order.

What Our Tour Offers:
  • Guided Tours: Expert drivers will lead you through the rich history and significance of Tomar.
  • Time Travel: Immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere and take part of this adventure.
  • Cultural Exploration: Discover the charm of Tomar’s local culture, cuisine, and traditions.
  Be sure to check with our specialist for specific details about what is included and what is not included in your tour service to avoid surprises during the trip. If you’re seeking more information about Tomar that you haven’t found on our page, visit the Tourism of Portugal website, or alternatively, send your questions to our email.

Informations

What is included in the tour service:
  • Transportation: Round-trip transportation from Lisbon to Tomar is included in the tour service. A comfortable and secure vehicle will be provided for your convenience. Feel free to book a premium vehicle for extra comfort.
  • Insurance: All our activities are covered by liability and personal accident insurance.
  • Experienced Driver: An experienced and knowledgeable driver will provide key point information about the attractions, history, culture, and curiosities of Tomar. The service of an Interpreter Guide is an additional service (not included in this package).
  • Entrance Fees to Attractions: Some of our tours include entrance fees, to find out more about the cost of entrance fees click here.
  • Free Time for Exploration: The tour will include periods of free time for you to explore the attractions on your own, take photos, shop at local stores, or enjoy meals.
  • Information and Cultural Context: In addition to information about the attractions, the driver will provide a broader cultural context about Tomar, giving you a deeper understanding of the city and its historical significance.
What is not included in the tour service:
  • Interpreter Guide: The service of an interpreter guide comes at an additional cost.
  • Accommodation: The 1-day tour package does not include overnight stay or accommodation, please talk with our assistant or choose a multiday tour option.
  • Meals: Meals are not included in the tour service. You will be responsible for purchasing your own meals throughout the day.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses, such as souvenirs, individual purchases, or extra costs, are not included in the tour price.
  • Optional Activities: Activities or attractions not mentioned in the itinerary and not included in the tour entrance fees will be the participant’s responsibility.
  • Gratuities: Tips for the guide, driver, or other service providers are not included and are optional, but generally appreciated.
  • Extra Expenses: Any expense not explicitly mentioned as included in the tour will be the participant’s responsibility.

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Group discounts up to 10%
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Minimum age 6+ years

This cancellation policy applies to tourism services offered by Portugal Sensation Tours, Lda for tours and activities. Our priority is to ensure a positive and satisfying experience for all our customers. However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise that lead to the cancellation of a booking.

Below are the details of our cancellation policy:
Customer Cancellation:

Cancellation requests made up to 48 hours before the scheduled tour date: Full refund of the amount paid.

Cancellation requests made between 24 and 48 hours before the scheduled tour date: 50% of the total tour price will be refunded.

Cancellation requests made less than 24 hours in advance of the scheduled tour date: There will be no refunds.

Cancellation due to Weather Conditions or Force Majeure:

If extreme weather conditions or unpredictable events beyond our control (such as strikes, natural disasters, pandemics, etc.) make it impossible to carry out the tour safely, we reserve the right to cancel the tour.

In such cases, customers will be given the option to reschedule the tour for an alternative date or receive a full refund of the amount paid.

Cancellation by the Company:

We reserve the right to cancel a tour due to unforeseen circumstances such as security issues, vehicle maintenance, lack of availability of main attractions, among others.

In case of cancellation by the company, customers will have the option to reschedule the tour for an alternative date or receive a full refund of the amount paid.

Changes to the Itinerary:

We reserve the right to make changes to the tour itinerary due to unforeseen conditions such as traffic delays, temporary closure of attractions, etc. We will do our best to provide an equivalent or better experience.

Cancellation Process:

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to our customer service email.

When requesting a cancellation, please provide details such as name, reservation number, tour date and reason for cancellation.

Refunds:

Refunds will be processed within 2 days of confirmation of cancellation.

The refund method will be the same as the original payment.

No Show (No-Show):

In the event that a customer fails to show up at the departure point on the scheduled tour date and time, no refund will be granted.

When booking a tour with Portugal Sensation Tours, Lda, customers agree to abide by this cancellation policy. We recommend that customers read the information provided carefully and contact us with any queries before booking.

This cancellation policy is subject to change without notice. Last update: August 04, 2023

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