Full Day Tours

Tomar. Batalha. Alcobaça

UNESCO World Heritage

8 hours/from 70€


Take the tour you want, the way that you want it!



Our full day tours are always private and from the first minute you just need to relax and enjoy the day - no matter if you are individually, in a family or a friends group

 

We customize the itinerary and the visits to meet your specific interests and wishes


We, as local guides, know the route and love our country. We know its History and stories to be told. The best spots for a nice picture or just to enjoy the view and take a deep breath; the best spots to enjoy a traditional Portuguese meal or a quick snack. 


It's always your choice... at your own pace. Always in good companycomfortable and safe.



PLACES TO VISIT

Tomar

 

Welcome to Tomar - the Templar city


The city of Tomar invites you to stroll along the banks of the Nabão River; to have a drink, in one of the streets and squares, with tile facades or Art Nouveau; or even, a walk through the medieval Jewish Quarter. However it's the Knights Templar heritage that attracts most of our visitors. 


It will be in the Convent of Christ  that we will find the gems of Templar - such as the Templar Church, with an octagonal shape called “Charola”. Also memoirs of the Order of Christ - King Dom Dinis' prudence and mastery convert the Templar into this new Order, inspired by his primitive name Militia of Our Lord Jesus Christ, when they were persecuted and extinct by order of Philip 'The beauty'; Henry The navigator lived here and this was a special place to develop the spirit of what became famous in History as Age of Discoveries. At its peak - the Manueline artistic style; the specificity of Portuguese Renaissance architecture and Mannerism


The Convent of Christ and the Templar Castle form a unique monumental ensemble. It was classified by UNESCO as World Heritage in 1983. 


In addition, a visit to the Church of Santa Maria do Olival - ordered to be built by  Gualdim Pais, in the 12th century and made Pantheon of the Templar Order. 


Opposite Santa Maria do Olival, we find a quadrangular tower that is believed to have had, in the Middle Ages, a tunnel that connected the Church to the Templar Castle of Tomar. 


In one of the main squares, the statue of Gualdim Pais, in front of the Church of Saint John Baptist.


This tour introduces you to the role of Military and Religious Orders in the creation of the Kingdom of Portugal and its importance during the period of maritime discoveries.But we also lift the veil over the secrecy of some of them and their mystique through the decorative elements of the Convent of Christ.



Batalha


In the village of Batalha you will find one of the most beautiful Portuguese monuments - the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória.


This Monastery is also popularly known as Monastery of Batalha, alluding to the decisive Battle of Aljubarrota, between the Kingdom of Portugal and Castile - 1385 - from which Portugal emerged victorious and with a consolidated independence from Spain of nowadays. 


This magnificent building presents itself as an authentic passport for time travel: from the Middle Ages, to the  Age of Discoveries. Rest assured that this masterpiece of Gothic and stone lacy, Manueline - rehearsed in this place, for the first time, in Portugal, will surprise you, for sure. 


Classified by UNESCO in 1983.



Alcobaça


A small and friendly town, in which the usual Portuguese convent pastries are not lacking, in all small cafes and terraces overlooking the Monastery of Alcobaça.


No less appealing in this city is the theme of the love experienced between King Dom Pedro and Inês de Castro. 


The Alcobaça Monastery is one of the most well-known European Cistercian abbeys. It was classified by UNESCO in 1989.


From the 12th century, and closely linked to the foundation and expansion of Portugal and its territory, it impresses visitors for its simplicity and light, but also for its greatness; the austerity of architectural features and the breathtaking details carved on  stone of the tombs of Pedro and Inês de Castro - two magnificent tombs built  to immortalized this tragic love



PRICE PER PERSON

2 PERSONS - 100€  | 3 PERSONS - 75€ | 4 to 8 PERSONS - 70€

Children up to 12 - 50%

Additional information:


  • The tour starts at 9h30 
  • Minimum of 2 adults to make the tour
  • The duration of the tour with the guided visits is 8 hours


Included


  • Passenger and luggage transportation in SUV or Van, with AC
  • 1 full day of private tour, with guide service, in Portuguese, English or Spanish
  • Daily bottle of water, 33 cl/pax
  • Travel insurance
  • Pickup and Drop Off in Fátima, Batalha, Tomar, Alcobaça, Nazaré or Leiria
  • Pickup and Drop Off in Óbidos adds  40 € (per group) to the prices presented.
  • This tour has the option of Pickup or Drop Off in Lisbon/Coimbra. Do your transfer while you're enjoying a full day day sightseeing - this adds  80 € (per group) to the prices presented.
  • If the Pickup and Drop Off is in Lisbon/Coimbra the prices (per person) are as follows: 2 pax - 170€; 3 pax - 120€; 4 a 6 pax - 95€; 7 a 8 pax - 90€


Not Included


  • Accommodation and meals
  • Tickets to National Monuments or any other
  • Personal expenses
  • Everything that is not described in the Included section