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About the Tour
In this tour we will visit the castles of Tomar, Abrantes and Almourol
We begin our tour with the pick up at your hotel in Fátima at 9:30 a.m.
Our first stop is Tomar - The city of the Templar Knights. We will visit the medieval castle were we will find the Convent of Christ, in the middle ages this World Heritage Site was the headquarters of the portuguese Templar Knights and later the Order of Christ, their successor in Portugal after the extintion of the Templars.
Around 12:30 we will descend to the city where a medieval lunch waits for us at the restaurant Taberna Antiqua.
Castle of Abrantes - Next we will head to Abrantes. On our way we will pass by Castelo de Bode dam. It was built in 1951 during the Estado Novo regime and is one of the most important dams in Portugal as it provides water to Lisbon. In Abrantes we will visit its Castle, in past times it was an important defense point of the region. We will then walk through the gardens of the castle were we will experience a magnific panoramic view of the Ribatejo's wetlands, the Alentejo's plains and the Beira's mountain ranges only in one place!
Our last stop is the Almourol castle. Its construction was ordered by Gualdim Pais, the Grand Master of the portuguese Templars. It is located in a small island of the Tagus river, making this a strategic point in the defense of the Portuguese Kingdom. The passage to the castle is made by boat and after we finish discover this place we will then go to Vila Nova da Barquinha to enjoy a small snack in the garden of the village.
Return to Fátima
Finished the tour we will arrive at Fátima around 5:30 p.m.