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Joao Gomes Filipe - Private Guide in Lisbon

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The Knights Templar and the Military Orders

Culture and History tour in Lisbon, Tomar, Sintra

Tour Price : From 850 euro per person in double occupancy, b&b Duration : Duration: 6 days / 5 nights. Languages: English, French, Spanish

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book until the end of March and get a 12% discount on this tour!

Portugal is a wonderful place to visit. It is very old, even older than most of the European countries, what makes it especially attractive for the history connoisseurs and devotees. Let us take a glimpse at the history of Portugal at the beginning of the 8th century. Tour with private guide in Lisbon. It is the time when Portugal was invaded by a proud and ferocious people – the Moors. The Moorish governor, Tariq ibn-Ziyad, had and army of ten thousand Berbers and he easily defeated Goth King Roderick. This way Spain was invaded without slightest resistance. Tariq ibn-Ziyad was famous for his bad temper and atrocious way of treating his prisoners. So after the Gothic tribes were defeated he ordered his soldiers to cut into small pieces and group of his captives and then to boil their flesh.

Afterwards he set free several prisoners so they would run away and tell all the people about frantic customs of the Moors. The Arab army moved to the other parts of the Iberian Peninsula, including Portugal, and most of the people were afraid to fight them back, and as a result the Moors started to rule these countries. It lasted for several centuries, and finally people got strong and wanted to regain their countries. Excursion in Lisbon. Several religious orders had such a goal in the 12th century. Our private tour in Portugal begins in Lisbon and is concerned with all the places that are linked to those exciting events.

As your private guide in Lisbon I will tell you about the Moorish conquest in details and you will have a very interesting and informative “history lesson”. We will explore the streets of Lisbon, Tomar and many other cities in order to find traces of the Templar Knights and their legacy in Portugal. By the end of the tour you will be able to tell what impact the Templar Knights made upon the development of Portugal. We will also visit the famous Castle of Tomar (Convent of the Order of Christ), the Moorish Castle of Sintra (Castle of the Moorsand several Templar Fortresses in Portugal.

We will also explore the introduction of the Military Order of Christ the followers of the Knights Templar after their persecution in France. You'll discover the important role played during the discoveries and the several theories about the location of the Knights Templar famous treasure!

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: From 850 euro per person in double occupancy, b&b
Duration: Duration: 6 days / 5 nights.
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :YES
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):YES
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :YES
Translation services :YES
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :YES
Visa support :YES
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :YES
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :YES
This Tour is Kid Friendly :YES
  • , Lisbon
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