Visit Tomar & The Almourol Castle

Start with the Almourol Castle

Before we visit Tomar, we start with a close by wonder. The Almourol Castle is located in small Island in the middle of Tagus River, and it was an extremely emporium of military defence and of protection of the commerce that was practised along the Tagus.

Surrounded by a mysterious and romantic atmosphere, this Castle is one of the most representative examples of the military architecture of that time, evoking at the same time the origins of the Kingdom of Portugal and the Order of the Knight Templars.

Come aboard a small cruise through the River and let yourself be amazed by this beauty of historic architecture and the surrounding landscape.

Moving on, enjoy the view of Constância, our Poem Town where poet Camões lived.

We will continue the tour up the margins of Zêzere River to the Dam of Castelo do Bode, where we can admire one of the biggest dams in Portugal. After this, we are all set to visit Tomar.

Visit Tomar

Once in Tomar, the medieval city washed by Nabão River, it is a must to visit the Church of Nossa Senhora dos Olivais, a very important presence during the occupation of 200 years of the Knight Templars in Portugal, and the Grand Master of this order and founder of the city of Tomar, Dom Gualdim Pais, was buried.

We will continue with a visit to the Tomar Castle and Convent of Christ where you can take a look at the famous Window of the Chapter, splendour maximum of Manueline Art, full of references to the discoveries and the history of Portugal.

Let yourself be transported to other eras and, if you wish, enjoy an enigmatic sixteenth-century lunch.

The Route of the Castles follows with the visit to Castle of Ourém, which is also from the time of the Knight Templars. Two adjacent buildings were built which are also in ruins and from where you can have a 360º view that will leave you breathless.

It’s time to return to Lisbon and return to the Hotel to rest. The brave warriors who decided to relive this memory of the history of the Knight Templars.


  • Pick up at the Hotel and departure from Lisbon

  • Almourol Castle, crossing the river in a small boat

  • The best view of Constância, the poem town where Camões lived

  • Tour to Tomar by the margin of Zêzere River, passing by the Dam of Castelo do Bode

  • Tomar Castle and Convent of Christ

  • Lunch in a Medieval Typical Restaurant


  • Passage through Pegões Aqueduct

  • Ourém Castle

  • Return to Lisbon with drop off at the Hotel



All the prices are presented per person

General Conditions

All the tours and experiences presented require a minimum of 2 participants.

Our tours are made in vehicles Mercedes, and the maximum number of participants is seven.

The departure for all tours is from the City of Lisbon. Any pick-up or drop-off outsider the city of Lisbon will be subject to the payment of an extra fee. The pick-up and drop-off place must be indicated by the client upon reservation of the tour.

In case baby car seat tare necessary for the transport of children, they must be requested upon reservation or up to 48 hours before the tour.

In case one or more passengers suffer from a special condition, this must be communicated upon reservation of the tour.

Van Go Tourism assumes no responsibility from items or personal belongings left in the vehicles or at the places visited during the tour.

Van Go Tourism cannot be liable for delays occurred due to the traffic or weather conditions.

It is not allowed to smoke or drink alcoholic drinks in the vehicles. Stops for that purpose are made at the request of the client, provided that the guide considers it to be possible and that it does question the execution of the tour.

Van Go Tourism is an environment-friendly company, and therefore we ask our clients not to through any object or waste through the window or during the walks.

All the prices include VAT.

In case of non-private tours, more than one language can be used, depending on the nationality of the participants.

Included in the Tours

Guide in the selected language – Portuguese, English, French and Spanish
Pick-up and Drop-off in Lisbon
Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
Personal and accident insurance
Wi-fi and Water aboard
Parking, Fuel and Tolls

Not included in the Tours

Tickets for monuments and museums
Meals and drinks
Personal expenses


All reservations shall be made 48 hours before the Tour, using the form in the website of Van Go Tourism or by sending or confirming the reservation to one of the emails of Van Go Tourism.

The execution of all tours always requires the previous confirmation from Van Go Tourism.


Upon reservation a payment of de 25% of the total value of the tour must be made, as a reservation fee.

The remaining 75% shall be paid until 48h before the Tour. In case of non-payment, the tour will be cancelled and will not take place, and there will be no refund of the mounts already paid.


Any cancellation must necessarily be sent to e-mail expressly indicating the tour to be cancelled.

For any cancellation made until 7 days before the tour, you will be refunded of the totality of the reservation fee.

For any cancellation made between 7 days and 72 hours before the tour, you will be refunded of 50% of the value of the reservation fee.

For any last-minute cancellation made 72 hours before the tour, you will not be refunded of the reservation fee.

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