Tomar (UNESCO) and S. Simão Cliffs (Schist Village): We will discover the charm of Portugal, its nature, an enchanted schist village and the magnificent city of Tomar, where the beauty of the Convent of Christ (World Heritage – UNESCO), home of the Knights Templar for centuries, mysteriously awaits us.
The first stop will be at the magnificent xisto village, Casal de S. Simão. Perched on top of a hillside, the village overlooks the beauty of the huge cliffs, which surround the river of fresh and transparent water.
We will explore the village and take a walk along the walkways that surround the cliffs, enjoying the plants, trees, birds and all the beauty that nature has to offer.
After lunch, we will set off in the direction of Tomar to discover the city and the Convent of Christ, a World Heritage Site (UNESCO).
We will visit the historic centre of Tomar and the church of S. João Batista, which was built in the “Manuelino” style, the singular Portuguese architectural style of the 16th century.
We will also visit one of the oldest synagogues in Europe, the Tomar Sephardic Synagogue and its restored Mikveh.
The visit to the Convent will include a journey into the mysticism of the Order of the Temple.
Symbolism is found throughout the building and to understand the hidden meanings of every nook and cranny of the Convent is to understand the true mission of the Knights.
Headquarters of the Knights Templar Order for nearly seven hundred years, the Convent of Tomar has thousands of stories to tell.
Did you know that the Templar treasure is waiting for you in Tomar? Come with us and discover it!
- Casal de S. Simão
- Fragas de S. Simão
- Lunch: Free time
- Tomar: Historical centre
- Tomar: Synagogue and Mikveh
- Tomar: St. John the Baptist Church
- Tomar: Convent of Christ
Professional Tourism Driver/Guide
Personalized pick-up and drop-off
This tour takes place from Wednesday to Sunday.
Not included: Food and drinks, unless specified. Tickets to the museum. Tickets: Christ Convent (6€).
We recommend: Comfortable footwear and clothing.
Meeting point: We will pick you up at your Hotel, Apartment, Airport or Cruise Terminal. For tours setting off from Sintra, Cascais and Estoril please ask for prices.