Private tour

Lisbon: Tomar, Batalha, and Alcobaça Monasteries Tour

Activity provider: No Map Tours

Lisbon: Tomar, Batalha, and Alcobaça Monasteries Tour

Activity provider: No Map Tours

From US$ 218.54 per person

Take a private tour to 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites. You'll learn about the Knights Templar at the Convent of Christ, admire an original Gothic at Batalha, and a Cistercian masterpiece at Alcobaça.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a unique trip from Lisbon to three World Heritage Sites
  • Enjoy guided visits inside the Convent of Christ, Batalha, and Alcobaça Monasteries
  • Discover the centuries-old link between the Knights Templar and the Kingdom of Portugal
  • Fall in love with the true tragic story of King Pedro I and Inês de Castro
Full description
While heading north (1:30hrs trip), prepare to be dazzled by a masterpiece of Cistercian Gothic art, the 12th-century Monastery of Alcobaça, founded by the first Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques. For its size, purity of architectural style, quality of materials, and the care with which it was built, it was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1989. You will then proceed to Batalha, a 14th-century monastery built as a fulfillment of a promise made by King John I in gratitude for the victory in a battle against Castille. This secured the throne and guaranteed the independence of Portugal. You will witness a national Gothic-style building influenced by Manueline art. Following that, you will have an hour free time for lunch at Batalha town. Finally, at the Convent of Christ at Tomar, you will discover the centuries-old link between the Knights Templar and the Kingdom of Portugal. With your guide, visit the original round church (Charola), built at the end of the 12th century by the first great Master of the Templars. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Entry tickets to Alcobaça Monastery, Batalha Monastery and Convent of Christ (Tomar)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • The Manueline window of the Convent of Christ is completely covered for restoration (indefinitely).
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, Sandra, was super-friendly and super-knowledgeable. I learned a great deal and had fun doing it

October 24, 2022

Product ID: 342621