Duration: 3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS | NOV 01, 2017 - MAR 31, 2018 & APR 01 - OCT 31, 2018 |
Price: From $959 CADBook Now!
LISBOA • ALMOUROL • TOMAR • DORNE • BATALHA • SINTRA • LISBOA
TUESDAY DEPARTURES: NOV 01, 2017 – MAR 31, 2018 & APR 01 – OCT 31, 2018
Accommodation on Buffet Breakfast basis at Hotel dos Templ.rios 4* in Tomar, Tivoli Sintra 4* in Sintra 4* or similar
Transport by air conditioned bus or minivan as per itinerary
Guide during entire tour
Other expenses or personal ones
Entrance fees other than mentioned
COST: FROM $959 CAD per person Based on DBL or TWIN
NOTE: Other room type accommodations may be available see below:
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DAY 1 – LISBON/ALMOUROL/TOMAR
Leaving Lisbon, we set off for one of the most representative monuments of the Knights Templar in Portugal: Almourol castle. Located on a small island in the River Tagus, this is one of the Europe’s most emblematic monuments. We then proceed onwards in the direction of the Castle and Convent of Tomar-the Order’s headquarters. This is undoubtedly one of the finest architectonic works existing in Portugal. Here, we encounter the Castle with its imposing bulwark, the Charola – considered the best preserved Templar church with a centralised layout. The enigmatic Manueline window and the main cloister, a masterpiece of the European Renaissance. We visit the Church São João Batista, the Matrix church of Tomar, with its original structure, Manueline style. Church of Santa Maria dos Olivais, fine example of Gothic architecture served as the pantheon for the grand masters of the Order.
DAY 2 – TOMAR/DORNE/BATALHA/SINTRA
We first set off for the pretty setting of Dorne, located alongside the river Tagus. Here, we tour the Templar tower, also known as the Tower of Dorne. We then follow this visit to CIBA – the Battle of Aljubarrota Interpretation Centre. This provides the opportunity to ”experience” one of the most important battles of Medieval Europe. We then advance to Monastery of Alcobaça with its church containing one of the largest Cistercian abbeys in Europe. This architectural masterpiece was built on the order of D. Afonso Henriques, the founding king of Portugal, and encharged to Saint Bernardo de Claraval, principal abbot in the Cistercian order and great mentor in the Order of the Knights Templar. We then depart in the direction of Sintra.
DAY 3 – SINTRA/LISBOA
We begin the day with a visit to Quinta da Regaleira, a leading example of the Romantic architectural style and one of the most esoteric and mysterious places in Portugal. Replete with neo- Templar symbols such as the initiation well. We then take in the Belém Tower and the National Navy Museum in Lisbon.
*MINIMUM 4 PERSONS
NOV 01, 2017 – MAR 31, 2018 DEPARTURES:
4 STAR | DOUBLE $959 | SINGLE $979 |
APR 01 – OCT 31, 2018 DEPARTURES:
4 STAR | DOUBLE $1,059 | SINGLE $1,090 |
Prices are in CAD Dollars, per person for specified package, in specified room type.
DOUBLE: Based on 2 adults sharing one room (1 Queen/King -OR- 2 Individual Single/Twin Beds as per clients request)
SINGLE: Based on 1 person sharing the room (1 Single Individual bed OR 1 Double Bed depending on availability)
TERMS & CONDITIONS
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